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Old 01-06-2010, 08:13 AM
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Moving to WI from the desert!!! Whats my truck going to need

Hey gang. Packing up and heading back to God's country. After 7 years in Arizona the fiance and I decided that we miss the family enough to look for a career opportunity up in Wisconsin.

So, come next Thursday I'll begin my voyage home. We'll be back in La Crosse, starting my new job on Monday!

I currently have an 06 F250 with 78K on the ticker. It has an intake/dual exhaust and a superchips programmer (kinda lame, came with the truck).

Anyway, Besides scraping my windshield, anything that's going to be a major change when I get my truck up there. I probably don't have the block heater but I guess I should look. Never needed it down here.

Also, anything else that I should change like oil type or anything. I've never owned a diesel up there but when I was up there with my 7.3 Excursion it always started in the cold but didn't like it.

I'm not going to be packing a lot of miles so any tips for a short commute?

Hope to meet some of you guys, this seems like a great board, haven't spend enough time here yet but got the "lifetime" membership to support the site.

Also, I'll be running my Explorer in Tough Trucks in La Crosse in March and looking for places to ride my dirt bike up there if anyone has any suggestions.

Oh yeah, are the law enforcement going to harass me much? I'm thinking the 5% tint won't be welcomed up there, how about the height, exhaust. I know my tires stick past the fender a little but I do run a HUGE mudflap on the rear that covers everything. I just remember hearing about people getting pulled over because any aftermarket exhaust is not legal up there. That's quite a bit different from what I'm used to down here.

Cheers!
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:43 AM
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tint they may have issues with but it seems like for the most part as long as you behave they should leave u alone. the exhaust i havent seen to many diesels pulled over for exhaust. on the hieght it depends cause my brother had a truck like mine that with the lift and tires, the top of the grill was a little above my eye hieghth and im 6'5" so thats hard to tell. alot of that stuff depends on the cop and if your for the most part behaving.
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I'm old enough to behave so I should be good there. Just found I have the block heater cord already installed! score for me.
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well, I'm on my way. Got 1/3 through the trip and the super duty just died while climbing a hill. 42 miles from any civilization. Fortunately I'm stuck in a city of 7,000 in Texas but the dealer is awesome, has 3 diesel technicians and will get me on the road by this afternoon. I had 2 injectors go back, stuck open and filled the engine with fuel. I turned the key after it died and sounded like a hydrolock, started dumping fuel out from the exhaust connection and I decided it was time to figure out how to get the rest of the gear into town.
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well, I'm on my way. Got 1/3 through the trip and the super duty just died while climbing a hill. 42 miles from any civilization. Fortunately I'm stuck in a city of 7,000 in Texas but the dealer is awesome, has 3 diesel technicians and will get me on the road by this afternoon. I had 2 injectors go back, stuck open and filled the engine with fuel. I turned the key after it died and sounded like a hydrolock, started dumping fuel out from the exhaust connection and I decided it was time to figure out how to get the rest of the gear into town.
Bummer, keep us updated. Best of luck.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:20 AM
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that stinks hope it works out for you
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whew, I'm here! a warm 33 degrees today, not bad at all!
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when you start getting up this way i would start adding an antigel additive or something cause the fuel down there is not treated for the temps up here
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