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Old 10-29-2012, 04:15 PM
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New to Diesel, forum with some Q's

This looks like a great resource for me to learn and help close the gap on my diesel knowledge. I'm a Ford guy, I've owned 04 F150 which I sold. I now have a 06 Mustang with a bunch of mods. I just picked up a 2002 F250 7.3 powerstroke for my brother. Its an XL model with 113k on the clock. From my understanding its nothing for a diesel. I would like some insight on which way to go for mods and some tech help. Let me say the truck is pretty clean for a truck, dings and dents, and was hardly driven averaged about 12k a year..

Just a few days ago it started leaking tranny fluid when at an slope? Is this a common issue? Is there a TBS on this any where? Does anyone have a write-up on fix.

The recessed lights are killing me..I would like to replace them but need some help on my options. I almost bought some from Ebay..Ugg..

Tuner, Edge, I have an option of picking one of these up for $150. Looks like canned tunes, is this worth it or should I look else where.

Oh..in case your wondering my user name comes from my dog..I'm his seeing eye person.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:20 PM
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Gauges, Intake, Exhaust, and a tune are the first things I'd do.

Look in to a PHP Phoenix for your tune, more than $150, but way worth it.

03' F-250
7.3l
Leveling kit on 33's
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Custom tunes will happen...which gauges? Tranny will need to be addressed first.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:18 PM
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I'd recommend ISS PRO or Autometer

03' F-250
7.3l
Leveling kit on 33's
5" Flo-Pro exhaust
Cold air intake
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:36 PM
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This looks like a great resource for me to learn and help close the gap on my diesel knowledge. I'm a Ford guy, I've owned 04 F150 which I sold. I now have a 06 Mustang with a bunch of mods. I just picked up a 2002 F250 7.3 powerstroke for my brother. Its an XL model with 113k on the clock. From my understanding its nothing for a diesel. I would like some insight on which way to go for mods and some tech help. Let me say the truck is pretty clean for a truck, dings and dents, and was hardly driven averaged about 12k a year..

Just a few days ago it started leaking tranny fluid when at an slope? Is this a common issue? Is there a TBS on this any where? Does anyone have a write-up on fix.

The recessed lights are killing me..I would like to replace them but need some help on my options. I almost bought some from Ebay..Ugg..

Tuner, Edge, I have an option of picking one of these up for $150. Looks like canned tunes, is this worth it or should I look else where.

Oh..in case your wondering my user name comes from my dog..I'm his seeing eye person.
Get 05 style lights.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:56 PM
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Get 05 style lights.

Are there any additional mods that are needed to get this some. Grill, hood and fender? Or is this splicing wires and bolt on?
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:12 PM
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I would say first,
Then, first thing is first with modding your truck, get it up to date on all maintenance and make sure things are functioning properly. It really helps the truck when adding extra power.

Now, if you want opinions on looks,
LOL!
I am a fan of the xlt lights from an 02-04 and the 99-01 marker lights.
It would be nice to know what your truck looks like though.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:56 PM
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Here ya go.

My brother in the pic, the truckis for him.





my toy..


old look..

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NICE TOY!! oh and the truck is clean too! Lol

Yeah I would hate the lights too. Pretty sure you could pick up the clear flush 02-04 headlights for a good price and should go RIGHT in. 05's require a little work which can be found by searching but I bet you already are.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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05's require a little work which can be found by searching but I bet you already are.
Your right I'm looking and I see have to cut some fiber glass.
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