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Hey guys, I stumbled across this '99 that caught my eye for sale in my local classifieds and wondered if I could get your opinion on it.

The basics: It's a '99, ZF6 and has 215k on it. The seller has stated they've put $7k into it recently along with the installation of some additions and accessories. The front end has had new ball joints and tie rods, motor has been gone through- (need to find more specifics on that), new clutch and some other things as stated in the ad below.

I like the fact that it's a manual and ccsb, a configuration that I've been looking for specifically. The ARB bumper, recent tires & clutch are intriguing too but the higher miles are the pitfall although I do know well enough those miles could be considered break in for a well taken care of 7.3. The seller also states that it has a 12" lift but appears more on the lines of an ~8" lift to me. Still too much for my tastes but I don't see why it couldn't be lowered some. Anyway, from what they have descried to me, the truck is in immaculate condition thoughout. Of course you can only speculate so much from a few measly photos and a brief ad but would simply like to get your opinions on it before I possibly go to look at it.

They are asking $15k. To be fair, most trucks, no matter the brand, hold their value in this area above average and are typically a considerable amount above other areas in the nation. I have been particularly looking at third gen Cummins (I know, I know) but this one caught my eye and thought I might float the waters a bit.

Here is the ad description below with a few photos:

"I have a 99 Ford f250 superduty 4dr with a 7.3 and a 6sp manual transmission with new clutch only 2000 miles ago.. Its lifted 12'' on brand new 37s with xd rockstar rims barely 500 miles on them the set was 3400 at les schwab. This truck is black with tinted windows it has in-dash dvd with a backup camera installed works good when parking this beast. It has a black headache rack and ARB bull bumper that was 3k .400$ cabellas camo seat covers but seats have no rips in them at all interior is in nice shape.Has been edge programmed and sounds good with the new 5" exhaust new piaas in the front bumper and super bright hid headlights .. 215k miles runs strong no issues anywhere. Engine was gone through 18k miles ago tranny was also at that time clutch is new 2000 miles ago."





 

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I got mine for $12.500. automatic tranny too. 170,000 miles. The previous owner started at 16k. I wouldnt go more than 13.
 

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Nice looking truck. I'd want to know:

- how many owners, if it's been passed around like the village bicycle, that could indicate problems in my opinion
- who installed the lift, I test drove an early '03 that had a 12" lift that was installed by some ******** that had no clue what the hell they were doing and driving it was an experience all of itself!
- did it do a lot of heavy pulling,

I'm sure others will chime in, but those are the first things that came to mind for me
 

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Odd to have that much lift and no steering stabilizer(s)

It's a nice truck for sure, but it's priced a little high yet. I'd say $12,000 tops and that assuming everything else adds up
 

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Those aren't rockstars... :dunno:
 

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Thanks guys,

I will let you know if I decide to go and look at it. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts, it's very much gladly appreciated.

Not to start a war but it's a tough choice between a 3rd gen Cummins.

- how many owners, if it's been passed around like the village bicycle, that could indicate problems in my opinion
- who installed the lift, I test drove an early '03 that had a 12" lift that was installed by some ******** that had no clue what the hell they were doing and driving it was an experience all of itself!
- did it do a lot of heavy pulling,
Good points. I will definitely bring those up!

Odd to have that much lift and no steering stabilizer(s)

It's a nice truck for sure, but it's priced a little high yet. I'd say $12,000 tops and that assuming everything else adds up
I agree about the absence of a steering stabilizer. I'll keep that in mind regarding price.

Those aren't rockstars...
Yeah, if in fact it does have those rims installed, that will be a turnoff in itself.
 

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thats not a 12 inch lift.

it has an edge programmer, does it have any gauges to monitor egts/boost etc.

and definitely ask what he means by the engine was gone through.

that could mean he changed the fuel filter once, maybe changed some glow plugs lol
 

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Hoping to take a look at this later this week.

Not expecting great fuel economy by any means, but any guesses what this thing might get nonetheless? Was told by the seller that he gets on average 23mpg on the highway. :umno:
 

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Hey, I like my rockstars Lol. But like others have stated. That's not a 12" lift. Maybe an 8".. I'd find out what he means by "went through engine and tranny".. also, it looks like it has airbags on the rear. So him mentioning tranny/engine work plus clutch, and bags. I'd say it had a previous rough life and all the recent work was to cover up any problems.
 

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id say 12k tops too, no way thats a 12" defiantly a 8" lift, my buddy has a 10" and he clears 40's with just as much room as that truck on 37s, i think you can find a better deal with less miles too

i bought my 01 with a auto and 165K miles on it,
8" lift
chipped
cold air intake
banks exhaust
on 37x13.5r20s,
20" raceline wheels
dual fox shocks,
dual steering stabilizers,
procomp traction bars
limo tint
i only paid 13K for it
i put $500 into with for the 07 grille and head lights with 08+ tail lights and gave it a massive face lift and it was defiantly worth it,

this is my truck the day i bought it home when i paid 13K for it


then after the 500 bucks in face lift parts
 
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