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Old 03-17-2013, 11:23 PM
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So this is a thread I'm starting to mainly occupy myself while deployed. But also as a way to track what I've done so far and ideas on where I want to go.

Got the old girl as a bone stock ranch truck outa Wyoming. She was in a lot better shape than my 95 so the older truck went on Craig's list.

Truck is: 97 CCLB, 4x4, ZF-5, open 4.10s, xlt, with full electric(except mirrors).

~6637 went on with a PVC elbow
~315 BFG MT2s got put on the stock alcoas
~Spaced the front bumper out an inch and a half with 5/8"ID 3/4" thick brass collars and some grade 8 hardware.(I didn't feel like trimming)
~6pos TW chip. Stock, high idle, daily, smoke, street, tow
~55w 6 or 8k (I can't recall which) ddm hids
~eBay 2 piece headlights with the little LEDs
~smoked the cab lights
~smoked the tails
~black billet grill
~bad hail mod
~drop hitch stolen twice before I got a locking one mod
~compete new stereo with new deck, 5 channel amp, focal speakers, twin flat piston tens behind the rear seat, and I had em dynamite the whole rear bulkhead so the subs don't vibrate too bad
~got the RKE working
~rewired the rear windows
~New starter
~new water pump
~new serpent. pulleys and tensioners
~new bearings, rotors and pads on the front
~new drums on the rear
~new PS lines
~new vacuum pump
~new fuel sep. and lines ( got bent over on that one cause I coulda had an efuel system for the price)


And I'm sure other things I'm forgetting.


The first up on the list when I get back in August;

~new batteries, don't know wether to get optima yellow or red tops
~glow plugs, I hear only to go with motorcraft
~oil change obviously. Only ever use rotellaT 15w40






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Old 03-17-2013, 11:30 PM
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Going to get a a diamond eye 4" turbo back dual. Can't decide wether to get it completely straight piped all the way back or to have a flow through muffler on there. Also need to choose between aluminumized and stainless. And then 5" dual walled straight cuts tips, most likely from MBRP.




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Old 03-18-2013, 02:41 AM
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Switch to t6 synthetic 5w40, your truck will start and idle a lot better
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:42 AM
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i have heard optimas are no longer great batteries. duals to me look weird, i would go stainless, but if you go aluminized paint it before you put it on it will last longer. motorcraft are good. you can get them from tousley ford for about half of what my dealership charges, autofair ford (vendor on here) might be able to do even better. i would also look into a better clutch and gauges
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Get Die Hard platinum for batteries. They are made by the company that is the best on the market. The name escapes me right now.
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Sears? And yes gauges, clutch and smf, sounds like a good build, and thanks for your service, where are you deploying to btw?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:51 AM
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Haha... sears doesnt make anything. They just stick their name on other manufactures stuff.. it may be EXIDE.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:17 AM
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I know sears markets themselves as selling diehard lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:25 PM
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i have heard optimas are no longer great batteries. duals to me look weird, i would go stainless, but if you go aluminized paint it before you put it on it will last longer. motorcraft are good. you can get them from tousley ford for about half of what my dealership charges, autofair ford (vendor on here) might be able to do even better. i would also look into a better clutch and gauges
Interesting to hear that they aren't what they used to be. Yeah duals will prolly look a touch bit wierd, but my OCD is too strong. Gotta have a symmetrical truck. Painting would be a PITA, sounds like the few extra bucks for stainless is worth it.


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Sears? And yes gauges, clutch and smf, sounds like a good build, and thanks for your service, where are you deploying to btw?

Thank you for your support and for paying my salary! In the wonderful Afghaniland. Have to get my hands on a pod, I think I'll go with glowshift gauges. I liked the tinted lense, black background and that I can switch to a green light to match the dash. Clutch will be a southbend 450hp. Then I have to find someone to redo the tranny, or try diving into that project myself. 2nd synchro is bad, and with 180 on the clock prolly time for a refresh. SMF? I seem to recall that meaning single mass flywheel? I have no idea how or why that's important though. Lack of mechanical understanding on my part, among other things.
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They come stock with dual mass flywheels, and when they come apart they tend to take the rest of the trans with it, and no sir, thank you for paying my salery, your check gets taxed lol, mine don't
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