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Is an early 99 worth it?

I just got done driving a very clean crew cab f-250. Is an ealry 99 worth getting or should I just hold out for the 99.5-03? I was not aware of all the differances between the 99 and 99.5. I liked the truck but it did seem a bit sluggish compared to others I have driven. Any help would be appreciated.
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How much money does it cost, how many miles are on it, 4x4 or not, auto or manual?

IIRC the only major difference is the injectors and hpop....You can get a moded 17* hpop for a decent price. Injectors on the other hand might cost a little more money

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Don't let anyone knock the early 99. They can be built just as much as any other 7.3, and more so than any pmr 7.3 out there. The only differences to the engine are the smaller injectors, a 15* hpop vs 17* and a smaller turbo. All these things are wear items and will need to be replaced at some point anyway and you can always bump up to the later style items. I love my early 99, and with just some simple tunes it will blow the door off any stock 99.5-03 7.3.

Don't doubt the early 99. They are strong trucks and can be built as strong if not stronger than any other rig, and they can tow whatever you put behind it just as well as any other 7.3.
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I love my early bird. swamp tunes diy intake strait pipe and it will run. O I almost forgot get gauges It is amazing how fast the trans will heat up.
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You said that the trans heats up fast... Is there any differance in the transmissions between the 99 and 99.5? The truck is very clean and rust free with a clean car fax and they want 14,500. It is an auto with 130,000 miles and has cloth interior and 4x4. Is that a reasonable price for the truck or should I just keep on looking?
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I'd let the truck do the talking......Early 99's are fine as frog hair.

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all 99-03 super duties suffer from having too small of a transmission cooler.... when you get one, plan on installing a 6.0 tranny cooler. there a numerous threads out there on the swap that also have pics, you will see why you want to upgrade.

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Early or late '99, $14,500 sounds a little much to me... I gave $6500 for my red truck, with 180K on it... but it's not super clean, and got some dents and dings.

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I paid $7200 for mine with around 190 on the clock, love it to death though!!!


SOLD - Early 99 7.3 4x4 ECLB F250/35" General Red Letter Grabbers on 18" Eagles/DIY Intake/Leveled/HPX/4" TB exhaust to 5" tip/Glowshift gauges/PHP Tunes
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Let me join the too much club. I got my very clean 2002 with 180K for 9500

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