I'm looking at purchasing an '08. I have two picked out and they both have 75,000 miles. Both are Lariats and both are priced almost identical.
Truck 1 was manufactured in 3/07. It also has navigation, sunroof, and the shorter front air dam.
Truck 2 was manufactured in 8/07. It doesn't have navigation or sunroof but it does have the taller air dam.
On another forum site, multiple members refer to Job numbers of their trucks. Supposedly, Job 1 trucks have the shorter front air dam while Job 2 models have the taller air dam. It's of their opinion that Job 1 trucks have more problems; especially with the radiators.
1. Is there a tried and true way of telling which Job number a truck is?
2. Is it really a big deal?
3. Since price is virtually the same, is buying a Job 2 truck better than a Job 1 truck, even though the Job 1 truck has the navigation and sunroof?
My job 1 has radiator problems. Otherwise, it's been very solid. I have 121,000 miles on it.
Job # dates for the '08 model year are listed in the 6.4 Tech Folder. Go check it out, there is also a summary of the changes listing the job 1, 2, 3.
I purchased the tall air dam used from somebody here on FTE that did'nt like it. Some say that it can give a 1 mpg gain if you drive interstate a lot.
I would get an OASIS report on both trucks and then buy the one you like and not look back. I have a co worker with a job 2 truck identical to mine, he had his engine replaced due to a blown EGR cooler.