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Best upgrades for life of the truck
occasional poster. Questions for the throng if you will indulge me.
Have an '08 F-250 crew LB 4x4 w/160kmiles. purchased 14 months ago w/125k.
It is a plain jane XL version.
It WAS stock.
I did a DPF/CAT delete + H&S XRT tuner. I have an Edge CTS for gauges.
I run the hot damn tune because I was told on this forum that (+ light foot) would get me the best MPG.
I also have EGR delete kit (still have to install) and a coolant filter.
The truck has a new radiator as well - stock - to replace leaky old one.
I currently get about 16 city and better than 20 on the highway, so I'm pretty happy with the MPG.
What I want to know is this... What things should I be putting on my upgrade list to bulletproof this truck so I can get half a million+ miles out of it.
I primarily use this truck as a commuter - only because I need a truck around the farm and for the house I am building, and I can't afford a separate commuter car. It also hauls the family on vacation.
but time to time, I load it down to full weight on trailers and bed for construction material and rental equipment, backhoes, tractors, plywood, sheetrock etc.....
So, where should I start on a list of upgrades I can slowly start adding to extend the life of this truck. I like the better performance from the tuner, and don't mind making it even better, but my primary concern is making the truck as solid and dependable / worry free as I can get it (and yes, i do regular good maintenance).
So, what would you put on, and why, and in what order?
I can probably afford to drop about 2k per year on upgrades - If I can make the truck last 10 years, that's still cheaper than new trucks, since I only paid 16k for this one, and it's in good shape.
Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom.
Oh, and while it is a 250, I wouldn't mind upgrading suspension in mild fashion since I do on rare occasion haul heavy loads - are there any reasonable upgrades to make it more of a 350'ish truck? Not looking for lifts, just heavier loads
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