Hello everyone. I am new to the forum, and also a new owner of a cream puff 2002 F-250 Lariat PSD!
I live in Texas, but found this truck while on business in Charlotte, NC. It is a 2002 F-250 Supercab LWB Lariat with 31,500 original miles! It literally looks like it just came brand new off the showroom floor. It was a babied one owner. I was a little skeptical at first with the low miles. It has been my experience that when a vehicle has not been driven much, it can sometimes have problems more than one that has some miles. However, I have had it for 3 months, and it has not produced any known issues.
I have read the forum here some before my purchase. The carfax showed that the infamous cam position sensor had been replaced. The truck is also bone stock with no mods.
Now that I have had a few months to get a feel for the truck, I am curious about some mild performance mods. I am not a hot rodder, but the stock acceleration seems to be a little lagging. I never accelerate more than half throttle though, mainly due to trying to keep my fuel bill down. My main goal in doing a mod is to achieve higher fuel economy. I would also like a little more acceleration performance. I am not currently towing anything heavy, so a towing performance mod is not necessary (I bought the truck for payload, not heavy towing, as I will eventually get a truck camper).
My main concern on doing mods is the effect of wear and tear such mods might create (I hear the auto tranny does not hold up to higher power). I was hoping some of you might could offer some insight on to what I could do to achieve higher fuel economy and a little better acceleration without sacrificing the reliability of my truck.
I am pretty much in the dark on many of the mods available, but i did see a tuner featured in a magazine that peaked my interest. It's called the DP Infinity. If I go with a tuner, I definitely want one that reprograms, not a piggyback (I have a Harley, and the piggyback tuners for them are crap).
Thanks in advance for any advice! Pics of truck attached below.