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Old 06-06-2013, 08:43 AM
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Wow i just looked at that ad. Way way overpriced. Plus once those tires wear out you are looking at close to $2k in tires. You will kill that motor towing with a lifted truck.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:33 AM
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Yeah those Mud Grapplers look good and everything but you would lucky to get 25k out of them before there worn out. And they look 60%-70% tread right now so do the math. And that motor isnt enough for a lifted truck like that turning 38" mud graps. Theres way better deals out there than this one.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:47 AM
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Yeah those Mud Grapplers look good and everything but you would lucky to get 25k out of them before there worn out. And they look 60%-70% tread right now so do the math. And that motor isnt enough for a lifted truck like that turning 38" mud graps. Theres way better deals out there than this one.
Toyo mts are a better choice

I wouldn't worry about it being a 5.4. Looks like he may have put gears in it
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:49 AM
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Gears are good to compensate for large tires but im sure nothing was done to compensate for braking. Bigger tires = more distance to stop a vehicle not to mention the trucks center of gravity is much higer now, not ideal for towing.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:37 PM
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no year listed. That truck has been run hard for that time. at over $9000 after taxes and such. Would you pay over $3500 for a used mower of with over 1500 hours where the guy selling it is taking off the cooler parts of it? It isn't the top of the line mower either.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:07 PM
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My 2000 Ford Ranger has a little over 323,000 miles on it. I replaced the transmission at 235,000. BTW, it has the 2.5L 4-banger in it. What a great little truck! A guy at my church has an older one with over 420,000 miles on it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:57 PM
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I would pass on any lifted truck like that for work .
Agreed, the 5.4 gets horrible gas mileage anyways, and pulling a trailer with those tires surely won't help. 6.0 powerstroke has treated me well though. Regular maintenance goes a long way...
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:30 PM
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I'm not a huge fan of the 5.4 motor. In my opinion it's underpowered (especially with the 38 inch tires). I currently have a 2006 Ford F250 with the 5.4 motor. I have 53K miles on it and the truck is ready for to go in for it's 3rd exhaust manifold. The truck is now out of warranty so I get this bill. All the salt they throw on the roads seems to rust them out. The other thing to keep in mind....If they never recalibrated the speedometer for the larger tires, the truck will have MORE miles than they are mentioning. I remember when I lifted my truck and put larger tires on, it throws the speedometer out.
get the aftermarket "dorman " manifolds with the lifetime warranty .Actually,your truck might already have them as even dealers are using them in my area .
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:09 AM
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I have been running f-250/350s for 30 yrs. With towing and plowing I get about 190k out of them . After that repairs cost climb quickly.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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Hi,

I am in the market for a new truck to replace my 2002 Dodge dakota 4x4 reg cab. I am looking at the following:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/3846211809.html

I have always wanted a ford and the extended cab would be very nice as well as the significant upgrade in towing/hauling capacity. Obviously there is no guaranteed amount of miles that a truck can last for, but as someone looking for a reliable truck that should last at least 50k miles, is this too high miles?

Thanks for the advice!
It is may professional opinion, buying anything used, is buying something that needs repairs.

If you can do it, I would put a large down payment on a new truck.
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