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post #1 of 11 Old 12-02-2007, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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New guy with some questions

Hello everyone, I have owned my '00 F-250 for a little over one year. I've put about 14K miles on it so far, it currently has 122K on the odometer. The truck is bone stock except for a DIY intake and an SVO conversion.

I want to start doing a few modifications to the truck and also learn some of the Powerstroke terms so I can keep up with all the posts.

I spent a couple hours searching this morning and these are the questions I still have...

1. What is the benefit of the high idle mod?

2. What does OBS stand for?

3. What rearend ratios are available for my truck and where is the best place to buy from? Assuming I have a 3.73 I want to swap it for a 3.55 or similar, is there such a ratio available?



Thanks in advance and I'm very impressed with amount of nice people on this site. I think I'm going to like it here!


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Welcome to the org. um the high idle is just to let your truck warm up faster when its cold wont be used for driving as far as gear ratio morelikely it is 3.73 and about obs i dnt no as well would like to know also but welcom again

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OBS means Old Body Style BTW WELCOME TO THE ORG!!

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cool so i have the NBS haha sorry ok thanks

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Rob.... first off Welcome to the Org as far as your questions go:

1) hich idle is sued to bump up the RPM's for when your warming up your truck in the morning or when your parked and using the AC or heater...

2) OBS stands for Old Body Style

3) as far as ratios go i can get your a 3.55 gear set for the rear axle.... do you have 4x4 cause if you do youll need some for the fronts too.....

Let me know if you have any questions

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high idle mod is basically for a guy that idles for long periods of time frequently and the mod will raise your rpm so carbon build up doesnt occur in your turbo.

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Wow those were some quick responses! Thanks guys.

OK so since I'm in AZ I shouldn't need to worry about the high idle, my truck will idle just over 1000 rpm if I let it idle while I'm hooking up a trailer (seems to only increase if it's cold outside), normally it idles around 750 or so.

Mine is a 2wd so I'll just be needing the rear ring, could you please PM me about pricing.

OBS, Ok so is that referring to the pre-'99 7.3L trucks?



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A few pics of my truck....it really only comes out to do some light towing here and there....should last me the rest of my days.






Also since it'a a 2wd I don't think it will make a good offroad rig so I'm contemplating lowering it. I have a few reasons for this: It will be easier to load/unload my veggie containers, it will hopefully get better highway mileage due to less drag, I like the look and maybe it will actually fit in the garage!

Here is a photoshop I did to get a preview of what it will look like with a DJM 3-5 kit with some OEM styled 20" wheels. I know it's not what most of you guys are into and I won't take any offense to the comments....I actually really like the look.

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def lower it... that thing looks nice that way......


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WELCOME to the site!! Nice truck and, yes, I vote lowered also. Looks Sweet!

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