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post #11 of 19 Old 11-29-2015, 06:03 PM
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It would be on the dealer's dime if it caused a failure that Ford would not cover due to the aftermarket parts. Visiting other dealers but the selling dealer for service could create headaches for you as well. Because a Dealer covers a modification they do has nothing to do with what Ford will do.

On the flip side, many owners do exactly what this dealer did and don't have any issues. But it is something to think about.. no matter what the dealer says, they do not speak for Ford.
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don't buy a rental!!!!!! and what blwnsmoke said........ lol
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My dealer has not really cared, but I have not been for the death wobble yet on my 2015 truck. Warranty of front Suspension is only 36,000 miles anyway and I'm at 21,000 So well on my way to no warranty regardless.

It is very common for dealers to install the leveling the kits for customers.
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I previously wrote about proof of regular maintenance and buying used vehicles from an older guys that know now to maintain them.
If your looking at buying a new vehicle. Know what your looking for, diesel, four wheel drive, tow package etc. and be willing to be flexible on things that really don't matter, like the color, accessories, stock wheels etc. The bottom line is the price, I picked up my new F250 diesel for $10K below the window sticker, and my son just a few months ago picked up a real nice new 2015 F150 Black XLT 4X4 with the 3.5 motor for $8500 below the window sticker. And don't finance through the dealer, my son didn't have his financing ready before hand and financed through Ford at 10.5% then three months later just refinanced it through Navy Federal at 2.5%.
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Don't worry about year and specific issues. You are getting the esp which will cover all of that. Just find a truck you like and make a fair purchase.
No point in nit picking a used vehicle, they all have their quirks.
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I am having this inspected by a dealer on Friday.

It is a 2017 crew cab 4x4 with 83k on it. It won't let me post the link for some reason.

Any thoughts?

I am getting rid of my 02 supercab 7.3 with 133k. I need more room.
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It's a lot of miles for a one year old truck. I have no concerns about 83K miles other than the typical maintenance ( batteries, brakes, shocks, coolant flush, tranny flush etc) I find anytime I hit 100,000 miles, I start spending money or maintence/repairs

If you are buying the truck cheap enough to justify the high mileage. You should be fine.
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It's a lot of miles for a one year old truck. I have no concerns about 83K miles other than the typical maintenance ( batteries, brakes, shocks, coolant flush, tranny flush etc) I find anytime I hit 100,000 miles, I start spending money or maintence/repairs

If you are buying the truck cheap enough to justify the high mileage. You should be fine.
Sales price is $36,500 not including 7% taxes. Based upon my limited knowledge, this seems pretty cheap for Indiana.

Should coolant be flushed and tranny now or at 100k?

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The Coolant is rated for 105,000 miles the Tranny is rated for 150,000 miles.

But those numbers are for "normal wear"

Towing, High idle, Severe duty etc, I would cut those numbers in half.
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