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Need truck Buying advice ASAP!!!!

Hey everyone. I ran across the deal of the year, I think. I found a 99 F-350, CC, Lariat, Dually 4x4. The OD reads 250K, but the engine was replaced with one from a rollover truck, and it has approxamately 19-20K on it and the trans. The truck looks to be in good shape( was veiwing it in the dark, in a well lit parking lot) Int. was clean, and it had captains chairs. Leather was overall in good shape. It already has a straight 4" turbo back exhaust, foil delete, and k&N panel filter in the stock airbox. It has heavy guage black steel front and rear bumpers with the front having a brush guard too. he guy needs out of the loan because he bought it for his son, and his son refused it. He's only asking 10, 500 obo. The problem is, I dont think I could actually warrant the buying of a dually. But this offer seems too good to pass up. I wont be doing heavy towing all the time, just mainly to take my mustang to the track and back and local hauling of stuff. Whats your guys's take on it? Is a dually not fun to drive on a weekend basis around town and such? I really want a deisel, and would love to be able to buy one with cash, as I have enough to do that with this one.
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I have yet to tow anything bigger than a 15' boat behind mine. Don't let the I won't tow anything thought be the deciding factor.

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I don't pull all the time but when I do it's nice, and when I'm not pulling if some punk in a rice burner wants to be humilated in front of his girlfriend I'm more than happy to do that for him.

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How does it ride compared to a 3/4 ton Josh? is it just as easy to drive? I am gonna drive it tommorow to see, but I just thought I'd ask tonight.
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Like Josh said if you want it buy it! I only tow a 24ft boat and certainly could get away with towing it with a gasser, but wouldnt be as much fun

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one more question. are the 05 front lights(all clear, flat front) interchangable with the 99's?
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Yes but I think you have to trim the panel a bit.

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Smile I like Mine

I've had mine over a year and enjoy it everytime I pull it in gear. I don't do a lot of towing just a 7,000 lb travel trailer. The thing I like is when I do tow it does it so easy. The only way I can tell it's back there is the fuel mileage drops a little HA!!!! Good luck on what ever you decide.
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Is it an early 99 or a 99.5? If you do buy it get rid of that K&N and the factory air box, I'd bet that is what happened to the first engine. I love my early 99 3/4 ton and would rather drive it than anything else but it is a single wheel.

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buy, if you dont want it. ebay it for 15k$ cha ching
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