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post #1 of 8 Old 09-03-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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My first truck

I really wish I bought one sooner I've dealt with import cars most of my life, mainly 3000gt's, dsms, and subarus. I currently own a 94 3000gt vr4 and an sti swapped 98 Subaru Impreza. I just picked up a 2005 Ford f250 diesel lariat with 119k miles on it last week. It was a virginia truck for sale in Pittsburg PA. I hate rust so it's worth driving a little ways to get one. I drove my vr4 home from san diego back in 2008 with 39k miles on it.

I have a computer engineering degree and work on medical software but I'm a complete car junkie. I do all of my work myself (window tinting, clutches, drivetrain swaps, painting, polishing, sandblasting, wiring, etc) I even did the wire harness merge in my subaru. I have a lift, and a car trailer (hence need for the truck). I like to buy old dsms/3000gts/subarus/stand up jet skis on craigslist and fix them up or part them out in my spare time.

Anywho, I don't plan on lifting my truck or doing anything crazy with it. Going from driving my lowered 3000gt to a truck takes a little getting used to. I just want to make it reliable and rust proof it. I'm still researching but these are my plans.

- pull cab and bed, clean and por15 everything, spray bar and chain oil inside frame rails
- Drill 5 2" holes in the bottom of my tail gate to let it drain better. por15 the inside
- pull interior out and either por15 or grease the cab corners, same for inside the doors. The truck isn't rusty now and I want to keep it that way.
- arp headstuds
- HPOP upgrade kit
- FPR upgrade kit w/ 6.4 banjo bolts
- clean turbo vanes when everything is apart
- change coolant with non silcone type
- change oil and fuel filters. I use rotella 5w40 t6 in my subaru which is a diesel oil. I've seen it ina few people's sig's on here. It would be nice to just stock up on it. I use brad penn oil in my vr4
- egr delete
- 4 or 5" turboback exhaust
- scp tuner
- weathertechs (already ordered)
- buff entire truck

I'm still debating what to do with the oil cooler. The truck runs and drives 100% right now with no problems. It's probably way overkill for what I'll be using it for so I may just stick with the stock oil cooler.

here are some pics. I paid $13.5k for it. It needed 2 new tires up front, 1 tie rod end, and the abs light is on.

and here are my other cars. I have a ton of extra pics on photobucket if anyone is interested.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-03-2012, 04:41 PM
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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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2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
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17" Polished Forge Alum. Wheels,
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Looks like a nice truck. I've always like the 3000's and those suber-boobs as I call them can be wicked. Once you get up in the SD you might not want to fall back into the cars. I had a intergra for a good run around rig and got tired of climbing back out.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-10-2012, 04:23 PM
Fifth Wheeler w/ Diesel

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Hi, welcome to Nice looking cars

2005 Ford F250 6.0L Lariat Ext Cab SB 4x4 'Ulysses'

July 12, 2012 with 166,892 kms - 103,019 miles

Dieselsite Coolant Filter Sys, Trail-FX LP Toolbox, Duraliner, Insight CS,
Blue Spring Upgrade, Turbo Return Pipe Upgrade, Michelin LTX M/S2 Tires

Next; SCT SF3 3015 Tuner, EGR Delete, ARP Studs, Edge EGT Sensor & Turbo Timer
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