Pre emission vs Emission engines

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  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Not one was a reman.
    You're question was answered.
     
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  3. Long FLD

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    Full lockers that had the switch flipped while moving?
     
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  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    For the old truck:
    A completely rebuild engine $20k (or $30k for a drop in reman)
    Tranny $5k
    Rear ends $5k
    New fifth wheel, front end, rebuild drive shafts, all new rubber parts,seals, e.t.c another $15k.
    So, if you find an older pre 2003 truck with no rust, have it completely rebuild,it will be under $70k. You will know what has been replaced and have confidence in your ride.

    Or you can take that 60k and put a down payment for a new truck. Nice comfy ride, warranty and if it's not plagued with problems, ride it for 4 years and trade in for another one.

    Anything in between of those two options is just a waste of money IMO.
     
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  5. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    im well under 60K into this truck
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    i think you can tell my answer but its not for everyone.
     
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  6. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Replacing frame rails really isn’t all that bad of a job just a little time consuming, about the same $ wise as an inframe.

    personally I like the older stuff paid off so I can work less and enjoy life
     
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  7. AModelCat

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    I love the old iron too. I've been picking away at a 1980 W900 the last couple years. Hopefully by end of summer I'll have a cab on a rolling chassis.
     
  8. Midwest Trucker

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    From my experience buying new is the cheapest way to go. Get a T680 with endurant 12 speed auto and Cummins X15. Buy the 5yr 500k warranty for good measure.
     
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  9. KullenTrucking

    KullenTrucking Light Load Member

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    I’m seeing that it really comes down to these 2 options. Thanks
     
  10. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Nobody mentioned a glider yet? o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O

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  11. Oscar the KW

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    We know what the answer is, a so called driver that doesn’t know what they’re doing destroyed them. That’s the only plausible explanation.
     
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