So I am a U.S Marine here in Iraq on my 3rd tour and like the first 2 i cant sleep andhav begun thinking about what new item i will purchase when i return home. i have decided i am going to get a new(to me) truck. I have decided that it will be an F-250 with the 7.3L Powerstroke. however i do not know much about diesel engines so i turn to what looks to be an extremely large knowledge base. my intentions are to have a nice truck that could take care of any task needed, be able to romp around in the mud on the weekends and not need to many upgrades to push 35-38 inch tires. so thats where i am at. any assistance from members would be appreciated as to what upgrades/mods would be best for me. i do not do a lot of hauling mainly just playing and like i said i do not know what options as far as different variations in vehicle ability and stock axels and gearing would be best for me. any and all input would be greatly appreciated. thank you.