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Old 01-01-2014, 08:51 PM
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give the new guy a hand 97 f250 7.3

hey guys i am only a few minutes into this website and im not to sure to use it but i am from pa and a few years ago my dad stumbled across a 7.3 on his way down to florida a few years ago and he brought it back up here to be our tow truck he owns a body shop (koolrays autobody) out in export pa and this truck has been used to haul anything from a saturn to a suburban everyday since weve got it we just use a 20 ft car trailer to do so and it works out pretty good but he is investing in a flatbed soon and im selling my truck to take his and as soon as i get it its going to be a project truck im doing all of the work my self and id like to make this thing a decent size no matter the cost ive got a few grand saved up for it already so im just on here to figure out what other people think i should do with it there is a bunch of cummins that have about 12 to 16 inches of lift on them around me im not looking to go that big but somewhere around an 8 susp. and a 2 body but i just want to know what you guys think and the other things that i will need to do to prepare her for the journey im taking her on hahah so let me know any comment is welcome good or bad just give me some ideas of what to do thanks guys
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:20 PM
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I would skip the body lift. The way the bumpers are dont take well do it also the radiator doesnt sit right. Before you go lifting it take some time to consider and Dana 60 front axle swap. It will help you a lot when lifting it plus its a stronger axle to put up the tires that will go with the lift
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:36 AM
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just a thought, but you will probably get alot more people willing to help if you take a minute and make your post easier to read. punctuation is your friend. you posted one huge run on sentence.
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punctuation is your friend.
Um, so is capitalization....
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:02 AM
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Poor fella will probably never return now! I quit reading after the advertisement for his dad's towing company. Lol!
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:08 PM
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well damn hahah. i had no idea this was English class. sorry that i am very bad with my grammar and things of that nature. i mean all i can do is try i guess. but thank you to the one guy who didn't criticize me and helped me though. also pardon the so called advertisement of the company ill give you the truth we do good work. but we are expensive as all hell. my dads a prick and it don't matter if you bring your stuff to us or the guy down the street. i was just seeing if anyone lives around me to give me a hand or something. i can do most of the work but a helping hand is always nice. i know your probably making fun of me for this paragraph but i am trying the best i can. i fail English every year but this isn't about my grammar it'd just be nice if i could have some ideas.
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Don't waist your time going 8" up, just do an RSK, solid axle swap, and maybe 35-37" tires, only guys under 5'5" need 12"+ lifts to over compensate for their "short" comings, and RSK with sd springs should be all you need
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:35 PM
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well damn hahah. i had no idea this was English class. sorry that i am very bad with my grammar and things of that nature. i mean all i can do is try i guess. but thank you to the one guy who didn't criticize me and helped me though. also pardon the so called advertisement of the company ill give you the truth we do good work. but we are expensive as all hell. my dads a prick and it don't matter if you bring your stuff to us or the guy down the street. i was just seeing if anyone lives around me to give me a hand or something. i can do most of the work but a helping hand is always nice. i know your probably making fun of me for this paragraph but i am trying the best i can. i fail English every year but this isn't about my grammar it'd just be nice if i could have some ideas.
Im sorry. That was uncalled for, for me to do that. But it was difficult for me to read and stay focused for whatever reason. Best of luck with your new truck.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:40 PM
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holy crap i was about to leave the site i thought everyone on here was going to be a dick hahah. i appreciate the apology man, i didnt know that people still did that. but thanks i did a good bit of reading around here and i am going to try my best to be grammatically correct. your right, i should be. it makes me sound like an idiot haha. also thanks 351fifty any idea on cheap and good places to buy tires and an rsk, even though im not to sure what an rsk is. also what can i get a solid axle out of.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:53 PM
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Any f350 from 86-97 is bolt in, just look up the SAS threads (solid axle swap) the late 95-97 has bolt on calipers (bigger rotors too) where as the 86-early 95 have slide pins

An RSK is a reverse shackle kit, pmf and sky make them, you can retain factory springs or obs lift springs, or improve the ride with sd stock springs or sd lift springs, it only works on a solid axle however

Cheap and good are two words that typically never get used to describe the same thing

I buy my tires at discount tire, but obviously they are many places to look at, discount has stores nation wide and a sweet warranty so that's why I buy them there
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