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post #1 of 7 Old 11-27-2009, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Which truck would yall chose?

I'm looking for same help in choosing what to do. A little back ground. I started my business two years ago. I started with a 4x2 dually pickup that I put a utility bed on. The truck served me well but I needed/ wanted to step up to a 4x4 work truck. So I bought a 4x4 F550 last august. I have had very small issues with the truck. Nothing major, but here is a list so far. 1) Hub grease seal on LR 2) caliper leaking on LR.3) Degas bottle cracked. 4) two different water lines coming off the degas bottle leaking. 5) Now I think the dummy plugs in the heads are leaking causing hard to start issues when the truck is hot.

I have allways been a fan of the 6.0 BUT i'm thinking of turning the 97 4x4 OBS one ton into a dually and installing a utility bed on it and use it. The F550 has 160K on it and the OBS has 310K on it.

The OBS is in pretty good shape. Had the tranny and T case rebuilt this year. I put about 30-35K on a truck a year. I am wanting to have something that I can not have to worry or think about. The repairs have been very minor on the 6.0 but they are bugging me. I would have all the body work done on the OBS and have it all painted up to look nice.

So what would yall do? Thanks JJ

04 F-550 CC 6.0 4x4 cab n chassis 4.88 XLT 193K
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I would keep running the 550. It has lower miles, its newer, and it it sounds like it needs the least amount of work.
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I agree with that too.

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Yea I guess I should get off my but and go install those dummy plugs! It is a good looking work truck. Just getting bored with it maybe. JJ
Hey Ryan do you own all of the equipment in your sig. That is one heck of a side business. JJ

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^^^^agree with the others. the 550 seems ok, just needing some minor, annoying things that every work truck will eventually need.

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keep running the 550 for work and redo the obs for daily driver
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^^^^agree with the others. the 550 seems ok, just needing some minor, annoying things that every work truck will eventually need.

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I own an on site construction type repair business. I do alot of skid steers, forklifts and machines like that. JJ

04 F-550 CC 6.0 4x4 cab n chassis 4.88 XLT 193K
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