What are you guys using ?
I've had stock starters last over 5 yrs. The current one on the 12:1 565" is over 10 yrs old maybe 12yrs has been used for at least 8. If you're killing starters put a large car washing sponge between the oil pan and the starter at the bell housing. Before I learned that trick we would loose a starters every 3 trips. It's a Pep Boys.... I remember...." is your truck a two wheel drive or 4 wheel drive" Hey just get me the phucking starter would you !!!!!What are you guys using ?
I have known the production OEM 1993-up F250 mini-starters to fire 665 cubic inch all-alumunum Fords without breaking a sweat.