Hello - sorry for the mixed bag of questions here, but some of this is hard to search for.
I just got an '05 F250 4 door, 4WD (FX4), mint condition, with 65K miles. I'll use it for some daily driving, some hauling of building materials in the bed, some vacation driving, occasionally hauling a horse trailer with one or two horses. So, in short: no interest in burnouts or sled pulling or recreational 4 wheeling or extreme heavy hauling. I could have gotten by with an F150 but I got a good price on this one and I love diesels.
I plan on bullet proofing in the next year. Should I do it all at once, or if I'm on a budget, is it feasible to do it a bit at a time?
Other than skid plates, does anyone know what else was with the FX4 package in the '05 period? I "feel" like both rear wheels locked in a slippery mud situation yesterday and don't know if I have a locking diff or not.
What else is particular to the '05 period trucks? I know for instance that that was they year they got coil springs up front...any other tricks or goodies?
It came from a Ford dealership. I am assuming they used Ford Gold coolant - this means an immediate flush and fill with ELC - am I correct?
Also, they say their shop does a fair number of "bullet proofings" and use the kits from Bullet Proof Diesel. Has anyone ever gone to the dealership for this work? Makes me nervous, but I'm open to new ideas...
I am really glad to have found this forum and excited about my truck. I hope to bullet proof it and keep it for 20 years. Thanks for your help.