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XDP Wrinkle Black HD Gear Reduction Starter XD255

2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke
Part #: XD255
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 11 Reviews
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You can rely on the XDP Wrinkle Black HD Gear Reduction Starter XD255 to get your 2003-2007 Ford 6.0 Powerstroke running in the most extreme environments. XDP's HD Gear Reduction Starters are faster, stronger, and more durable than your factory starter. This gives you the ability to turn over even the most aggressive diesel engines. 

XDP's HD Gear Reduction Starters feature a smaller motor that is faster, more efficient, and draws less amperage. The Gear Reduction Design produces more torque than a factory unit, at about a third of the size. This not only reduces weight, but also makes a more compact design for easier installation. Each starter comes pre-tested, ready for installation and features a durable "Wrinkle Black" finish for corrosion resistance and aesthetics. 

  • HD Gear Reduction Design
  • Wrinkle Black Finish 
  • Increased Durability 
  • Made In The USA! 
  • 1-Year Warranty 
  • 4.0 HP
  • 3.0 KW
  • 275 Ft-Lbs. Torque 
  • 4.75:1 Gear Reduction 
Also Fits:
2003-2005 Ford Excursion 6.0L Powerstroke
2004-2008 Ford E-350/E-450 6.0L Powerstroke

Tech Notes:
Depending on the conditions, a starter can pull up to 500 amps. These levels of amperage stress ALL components in the circuit including cables, terminals, batteries, and more. Problems with these components can be difficult to diagnose as they appear fine at rest and under a light load, but generate high resistance under heavy amperage draws. This results in low voltage to the starter while cranking, causing heavier amperage draw, and increased heat leading to starter failure. Batteries, cables and additional components should be checked and serviced regularly. Voltage measured at the starter during cranking should always be above 9.5V DC. Starter heat shields are not required, but are an excellent idea for heat protection.

Warranty Info:
Products manufactured by XDP carry a 1-Year warranty against defects in materials and craftsmanship. The Warranty is Limited to one (1) year from the date of sale and limited solely to the parts contained within the product's kit. Click Here for full warranty policy.


  • MFG. Number XD255
  • Manufacturer Name XDP
  • Shipping Weight 14.00 lb.
  • Shipping Length 13 in.
  • Shipping Width 7 in.
  • Shipping Height 9 in.
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • UPC 857062006538
  • Warranty Yes
  • Warranty Info 1 Year / Unlimited Mileage
  • Prop 65 WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -


★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.8/5 Stars out of 11 Reviews
XDP Wrinkle Black HD Gear Reduction Starter XD255
(western ny) | September 28th, 2020
Great starter cranks over so much faster. cold weather has not started yet but when it does this starter will be ready for it.
Xdp gear reduction starter for 7.3
(NC) | August 17th, 2020
I'll start by saying well packaged and arrived quick. Good quality but the biggest pain to install. I would like to meet the braid dead person who designed this and slap them with the starter. The top bolt was the only issue only because one cannot possibly fit a socket on the bolt properly. Would be a lot better if the housing was clocked 3 degrees away from the upper bolt. Other than that works as it should but do not expect a quiet starter. Thing sounds like a bald eagle passing into an apache fuel tank while screeching the national anthem. Overall good product, just need some revisions to the housing in my opinion.
Beats the Mean Green Starter
(Santa Cruz, Ca.) | August 4th, 2020
I just had this started and it was like night & day difference. Has equivalent cranking speed to a stock 6.7L Powerstroke starter. The Mean Green I used to have on my 6.0 doesn't come remotely close to the XDP Starter. Makes for way easier start ups. Worth the investment.
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