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Old 05-20-2011, 03:05 PM
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Which truck to buy

Ive been shoping around for some trucks and have found these 2 trucks which are pretty nice. i drive 400 miles to college and i need something reliable for that. one is a 7.3 and the other is a 6.0 both 6 speeds. what worrys me about the 7.3 is that it has fender flares on it so im guessing its hiding some rust and the thing with the 6.0 is i know that they have there issues but as soon as i get it im going to have to drop atleast 1.5k into it just to make it reliable. just looking for some input here are the 2 links

7.3- RARE FIND 2001 FORD F250 EXT CAB 4X4 7.3 DIESEL,*6 SPD STICK*,LOADED!!

6.0- HE2216 2004 FORD F350 XLT 4X4, POWERSTROKE DIESEL, 6 SPD MANUAL RED!
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:28 PM
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I WAS IN THE SAME BOAT ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I HAD A 95 WITH 7.3 AND 316,XXX BODY LOOKED LIKE IT TO. MY FRIEND BOUGHT A 2003 WITH A 6.0. NOW IVE HAD A 6.0 FOR A YEAR NOW BEST CHOICE IVE EVER MADE AND (MY WIFE).LOL STOCK TO STOCK 100 HP MORE AND A TURBO THAT CANT BE BEAT. BUT YOUR RIGHT GET RID OF EGR GO BIG EXHAUST AND ALL THE FORD UPDATES AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY O YEAH SCT PROGRAMMER!
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:35 PM
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Yeah ever since owning my 7.3 i know how hard it is to get power out of those things dont get me wrong they could tow a house off a foundation but it doesnt have the HP like the 6.0 does. they only thing that i like about the 7.3 is i know i will have that thing for another 200k miles
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I like the 6.0. Has Gauges on the pillar, that could be a good or bad sign depending on the previous owner. I would start off by running the Carfax and getting an Oasis on it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:44 PM
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Is there anyone on this site that can get me an oasis or will the ford dealer do it for free
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I shoped around for 2 months wife said just but a truck already. i told her I'm being picky. Then one night on craigslist it fell into my lap 2003 f350 6.0 extended cab short box just had 5 inj and head gaskets done and 4inch turbo back $11500 obo call right a way whent to pick it up with all the loan paperwork all ready and i didnt even know what color it was just a dark ****ty pic.... lol still happy
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Is there anyone on this site that can get me an oasis or will the ford dealer do it for free
Ford will print you an Oasis out for Free
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:57 PM
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ill head to the dealer tomorrow then. and i need to find out if it has anything done to it because it looks like the previous owner might have done a delete from the gauges
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Just checked the carfax and it has no accidents and has about 30 records of regular maintnence that has been done which is good, also says that it was a fleet vehicle but the only thing i dont understand is if it is a fleet vehicle why does it have the tinted windows and gauges.
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ill head to the dealer tomorrow then. and i need to find out if it has anything done to it because it looks like the previous owner might have done a delete from the gauges

Bonus for you if he did. Save some coin by not having to do it yourself. On these trucks its almost a have to. Just my .02
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