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Just bought a F550... How did I do?

Don't worry about hurting this noobs feelings...

How much do you think I overpaid for the truck of my dreams?!?

2003 Ford F550 Super Duty 4x2 4Dr Crew Cab Hodges Ramp Truck - 7.3 Turbo Diesel in Commercial Trucks | eBay Motors

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OOOO! I like it a lot!! Fellow 550 owner.. The 4:88s take a lot of getting used too. But i love the truck! Nice job! Only 45,000 miles! The truck is still brand new! Nice find.


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In my opinion you did good! The next thing I would do is put a scanner on it look for codes


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thats a cool truck

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Thanks! I'm relieved to hear you say that! I pick it up on Saturday!

Putting the scanner on it is a darn good idea...

I can't wait to put it to use!

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Hey... it's from WV.... cool. Nice truck.

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Yup... WEst Virginians should certainly be an authority on trucks! Even 2 wd ones! I spoke to them for an hour or so. Really made me feel comfortable with the transaction. They're classic car buffs. Sounds like they really take care of their stuff.

I'll find out tomorrow! They have a used set of rear tires that come along with it. They said the ones on there now are road worthy, but they had scored the used set for the eventual swap, so they come with the truck.

Thanks for the posts and endulging a middle aged noobs enthusiasm over his new toy! Lol...

So happy to be driving ford blue again!

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I love it, I think the price is perfect for a truck like that, in the condition its in with that low of mileage. If it was mine I'd ditch the 4.88s for some 4.56's


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I used to be from West virginia before moving to SC i had a 2wd dullay 6spd for a long time in Wv and it wasnt to bad in the snow.i got a fx4 now and so glad to some of the mud holes i pull it with my horse trailer

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Thanks for the thoughts and well wishes. I will investigate the gear swap. After 550 miles with a car on it, I can see that those 4.88's are a bit tall for my application.

The maiden voyage was great, except for the blowout at mile 340! Fortunately I was 1 mile from a Flying J and the seller gave me 4 new rear tires that he hadn't had time to have mounted! $90 and a couple hours later I was on the road!




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