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Old 07-12-2014, 04:25 PM
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F250 Winter Driver

I am considering buying a high mileage 200k +- 99-03 F250 EX Cab SB to use for winter driving (live in mountains), hunting, and towing my bobcat around occasionally. I have had a 2005 cummins, 2001 duramax and a 2010 cummins, but not a F250 yet. Are these trucks still any good with high miles? I have heard they get death wobble, are the front ends expensive to maintain? I am considering these because they can be had pretty cheap but I still need it to be reliable. The other vehicle I am consider is a Tundra of the same era, not as good towing but probably better for winter driving and hunting I would guess.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:35 PM
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I am considering buying a high mileage 200k +- 99-03 F250 EX Cab SB to use for winter driving (live in mountains), hunting, and towing my bobcat around occasionally. I have had a 2005 cummins, 2001 duramax and a 2010 cummins, but not a F250 yet. Are these trucks still any good with high miles? I have heard they get death wobble, are the front ends expensive to maintain? I am considering these because they can be had pretty cheap but I still need it to be reliable. The other vehicle I am consider is a Tundra of the same era, not as good towing but probably better for winter driving and hunting I would guess.


there good with high mileage. the 99-03 are leaf springs in the front, so real basic/cheap front end(the balljoints and unit bearings are the most expinsive parts but the dodge and chevies run the same ones....
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I've never had any death wobble problems in 60k of owning a Super Duty...

As long as it has been maintained, you will be good to go.
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The straight axle front end is much stronger and more reliable than the ifs on the Duramax trucks.
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