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Adding Rapid Heat Supplemental Heater

I just bought my Job 3 2008 Lariet. My truck doen not have the Rapid Heat system. Does anyone know if and how difficult it would be to add it to an existing truck? Since so many of theses trucks have the Rapid Heat, I thought it may be simple to add later. Im probably wrong. Thanks!
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I just bought my Job 3 2008 Lariet. My truck doen not have the Rapid Heat system. Does anyone know if and how difficult it would be to add it to an existing truck? Since so many of theses trucks have the Rapid Heat, I thought it may be simple to add later. Im probably wrong. Thanks!
I have never heard of the Rapid Heat system.....what is that? Are you talking about a high idle mod?

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IM HOPING SOMEONE HAS AN ANSWER FOR THIS TOO. I CALLED THE PARTS PEOPLE AT THE DEALER TODAY AND THEY TOLD ME IT GOES IN THE HEATER BOX BEHIND THE GLOVEBOX. 450 FOR THE UNIT AND HE SAID LOOK LIKE IT GOES RIGHT IN BUT REALLY WASNT SURE
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Rapid Heat......

The Ford advertising calls it Rapid Heat. The window sticker lists it as "PTC Supplemental Heater" and it costs $250 on the Ford sticker. It is that extra electric heater offered in diesel trucks to give faster heat when waiting for the engine to warm up.

So it sounds like it can be added on. 450.00 WOW. Does it seem like a difficult job if anyone knows??
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I wish this could be added to the older rigs too. It's one of the complaints of my truck and main reason I let it run on the cold mornings.
Good option for your 08+ guys!
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I know that when you get it as an option it makes you either upgrade to the extra heavy duty alternator or duals. Just keep that in mind. But, I have it on my 08 and it is well worth it.
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My buddies 08 has it and its incredible, i've been intrested in getting it for mine

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GREAT OPTION I AM GLAD MY TRUCK CAME WITH IT.
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So has anyone found out yet if this can be added? It's getting cold outside.

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I'm just curious now, so does this extra electric heater only provide heat in the cab while the truck is cold, or does it aid in heating the engine up as well like a block heater? Do the 08's have block heaters? I would assume they do. Just wondering

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