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post #1 of 18 Old 05-27-2010, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Finally! My first real truck!!!

Finally I am getting my first real truck. It is a 2000 F250 7.3L extended cab, longbed.

I go to pick it up on Tuesday. It is in great shape, and is in top mechanical shape. The five speed tranny is a big plus.

It has 121K miles on it. It hasn't pulled a trailer much, at all, and has been babied. The guy hasn't driven it very much for the last three years, because he changed jobs. I saw that as a plus, not as many miles, and a minus, because diesels are meant to be driven. I know there will be things that I need to do to get it up to speed, but this is a great truck.

The nice part is, I get it for $8500. It is 4x2, but that is fine with me because I don't use the 4WD anyways. In winter I have never used it, even with all the snow we get, so I am not worried about not having the 4WD on this truck.

My only concern with getting the 250 was simply the weight carry capability. But I have gotten over that concern, because I figure I can upgrade the springs.

Take care,

John
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-27-2010, 05:24 AM
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Congrats and welcome to the org.!

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Thanks, Hank.

I doubt that our truck will ever look as good as yours.

Anybody know where we can get upgraded springs, so we can carry more weight?

Thanks,

John
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Not sure on the springs, but nice truck, a lot like mine. You will be happy with it. Just a few things to look into doing first!
-CCV mod
-zoodad mod
- and look into a good chip like TW or PHP, you will wonder how you drove the truck with out it!

2000 F250 7.3L EX.Cab Short Bed -05 Front end w/ HID's - Leveling shackles - Wicked wheel - Dipricol gauges - FORD AIS intake - Foil Delete - LINE-X Rockers - CCV dump - 315/70/17 BFG A/T with Eagle Alloy 197's - ELC w/ coolant filter and around the belt hose - PHP Hydra - Hpress oil x

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Well, if you're gonna go with a lift kit, which I'd imagine will help with that, I'd start by talking to Raul @ Stealth-Automotive.
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Chris,

Thanks for the reply. Your truck was the one I had in mind, when we were looking at this one. I would love ours to look somewhat like yours.

What do you recommend for the CCV mod (a kit, or assemble the items myself)? I think I understand what the zoodad mod is. Simply drilling so that the air intake can "breathe" easier.

I am not sure about the chip. My concern is what does it do for the truck in the long run? I want this baby to last a LONG time.

Thanks,

John
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JBM, great recommendation. I am thinking at the most, that I would probably just do a two inch lift.

What do you all think?

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i think what you could do is get some 350 rear springs and a 350 rear block and then get a 2.5" leveling kit for the front it would make it sit alot higher and it would make it be able to handle more weight. or if you are going to be carrying ALOT of weight try and find some F-450 rear leaf sets.

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Chris,

Thanks for the reply. Your truck was the one I had in mind, when we were looking at this one. I would love ours to look somewhat like yours.

What do you recommend for the CCV mod (a kit, or assemble the items myself)? I think I understand what the zoodad mod is. Simply drilling so that the air intake can "breathe" easier.

I am not sure about the chip. My concern is what does it do for the truck in the long run? I want this baby to last a LONG time.

Thanks,

John
Yup thats the zoodad thing... I just did it the other day and when you look at it you can tell it has to help it breath better.
here is the CCV deal I will be using soon.. CCV Mod
But right now I just have a hose connected and ran to the back of the truck. Very simple to do.
And the chips will not "hurt" your truck, but if you beat on with with a chip it will put more stress on it but all around the 6 pos. chip will be a big improvement!

2000 F250 7.3L EX.Cab Short Bed -05 Front end w/ HID's - Leveling shackles - Wicked wheel - Dipricol gauges - FORD AIS intake - Foil Delete - LINE-X Rockers - CCV dump - 315/70/17 BFG A/T with Eagle Alloy 197's - ELC w/ coolant filter and around the belt hose - PHP Hydra - Hpress oil x

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-Fusion front bumper - ATS 3" fender flares


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Yup thats the zoodad thing... I just did it the other day and when you look at it you can tell it has to help it breath better.
here is the CCV deal I will be using soon.. CCV Mod
But right now I just have a hose connected and ran to the back of the truck. Very simple to do.
And the chips will not "hurt" your truck, but if you beat on with with a chip it will put more stress on it but all around the 6 pos. chip will be a big improvement!
if he doesnt drive it hard (sounds like he doesnt ) with the manual transmission+the chip he will have no problems. some good ones are tony wildman and bill cohren at power hungry performance (he is behind alot of edge's stuff )

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