Well, I'm here to learn a little more about the Powerstroke. My cousin just picked up a 97 Ford Powerstroke and Dwayne sent me this way as a resource.
We've had a lot of Powerstroke's at work, but I'm a Duramax guy at heart. (Don't ban me).
I personally have owned quite a few diesel trucks, my current truck is an 05 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax. Crew Cab Short Bed 4wd LT
Mods so far...
2" drop shackles
AD2 200 Lift Pump
Edge Insight CTS
LEDS all the way around
Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks
Put a stock bumper back on it.
When I bought the truck it has 295/75/16 tires with quick lift blocks in the rear and leveling keys in the front. I removed the blocks, put in stock keys and installed new stock-ish sized tires on h2 rims.
I have big goals for the truck, but it'll take me awhile to get there. The truck's primary purpose is a tow truck, but what tow truck shouldn't go fast.
Tuning will be by Idaho Rob at Adrenaline Truck Performance.
Here are some pics, the top is how it was when I bought it and bottom is a progress photo.
More progress photos, I don't have a real current photo, but the truck rims are plasti dipped now.
My cousin has been helping me with this project and I was glad to see him finally join the diesel club himself.
Other than the Duramax project I also have a '78 Ford Bronco project my cousin and I have been working on. It's getting a full cage put in it right now by Black Star Customs, it will be a long traveled Bronco with 3" x 16" ADS coil overs in the front.
I have a build thread over on another AutoGuide forum for Broncos. I won't link to it, since I still don't know all the rules yet.
I'm pretty active on a few AutoGuide forums including Full Size Bronco and Duramax Forum.
Well.... I hope to learn some good information here. The goal of the Powerstroke is a reliable daily driver and tow truck. He doesn't have a huge budget, but if you have any suggestions of small inexpensive upgrades please let me know.
Truck is at my house right now (he's actually driving my Duramax), we're going to be putting a water pump in it this week, additionally replacing coolant sensors. He went through and thoroughly detailed the truck over a couple days and it still could use some more attention. Sometime along the way here I'll try to get some pictures of it posted up.
The truck appears to be pretty stock, it's had a tune before, but doesn't appear to now. If I recall the book I found in the truck was for a Superchips. It doesn't have an intercooler or other upgrades like that yet, I understand that's an upgrade to look into later as well. It's an F250 Extended Cab Long Bed 4wd with Solid Front Axle.