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Old 05-25-2013, 07:04 AM
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Hi guys,

I am a current F150 owner (97-03 series) located in Australia and am looking at my upgrade options.

I have watched some reviews on youtube and checked some written reviews out etc and think the Dodge will be just the right rig for me. But I plan to search these forums and find out what the ins and outs are of each model before i lay my cash out to secure one and float it down under to be converted to RHD.

kind of hoping to find something just as capable as my F truck but less better fuel economy, more torque and 4 doors so the young bloke has somewhere to sit without having to open my rear suicide doors each time.

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thanks for the welcome guys.

At this stage I'm hoping to secure a later model truck as i plan to make it the last one i buy. (hopefully)

thinking 4X4 crew cab 6.7 H.O 2009 or later.

ideally i'd like to find one with some decent lift and nice wheels on it to begin with as its a pain in the bum to get wheels and suspension for American trucks in Australia.

hoping to secure a decent truck for around $30-35,000 as it gets pretty expensive once i get it home to Australia.

costs will break down as follows:

- Purchase cost - $30-35K
- Transport to depot - $350
- Shipping - $7500
- Customs tax and Duty - $3,500
- Right hand drive conversion - $37,000 + GST = $40,700
- Registration - $770

total spend is around the $80K mark. ( so the better deal I get the better off i will be)

appreciate any pointers or tips. I'll start researching Auction houses too.

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