Well it has been 4 weeks since my accident and I’m finally in my new pride and joy!!!
For those of you who don’t know what happened I was involved in a rollover crash with my old truck. Click the link below for pictures of the carnage…
Crashed The Truck
Insurance paid out quickly (GO ALLSTATE!!) and I was extremely lucky to find another truck only 5 miles from my house, and its one hell of a truck to say the least, and defiantly much better than what I had before. It may be a year older and have 30K more miles but for the price and condition that this truck is in I couldn’t pass it up. I honestly would have sold my old truck for this one in a heartbeat. It has almost everything I could ask for and all for $24,000 out the door!
Here are the specifications and a ton of pictures, also check out my new signature at the end, pretty cool if you ask me!
2005 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed FX4
Dark Shadow Grey / Grey Leather Interior and Wood Grain Dash
18” X 10” Weld Racing Polished Aluminum Wheels
325/65R18 Falken A/T Tires (4K Miles Old)
6" SkyJacker Lift Kit, ProComp Nitrogen Shocks, Dual Steering Stabilizer
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exhaust with Stainless Tip
2008 Tailgate with Step
Chrome Billet Grill
Line-X Spray-On Bedliner
Alpine Door Speakers
In 2009 Ford upgraded the motor with ARP Headstuds, new EGR Cooler, Oil Cooler, Turbo Drain Tube and STC Fittings and fresh ELC coolant. The truck has always had Synthetic oil changed every 5k miles and fuel filters changed every 10k miles. Only used Motorcraft filters.
Upgrades done at 85k miles include: New oil rail plugs to maintain proper oil pressure, new fuel pressure regulator, new fuel filter drain plug, new glow plugs, new Motorcraft batteries, new brakes, new A/C control head, new sway bar bushings, new Ford, F-250 and Powerstroke emblems all the way around.
Still Waiting For the "Gone Looney" Sticker From Vivian
I couldn’t have asked for much more
I plan on adding a bunch more to this truck including a ton of stuff I took off my old truck and I will post everything on this thread as I go. Keep in mind I’m on a college budget so mods will start with what I have on hand and eventually go up to the bigger stuff. Also keep in mind that I’m leaving for college in 2 weeks and will be 5 hours away from home with no garage and limited tools so major modifications will have to wait for breaks from school.
The first things I will be doing include things I was able to remove from my old truck including Subwoofer, Amplifier, and some LED lights. I also got a Retro Solutions 8K Hi/Lo HID Kit. I also contacted Vivian for a new tune from the truck; I’m thinking Looney Wild and also the Track Version of the tune to run when I’m feeling the Need For Speed!
I also contacted Tony Wildman and Chris B. at TSD about getting their tunes to try out but Tony haven’t gotten back to me and Chris is in the process of moving so they aren’t doing email tuning until July when they get into their new building.
After all that will be Zoodad Mod, and CCV Mod, as well as deleting the catalytic converter. The truck has a 4” MBRP Turbo Back Exhaust but the CAT was kept in for whatever reason (no emissions checks in Florida)
When I come back home for a 2 week break before the Fall semester I will be doing a DiCad Solutions EGR Delete, and cleaning the intake and turbo.
I’m sorry this post was so long but I am REALLY excited about this
I want to say one last thing and that is THANK YOU to all the ORG members who have been helping me day and night through my problems here and there and who have supported me through this journey, I couldn’t have done any of this without you guys!