Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
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Hello and Thanks!
Just wanted to introduce myself and thank you guys for the wealth of knowledge here at this site. I'm Matt from Columbus OH, and because of you guys, I was able to research and find a beautiful 97 F250 PSD. Based on the info here, I knew what to look for and check on, and brought home my truck yesterday.
I have a few questions about my new truck:
-I was told it has 3.55's, but it cruises ~2200rpm at 70mph. Isn't that high? It's got the 4-speed automatic trans. Maybe it's got 4.11's?
-My truck has a 3" downpipe and 3.5" straight pipe exhaust. It's LOUD on the highway. Will putting a muffler back on quiet it down without sacrificing too much performance?
-At idle, in drive, at a stoplight sometimes there is a chassis vibration. It feels like a worn motor/trans mount or maybe the exhaust contacting the frame or something. Is this a common problem? I'm going to have it checked out none the less, but I figured I'd check here first.
Other than that, it's great. Previous owner bought from an 80yr old farm owner who had the underside sprayed with oil every year. Not a spot of rust on the whole truck! It's got a rebuilt trans with less than 200 miles on it (with reciept), new upper/lower balljoints, new brakes, new tires, all fluids have been changed, trans/motor/rearend all treated to fully synthetic Amsoil, newer GP's, newer CPS, freshly rhinolined bed. Extended cab, full size bed, 2WD, Auto.
So thanks again, and I'll bee seeing you around!
-97 F250HD PSD
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