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'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.

 
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
I'm a Canadian looking to pick up one or two more crew cabs in the larger American market this winter. Must haves are: 7.3 Super Duty, crew cab, 4X4.
Hoping for opinions on the best areas to be looking in the States - are there cities with better selection and lower prices or has the internet been the great leveller?
Thanks

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1994 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 5 speed - down to spare
1999 F-350 crew cab 4X4 thirsty V10 4R100
2000 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 6 speed - down to spare
2002 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 4R100 - now have two
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Stay out of the salt belt. Anything from the desert Midwest will be rust free. I know shipping will be a little more, but it will be worth it. I would include in that Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, West Texas, Western Oklahoma. There are probably some good ones from Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida as well, but you'll have to get the coon dog smell out of them.

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West coast..Ca best trucks....no rust and majority just drive in bumper to bumper trafic..ha!
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Thanks Caryt and RT. Now I'm looking a lot in both countries, the better deals seem to be in Canada so far although far more trucks in US. Just bought a 2002 F350 crewcab Lariat 4X4 300,000 km for $11,000 in seems like very good condition. As always with used time will tell.
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1992 E-350 15 passenger IDI 7.3 diesel, E4OD - still going
1994 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 5 speed - down to spare
1999 F-350 crew cab 4X4 thirsty V10 4R100
2000 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 6 speed - down to spare
2002 F-350 crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 4R100 - now have two
2003 F-350 Crew cab 4X4 Powerstroke 4R100 - latest purchase with 4 position Superchip and 4" exhaust
1999 International 4900 DT466
1995 Suburban gas 5.7 auto - now have two
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Not sure nationally, but check Atlanta Ga. Usually cheaper than locally(Alabama)

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Make sure you check vehicle history, Just because you are buying a truck in the south doesn't mean that's were it has lived its life. IE: My 2001 I bought in 2006 from a dealer in Minnesota, I had it in upstate New York for 3 yrs, and sold it to a dealer in Texas that fixed the rust. and sold it in a few days
The truck I have now I found in Florida I thought it was a deal @ $ 16,500

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