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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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New truck... mod time!!!
So it's now sittin' in the drive way... early '99 Superduty, ext cab, short bed. 4x4, 7.3 PSD, 6sp man trans... few dents on the bed, no real rust other than the back foot or so of the frame... (gonna need shackles and hangers soon)
Got it from a friend of mine who has had it for about a year... 180K miles, needs a good cleanin inside, but not in bad shape. Some wear on the drivers seat, but it's expected.
Been pickin' up the parts for the DIY intake, found a boost and EGT gauge at the house (were bought for the van in my sig, but never put them in yet...) and already have a partial stick of 3.5" exhaust pipe in the garage, next to the MIG welder... sounds like a straight exhaust to me! So all the prep work for a DP Tuner will be done. Or at least I have the parts... finding the time is the trick.
Prev. owner said he was getting about 17 mpg with it... That's a nice jump from my dually, it gets around 12 mpg on average. Now if I can just get some yellow paint on it, and get it lettered up like a work truck, maybe the company wallet will be payin' for stuff instaid of my personal one...
And I'm sure someone is gonna say something about pix... don't worry, I will post as soon as I can... haven't had a chance to snap one yet. Right now it's just an old dirty red ford. Want to take a picture of paint, not dirt!
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