Hey guys. I posted this on the .com site as well but wanted some opinions from this board, too. If you frequent both, I'm sorry for the double post.
I have a chance to pick up an 07 Super Duty with 58000 miles from a local bank. They are asking rock bottom wholesale which is $23000.
The guy who had the truck put a lift kit and 20" Mickey Thompson wheels on the truck and other than being really dirty, it is a nice looking truck. I have a concern about the power steering. I looked up the VIN with a local dealer and it indicated the drag in links were replaced in 12/08. The power steering seems non existent while sitting still or at idle rpms.
It has a Pro Comp lift kit with steering stabilizers and he has 325/60-20 tires on it.
Is it common for the steering to be that hard for tires that big considering the stabilizers? The power steering works great once you get the speed up.
The truck also had to have the ECM replaced and Ford wouldn't do it because it had a performance tune. The bank had a reputable local diesel mechanic replace it. He said Ford had voided the warranty. The Oasis mentions nothing about the warranty being voided and only shows the "drag in links" back in 2008 being replaced. No open items or recalls. I think the dealer just refused to repair it and Ford can't just void a warranty cart blanch.
The truck will need about $3000 worth of repairs.
Tires (they are literally slick.)
Repair a scrape on right rear
Replace both mirrors
Replace trailer connector
Detail the truck
It appears that a real no caring dumb___ owned the truck.
I drove the truck and other than the steering issue it seems to run good. I've owned an 05 6.0 and currently have an 08 6.4L.
I value the opinions on this board so I'd appreciate any comments ans to whether you would consider this truck. I will probably flip the truck locally.