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Old 10-13-2011, 12:44 PM
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Crew Cab Long bed or Ecab Long bed

I have been looking for an OBS diesel for a long time and right now in my area there is a 1996 F350 Crew Cab Long bed for $10,000 it has 200,000 miles on the body but 140,000 on a replaced engine. The other is a 1997 F250 Ecab long bed with 189,000 miles also for $10,000. I am leaning towards the Crew Cab but am nervous about the different engine that is in there and I was curious if the CCLB would be a PITA to drive and park because it is so long or is it not that bad? Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Price seems awfully steep, and yes it will be a pita if its 4x4 kause the turning radius is garbage, but at the same time I would never buy a super cab again unless its a ranger or obs f150, just like having the space imho, and the 350 will also have an sfa and not that ttb, good luck
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Engine is the same between the two. CCLBs are all F350s, and typically go at a premium price compared to the F250s. Around here, such a truck would fetch ten large, but the ECLB would go for less. Shoot, my wife got a '95 ECLB with only 64,000 miles for $5500 a coupla years ago; 'course, the body was a bit beat up from hail.

Depends a LOT on condition, options, any aftermarket goodies, whether the cab was smoked in, previous maintenance, etc. But all other things being (about) equal, the CCLB should fetch $1000-2000 more than the ECLB, just on account of the front end (as mentioned above).
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:17 PM
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Yes the CCLB is 4x4 as well as the ECLB. How much longer is the CCLB comparted to the ECLB? So I am leaning towards the CCLB I checked KKB and they have it at around 8600 Should I offer that? Thanks
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Where are you located? You're welcome to come take my CCLB for a spin and see how un-tight it turns if you're anywhere near the Spokane/CDA area.
Either one is going to have a turning radius of a country mile though.
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lets just say u turns are pretty much not an option for me anymore in my CCLB. 10K is too much for either one assuming they're nothing special. around here a 350 is really no more than an equivalent 250 because the 250s sell quicker.
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If i were you i'd buy the CCLB, much better front end. But i won't buy one of my own. There's just something about the supercabs that i love. They are inconvenient and a ***** to get people in and out of the back without steps or handles, but i just love how they look. Plus they are a little shorter than CCLB's.
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I like my short bed a lot, and hell if your in so cal come try mine out lol, yeah your gonna need 4-5 lanes to make a u turn and its like towing a trailer all the time, there are no Sharp turns, and you have to swing wide everytime. I love my ccsb tho.
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Out where I'm from we just run over what ever is in the way of the U turn including sidewalks and signs lmao, love my CCLB but only thing I hate is having to check all the doors to make sure I didn't leave one ajar accidentally cause that drives me nuts. Don't have a dome light to indicate door ajar lol.
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Thanks for the offer to test your trucks but I am back at college in the Tacoma, WA area (which sucks). So the drivability between the e cab and the CC are gonna be relatively the same? Turning radius wise? And if ten grand is too high what would be a more reasonable price to offer?
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