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Old 11-03-2012, 02:59 PM
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thinking about buying a 1997 f-250 with high mileage?

Ok well my truck in my Sig is gonna be BADA$$ when it's actually done but who knows when that will be. I bought a car cash to drive in the mean time(2003 Infiniti g35 coupe with a supercharger). Fun to drive but I can't stand driving a car anymore and need a truck. I have always wanted an OBS and here in Cali 1997 and older diesels are smog exempt so I can do whatever I want to it pretty much.

I have to find it at a dealership so I can trade in my car since I used all my cash buying the car. I found a really nice 1997 f-250 4x4 swb crew cab. Its the two tone model(white with grey stripe). It has a 4" lift already on it and some 35" tires. Also has a winch bumper with a winch in it. Looks like the guy who traded it in has a banks on it. They are asking $8,900 for it. It is the XLT with power windows and locks.

The only problem Is the mileage. It has 325k miles on it. That is a ton of mileage and I don't know what all has been replaced in the motor.

Should I move on or what do you guys think. I only want a 1997 250 CC because of the shortbed. All the ones that I find have a ton of miles, usually 200k+. These things are hard to find.

Here is what the ad says

WOW!!! 480 HP, 750 TORQUE, 97 LIFTED XLT CREW CAB 7.3 DIESEL 4X4 SWB PU. AUTO., BANKS SYSTEM, COLD AIR, 4" EXHAUST, 80 HP BANK'S PIGGY BACK CHIP, 4" LIFT, 35" TIRES AND 17" CUSTOM RIMS, WARREN WINCH AND WINCH BUMPER, UPGRADED IMPELLER. STRONG RUNNER WITH RECENT REBUILT TRANSMISSION WITH TRIPLE DISC LO STALL TORQUE CONVERTER.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:55 PM
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No way its making those HP and tq numbers without some serious mods, and im not talkin Banks crap either. I would also be skeptical of the "rebuilt trans" & "low stall" TC.

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