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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Trade or not

Howdy! I have had my 96 F350 XLT crew cab 4x4 going on 5 years. The truck is somewhat stock with 176k miles on it and aftermarket warn winch bumper and winch. It is starting to break down and wearing thin on my bank account. It has been a good truck and is my daily driver. Preventive maintenance has been done, but looking at HPOP in the near future and would like to upgrade the turbo, upgrade the injectors and do the RSK Lift on it. The wife is wanting me to get a newer truck. She is looking at a 2003 F250 Lariat crew cab 4x4 with 110k miles on it and all the bells and whistles on it. It is basically stock as well. I dont know what maintenance has been done on this except that a stealership is selling it. They are asking right at 16000. We are located in Alaska so truck prices are a little higher here. Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: Trade or not

is it a 6.0 or 7.3? They made both that year.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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it is a 6.0. Ive heard nothing but bad things...just want to confirm and ask for guidance.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 03:55 AM
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Re: Trade or not

Stick with the 7.3... The couple of things you want to do far outweight the issues with the early 6.0's

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Re: Trade or not

If it was a 7.3 id say do it. But that 6.0 will quarter and dollar you.

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x2^^^^^^^Fast, Run fast!

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 04:36 AM
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stick with what you got and be and regret it for the rest of your life..

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Which HPOP would you go with ...Ford Motorcraft or Adrenaline from dieselsite? What turbo back exhaust would you recommend?
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Re: Trade or not

Save the 13000 dollars and keep your truck. Between the Ford and Adrenaline I would go with the Adrenaline. I am kind of biased since I have one though. Go with a full size 3" downpipe and a 4" exhaust. If you don't smog there go with a catless version or just straight pipe it.

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