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Old 01-21-2012, 07:46 AM
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is this a good buy?

I found this on craigslist and was wondering if this would be a good buy, any input would be helpful. it would be my first powerstroke if i were to buy it. thanks guys.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:57 AM
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Looks like he's done his homework.
Those OBS trucks didn't have an intercooler, that was added. He's upgraded the exhaust DP too. Seems like he did a good job. For 4k, that isn't bad. Yea, it is kinda rough, and 216k isn't terrible but isn't new. Personally, I'd try 3.5k or 3.75k, but I'd drive it.
What do you want the truck for?
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:05 PM
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ok thanks. thats along the lines of what i was thinking about it too. i want the truck, or any good powerstroke really, for hauling trailers with livestock and hay and whatnot. currently im using my parents duramax but i want a truck of my own because i cant always use their truck when i need to.
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Talk him down to 3.5 and take that deal all the way to the bank. Figure 500-1k for intercooler, same for exhaust brake. It could use paint but that is the least item I take into consideration when purchasing a truck. Its stupid easy (but long and tedious) to repaint a truck.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:25 PM
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3.5k sounds like a really reasonable price for what it is. thanks guys for your input!
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:39 PM
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If you're just looking to haul with it and not something to show off do it.
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3.5k sounds like a really reasonable price for what it is. thanks guys for your input!
Yep, I paid $5k for mine. Perhaps over paid, but after seeing a 94.5 psd with 230k, f250 go for $7k, a 97 work truck go for $6000k, I figured $5k for this truck was a damn good deal. It had a white bed, which was fine because I got it cheaper and I was gonna flatbed it anyway. Intercooler, bumper with kcs, gauges, 3inch dp, and 5 inch exhaust was all gravy.

I've had to do oil and fuel filter, ujoint in front axle, fix park brake, and vss. But I still love it.
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