Hey, i dont blame you. Just pullin your leg a little. You know how i feel about 03s anyway, so if your in the market for a new truck anyhow, i dont blame you for checking out the F250-F350s. My personal favorite is a regular cab F350 with the high suspension, X springs, and the chrome wheels with the little circle cut outs and black wall tires, not white lettered tires on the F350, just my preference. Ok so i told you what i liked, now go get it for me, hahaha. Mike
Broke the drivers side door handle on my 98 last week, still covered by warranty. The white metal broke in a v shape around the lock area. To much torque from lifting the handle, and pulling the door open. Other than that the truck has been pretty good lately. had new tires installed for the winter, and when they went to aligne, found the lower ball joints were bad. So I had the dealer install new ones, and the alignment is included with that service. Had the truck serviced by my local mech. for the winter, fluids belts and the like.
I have to say that even with the 6.5 I have had few problems with the truck no more so than my friends fords or dodges.
I have 70K on it now, and I have done the front brakes 2x, right now they are 50%, and the rear I just had done at 68K. Rotors are fine and have never been turned. It is a beast in the snow, the G-80 locker works great, even on muddy work sites, I hardly need 4wd.
My 89 K-30 with the 454 is also a monster, that truck owes me nothing. The 84 K-20 I have also is great. 110K plowing miles and still going strong.
I still think chevies are the best, the 03's are just plain ugly tho. And all makes are way over priced these days.
Being an employee of FoMoCo, I'm pleased to see some interest in our Kentucky-made products. I can't afford to purchase a new Ford, but luckily some of you can. I stick with jalopies like my K20. That way, theres no disappointment when I find that my limited-slip diff is actually an all-slip diff. Or when my V10 blows-up just after the warranty expires. Or when at approximately 70k miles, the clutch goes in all of my manual tranny Ford's.
Have fun shopping.
There, see? The drouight is all your fault. You should have come on here and asked about alignments and cab mounts before you took it in, and we could have all told you to take it in to your local shop.