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Old 10-25-2013, 03:24 AM
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My 2001 F250 7.3L Build, in the Army Life!

hey, im zack, ive been a long time creeper on this forum for about a year now, so i thought it be time i join.
im 20 years old from Reno Nevada and im in the army, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, currently deployed on jordan

so i joined the army fresh out of high school and went to basic and AIT. when i went home before going to my first duty station, i bought my first POWERSTROKE!!!!, this is my 2nd truck, i still have my first truck i just thought it was time to upgrade.

it was a pain in the butt finding a truck, i was set on a 1999-2003 7.3L crew cab, i didnt want anything else, so after searching for weeks i finally one, i only found 3 that i wanted in like 50 mile range, but then i found the perfect one!!!

picked her up for $13,000!!
not bad for what she's got, is what the fastest, cleanest, biggest, good looking on i found in the area and the CHEAPEST!!!
it's a WIN WIN!!!

she had all on her
banks big hoss chip
banks 4" monster exhaust
Spectrem cold air intake
8" super Lift
daul fox shocks up front
procomp traction bars
procomp daul steering stabilizer
5% tint all around
billet grille
stock all interior wise (stereo, everything)

i felt badassss as heck when i was driving in this thing at 19 years old!! felt like a boss!! thing was massive!!

this is what she looked like when i brought her home




here's my first truck!! still got her, but shes been sitting ever sense i moved to texas, shes still in reno
1979 Ford F150 Custom short bed with a 351M and a 4 speed with the granny gear, open diffs, 35x12.5r15 MTRs but climbs anything
believe it or not thats the stock suspension, just with new springs
this truck used to be my pride and joy everyday tell i joined the army and got my new truck

Heres a build thread of it if your interested, i got her when i was 17 and she was bone stock and been sitting for years
http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthr...cky-Penny-quot





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Old 10-25-2013, 06:04 AM
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What up Zack...Congrats on the new rig, man and thank you for your service :thumbsup:

One recommendation i say, is to dump the BANKS chip. If a must, get yourself a custom tuner/chip...GEARHEADS, TW, PHP...
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What up Zack...Congrats on the new rig, man and thank you for your service :thumbsup:

One recommendation i say, is to dump the BANKS chip. If a must, get yourself a custom tuner/chip...GEARHEADS, TW, PHP...
ya when i get back from my deployment the truck should be paid off so i can throw some gooodies in it,
i want to dump the banks chip, i like it but it only has 1 setting and i want to be able to play with the settings, i want to get a DP Tuner programmer, my buddy has one and its pretty nice and simple

ive had this truck for about 9 months now, i got it at the end of march 2013, ive done a lot to it sense ive had it,

i'll post more when i get the chance

heres how she looks now

just a little teaser for you all
this was taken around 15 August 2013, i havent done anything to here sense but put new tires on it


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i was dialed in on getting a 7.3l i started buying parts before i even had one!!!!

but i ended up buying
05-07 harley lights
05-07 black grille
08-13 tail lights
1800 watts kenwood amp
stinger amp wire kit
JVC double din stereo








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Old 10-25-2013, 11:31 AM
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but once i got the truck i wanted, i started throwing parts on!!
first things were the easy one,
so i did the tail lights

they bolted right in, took me 15 minutes, the only thing i had to do was buy a new socket and bulb from Oriellys and wire it in for the back up lights and it worked out perfect, i love them!!
i hate that old foggy head light look, i like the clear new look

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congrats on the truck....
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then i threw in the JVC stereo and Subs with amp
i pulled the subs out of my old truck
they are 2 12" pioneer champion series in a truck box

the thing was i went to go put them behind the back seat and they didnt fit so i put them on the floor tell i figure out that if you take out the back seat and flip the bracket around underneath the seat yo gain about 2 to 3 inches and it worked out perfect, now my subs fit behind the seat with plenty of room and people still have plenty of leg room



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then i replaced the drive line carrier my buddy whose a diesel mechanic said i should have it replaced before i drive down to Texas from Nevada, so i knocked it out in about an hour, the part was only like 30 bucks


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Old 10-25-2013, 11:45 AM
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id say she was looking pretty good!!
took her out 4 wheeling and she did pretty good, cruised up everything pretty good, didnt even really need 4 wheel





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so for now the day i was dreading for a while because this one was going some cutting, so once i did this there was no going back

the front end conversion
i was going to get the bumper but once i finished this i kind of like the look of the old school bumper with then new head lights and grille, i just had to paint the bottom plastic part black to match

now this looked just wrong,


so it finally started!! i was a little nervous cutting into it but it was defiantly worth it
so i took off the lights and grille











after i painted the bottom plastic piece

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