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Old 01-06-2014, 07:11 PM
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Toying with an idea

Hey guys, I know I haven't really ever posted in this section but I am toying with the prospect of getting an old 7.3 to kinda putt around in.

I have an 06 cummins but I am looking for a truck that I can kinda off road with a little bit and kinda be a beater. Needless to say, I'm not looking for a beautiful truck, just something decent that looks like it's been taken care of.

I want to know what y'all think of this truck? 1997 ford f 250 Powerstroke diesel 4x4

I'd offer him about 5 grand if I was gonna buy it. Are jasper transmissions reliable? And it might be just me but it looks like the truck has an oil leak under it. Is that too many miles for a truck like this? He also says the trans pan gasket weeps a little bit. Is this cause for concern?

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:22 PM
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Looks kinda nice for $5k. What axle is in the front? I'm assuming it's the IFS hybrid.

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Looks kinda nice for $5k. What axle is in the front? I'm assuming it's the IFS hybrid.

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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A solid axle will look just like your dodge.
If you want to lift it, it's a little more involved than a straight axle. Front tire wear can be a little harsh if the alignment is off. They do ride nicer than a solid front and CAN flex more off road tho

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Little over priced for a 250 with the TTB front end. Its had body work done on the left front (psd emblem isnt in the right place). Also that bumper is suspiciously clean as the headlights look newer.

I can tell it has a TTB just by the one picture (steering link is angled like a TTB would be). Id offer 5g tops. The bed side looks like its going to need some work. I bet the lower lip of the doors are the same.

Not knocking the truck at all, just giving you ammo to negotiate
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:16 PM
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There's a quality response.

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Thanks for your opinions guys. And I very much appreciate your criticisms as I wouldn't have noticed a lot of those things. So what are you guys thinking for a fair price, like $4,500?

I like the way this truck looks. I can already picture it cleaned up with some BFG mud terrains on it. Badass


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Old 01-06-2014, 08:17 PM
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Well owning 5 OBS trucks you learn what to look for when buying them lol

EDIT: 4500 is a perfect price for it. But in the real world you wont get it for that. People think the OBS with a 7.3 is gold. I paid 3800 for that exact truck in 2009. Now it would be 5800. Point is he isnt gonna budge a whole lot. Id try 5000 but be ready to spend more. The interior is nice so that helps. Unless he has receipts to prove the reman trans at a certain mileage dont let him stick on that. I wouldnt pay a nickle over 5500 provided its in top running order with no leaks, minimal blow by (every 7.3 has blow by), clean under side. Honestly for that kind of money start looking below the mason dixon line for trucks that dont know the word "salt"

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Do you think the miles are too many? How about the jasper trans? I know jasper engines have mixed reviews but idk about their trannys


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Edited my previous post with those thoughts
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