Trans has been rebuilt, that's why my buddy is interested... Tires are new 35" BFG all terrains on factory alloy wheels, 4" lift 2 years old, list of recently replaced items (alternator, p/s pump, hydroboost unit, front wheel berrings, ESOF hub seals, etc) I agree, $4k is steep, but in parts, it adds up to $4K quick. Current owner is stuck on "I'll rebuild it before I let it go for any less" but we might just offer less, leave our phone number, and walk away. He may call back in a month...
However, I think my question is more along the lines of what would the motor be worth? We have no need of it, and may sell it to make the rest of the truck affordable, or just to help put a value on a used motor with 300K on it... I started it today, fired up easily with just one battery in it at about 35*, although it did have the block heater pluged in. Also, what might axles be worth?
Reguard less of what deal we can get the truck for, what could we reasonably expect to get out of parts, motor, axles, and so forth? I have no clue what a motor is gonna go for... axles, I'd guess $500 each? Transfer case, $300? $200? Would someone give $1500 for a motor with thoes miles?
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