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Location: Tehachapi, CA
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You will want to find out if the truck is a 1997 California model. The 97 Cali's had some differences in the fuel system (pulse dampener attached to the rear of the fuel pump), injectors (split-shot versus single shot), glowplug system, PCM (very hard to find by-the-way), and engine wiring harness that are good to know going forward. I don't know how much the Banks intake is, but I would save some cash and get a Tymar intake for it. You can DIY something similar, but do the research first (I recommend just getting the real deal). Whatever you do, do not use a K&N (or that type) system on it.
On these trucks, the transmission (if it's an auto E4OD) needs attention especially if you plan on heavy towing and increased horsepower, so don't overlook it. Get a better tranny cooler (something like the factory cooler from a 6.0L or a TruCool Max), an upgraded valvebody from someone like Brian's Truck Shop (BTS) or John wood Automotive, and a better torque converter. I'm sure others will be happy to add to all of this. Cheers!
1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed
SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.