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Honestly, so what if they are? These trucks were made to tow things. I wouldn't balk at 140K because of a hitch mount. Now, if they're hold metal in place with the bed liner, that's different. Get underneath it and look. If it's chopped, you'll know. It's it's replaced right, you'll know... Check the normal stuff, check front end parts, make sure everything is tight. If it looks, sounds, and has no performance (but no smoke) then it's solid. If it has the go of a 4cyl, but smokes like a tire fire, the turbo is shot. Pull the intake housing and check the turbo fins just to be sure. If I got 15mpg on the freeway, I would be happy. That means it's a great candidate for a chip. You will not get decent mileage until you chip it. You will be sadly unimpressed compared to your F150. I went from 5.4 to the 7.3. Once I threw on a PHP chip the mileage was awesome. It put my 5.4 to shame, and does so ~1.5 ton heavier.
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4
PHP Phoenix, John Woods VB, NUC bypass, 6637
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and it matters not whether it be an absolute royal power or an absolute
legislative power, as the consequences will be the same to the people."
--Thomas Paine, Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, 1776