To Replace or Upgrade Current Truck, That Is The Question...
So here's my situation. I have an '05 F-350 CCLB 4x4 SRW 6.0L 6-speed. It's been a good truck, but I'm running into issues with working a truck equipped with a 6.0L Powerstroke.
The first option I have is to modify my current truck with a re-power to a Cummins. With a re-power costing about $10-12K the way I'd want it, and with it potentially taking 1-2 months, I can't really justify the time or the expense.
The second option seems more practical. Sell my truck and replace it with either a Dodge with a Cummins, or a Ford with a 6.4L. And I would prefer a DRW truck. The obvious choice is a Ford F-350 DRW or F-450 DRW, but I wouldn't mind a Dodge Ram 3500 DRW. I'm going to be doing a lot of towing and want at minimum a 12000lb GVWR truck.
I've been looking at theft recovery trucks through IAAI and Copart, etc. and I don't mind a salvage or reconstructed title if it's a theft recovery. In truth, theft revoveries usually end up with a clear title anyway, ad it would just pop an ugly carfax. This seems a logical way for me to get into more truck than I have with only minor risk, and without excessive cost or more payments.
What do you guys think? Does this make sense? Does it seem kind of crazy? Should I just say to hell with it and re-power the current truck?
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift
Last edited by IdahoF350; 10-08-2010 at 08:27 PM.