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im a ford guy. i currently have a 87 f250 6.9 idi, 1994 ford ranger, 1997 ford escort, 1994 ford exploder & i just gave my 1984 f150 to my little brother b/c he just got his lisence..

im getting rid of the idi b/c its an over worked farm truck... i use it as a yard truck/dump hauler/home depo truck. the ranger im also selling. so i wanted a superduty but looks like id be spending $8-13g for an 00-03. so im thinking the obs might be in my price range.

Basically i want a 4wd, 7.3, stick, extended cab, short bed... but idk if i could get a short bed? my questions are:

What to look/look out for?

What can i expect to pay?

Whats stock hp/tq with these trucks?

What kinda mileage will they get auto/stick? & stock/modded ( dont really care bout mileage b/c i got the escort that gets 34mpg, but around 17 or 18 would be nice.)

If i put 33's w/ 17's 0r 18's would i have to change gearz?

What kinda mods could i do with $1500? ( i want a fast dd. i dont tow much at all.)

sorry in advance but thanx
 

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I believe you can get a obs that is a ext cab short bed 4x4 thats a zf5 but they are rare so the price will go up.

as far as power....at the rear wheels its like 170-180hp.

for $1500 you would be doing the basic mods like exhaust, intake, gauges and a chip.
 

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should i think twice bout a truck with 225000 on the ticker? my dad is a 30 year diesel mechanic & he would come with me to look at any truck im looking at. he's my mechanic. im not really automotively inclined but he never has a problem doing anything for me. looking at a 95 cclb 4wd auto with 225000 for $2400
 

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if thats an f-350 you are talking about then I would go for it.

I bought mine with 215K miles on it and so far the only thing I had to replace was the trans.

the front axle on that f350 is worth around $1000 alone....just so ya know if you have to part it due to a wreck or something.
 

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Basically i want a 4wd, 7.3, stick, extended cab, short bed... but idk if i could get a short bed? my questions are:
They were only available as 96 and 97 models. They are out there but weren't that popular back then. There are far more 250 crew cab short beds in my area verses the extended cab short beds.
 

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i would go with anything really. reg cab is too small for me. im 6' 3" 220lbs so i need to put seat way back & lean it back a bit too to be comfortable. the ranger is ext. cab but is a really small truck. the 87 idi is reg cab. i feel cramped. be nice to seel the 2 & get something to replace them both. no need to have so many trucks. the escort is work trans. some jobs are almost 100miles away. heck for 3 months i drove 230 miles a day to from work. thats over 13000 in 3 months. now im working 15 mins from home. the ranger was jus an after work ride bc it was really nice. also was winter ride bc of 4wd. the idi is a tough truck . but its old & rusty.
 

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you would be amazed at the room you can have in a single cab, I'm 6'3 290 lbs, and I don't have any problems fittin in mine
 

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well in the idi got the bench seat far back as it goes... sitting straight up practically. not very comfortable..
 

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I have a Regular cab and with the seat all the way back i still hit my head off the roof when I'm sitting straight up but I have plenty of leg room and I'm 6'3". For $1500 you can do intake, exhaust, gauges, and a simple chip like a TS or similar. As far as stuff to check for is oil leaks in the engine valley, dusting of the turbo (take the intake tube that goes onto the turbo off and check to see if the compressor wheel is still sharp and check for shaft play). Plus all the simple basic stuff you should do when looking at any other vehicle.
 

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Hey I'm only 5'8" 150lb, and I still find my wife's EC roomier than her RC. The RC bench seat just plain sucks.

Of the EC trucks I've seen, seems like there are more ECSBs than ECLBs.

$2400 is a steal for just about any running OBS PSD, let alone an F350 CC. Too bad it's an auto. 225,000 isn't too much, if it's been well-tended. Shoot, for that price, you could drive it 'til you find the ECSB 5-speed you really want, and probably MAKE some money selling this one.
 

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went to look at it with dad & he said id have to out bout $400 into front end too wobbly & the trans slips..so i looking for another truck. he said no to it. he works on anything i buy so if it dont have his approval it not gonna happen.. im 24 got my own house & i still listen to him lol...
 

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should i think twice bout a truck with 225000 on the ticker? my dad is a 30 year diesel mechanic & he would come with me to look at any truck im looking at. he's my mechanic. im not really automotively inclined but he never has a problem doing anything for me. looking at a 95 cclb 4wd auto with 225000 for $2400
i bought mine with 265k, and paid 2500. not long after i had to replace glow plugs, batteries, and waterpump. none of the repairs were hard to do. on these trucks, i think these reapirs are pretty typical after 200k. oh and my trans lasted till 268k. as fars as changing gears with 33" tires, i dont think you need to. i have 35 12.5's with stock gears. 3:73 i believe.
 
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