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post #1 of 12 Old 09-14-2007, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question Buying a new 6.4L

I am specing out and purchasing a new Lariat 4WD, 6.4L, Auto trans, 4 door, just about everything that is offered by Ford. I am asking for 20 in wheels which I will upgrade to Michelan AT's. I plan on installing a Buckstop front bumper with a Warn 16.5ti winch, PIAA lights. A Ram Mount Computer consule, H-P computer and a H-P printer. Rhino liner with a Undercover truck bed tonneau. When Banks brings out their exhaust system and gauges I will upgrade. Thinking of upgrading the brakes to Baer.

I am thinking of going TWO inches on the suspension.

As I have not finalized this truck, I am asking for input from you members on what would be ideal.

I will not be using this for serious off-road, NO snow plowing, but will play in the snow, doubt if I will ever tow anything other a boat. Maybe an occasional BMW for exhaust fodder.

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AWesome man - congrats on staring the purchase!!!

And you better get us some pics when you get it!

Just be careful on some mods if you like your warranty as Ford is trying to scare people straight on the 6.4's!!!

oh, and WELCOME To the ORG!!!!
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to the ORG!! Get pics of the rig when you finally get it.

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Welcome to the ORG.!

Congrats, and don't forget to post some pics!

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What you mentioned is great! You'll have to get the right mods for power, but they are out now. So check around here for posts on what to do with these awesome rigs! They 08s are awesome! If I had some extra bread layin around, I'd be pickin one up myself! Let's see the final result!!
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Cant hide money, thats for sure! You will love it!
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Unhappy ULSD vs. LSD. Availability in your area?

'08 F-350, 6.4 l PS. I live in the flat lands of KS and with only 500 miles on my 6.4l probably did all the wrong things. I hauled a 30 ft 5th wheel into the mountains of Colorado, NM and AZ and couldent find any ULSD west of the front range of the Rockies. Distribuitors in the mountains confirmed this in Sept 2008. I traveled 3000 miles on LSD and some #2 diesel. Am I lucky or what??? From my experience I would still put in LSD or #2 if the ULSD was not available. Better than it sitting alongside the road. It probably did regenerate more, but how could I tell since most of the driving was over 60 MPH. I would appreciate information. What will you do?
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I cant believe you coulnt find ULSD, I live in Farmington NM and travel around CO, AZ, UT, and NM and have never had a problem finding it. Most places I just pull up and they have it, I think the only place I had to look for it was in UT and that was only once.
I dont know when you were looking for it but right now it's everywhere in those states.

By the way Gweaver good luck on the New Truck, you will LOVE IT they are awesome!!!!!!!!!

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I am specing out and purchasing a new Lariat 4WD, 6.4L, Auto trans, 4 door, just about everything that is offered by Ford. I am asking for 20 in wheels which I will upgrade to Michelan AT's. I plan on installing a Buckstop front bumper with a Warn 16.5ti winch, PIAA lights. A Ram Mount Computer consule, H-P computer and a H-P printer. Rhino liner with a Undercover truck bed tonneau. When Banks brings out their exhaust system and gauges I will upgrade. Thinking of upgrading the brakes to Baer.

I am thinking of going TWO inches on the suspension.

As I have not finalized this truck, I am asking for input from you members on what would be ideal.

I will not be using this for serious off-road, NO snow plowing, but will play in the snow, doubt if I will ever tow anything other a boat. Maybe an occasional BMW for exhaust fodder.

George
Hey George welcome to the site! I wouldn't waste the money on exhaust if your looking for sound or a noticeable power increase. The DPF is just too big to let out any sound and its also the main reason for not that great of a performance increase. Bigger brakes are always better, but the stock brakes do a great job with stock tire and wheels.....hope this helps, post some pics when you get it!

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