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Old 02-06-2008, 04:51 PM
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Hello all,
I'm new here and am currently in the market for an F350 CC Dually 4x4. I've been looking at 2005's since it seems that I can get a loaded (or almost) truck with decent (under 30K) miles on it. Any tips on what to look for or avoid? Problem areas? I am already aware of the "7.3 is better than the 6.0" argument, and other than an intake and exhaust won't be modifying it in any way. Thanks for any help


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Old 02-06-2008, 04:53 PM
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I am already aware of the "7.3 is better than the 6.0" argument, :
them's fightin words round here lol

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and other than an intake and exhaust won't be modifying it in any way
Famous last words before PMS sets in....
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:01 PM
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This may help, even though it's for 7.3's... the other non motor/tranny oriented stuff apply directly.
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This may help, even though it's for 7.3's... the other non motor/tranny oriented stuff apply directly.
Uhhh. Not sure what you are talking about. As far as them fighten' words....don't want to start no trouble. I just want to replace my 2003 F150. I need to pull my racecar, along with the "stuff" that goes with it, in my new 28ft enclosed trailer. This all comes to about 9500lbs. I've found a few of '05 King Ranch's and Lariats from about 32-35,000$ all with under 28K on them. How does the front end hold up on these 1 tons? Ball joint issues, etc? Is the factory brake controller any good that comes with the Tow Pkg? I've owned plenty of 1/2 ton trucks before but never a 1 ton and never a diesel. Pardon my "greeness"

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balljoints are known to go out early on superdutys. some people say around 30,000 miles but im not too sure about that. Im sure someone else will come along soon with some more info..
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This may help, even though it's for 7.3's... the other non motor/tranny oriented stuff apply directly.
Did you mean this. What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:05 AM
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balljoints are known to go out early on superdutys. some people say around 30,000 miles but im not too sure about that. Im sure someone else will come along soon with some more info..

I got 49,000 on my SD and it needs ball joints right now.
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