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post #1 of 30 Old 04-29-2007, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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hey there. im new here and i just purchased an 01 f250 powerstroke with an 8 inch lift and 37in tires. its a crew cab automatic. i know alittle bit about it but im new to diesels. is there anything about the year or motor i should know or problems i should watch for. i bought the truck in boise when i moved to idaho from pennsylvania whene i joined the airforce. so all you easterns the east is still the place to be all i see is tumble weeds and the rockies nothing beats the trees.

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Welcome to the .Org the only thing you should be aware of those engines 7.3l is the CPS going out sometimes ....other than that they are great engines.... work it hard and enjoy it

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cps? thanks for the replies guys. its my first truck ive got a mustang and its done me pretty good. any ideas for me when i take off the 8 in leaf spring and blocks to lower it before i get a 4inch suspension lift? thanks for the quick reply
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your gonna lower your truck? if you do put a 4" susp lift you wont be able to fit those 37" tires CPS (crankshaft position sensor) why do you want to drop your truck?
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Howdy and welcome to the site!
CPS = Cam Position Sensor. If your lucky it will give you a warning it is going south on you. In my case my truck "stuttered" acted like it would shut down then pick up power again. For a lot of people the engine just shuts down and thats it, until it is replaced. You will read where a lot of people carry a spare one in the truck. You can find them relatively inexpensive on Ebay.
I don't really have much experience with lifts so I can't help you out too much there. But someone else will sooner or later.
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if and when i move back to pa the headlights are supposed to be no more than 32 inches from the middle or something like that... 8 inches of body lift is too much... i like the looks but you know. i plan on going with new wheels and tires probably 35's but ill be in idaho for atleast 3 years so stacks and rhino liner is going to be before that probably a chip too
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ah k... that law applies here in cali too... but most of us just pay the fine when we get it which is not that often just when a cop is in a bad mood lol... the fine is i think around 300-500 bucks cant remember... its a fix it ticket but it would cost more to drop the truck than to just pay the fine.....get some pics of that bad boy so we can check it out
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check my garage theres one of my mustang and about 6 of the truck
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