Originally Posted by Snake
Its ironic, but I was in a similar situation and couldn't figure out what to do with the truck. Fuel was crushing me -- literally $500-700 per month. I just converted the truck to run on vegetable oil with a Vegistroke system ( vegistroke.com
). You can harvest your own vegetable oil from local restaurants for free (or buy oil from a local company for about half the price of diesel). I figure my system will pay for itself in 6-8 months and then I have fuel for next to nothing after that.
Just something to consider.
i had thought of it, but as jamstoyz mentioned, i had heard mixed things about the 6.0. mind you i havent done a ton of extensive research cause i dont have the upfront money to convert, but just getting back and forth at the moment is more important. plus, living in New Hampshire, where its below freezing just about every night for 4 or 5 months during the winter, its almost above my risk level.
Originally Posted by jamstoyz
i would say for a truck like yours with low miles would be worth $22 to $23k in a good economy. now it would be worth about $12 to $15k. the mods on your truck wont get you any more money but will help you sell it quicker if the right person is looking for somethin like that. you have more of a chance when the truck is untouched. i know it sucks and everyone is struggling but just sit tight for a while if you can and hope for the best. i flip cars on the side to help pay for rising fuel cost. it dont take much. just $500 can turn into $1000 or more if you steal the right car lol. hope this helps ya.
thanks alot, and having modded a few vehicles in the past, it does take just the right person and time to find that person, but patience pays off i guess...i guess if it werent for just buying it last year, a month before diesel went thru the roof, id be better off. when i bought it in may 07, diesel was 2.57 here, just about a dollar cheaper than premium unleaded at the time...
now im just upside down like a pig rolling in sh^t