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Old 06-03-2013, 06:22 PM
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What to do?

I have a 03 F350 cclb dually with 70,000 miles, I am looking to do the studs/egr delete/oil cooler plus some other small things. All in all it is around 5-6000 dollars. My truck is in good shape with no real problems. I was just wanting to make it safe to take trips away from home with the family. My questions is do I spend the money and fix up this truck or get a new one with a new higher/ longer payment? Is it stupid to spend this kinda of money on a 10 year old truck? Thoughts.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:05 PM
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that's a tough one, if you love your 03 then do it. but my suggestion is gotest drive a 13 and get back to us. the only thing they really have in common is the same fuel. but 70,000 miles on a 7.3 is nothing. you got a tough one there. i'm sure someone else will chime in on this one with actuall experience with both.
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If you post this in the 6.0 section, everyone will tell you it's worth it...

But you posted in the 6.7 section, so we are all going to tell you to sell your 6.0 and get a 6.7.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:20 PM
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that's a tough one, if you love your 03 then do it. but my suggestion is gotest drive a 13 and get back to us. the only thing they really have in common is the same fuel. but 70,000 miles on a 7.3 is nothing. you got a tough one there. i'm sure someone else will chime in on this one with actuall experience with both.
If he has an EGR on his 03' He has got a 6.0 not a 7.3...

70K 7.3 would be sweet though.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 AM
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Oops sorry, I thought the 7.3 was in 03, if 6.0 move on!!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:41 AM
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****IMO**** these guys are nuts!!!! These are the guys that spend $50,000 for a truck and think nothing of it. That is crazy! Do you know what 50k turns into if invested correctly? Do you know what $50,000 invested in a new truck turns into? A trade in when these guys get tired of not having the latest and greatest and then a good deal for me. Buying a new vehicle ***IMO*** is one of the DUMBEST THINGS YOU CAN DO! If the truck is in great shape except for the motor heck spend $25,000 on the cummins conversion and put the other $25,000 into a investment. Be smart. Or go ahead and spend $5,000 and put the $45,000 in to your retirement.
Sorry to offend anybody but I laugh when I see guys that spend that kinda money on a piece of machinery THAT IS GONNA WEAR OUT!!!!
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****IMO**** these guys are nuts!!!! These are the guys that spend $50,000 for a truck and think nothing of it. That is crazy! Do you know what 50k turns into if invested correctly? Do you know what $50,000 invested in a new truck turns into? A trade in when these guys get tired of not having the latest and greatest and then a good deal for me. Buying a new vehicle ***IMO*** is one of the DUMBEST THINGS YOU CAN DO! If the truck is in great shape except for the motor heck spend $25,000 on the cummins conversion and put the other $25,000 into a investment. Be smart. Or go ahead and spend $5,000 and put the $45,000 in to your retirement.
Sorry to offend anybody but I laugh when I see guys that spend that kinda money on a piece of machinery THAT IS GONNA WEAR OUT!!!!
I need these guys though, in ten years I may be lookin to buy a '13. Hopefully they'll take nice care of them trucks.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 AM
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Most finance their trucks.
Don't forget interest and taxes.
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Most finance their trucks.
Don't forget interest and taxes.
I agree, but if you finance $50,000 your in debt $50,000. And also don't forget the higher insurance and tags for a new truck.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:06 AM
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I would just keep your current truck.
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