I Need a New Truck. Any Recommendations?

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  1. Dieselgeek

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    On a 6 blow, you can tell if it has been studded by popping the hood, and looking at the head… If you see a bolt head, it is not studded. If you see an allen head with a 12 point nut, it is studded. This can sometimes be seen looking through the fender on either the drivers side or passenger side as well.
     
  2. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I looked at a 08' with the 6.4, with 221k mi on it, very good condition, then he hit me with the price...23k...BOOM YAH
     
  3. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unreal isn't it? Mine is at the garage right now getting looked over for a price on shedding the lift kit. New garage for me, real nice guy and we had a chat over the 7.3 and the owners who love them and are that proud of them. The more I hear the happier I am I got one of those '99-'03 7.3's. Even if I have to undo some of the stuff on it. It seems to be a good solid truck with a lot of support on the web.
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And here's one if you're not afraid of the 6.0. Looks good, price not as bad as some but no mileage included in the ad.
    2006 Ford F250 XL 4WD Diesel
     
  6. ABFer

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  7. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    7.3 is the way to go, if ya find one...lol. Don't get me wrong, you CAN find them but, it's usually the truck attached to it, that's the problem. The ones that have the total package, plus a 7.3, are priced like this one. I'm actually starting to think that's not a bad deal..lol

    Used 2002 Ford F-350 For Sale in Kernersville NC | Stock: K0302
     
  8. sharpshooter

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    Yeah, that's pretty much everything you have to do to the 6.0, to make it "bulletproof" (reliable) There is a master Ford diesel guy near me that opened his own shop, that does it for 3k, others do it for 4500-5000. it's a pretty big job, as you can see

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  9. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is one nice looking truck but I wouldn't pay that much. You should be able to find something sufficient for $15,000 or less and that would have to be in the 80,000 mile range for me to go that high.
     
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    This is the nicest one I've found (old body style)

    1997 F250 4X4 7.3 Diesel with 94000 original miles
     
  11. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks like one you sent me a link to a few weeks ago. The guy should start to realize he won't get that for it. You should be able to get something like that for $10,000 or less in A-1 condition.
     
  12. sharpshooter

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    My buddy up in Rochester has same thing as you but, a crew cab. He's done nothing but change fluids in it, has 160k mi, and pulls a 12k lbs fifth wheel camper around to nascar races. He said the body is rusting off it though..lol
     
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    Yeah, I think I did post it before. I'm surprised it's still on craigslist actually, since others have sold at dealers for much more, with more miles. I've kinda decided on the newer style though
     
  14. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Hey Wild Chick, I found a perfect truck you and the Tribe. I got it in a lowboy and I'm headed your way. Should meet your needs for size requirements, ya think?

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    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Oh yeah, the outside tires for the drive axle are on another truck.
     
  16. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    I'm thinking that would be perfect. I'm sure we could attach some seatbelts in the bed for the kids and I bet it would hold it's own in a collision with an 86 suburban.
     
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    Heck yeah!! I could make my own roads!! LOL

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  18. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    And parking should be a snap.

    Or is that smash? :woohoo1:
     
  19. Razorpig

    Razorpig Owned by W@H(itsherfault)

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    Either way, it would be fun.
     
  20. sharpshooter

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    You definitely wouldn't need seatbelts..lol You could hit a loaded tri axle dump with that, and not feel a thing, seen it happen..lol
     

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