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Old September 10th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #41
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Good looking truck! Now how about a 10" lift and some 40's?


Seriously, any plans for modifications to it?
Well originally I said I wasnt going to... but........
Lemme say that Id really like to NOT do anything to it that would affect reliability first and foremost.

Id like to look into shift improvers if there is such a thing. In typical Ford style and unlike the torqueshift, this thing needs some help with its shift program.

As was said above, in time Im considering an exhaust and a chip of some kind, tho I know nothing about whats available for this thing.

And Im really not looking for lift and tires (yet) since my camper is a slide-in, and I believe Im already going to be looking at height issues when it comes to loading it on the truck. As in this truck might be a little tall as it is.


Since putting 200 miles on it tho Im looking at needing tires, a bit of a fuel leak around the fuel filter area, and some dampness/dirt collecting at the intake plumbing boots. Once these things are taken care of Ill start looking out for light mods... stuff that the wife wont be able to identify


So far Im no thedieselstop and powerstroke.org. Anyplace else I should be looking for info?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #42
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www.thedieselgarage.com is a good forum too.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #43
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Swapped the tires out for a friend's take offs from his excursion. They will get me thru till next year. Also changed out a tie rod end and snugged up the steering gearbox. Steering is perfect now. Changed the fuel filter out just for security's sake. The lifter valley dried up a few days later, so thats taken care of too.

Had to fill up again yesterday finally. With about 1/4 tank remaining i had 520 miles on the trip OD, and fill up was 29 gallons. 17.93 mpg. fukin-A
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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:40 AM   #44
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10K mod....google it.

its like a programmer (sorta) just not selectable...it fools the fuel pump into putting out more fuel. better throttle response, a bit more power and runs/starts better.

my buddy swears a 5 mpg increase said he went from 20 to 25.....started having non related issues with his and he took it out for troubleshooting and it dropped back to 20.
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Did you by any chance pick this thing up off of a guy by Traverse City who was divorced who had his old lady driving it for quite a while back and forth to work at Walgreens where she worked nights? If so, did he use it for hauling a slide in camper and towing horses? If so, I know exactly the truck you are talking about because I was looking to buy it about 4 months back.

If not, oh well.....but nice truck either way bro.....

And since u saved some coin on the price, I'd vote for airbags in the rear, a leveling kit, 315s, new rims, a chip, an intake, a shift kit, and an exhaust.....just my $ .02 tho.
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Did you by any chance pick this thing up off of a guy by Traverse City who was divorced who had his old lady driving it for quite a while back and forth to work at Walgreens where she worked nights? If so, did he use it for hauling a slide in camper and towing horses? If so, I know exactly the truck you are talking about because I was looking to buy it about 4 months back.

If not, oh well.....but nice truck either way bro.....

And since u saved some coin on the price, I'd vote for airbags in the rear, a leveling kit, 315s, new rims, a chip, an intake, a shift kit, and an exhaust.....just my $ .02 tho.

Nope I got it from downriver ways.

I have yet to put anything heavy on the truck yet. I still dont even have tie down brackets for my camper
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You have to ask your self this question, if my ford or dodge v-10 blows or breaks down real bad can I find or afford the parts? Diesels are more readily around for parts. Just something that I personally expirencely over the last few years

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Diesels are really smooth when towing and feel right. No struggling or high reving.

Diesel all the way -
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im pretty happy with my v10. Little down shifting and maintains mpg's .5 under what i get average anyways towin the jeep. 2k rpm @ 70 towin or not.
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