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Old 03-10-2011, 05:34 PM
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How Hard Do You Drive Your Truck?

I'm looking to buy a 7.3 hopefully very soon. I keep seeing trucks with the mods that I would like to do for decent prices. I'm not looking for anything extreme, just the common stuff. My concern with tuned trucks is that they've been ran harder than probably 90% of stock trucks. Is there any real problems that will be caused from running these trucks hard? I know the transmission is somewhat of a weak point, and a lot of these trucks have built transmissions already.

I'm really just concerned with the previous owner(s) because I know once I buy it, it won't be ran hard.


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Mine is tuned and I run it very easy. In fact, it's probably very underworked. But, I also know lots of idiots who throw a crappy tune on their truck and run the piss out of it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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I' ve got a 99 250 with 268,000 miles on it. The truck has always had a superchip until recently.(chip went bad)The truck has to work almost daily,but never abused.no problems.Yeah if you know the history of a truck,
it would make you feel a lot better about your purchase.Good luck
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Man buying a moded truck could be a cheap way of getting into an already build truck or a wooped out pile. It's really hard to say. I've got friends with tuned trucks that run mostly on economy and drive like middle aged businessmen. Then I've also seen built trucks on the street and off road getting the living crap beat out of them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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I beat the he?? out of mine. The go pedal is a two postion switch....all on or all off.

Its hard to say how'd I'd go when looking at a truck with mods...Knowing the history of the truck is vey helpfull. Unless you thro a rod or some major catastrophe like that, the trannie is where your gonna break and have to shell out the dough. So if some already have built trannies, hopefully that problems already been taken care of.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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i drive the ex normal even with the tuner i have... i drive my little tacoma like i stole it though
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:58 PM
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i baby mine, im afraid that the tranny will go boom if i drive like a idiot
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I pretty much beat the hell out of mine when I had it. Had approx 318k on it when I got rid of it and the only thing that ever had been replaced was the cps.

Knowing the owner helps more than anything imo. tuned or not
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:05 PM
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Mine is tuned and I run it very easy. In fact, it's probably very underworked. But, I also know lots of idiots who throw a crappy tune on their truck and run the piss out of it.
Same here here, its a crap shoot.
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thats an impossible answer
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