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post #1 of 16 Old 08-05-2010, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Bought my first truck

Hay guys i just bought my first truck its a 2001 f350 7.3L 4x4 with 153,000 miles on her. got it for about 9200 with a 5 year/ 100,000 mile warranty. My question is now what are things to do to it to make it last longer i know the air filter, exhaust, and tuner but is there any thing else to get them to last a bit longer. also the bed is in kind of roughish shape so how would you get the bed of the truck off the body of the truck because it is rubbing against the body and makes all kinds of noises
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body mounts underneath the bed are how to get it off. You should probably look for a take off bed for sale somewhere on here maybe?

It sounds like you got a pretty decent deal.

Make sure you do all the maintenance stuff (oil, air filter, fuel filter, etc) first, and worry about mods later.

Has the tranny been rebuilt? you may want to think about doing a chip on it if it hasn't been rebuilt, and most people would suggest gauges before chip (not me, since I don't drive her hard nor do I haul anything)

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with the warranty i have i have to change the oil every 4 months or 4000 miles by a dealer but it will probley be around the 4 month and i dont haul or beat the thing. as far as the tranny i dont believe it has been rebuilt but it shifts smooth and had a good buddy of mine drive it as well and he felt the same way about it
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as far as lasing a long time... what do you plan on using it for?

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just driving from my college to home and only carrying a cord of wood in the back nothing heavy
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grats on first truck, reg maint. and gauges even if you dont have a chip. I can get up to 1200egt's w/stock tune and mods in my sig.

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gauges are just nice to have so you can see whats going on in the important spots of your truck.. more like insurance in my eyes

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alright thanks guys
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Removing the bed is easy. You need to somehow remove the 6-8 bolts on the bed floor holding the bed on (if they won't come out, grind them off), remove the 3 bolts on the gas filler neck, remove the gas cap, and unhook the two electrical connections at the rear for the lights. To get it off, you'll need 3 friends and a case of beer. Where's the pics of the truck??

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havent been able to take pictures my self of it but here are a couple from the dealer
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