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Might Be getting a Stroker

Ok, Howdy everybody, this is my first post, so bare with me.

ok, I have an early 94 F250 with a Factory turbo-ed IDI, and it has been an amazingly good truck to me, It did a 2,600 mile round trip hauling a slide-in camper and a Jeep on a towbar and it never broke a sweat, but I really want a Stroker that gets better mileage that the IDI with 4:10's, and I found one, a 96 F350 4x4 CCLB with 240,000 and little to no rust, for $4000. I have not seen the truck yet in person, but everything seems good, I'm just waiting for the snow to melt to go see it.

Now here's the problems, as a High Schooler, I need Mother's approval, I have the money, but the Miles scare her, (I had a good friend of mine with a 97 F250 2wd with over 700,000 on it, and it had no problems at all.) And It has the same TTB Dana 50 under the front as my IDI, I have not seen a one ton with a TTB before, so that worries me.

so basically here's what I'm looking at, 96 F350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke, E40D, CCLB, 3:73 Axles. And a stupid TTB Front axle.

What do you guys think?
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I wouldn't, someone took the time to take a Dana 60 out of it for a reason, and these trucks come with 3:55 or 4:10, not 3.73, so something is fishy here

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Franken-truck, or somebody has some wrong 411.

240,000 miles, provided good care/maintenance, shouldn't "scare" anyone.
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Then It is 3:55, He said it was either 3:55 or 3:73, And He also said it had
"that ford twin I beam 4x4 setup"

But he also has an IDI and a 6.0 Super duty sitting in his driveway, so he must know something about Diesel Fords.

So Ford never put the TTB under one tons? Could it just be a rebadged 3/4?
As far the miles, they don't bother me, I am familiar with the 7.3 PSD's and know that a cared for 240,000 is nothing.
Like I said, my friend had one and it had almost 750,000 miles, and the only reason it is gone, is because a battery charger set the truck on fire.
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Id do a vin check on it to make sure its actually a F350

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Ford ONLY put the TTB in F350s from 1980-1985.5. From 85.5 till Current EVERY 4wd F350 has had a solid axle.

Either someone swapped out a Good D60 from a crappy truck or someone put F350 badges on a F250

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350s had the TTB but only from 80-85 go look at the truck and see what you think. and lots of people say 3.73s cause they don't know any better

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Well everybody, I'm going to look at the truck tomorrow, If I get to take it for a test drive I'll take some pictures.

What should I look for? besides the obvious (fluids, the axle situation)
How should that E40D be doing at 240,000 miles? My IDI has 207,000 and it has an E40D and it is fine, but a PSD is a bit meaner.

One more thing, I have seen this truck in the past, it got my attention because It is the same exact color as my IDI, I didn't look too close, but I just remember it sitting fairly high, Like one ton high, I don't know what use that is, I just thought I should throw it out there

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Ford never made a CClb f250 until 99, so it is definetly a 350, and someone took out the d60

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Ford never made a CClb f250 until 99, so it is definetly a 350, and someone took out the d60
Missed the CCLB.

Possibly a 4wd conversion?

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