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Old 02-07-2014, 01:00 PM
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2000 F250 Towing Questions - need to XC

Alright ya'll,

I've been reading a ton on this site and am learning a lot. I bought my 2000 F250 SRW not too long ago for dual use. Daily driver and to haul my two cars across the country when I move (which is frequently).

The truck just turned over 200k miles and I'm trying to get everything done before the big move. Here's what I've done/in the process of doing:

Coolant flush
Oil & filter Change
Front diff oil change
Fuel filter
Trans case fluid change
Gauges

I have two questions, so any advice you can throw my way is appreciated. 1) what else should I change/service prior to hauling? 2) Is there any reason a stock 7.3L can't haul 10-12k (trailer plus two cars)?

I see a lot of people mod these trucks and pull super heavy. I would like to keep the truck stock for longevity plus my money is going to my '55 Chevy restore. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for reading!
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Anyone...Bueller, Bueller??
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is the truck auto?

I know you want to keep it stock, but a decent intake and exhaust will help wake it up and move air better, plus a simple tow tune and such will help with shifting and a little power.

BUT to answer your question, you shouldnt have a problem. A friend of mine hauls a 40 ft fifth wheel regularly with a bone stock '99

As long as you have gauges and can monitor what your truck is doing you shouldnt have any problems
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The truck is auto. I'm working on getting some gauges. I just finished wiring my '55, so I'm taking a break before jumping back into gauge wiring/install. Thanks for the reply.
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in the future youll want to upgrade your tranny cooler as well. Before hauling heavy i would definitely get at least the tranny temp gauge installed. Bone stock you wont have to worry a whole bunch with egt's or boost or anything, but you want to know when your tranny is getting hot
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Thanks Vannce. I plan to put an in-line cooler and gauge. Any recommendations on which cooler to use? I am leaning towards a plate cooler vs finned.
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