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Old 12-13-2012, 06:17 PM
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All New Hoping to Get My First Diesel

Hey Guys,
Well this is my first post and looking at my first Diesel! I live in Northeastern Ohio and the snow season is coming. Figured it was time to trade in my Current Truck for a diesel. Research shows that a ...
2000 Ford F-250 Extended Cab fits the bill. It has 200K I think and looks like I can get it for under $3000... What do you guys think?
I was looking to put another $1000 into it possible to make it a 100% daily driver and Tow Vehicle when need be. I love to add to diesel engines and have worked on them in the past, so willing to start a learning curve and get some real power with time and of course $$$. Anyway Hello and would love your guys input on first few mods.
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is it four wheel drive? regardless it sounds like a good deal to me for a running power stroke
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3k?? Sounds like a deal to me. Does it need anything? How about rust? Just curious with it being from Ohio... I live east of Columbus. Welcome to the org!
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is it four wheel drive? regardless it sounds like a good deal to me for a running power stroke
I dont think it is. However I am looking at a few others as well.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:18 PM
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3k?? Sounds like a deal to me. Does it need anything? How about rust? Just curious with it being from Ohio... I live east of Columbus. Welcome to the org!
Yeah its got some rust bed is almost toast, but I'm thinking its just to try out for a few months and see what I think and if I like the Ford sell it and get little nicer, if I can $1,000 every couple months I could get a nicer 2000 Crew Ford.
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So thinking a Banks System just not sure which one. Big Hoss?
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:38 PM
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Looks like it would include:

Techni-Cooler® Intercooler System
TransCommand®
Monster® Exhaust
Monster® Diesel Duals Exhaust
Six-Gun® Diesel Tuner
Big Hoss® Module
Monster Muffler
BigHead® Wastegate Actuator
Banks Power Elbow® Assembly
High-Boost Compressor Wheel

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:35 AM
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No replies ... Really?
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i personally wount invest all that money into that truck...i would use it for learning experience. If id come across a better one thats when id start moding..just my
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i personally wount invest all that money into that truck...i would use it for learning experience. If id come across a better one thats when id start moding..just my
you would probably say the same to me its hard to say, Not sure how I feel about the kit you mentioned

I dont think I agree with everything on that list. But at this point focus on finding a truck you really like, so you dont have to re sell and re buy before modding.

my truck is kind of a POS compared to most on this site, but I love it. Every second driving it puts a smile on my face lol
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I recommend doing DIY stuff, you get to know your truck a lot better, and its a lot cheaper. Whats the goals for the truck? daily drivers? you tow? what do you like to do? it all depends on what mods will be recommended. Keep us updated!


I know it depends completely on location, but to give you an idea, my truck was 195k miles, 5 speed 4x4 truck..rust around wheel wells but cab and frame are great. No issues with the truck in the 20k miles ive owned it. I paid 3500

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