I know they do for 2000-era F250s. Havent looked into the late models yet.Does OME make Super Duty lifts? I'd be fairly excited about one with a Carli system. But the type of owner who slaps a Rough Country on...
I don't hate the 7. 3s, but I definitely don't love them. I've had a couple.
As far as why people sell one they recently dumped a bunch of money into... I don't understand that either. I know my truck isn't an investment, but I'm sure not trying to throw money away! Detailed receipts would definitely make a difference though. I'd at least feel confident in what it is.
I'm not 100% sure about deleting. I see them for sale all the time, but that mod always raises my eyebrows when looking at used trucks. Maybe it WAS jsut an average guy, trying to keep his 6.0/6.4 alive a while longer. Or was it a kid going to "all the power"?Why not a little of both? There's plenty of just out of warranty/at the edge 2015-2019 Super Duties that you can just delete ( at the least remove the EGR system, which is the largest culprit, and increase MPG! )
Now if you want the ultra luxury Lariats, at least the 17+ still fetch mid-40s at minimum - I found the avg to be in the 50s with around 80k on the clock. You will find the odd Platinum on sale too in the 50s.
Or, an F150 Powerstroke? That is always an option too, depending on load etc.
Maybe Im in denial about spending that kind of money on a truck. In late 2019, I bought my Platinum (with 25,000 miles) for about $39,000. It was MINT. I traded it in 2020 (?) for what I paid for it. Not bad, I guess. I'd imagine that very truck today would be well over $60,000 I bet. Insanity.
I honestly didn't know "deleting" was against federal law. I definately dont want to get caught up in that mess!Don't quote me on this, but I believe deleting the EGR system can technically be illegal, but that aside reselling a vehicle without it could be extremely problematic if people need it to pass emissions or something and they can cost a lot to add in prior to selling. If you do remove it, stash it away in a shed somewhere!
So, how do dealerships get away with selling deleted trucks?
You captured what rattles around in my brain at night rather effectively! Thanks!Anyway, to get back to the questions you asked...
A few questions that have risen since my recent search began:
- Should I be leery of a seemingly nice truck with 350-390,000 miles on the odometer, but has a new engine? Why sell after spending all that money? As you no doubt have already considered, The engine replacement does nothing for all of the wear and tear on all the high mileage running gear.
- When folks replace engines, is it standard practice to replace turbo, HPOP, etc? No help here, but I’d guess that’s a very individual decision based on intelligence, budget, and the conditions of those, and whether the work was done just for re-sale prep of for to meet the concerns of the owners.
- Ive seen several trucks between Seattle and Denver with 20,000 miles on rebuilt transmissions. Not 15,000 or 30,000. 20,000. Makes me wonder...I’d wonder too, about what kind of driving was done and what the prior use of a truck was that killed the tranny, what they’d been hauling or carrying, etc. But did you mean trucks with low mileage that had already replaced the trannies (which would seem to be a bigger concern) or hi mileage trucks with replaced trannies that had only 20k-30k on those replaced units?
- What are your thoughts about buying trucks with lift kits? I'm eyeing one now with a 6-inch lift, and some fancy/too-flashy, city-slicker aluminum wheels... I'll remove the lift...My rule of thumb is that the flashier the trucks, the more abusive the drivers might have been in their show off driving use of it, based on witnessing that kind of overly exuberant Ya Hoo driving by drivers of the same, just sayin...