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Old 08-26-2006, 06:45 AM
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Impressions on my '99 after about a month...

I like the truck. It's pretty simple, it gets ok mileage (about 16-17), and it boogies big time. I'm not sure whether it'd get better mileage without the Banks kit on it...but I don't care. It's worth it.

I have to replace the driveshaft center bearing on it. That's one of my jobs to do this weekend. The truck does have a vibration at about 40 and again at about 60. It doesn't feel like wheel vibration. I suspect it's coming from the worn center bearing.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:23 AM
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Congrats - I'm glad you're enjoying the rig!
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:27 AM
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Lifted?

Does your truck have a lift on it? If so, drive line angle could be an issue.
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Nope, no lift kit. I think it's the extra power provided by the Banks kit (it's the kit that adds about 140hp) and the way the guy before me drove it. You peddle this thing from a stoplight, and I swear it feels like it can bend the frame.
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Old 08-26-2006, 04:52 PM
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i'm kind of jealous of the early 99's, they are the coolest sounding powerstroke to date. my dad has one, comes stock with a wicked wheel and foil delete! =P had him throw on a tymar, turbo SCREAMS in the cab. couldn't convince him to straight pipe it tho ;;;;;

i think the turbo itself is different, has a yellow "Allied" sticker rather than the raised Garrett stamp. maybe someone could clear up if they did switch turbos mid 99?
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Old 08-26-2006, 05:06 PM
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i have a dec. 98 or considered 99 f-250 and my truck does sound different then any other stroke i've heard. i didn't know they put different turbo's on them too. i'll have to check for that little sticker. by the way congrats on the new SUPER DUTY dude.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:33 PM
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Thumbs up Yea Me Too

I just bought a 99 350 4+4 dually with an auto trans. I really like it also. The 7.3 is just full of power. We can hook our travel trailer on-- set the speed control and just drive. The truck I traded in had a S chipped 5.0. You can see why I like it so well HA!!! It is still stock at this time. Maybe some mod's later. Good luck with your new truck. As you can read on here they are hard to beat.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:54 PM
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I have a 373 posi in my 1999 7.3? Can you tell by the vin? or ? Just bought this truck from a older Gent, who kept in garaged & covered. Only 42K in miles. Looks cleaner than a 06. Thank-you for your reply

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Old 08-27-2006, 05:08 AM
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A good Deal?

!999 Super cab - Lariat - 42K - Paint is as new - Owned by an older gent who kept it garaged - Only towed a 5th wheel about 15 - 20 times. Everything is original, only thing that I see are the tires will probably need changing before winter. Would paying 15 K for the truck be a good deal? I realize its cherry but its also 8 years old. Does anyone know if a 7.3 build date 10/98 has any issues that I should be made aware of? Thank you

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Thumbs up Sounds good Jack

Sounds like you found a nice truck. To find one with the age and that low of mileage is great. It isn't even broke in yet. I gave 14K for a 99 with 145000 on it. It looks great and runs out good and with any luck at all it should be good for another 150k. I don't drive a lot of miles a year.It may be classified as an collectors item before it dies HA!!! I sure like the power. It's totally different kinda power than the gas. Is yours a 4+4 ?? And is it a 250 or 350?? Have fun and enjoy you newwwwww truck.
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