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A rust free non molested 7.3 up here in PA would bring that much at around 100k miles or less. But what makes a 7.3 here valuable is originality, like grandpa owned it, and no rust.

A truck with multiple owners who went nuts with cheesy stuff and advice from their idiot cousin who knows a guy that knows everything about diesels, is not that truck.

That truck is not worth $18,000. Just looking at it says it was slapped together with what ever parts the last owner or couple owners could get their hands on. Rusty bumper, some kind of semi tires on factory ford wheels on spacers, wtf?, un matched flares, 90s euro taillights, stick on chrome, etc. "Worth a lot more in parts than I am asking," just the wording of the post says walk away unless super cheap.

It's one of those trucks that only the owner could love haha, and now they want their money back b/c 7.3s are popular, but they don't realize it takes a certain truck to be worth 10 grand more than book values.
I'd pass unless this "super built" truck was SUPER CHEAP.
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not worth it. not even close.
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x2 on what @ars5147 said. I picked up mine for about that much with 100k miles/ rust free with a 6 speed.

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Its worth maybe half of that. I only paid 12K for mine with only 112,000 on it, and that was over three years ago.

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Thanks for all the good advice guys. Im going to go and look at the truck on Saturday morning. Unfortunately the lowest temperature we will hit that day will be 41 degrees so I've asked the seller to not plug in the block heater so that i can witness a coldish start.

Also the seller said the transmission is a Road Ripper 3000. Have you guys heard of this trans?

Im keep you guys updated on how it goes.

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I was serious about how ridiculous people are with their prices. Seller wants to trade for a 6.7 smh... good luck, let us know how it goes!




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lowest temperature we will hit that day will be 41 degrees so I've asked the seller to not plug in the block heater so that i can witness a coldish start
People plug stuff in at 40F there?

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Why would you ask him to unplug anything? Just ask him to leave it cold as is and you come there and monkey around with it?


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Well I went and looked at the truck yesterday. I decided not to buy the truck and here are my reasons why:

1) The owner had been running a DP tunner at it max setting for this daily driving.

2) The truck had 41" semi truck tires but the shift points for the automatic transmission were never adjusted to better work with the large tire.

3) The 8" lift was accomplished using two 3" blocks and one 2" block stacked in the rear and a set of four 1" blocks in the front.

4) The wheels are tires were never balanced. This caused the truck to ride with a good amount wobble down the street.

5) The motor was stock for the most part but had a K&N filter on it for most of its life.

6) The truck was on its original set of injectors and after cycling the glow plugs twice it took 3 attempts at cranking to start the truck at an ambient temperature of 43 degrees.

7) There was rust on the bottom of the rocker panels and the underside of the bed. The owner had sprayed expanding foam into the bottoms of fenders.

8) A new brake line was run to the rear axle using brass fitting from Home depot.

9) There was a lot of wire splicing going on with the harness.

Overall the truck looked tired and worn out and all the DIY mods looked very poorly done, The wiring in particular.
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Why would you pass up a truck with a lift like that?


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