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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 AM
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I have a 99 F250 that I've had for about 3 years. Last spring I had the turbo rebuilt and replaced the AC compressor and receiver. Other than that, no problems. I pull a 5th wheel that's around 11,000 pounds. I have no problem pulling but it does seem a bit heavy as it wants to bounce the back end some.

I have been looking at new and just a couple of year old trucks but can't bring myself to get back into a truck payment. So I have decided to keep the 99 and do some up grades.

The first one is air springs. The biggest question I have is removing a leaf or two out of the rear. I've only found one web site that's says to do so for better ride empty. As about ever 4 to 6 weeks I drive from Kansas to Ohio, I could use a softer ride when I'm empty.

The other issue I have is fuel economy. It has gone down some over the last 6 months, maybe since the turbo rebuild.

I will look on here for help in these areas and for other upgrades.

I would be very thankful for advise as this is my first diesel.

It's a 99 F250 7.3, Banks 6 Gun and 4 inch turbo back exhaust.
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You can get full air ride on the rear. THAT will be smooth.

Intake, exhaust, gauges, EBPV EBP sensor ICP fuel pressure and other things can give bad mileage.
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