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Guest VOLTRON

I have an F-150 V6 reg cab that I use for my work truck. Its a 98 model and has 140,000 on it and its a 5 speed. I am wanting to get a V8 for when I am doing safty film and have to carry all the crap around and it bogs down the truck, not bad but noticable. I also want an automatic cause standards in traffic suck, and I want an extra cab for a little more room. My truck now runs great and havent had any problems out of it. My question is would you buy a new truck for the amneties that you want or stick with whats working and save the car payment and invest in a camper shell and make do with what I got. I can afford a new truck but I have always liked not having a car payment, but now that I have the money I am wanting to get something new, (newer, 05,06 model). What are yer guys thoughts?

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astro vans. we sometimes carry two to three sets of scaffolds and they have plenty of power. plus nobody sees the crap you carry! :krazy

this is one of them '99. the go forever they dont give a crap! good on gas!

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this was an 86. we put about 300k in it and still sold running but it was blowing smoke all over the place. I think I posted a pic of when it was smoking one time on here :thumb

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Guest Reflexxions

Let that V6 go and get you some pulling power but you can all ways put some gears in it to beef it up :beer

For the stick shift thing not me not anymore :krazy

Check on autotrader.com they almost always have some good deals . :thumb

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Guest Bulldog

Long as its not breakin down, keep it......invest in a trailor to pull your sewcurity film steup. It can stay loaded w/ everthing you need. Also comes in handy for other stuff.

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Guest FilmBlazer

I put 206k on my 98 Dodge extended cab long box. If you are going to get a V8, you might want to consider a smaller V8 from whatever manufacturer you are looking at. I bought an 07 dodge quad cab long box and put a topper on it. Gas mileage is under 15 sometimes 14 with the Hemi, which I didn't need. Unfortunately I put on 20-25k annually for flat glass too :(

But oh man that Hemi purrs when I'm blowin' past 5-6 cars at a time :krazy

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Guest VOLTRON

Tint I do have a safari van that I am trying to sell, it has been nothing but a money pit. I had to put a new engine in it and waterpump and fuel injection modulator and so on and so on. I bought the van for the safty film and everything else and it worked well but I have had alot of problems with it. It is a passanger and not a cargo van so I dont know if that has anything to do with it. I really like em but damn it was a nightmare with sh|t goin wrong with it all the time. I think I might just keep the truck and put a campershell on it and a rack on top to carry extension ladder and framegaurd. keep the thoguhts commin though I appretiate it guys, even you MM :krazy

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Guest haroldshouseoftint

:krazy I say shy away from V-8 because of gas prices, but mabye your rollin like that :thumb

It's nice to have a new "er" vehicle, but payments SUCK IMO I love my Avalanche (that my wife drives :beer ) but I'mgetting tired of the payment.

So I guess it all boils down to what you really want to do (BTW don't you know :lol2 ) :lol2:lol2:lol2

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Guest VOLTRON

thats what yall keep sayin but this is by far the best truck I have ever had. paid only 1800 for it and the only thing mechanicly that I have had to do to it was and alternator. I bought it 2 years ago and thats it.

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