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post #1 of 4 Old 07-25-2012, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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First diesel truck..

Hello, I just traded in my 2010 Silverado for an 06 King Ranch FX4 with only 50k miles on it. It was a local trade in and I got an awesome deal on it plus the dealership really wanted my Z71 since it was real clean and lifted. I was just tired of dreading pulling any type of trailer with any type of load. Heck, it struggled pulling 2 4 wheelers on an open trailer.

Its never had any problems except for a dead battery but I know you need extra care for these truck to avoid issues. I'm looking to buy an extended warranty just because I'm new to the diesel thing and I really dont know what I'm looking at under the hood. Can anyone recomend a warranty that will cover blown head gaskets, egt, injector issues etc.? I need one just long enough to figure out how this thing works.

But anyway, I really love the truck! The inside is amazing, power is awesome and it rides much better than expected for such a big heavy truck.

Look forward to enjoying the truck and the forum for may years to come!!


2006 F-250 KING RANCH FX4
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-25-2012, 01:13 PM
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Congrats on the truck - Good place to find out about Power Strokes!

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Welcome to the org.!

2001 F250 Lariat Crewcab, Automatic, 4X4

(Late '99 Regular Cab Work Truck)

6.5" Pro Comp Lift ~ Traction Bars ~ Son-Built Sliders ~ 16" Pro Comp Xtreme Wheels with 35" BFG TA KM2s
4" Banks Exh.-Power Elbow ~ Wicked Wheel ~ DIY AMSOIL EaAU4090 Intake ~ PHP 6 Pos Chip ~ LowDown LED Upgrade
Stage 1 Injectors ~ HankDaddy Mod. ~ BUILT TRANNY! 352 HP Shootin' for 375!
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Eric, congrats on your truck! Welcome to the forum!

2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
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