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Old 10-03-2018, 03:16 PM
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If buying a new truck would you rather buy completely stock? Or let someone else drop money into it and then you buy it?

reason I am asking is I am in the market for a newer truck and found one that is tuned, deleted, suncoast trans and converter with 70,xxx on it

the other is stock with 50,000 both in my price range. what to do what to do?
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:20 PM
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I always prefer to build it myself. Even if it takes longer or ends up costing more. Unless I know the owner of a built truck, I don't want anything to do with it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:40 PM
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Stock. Having to redo things done wrong often costs more then doing it right the first time
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:00 PM
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Agreed, Stock, Then mod myself. To many unknowns on a "Built Truck"
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:12 PM
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I agree with the stock comments but if all it is is deleted and tuned and transmission rebuilt, the important thing is who built the transmission? If it's somebody well known for good builds and they can prove it then I'd go that right.. Jmo though..
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I prefer stock unless I know the history.
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Stock all the way. Most shops do shit work
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:39 PM
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The truck I am looking at has the following done to it

Full EGR & DEF Delete
LB7 up pipe
Suncoast Tranny
Suncoast converter
And a FASS fuel system.
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And it has 68,xxx miles on it
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:40 AM
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I wouldn't be too concerned with buying a modified truck like that, with pretty standard bolt ons, but I'll never buy a built truck again. I would have been money ahead just building one myself.

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That's exactly right ^^.. But do you know who actually built the transmission?
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I agree with the stock comments but if all it is is deleted and tuned and transmission rebuilt, the important thing is who built the transmission? If it's somebody well known for good builds and they can prove it then I'd go that right.. Jmo though..


Yep

And it all fairness your not buying a a new stock truck right? So even then who knows what you will end up with. Might be miles ahead buying the modded one too.


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Old 10-05-2018, 04:25 AM
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In a complete majority of cases, I think buying a stock truck is a better option. That's at least what I would do.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:12 PM
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I think it’s more about who owned the truck and did the mods. Was it a younger kid who just wanted a fast truck to show off and beat the s*** outta of? Or someone who just wanted a reliable rig? My .02 cents. But to answer the question I’d buy stock
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Has to be a reason for the built trans. .02
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