Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rochester NY
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New OBS in NY
I have been lurking on this wonderful site for a couple years now, but I just recently purchased my first ever diesel pick up.
It’s a 1996 F-350 Regular Cab 7.3L PS 4X4 ZF5 with 4.10 non-lock and new Premium Warn manual front hubs. It’s got just over 230k on the clock. The pictures are from the PO when I found it online, she looks a bit different already:
First thing I did was steam off the old purple window tint and window decals. I scrubbed the interior as best I could, but it needs some panels and lights replaced. I also sanded the rear tail lights to get rid of the tint and I have factory replacements for the front on the way.
I just had it in the shop to get it inspected and tuned up. After a new coolant sensor (not working), EBP Tube (cracked), and new parking brake cables, she is running like a top!
When I bought the truck it already had the following upgrades:
- K&N FIPK (Dont worry, I checked the turbo for dusting before purchasing the truck, and it’s already got a new 6637 in place of the K&N)
- 3" Down / 4" Straight Exhaust with 6" Tip
- Beans Deisel Performace 6 Pos. Chip (Stock, Daily Driver, Tow, Econ, Performance, Smoke)
Its currently got a set of 285/75/16's on it, and I am trying to tell if it has some type of lift bc it looks taller then normal, even with the 285's. If anyone can tell, I would appreciate some info! I think my next set of rubber will be 265 to help a bit with mpg’s.
It also came with:
Smoked headlamp, tail lamp, corner lamp, and parking lamp
Back Rack headache rack
Mastercraft AT2 285/75/16 Tires
Premium Warn locking hubs
All new steering linkage
Brand new spindle and spindle nut kit
A new driver side stub axle assembly
Rancho RS5000 shocks front and rear
Super Duty Duralast starter upgrade( with warranty)
2 new Duralast Gold Batteries( with warranty)
I have big plans for the truck, it’s going to be my Daily, so I want to get some SD springs in it, as well as replacing the dash, trim panels and carpet with sound proofing as well as replace the bench with a 40/20/40. (PO started switching from stock blue to gray, which I actually prefer so I will finish the job).
I also need to put in some gauges (EGT’s and boost) and I would like to wire in a high idle with switch and put in a keyless entry system as well as replace the factory speakers and crappy aftermarket stereo .
It took me a long time searching for this truck, but I finally have exactly what I have been looking for, a reg cab, manual, 7.3L 4X4 Powerstroke, I am really looking forward to my newest project!