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post #1 of 18 Old 11-28-2007, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I want to start a new thread about average Joe and his truck. I've got and OBS 95 7.3 psd. When I joined the forum I had thoughts of doing some mods and whatever. But guess what, the truck runs great does what I want, and gets me from point A to point B with enough power. I have scrapped the idea of a lot of mod's (except the beefy transmission I am going to get from Brian's, in the spring because of the towing issue I have). So am I alone, or are any of you guy's happy with you stock truck. I think mods and Hp stuff sometimes cloud up the whole outlook of the basic truck.

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I wish I could share your lack of thirst for more HP...

My pockets would have a few more pennies in them!

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Alright..... its good to hear someone whos not interested in 700hp.....I have two near stock strokes. Small chips, exhaust minor stuff. The reason i drive strokes is not to have to work on something all the time. Those high mod trucks are nice to look at but i drive 100-150 miles a day. I gave my lifted 01 250 to my girlfriend cause i got tired of bouncing around. I drive a near stock 96 350 and it pulls ANYTHING i want and goes a lot faster than I want to go. It'll also still be around when all the high hp trucks are on there 2nd, 3rd engine. I love to see a stroke do a burnout or truck pull or hook chains and drag a dodge or duramax. But for me..... i want something i can drive for 10-15yrs worry free. Thats also why i' sticking witht the tried and true 7.3!!!!
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I have the thurst!!!!!, but economics is the main issue here, dollars per horsepower / with fuel cost added in. So what's it worth?

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The only thirst I have is for Miller Lite and a truck to last several hundred thousand miles. For the guys that have money to spend thousands of dollars a year on mods and repairs....thats awesome. I love to see what a wound up stroke can do. But what makes me smile even more is the 1993 stock f250 i saw the other day with 832,000 mile on orig. motor. Either way...long live ford diesel.(hopefully they'll pull it together soon.)
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I guess you and I are the only ones that are satisfied with lightly moded or stock trucks.

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My 2002 is my first diesel, and I like it the way it is but it is hard not to get sucked into trying to get more out of it. My plan (so far) is to go just slightly away from stock. I think I am going to get the AIS intake, a good free flow muffler as opposed to an entire exhaust system, and the edge evolution II programmer. I want this particular programmer due to the cool electronic gauges. I know I will set the programmer to whatever setting gives the best mileage, being the cheap bugger that I am. That is all I want and is more than I will ever need. I don't ever intend to lift it or anything of that sort. Am I close enough to stock for you guys? I too am more interested in having the truck last a long time than I am in smoking the tires off it.
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Sure, I've got some light mods on my truck. I'm just not going to go nuts and spend a ton of money on mods. Like I said earlier I going to have a real beefy transmission built, for towing. But it is more of a necessity than a luxury. I'm the kind of person that drives a truck til the wheels fall off, then I put them back on and go some more.

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I have an 04 that is completely stock. I was planning to do some type of exhaust and maybe some gauges just to see what was going on. I have gotten over the lift and I know that high hp usually brings breakage. So, does this still leave me in the "stock" category? What I have now is more than I see myself needing for a while so why reinvent the wheel.
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Smile i am in

almost stock is good too.

Jim in Chandler Arizona 2000 F-350 and yes it is "APG White" ,Cable Guy so any cable questions ask away. It is sorta stock now ,but thanks to http://www.azpsg.com/index.php?referrerid=94 It is growing. AIS ,HPX , 4 inch exhaust . running AMSOIL fluids in everything. Got single oil bypass an Fumoto Oil Drain Valve got tuner now just not installed yet .
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