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Old 01-17-2010, 08:42 PM
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Wannabe F250

My brother is looking to get a truck. He doesn't have a lot to spend. I keep telling him to get a nice OBS or a first gen 12V. He seems to be into 96 and up F150's. He found a 97 F250 with the 7bolt hubs and F150 styling with the 5.4 in it. 120 000 odd miles on it. I personally hate the styling of these trucks, less power, less MPG, less payload, less everything. Am I being too harsh? What should he look out for?
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Cummon, how could nobody have an opinion? Good or bad, I want to hear what you have to say.
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wow, i had to look up the bolt pattern on them damn things. never realized they were 7 lug. how gay
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teah those trucks are a glorified half-ton they are not tthat competive with any othetr 3/4ton. its a heavy half with messed up wheels. it was a failed experiment when Ford was changing bodystyles. kinds like the early 99's have a few oddities.

finding parts for this will be a pain and a hasttle with the idiots they hire at autozone. Thats why i love my ABC Auto in east texas. best damn partshouse with stores in 35 towns.

If he wants an half-ton body style get a half ton with a 5.4 and 3.55 gears.

I would personally look for a 97 PSD with a 5 speed.
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97 and 98 f250 no super duty. 7 lug axle is, truck has a 7700 lbs gvw. i know later on the f150 with the 7700 package replaced the non-super duty 250.

i would stay away from that truck just because of the 7 lug, how many after market rims have you seen that are 7 lug?

keep looking for a 1st or 2nd gen 12v with a 5speed or a clean obs
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97 and 98 f250 no super duty. 7 lug axle is, truck has a 7700 lbs gvw. i know later on the f150 with the 7700 package replaced the non-super duty 250.

i would stay away from that truck just because of the 7 lug, how many after market rims have you seen that are 7 lug?

keep looking for a 1st or 2nd gen 12v with a 5speed or a clean obs
Almost correct. You can get a 1997 in the old body style. It will be when a F150 looked the same as a F-Super Duty the old 97 F250's will have either a 351 or 300 strait gasser, or a 7.3 Powerstroke.

I kick my self all the time for not buyting one when i had the chance. It was a red 97 F250 XLT Ext cab 7.3 5spd 4x4 with ranchahand on back and grill gaurd on the front. It was my dream truck when i was 16.
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i know i was talking about the new rounded noise look, came around late 97.
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Almost correct. You can get a 1997 in the old body style. It will be when a F150 looked the same as a F-Super Duty the old 97 F250's will have either a 351 or 300 strait gasser, or a 7.3 Powerstroke.
came with the 460 in it too
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MAKE him get an OBS Powerstroke.
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Zytek, I AM TRYING!! I would get and OBS for myself if I could. Im busting his balls everyday. As for the rest of you, thanks for the negative feed back. That was exactly what I was looking for to show him. He is the middle brother, the one younger than him has a 12v first gen. I don't know why the middle brother doesnt want to be cool too. Do y'all have anything good or bad to say about a same generation F150 with a 4.6 or 5.4?
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