Living on a prayer
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Salem, Oregon
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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?
Early 99 (7/98) F-350 CC 4X4 AT 7.3L 200K mi - 4" turbo back w/muffler - AFE Stage 2 - PMT1 ECM - DP 40T/DECEL/80E - dual trans coolers - HPX - Fuel CCK - Auto Meter Trans/EGT/Boost - 3.73 - stock tires