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Old 09-01-2010, 02:52 PM
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Trade my truck for one with a 6.0L - can i get a sanity check?

Bottom line: I have an offer to trade my truck for a 2003 F350 6.0L automatic dually, plus some cash from me. His truck has a clear Oasis, besides EGR replacement and a front tranny seal replacement. it's got 140K miles. the guy is out of work and desperate to sell and squeeze some cash out of his truck in trade.

My SRW F-350 has a challenge hauling my heavy truck camper. I'm about 12,300 pounds when fully loaded with camper, gear, and guests. That's not counting the boat or trailer i plan to tow. I need a dually. my camper isn't going away and if anything will just get heavier with future models.

In case you wonder I've made mods to my truck suspension to try and deal with this load: shocks, air bags, steering stabilizer, good quality load range E tires, and oversized overload bumper stops. It just isn't gonna get me safely down the road (I don't think).

SANITY CHECK: should i run from this offer? or any offer involving a 6.0L?
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:18 PM
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How smoking is the deal is the big question. Im leary but I dont think I would give my truck up for a 6.0 unless it was a SMOKIN deal
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Reading your post makes me more want to ask when are you gonna pick it up over giving you advice on whether to get it or not. haha

If you need it and the deal is right, go for it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:37 PM
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the negotiations currently are at my truck and $5000 cash, but i know the seller will take less. i don't think it would be a good deal for my truck +$5000. of course part of that comes from me knowing just how much $$$ i've poured into my own truck in the past two years. that and probably some sentimental value with my truck that i'm trying to be logical about. The truck in question is a 2003 F350 4x4 Lariat LE Harley Davidson model.

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:36 AM
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what if you bought it expecting to have to make mods? still a good deal? not being sarcastic, serious question. i.e. egr delete, head studs, fuel pump, etc. whatever the main 6.0 reliability mods are.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:44 AM
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that's probably the reasonable answer

that's the right way to look at it, i think. even the guys over on the 6.0L forum are saying the same thing. i need to talk to my mechanic about the costs of head studs. i'm capable of doing mechanical work, but i've heard the 6L is tough to work on because you just can't easily get at the engine.
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what if you bought it expecting to have to make mods? still a good deal? not being sarcastic, serious question. i.e. egr delete, head studs, fuel pump, etc. whatever the main 6.0 reliability mods are.
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my father in law was looking at a gasser for, i told him he was going abou tit all wrogn and should be looking at a diesel. he was looking at several 6.0's and a few 7.3's. i tol dhim if you find a killer deal on a 6.0, go for it, then soon thereafter do egr delete, head studs, fuel pump, and a few other items. my ballpark on diy (wich he wouldnt do) was about $3k. that may be high or low. but those trucks do have good power.
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