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Icon2 New truck or not?

ive got about 2 years left on payments for my truck, about $4400...
I want to install a manual trans, re-gear and larger tires. I would KILLL for a level II, i desperatly want an extend cab with a manual...but with spending all that money, would ya'll: 1.) pay the truck off first, 2.) or sell my truck, and buy a new '08, or used (local dealership) Level II??
3.) Just do things to it here and there and keep making payments and not worry about it??

A guy at work was saying ford is cutting a chunk outa the prices now cuz there trying to sell vehicles.....I mean either way im gonna be make pay ments??
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How much do you think you can get for your truck? If you can get enough money to pay it off I say go for it. You've been having problems with it so I don't know how much you'd get for it.
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I think if you trade in you'll owe more for it.. but private sale you may break even (depending on how many miles your truck has).

I dunno.. pay more each month if you can, get it paid off as quick as possible.. then enjoy not having payments! lol Then you'll have money to do an auto-manual swap, turn it into a mini-FX4 LII.
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How much do you think you can get for your truck? If you can get enough money to pay it off I say go for it. You've been having problems with it so I don't know how much you'd get for it.
I havent had any major problems...just a ABS light (bad sensor), and the humming noise (which was the IAC) replaced it today..good as new....

Guess ill just keep it and pay it off, like he said turn it into a mini level II....
cant wait to put on my bodylift next week. I painted my valance and plastic on my rear bumper black today so it matches.....Its gonna look hellasweet next week
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Sweet, glad you got that IAC installed. You gonna replace the sensor soon? Wish I could come down and give you a hand but I'll be starting classes and all that stuff so I'll be crazy busy.
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the sensor isnt on my top priority right now. (regear, new wheels and tires, painting my undercarriage, and shocks)...yeah i hear ya about classes, by GF is back at State now...so im keeping an our dog here at home and stuff....
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And finding a Level II is hard in itself , I hounded the ford dealer for 8 months before I baught my jeep I went there weekly for almost the last 3 trying to help them find one they jusst couldnt do it .

I say keep it , if my single cab hadnt had all the problems it did I would have kept mine but coming up with a new tranny and engine was a tall order compared to a down payment .
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Step #1 - look on KBB and craigslist to see what you could get for your truck (don't even consider trading it in... seriously)
Step #2 - calculate what's leftover after paying off your truck
Step #3 - find price on new truck and calculate goal down-payment as well as monthly payments

If all that jives then I always say new truck... i like to start fresh and make it MINE.
Also I know Ford's been trying to blow out F150+ but I don't see many deals on the Rangers unless it's an accross the board deal... I do like the extra cash back if you've had Fords before :-D
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How bad do you want a Level2 and what are you willing to pay for it?

Theres 5-10 of them in the Yard where I work ranging from 03 ( twin stick at that! ) to an 07 RCT/COP turn in. They will probably sell for 4-8,000$ .

I have a bid on an 06 with 71kmiles, Orange 2wd/XLT reg cab, 4/stick.
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I think you shouldnt put money into the truck if its not what you want. either pay off the one you have now and get a new one or just say screw it take you loss and get a new one. then put the money and mods onto that one... I have found that level II's are really hard to find also there was one for sale here it was a 05 with just over 40k miles, dsg, double lifted on 35's and the lot was asking $18,990. I havent seen a stock one forsale yet.
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I would wait and see what ford does with the eco-boost.
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I would wait and see what ford does with the eco-boost.
X2! WAIT!
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Either way I definately wouldn't put any money into the current truck unless it's absolutely necessary. I left my old truck stock 'cause I knew I would buy a new one and wanted to be able to go all out.
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wtf is eco boost?

sell the truck, buy what you want if you can afford it
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i REALLLY want a level II, i tried to get this local deler to trade my toyota in for a level II before i bought my ranger....It was an 02 with 110,xxxx...he wanted 8900 for it...Well I really would like to have one, but who knows whats going to happen with the economy and my job, so it may be best to pay mine off and then either sell it, or keep it and make a trail rig, then buy a level II for a DD......

The only reason i want a level II is 1) extened cab 2) twin sticks 3) skids) 4) interior.......
I could make all but one of those work for me with the MULA!!! Ill just see what happens...thanks guys
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I would sell it or trade it and get a new(er) truck, but that's just me.
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There is really no point in keeping your truck and making it a trail rig and getting a Level II, that just doesn't make sense.
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