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post #1 of 22 Old 07-15-2007, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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New and looking for help

I just bought a 2000 F250 7.3L manual trans shortbed extended cab. This is my first diesel truck and so far I am thrilled. I always buy used and while I wasn't looking to buy a vehicle this one just fell in my lap. I have interests that usually test the limits of whatever truck I have. They include 4X4 rock climbing out west, pulling a 33 foot travel trailer, truck camping (why I have a travel trailer and not a fifth wheel, I have a camper shell on my truck) and I also drive about 300 to 500 miles a week visiting clients for work.

I am eager to start outfitting my new (to me) truck with a few things and I hope to get some advice from those with experience. Thanks
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Welcom to the org, your gonna find a lot of folks around here that really now how to make that truck fly.

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these diesels really get up and go, but with a few mods youll be pleasantly surprised!! Welcome to the site!!!!


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We'll im definately no expert so you'll have to ask someone who knows what they are talking about but you could go ahead and get you an exhaust, air intake, gauges, and a chip. Now which ones you would like for your setup ask some people that know a little more than me. My truck has stock straightpipe exhaust, zoodad mod, air intake and gauges on the way and in a month a ts chip. good luck
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