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Nice truck; and good job on getting a 7.3. Nice LT250R too. I built a full XC race spec 1986 Honda TRX250R a few years ago, but sold it when the local riding spots went away.
Before a chip or any other mod, I recommend changing all fluids (if they need it) to get yourself a baseline on maintenance for the truck. Changing all the fluids sounds like it's not a big deal, but it can get expensive (especially if you go full synthetic) so plan for it in your budget. I switched everything in my truck to Amsoil and Schaeffers synthetics (engine, trans, t-case, differentials) and the complete switch cost me somewhere around $450.
2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights
2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Last edited by E-Man; 04-15-2012 at 12:00 AM.