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2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch (Crew Cab 4WD)
I have a 2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch and no extra money these days.
I want to hookup my truck with a Lift Kit, Tires, and all the cool bells and
whistles but without extra cash, I'm in a rut.
So my thinking was that I sell my 2008 Ford F250 6.4L King Ranch which has
about 85,000/miles on it and use the cash from that sale to buy a used
truck that I can hook up with all those goodies.
So my question is, what Model and Year of Ford Truck should I think about
getting? I'm not sure I want to stick with a Diesel truck because of it's
price often being $0.25/gal more than gasoline. And given that I don't use
my vehicle for any hauling, towing, or work use, it's just a show piece that
sits in the driveway until I need to get Milk and Bread from the local store.
I was eyeballing one of the current generations of F-150 Crew Cab/4WDs
Lariats but the only ones in my price range that still leaves me a few dollars
to spend is a 2009/2010 with typically over 100,000/miles. Trouble is, those
cost around $20,000 (+/- $5000) and I'm only expecting to get between
$25,000k - $30,000k for my truck. Not an idea swap, IMO.
So maybe I should just forget the Diesel issue look at an older 7.3L F250,
(eyeballing a 2003 7.3L) with most appear to be around $10,000 - $15,000.
That would leave me with at least $10,000 - $15,000 to upgrade the hell
out of it. I'd figure $3k for the Lift, $2k for the Tires, Nav/GPS/Stereo,
paint job, upgrade interior, and some cash to burn.
In any case, what would everybody do if you had my truck as your
a) Keep It -- Enjoy that King Ranch w/stock configs
b) Sell It --- Get something cheaper and hook it up
Last edited by alby; 06-28-2013 at 01:00 AM.