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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TXNSLighting, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    no thanks man, your crazy to be looking at those old dinosaurs. i would much rather take a 99-05 regular cab duramax with under 75k miles for 10-15k.
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont do reg cabs! Big waste of money. Theyre not that old either! especially when you say 99. 97's only 2 years older! Also maybe i only feel like spending 7k on a truck thats gonna get beat up!
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    the miles though are crazy! one trans goes and your out 4k then a engine goes and you shoulda just bought a new truck. to each is own
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow, where are you gettin Trannys done man?! We can get them done for 2k or less here! Engine of course is a concern. But it is a 7.3. If i can get a good history report on it, i wouldnt worry. these our trucks you run until they die. and then you replace it. If i can get 2 years out of it. done. worth every bit of 7k. anything after two years is just great. I just hate seeing a 12k+ truck get beat up. around here, that will get a real nice truck.
     
  7. P.Services

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    the trans on my dodge was over 4k. i dont do rebuilds. i buy brand new factory trans. not a factory re-build either. then about a grand to have it put in. i HATE jaspers!! go another 200k on a oem or 50k on a rebuild.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    My goodness! well the tranny thats in the truck gets rebuilt with upgraded heavier parts at this shop. new TC, new gears, Valve bodies all that. Theyre able to handle 600 rwhp! They last a loooong time. But good fun! But yeh, it would cost more if you replace it with a new one!
     
  9. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the links. I think I'll buy BOTH.

    Kidding... I'd go with the white 4x4. Easier on maintenance (low tech back in '96!). If the owner could provide maintenance records, I wouldn't care about the high miles.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

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    The prices are a little high for them that blue one is 2000 too much. The blue and white one has 352,000kms for us Canadians.

    The red one has a goosneck ball usually means its been well used plus the fact its a 2wd.
     

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