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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of this truck?
1998 f150 4x4
My brothers lookin at it and I don't know much about this gen ford.
He's not gonna be doin to much hauling with it. Maybe occasionally pull a small boat. Is it a good deal? And are there any problems to watch out for?
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Worst gen of F150. Not awful though. Powertrain choices are pretty dismal compared to the 300/302/351/460 set.

The 5.4s (and 4.6s to a lesser extent) have a nasty habit of blowing plugs out the heads.

But there's worse things.
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What do you guys think of this truck?
1998 f150 4x4
My brothers lookin at it and I don't know much about this gen ford.
He's not gonna be doin to much hauling with it. Maybe occasionally pull a small boat. Is it a good deal? And are there any problems to watch out for?
Real big front end issues. Specially with the upper ball joints. A lot of dif issues also. I wouldn't buynwith out a froht end tear down. What mike said on the plugs is true also. Had a lot with broekn valve springs also.
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The engines in those years are bad. I had a customer's engine go south and I couldn't find anything good, the J/Y said if they do get a good one it's gone right away.
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I wouldn't say the motors are BAD. They're worse than most, but they could be far worse lol. Chrysler 2.7 comes to mind...
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I wouldn't say the motors are BAD. They're worse than most, but they could be far worse lol. Chrysler 2.7 comes to mind...
Hahahahahaha I sent my brother a link to this page for two reasons. Because I figured it had some good info to think over before he bought one and your post mike. He used to have a 96 ram with a v10 4x4. He traded it for an 03 intrepid with the 2.7. It lasted a week. He regrets it to this day. That was a badass truck and he got royally screwed.
I cut his head off cause Idk if he wants to be on the net lol but here it is
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Sweet truck, looks like my just like uncle's. I think his only has the 5.2 though lol
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Hahahahahaha I sent my brother a link to this page for two reasons. Because I figured it had some good info to think over before he bought one and your post mike. He used to have a 96 ram with a v10 4x4. He traded it for an 03 intrepid with the 2.7. It lasted a week. He regrets it to this day. That was a badass truck and he got royally screwed.

poor guy
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