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My New Truck!

Well over the weekend I picked up a new to me 2002 F-250 Crew Cab Lariat. It is loaded and has the 7.3 Liter Diesel. I loveeeeeee it so far!

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Nice man!!!
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looks good. Now get a exhaust and chip on that thing lol
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Looks good, how many miles. I'd get a chip just for the elevated idle feature. It's best to let the engine idle for a couple minutes prior to shutdown to keep oil in turbo from coking, and the elevated idle keeps oil pressure a little higher. Put a chrome tip on it and call it a day.
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Congrats, great looking truck!
Definitely get an exhaust/egt gauge/tuner. It will be like a whole different truck.
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Traded in the Ranger then? And you didn't even let us pick the stuff off of it that we wanted!?! LOL Nice truck.
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Looks good, how many miles. I'd get a chip just for the elevated idle feature. It's best to let the engine idle for a couple minutes prior to shutdown to keep oil in turbo from coking, and the elevated idle keeps oil pressure a little higher. Put a chrome tip on it and call it a day.
What coking? Did you mean cooking? I would only worry about then when towing a heavy load or racing.

If he gets a chip, he needs a exhaust and intake as well to get the full effect.
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Very nice!
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Cool, make sure you DONT BUY AN EDGE TUNER for it unless you want to buy a new transmission too.
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Yes I know some about these trucks. My dad and uncle both have one. It already has an intake on it, a bigger exhuast housing on the turbo, and I have ordered a 5" MBRP straight pipe for it. I am going with Beans Diesel Performance for custom tunes. They are awesome people. And no.. I still have the ranger. It was my first truck, its not going anywhere.
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Phew I was about to say LOL
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Welcome to the joys of owning a crew cab F250.
I'm curious if your '02 Lariat has rear disc brakes.
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Welcome to the joys of owning a crew cab F250.
I'm curious if your '02 Lariat has rear disc brakes.
Yes it does. I noticed that the other day. I didnt know they came with disc brakes. Guess I do now. Why do you ask?
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What coking? Did you mean cooking? I would only worry about then when towing a heavy load or racing.

If he gets a chip, he needs a exhaust and intake as well to get the full effect.
I mean coking, gets hot and breaksdown, leaves thick stuff. Either way, I'd let it idle at least a minute prior to shutdown unless you only drove it 10 minutes or to the gas station.

He doesn't really need the intake for the full effect, I've had a 7.3 on the dyno with Bullydog 6 pos, stock exhaust from turbo to about mid cab, then 4 inch exiting in front of the rear tire. With stock or Open filter there was no difference, even with a fan blowing cool air at the filter. I'd personally stay with the stock intake, check all the hose clamps and call it good. Change the filter when the Filter Minder says to.
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Yes it does. I noticed that the other day. I didnt know they came with disc brakes. Guess I do now. Why do you ask?
I recently found out that some earlier Super Dutys in lower trim designations had rear drum brakes while Lariats got rear disc brakes. I'm not sure when Ford went to 4-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment. I'd guess it was around 2005 when the coil spring front suspension was adopted and GVWR went up across the board. Brakes were probably a big factor in determinig the GVW of a truck.

Since I'm asking off-the-wall questions, what is your crewcab short bed rated for?

Again, that looks like a very nice truck. It reminds me of my cousin's truck... an '02 crewcab short bed 7.3L. His is even the dark shadow grey, although it is not a Lariat. His truck is what sold me on the F250 model. The only problem he's had was with the ESOF hubs not locking due to a vacuum leak. At least Ford gives you a way to manually lock the hubs.
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I mean coking, gets hot and breaksdown, leaves thick stuff. Either way, I'd let it idle at least a minute prior to shutdown unless you only drove it 10 minutes or to the gas station.

He doesn't really need the intake for the full effect, I've had a 7.3 on the dyno with Bullydog 6 pos, stock exhaust from turbo to about mid cab, then 4 inch exiting in front of the rear tire. With stock or Open filter there was no difference, even with a fan blowing cool air at the filter. I'd personally stay with the stock intake, check all the hose clamps and call it good. Change the filter when the Filter Minder says to.
The stock system sucks. Its not how cold the air is, but how much air can it get. If you search you will see a diagram showing there is more of a HP/torque increase with a bigger filter over colder air.

Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Stock = 277 CFM
AFE Proguard7 = 582 CFM
Tymar/DIY = 425 CFM

at least do this
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No offense but the Bully Dog is not that good. The reason you seen no changes is because the Chip is not a custom tune.

Your chip is probably tuned for a stock system. I don't care if you took the filter completely off you are not going to see many changes unless you tune for it.

You will see better increases if you get a custom tune from someone like TW or DP
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It doesn't really matter because he already has an intake on it. I'd still stick with stock, unless I was only on the street with it.
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so nice those are the colors i want except and ex cab nice fing truck im so jealous
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It doesn't really matter because he already has an intake on it. I'd still stick with stock, unless I was only on the street with it.
say what? why lol. You make no since.

Sorry for the thread jack I'm done.
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damn, nice truck man! im jealous.
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Thanks Everybody.
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thats a nice rig man
im so jealous ive been looking for a 7.3 crew cab for a while now
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