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The Student's F-250

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Just putting this here so that I can have a place for photos of the truck besides Facebook. If I need to resize photos just let me know.

The vehicle that took over for the 3rd gen EX, for winter driving is a 2000 F250.
It is powered by a 7.3 and as you will see from the photos is a work model long bed super cab.

I'll start by saying this is my first diesel and the first noticeable difference is the weight on the front end.
Within the first 2 hours of owning the truck I underestimated how wet the field was.
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Those ruts are the aftermath of being to the axle with 37" tires. The truck did show its worth and under its own power made its way out.

Here is a photo of the truck from about a 7 or 8 months ago at this point.
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The first modification I did to it was to swap front/rear bumpers as well as grill.
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Here being a night shot of all the lights being turned on. (sorry I don't have a nice enough camera where I can change exposure time and shutter speed.)


Here is a picture of the first actually cleaning where I was happy it fit in the bay, and the EX getting cleaned as well.
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And lastly the latest mod being gauges that I got installed about 2 days ago.
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Let me know if there is anything you guys are interested to see, otherwise I will try to update the page anytime I make a modification.
 



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College Student

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I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow. But the latest addition is a complete swap of the master cylinder and steering column.

The reason for this was to maintain oe parts for cruise control. The task took me somewhere between 1.5-3 hours. And I can say if you are mechanically inclined it is a well worth it mod.
I say this because the tuner which I only use as a guage and the tach both agreed that the computer maintaining speed actually decreased rpm's. Looks like I may be getting 1-5mpg better due to this. Well worth the 150 I spent on those parts and a few other cosmetic things.

Sorry to have dragged on, I hope you have a wonderful day.
 






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Dug through my photos this morning to see that I took zero photos of the new steering wheel, I do have a photo of the instrument cluster saying cruise now. But that isn't that important. I did however see the muddy photo that shows the other modification I forgot about which is painted my mirrors to match the truck.
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Got myself a present before Christmas and finally got it back on Thursday. Here is the latest.
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Josh P

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What size tires? My friend has an 04 excursion with the 6.0L, it gets 14 mpg with 35s and larger injectors but it is a lot of fun to drive.
 






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Currently they are 37x13.5r20 but the future plan is to pull the lift off and put it on 35's. Lately its been getting punished because it's below freezing here and I cant plug it in at night or at work, but it starts every time. If anyone has ever heard of a solar powered block heater, I'd love to know because that would help with the after work startup.
 






Arthurnottheking

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Currently they are 37x13.5r20 but the future plan is to pull the lift off and put it on 35's. Lately its been getting punished because it's below freezing here and I cant write my essay today because I cant plug it in at night or at work, but it starts every time. If anyone has ever heard of a solar powered block heater, I'd love to know because that would help with the after work startup.

Hi,

Any pictures or after work startup updates? I've got a 2016 F-250 Lariat as a present on my 30th birthday. As a college student, I dreamed about Ford daily. Quite old to learn driving though now, just looking for a good winter driving school in my area (New Orleans, LA). Any recommendations perhaps?
 






alexjohns10

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My uncle has the same one, but his car probably older. Powerful car. I used to drive it several times when I worked as a freelancer at primedissertations.com.
 






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