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Old 10-20-2011, 08:34 PM
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Hey all I just got signed on here. Currently I got an 2002 Silverado Z71 with 95,000 miles, 6in lift, wheels&tires. I consider it to be in excellent shape compared with other trucks in that body style. The family farm has kinda went away and I'm trying to stay involved in it and need a truck that I can haul more with. So I'm getting ready to sell the Silverado to get a diesel.

I was shopping around for 12v cummins and just cant seem to find any that are very nice, they all have high miles with the paint falling off. So now I'm here. I'm looking to get a 7.3 PSD any year from 94 body style up to whenever they quit putting the 7.3 in the trucks. I want a manual trans, 4x4, and hopefully around 150-175,000 miles. What can I expect to pay? I'm looking to spend $12,000 to $13,000. I live outside the Kansas City area.

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I think thats a good budget for what you're lookin for.. craigslist is your friend(well look for dealers over private parties on there for sure)
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That all sounds pretty good. You just have to stay on top of searching and be very vigilant and jump on a truck you want. I know up here that a lot of dealerships only keep 7.3s on lot for less than a day due to the high demand. May be different in your area though.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:56 AM
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Good Luck on the hunt! Make sure you check out of state too, you are close enough to OK and TX to ignore those states...TX (although i'm not from there) does have the most number of pick-up trucks registered in the country, so if you are willing you can sometimes get a smoking deal!

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You should be able to find something on craigslist. I'm from the Wichita area and looked on craigslist for about 2 weeks before I found the truck I wanted.

Picked up a 1999 F250 7.3PSD 4x4 with 164000 for $8500. I haven't seen very many manual trans ones though.
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You should be able to get a nice, later 7.3 for that price. The manuals are rare and tend to fetch a little more money, especially 4x4s, but it should still be well within your budget. If you're willing to travel, we have plenty of nice, rust-free 7.3's out west here. I see a ton of nice ones that fit your bill when I'm down in Southern Kommiefornia and Arizona all the time, no rust but they can fade in the sun without proper care. Still, easy enough to see that right away.

You'll love these trucks, the 7.3 can run forever and the rest of the truck will hold up around the motor. My buddy has a 97 12v and, while the engine has been good (he did have to fix the KDP, and he has a mysterious hot starting issue we can't figure out), the other bits of the truck are literally falling off with 100k less miles than my truck.
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welcome local, Indep MO here. as stated above, TX is a great place fo a truck. you can without a doubt find a great rust free 7.3 for that money. are you planning on modding the truck at all? a manual may be harder to find as everyone else said, but they are out there. you could always replace the auto when it goes out, or rebuild it so it will never break again.

love my 7.3, while i would also love a cummins, i dont want the engine crate it comes in. this a good time of the year to find a psd as well. IMHO the colder the better.
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