Hello everybody! I apologize in advance for the longwinded intro. New member here currently looking for my first truck. Some background about me will probably help. I am currently finishing up my senior year as a civil engineering student way up in the north country of upstate NY but am from the Boston area. Iíve been working in the construction/engineering field since a kid since my father owns an engineering firm. As such, trucks are nothing new to me as we have had plenty of work trucks over the years (in fact the first one I remember from my childhood is an Isuzu Trooper and an old 70ís F100). While trucks are nothing new, Fordís are. Iíve been raised a Chevy guy after my father got fed up with the Fords he had and hasnít gone back since the 80ís.
I come from the Nissan side of cars. My summer car is a 91 240sx with an SR20DET in it and no, I do not drift it. Love it, makes 250hp on a mustang dyno and still needs a good tune. Iíve tune the gas maps very well but I need to get my timing maps better. My dd is an 06 Nissan Sentra Spec-V, and is great on gas. Since Iíve worked as a field engineer and am going to be continuing to work as one, a truck is the better option over the Sentra in the field. I used to drive it and used it as the work ďtruckĒ and ended up putting a lot of miles on it not to mention it is very rough with the sportiness of the car and punctured high performance summer tires.
Have been looking into diesel trucks and Iíve noticed where I am the Powerstrokes are the more affordable option over the Duramax and a Cummins. As much as Iíd love to get a Duramax, Iíd be perfectly fine with a nice and reliable 7.3. A friend who graduated last year picked up a 7.3 and heís in love with it. So anyways, here I am hoping to gather some information for my truck search and maybe even find some nice rust free trucks down south to take a nice trip out to pick up. Thanks!
Some pics of the 240 (I know don't yell its not a truck
Blew the original turbo, had to get a nice new, bigger one.
And here's the engine bay. A bit different, but that's from the previous owner.