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A Year's Worth of Mods on the F250

The month of March makes my truck 1 year old. It's hard to believe how time flies so quickly! I though I'd put together a few pics to show how my truck has evolved in just one year. And I found pics of the truck all in the same spot, at my local boat ramp so that you could hopefully see the differences easier. I love going down to the lake to be by the water. It's so peaceful out there...


Here it was stock, the day I bought in March of 2009.

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Then, I added a set of 285/75/18 Wrangler MT/R Kevlars to the stock suspension in September 2009. You'll also notice a set of N-Fab running boards and a Tractor Supply low-profile toolbox.

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Being that I can't leave well enough alone, I pulled the trigger on an Icon 2.5" lift in February 2010. By that time, I had alread ripped the huge lower valence off the front bumper and replaced it with the shorter valence found on 2wd Super Dutys. I also got the front windows tinted.

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The only thing that's not so cool is how fast these trucks get tall, almost too tall. I can't imagine anything taller and still having much practical use of the bed! I parked next to a stock '02 2wd Chevy, and the heigth difference is amazing. Those trucks sit pretty low from the factory as it is, but this really takes the cake. A Ford Ranger sits higher than that!

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Ok, I'm done now. Thanks for looking!
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bling.. i love it.

great looking truck!
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looking good, in the first pic i didnt like those wheels at all but in the other pics with the bigger tires those wheels look pretty good, nice truck.
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I love the way it looks. I think with a wider wheel that came out another inch or two it would really look good.
I think you are going to need a new drop hitch though...
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I think you are going to need a new drop hitch though

Yeah... I realized that when I hooked up the cattle trailer and the front tires of the tandem axle weren't touching the ground! Oops
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Looks so good
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Is that little drop hitch even rated for that kind of weight?
Check out the drop hitch Zach bought if you wander over to FTN. Spendy, but it looks real solid and it is adjustable for a large drop.
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Yeah I love my new drop hitch. You should check it out. obviously you wont need the 10" drop one but you can find the right one.
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how is the 5.4 in the superduty? does it have more power then the f150?
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how is the 5.4 in the superduty? does it have more power then the f150?
I don't recall it having any more power, but his truck came with a six speed manual trans and 4.10 gears.
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Definitely not. My girlfriends dad has a reg cab 250 for work with the 5.4 and its a dog. Its a good bit heavier though so its understandable.
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when i see pictures of your truck it makes me go on fords website and build and price a 350... lol
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when i see pictures of your truck it makes me go on fords website and build and price a 350... lol
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I have done that several times and it gets discouraging pretty fast!
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yes that it does. i actually just did it again. the 10k price tag for a 6.4 is insane. Cant imagine what the 6.7 will be like.

just too much money to justify.
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No kidding. You can bet the 6.7L will be a fair amount more too! It would be cheaper (not near as strong I know) to get a 5.4L and throw a whipple supercharger on it or something. Maybe the 6.2L won't be crazy expensive...?
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We can only hope! It wouldnt be horrible if you could get a 6.2L for around 40k. (F350 SRW)
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Damn that thing is nice, and big! You done great work on it my friend!
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The cost difference between the 6.7 and 6.4 is only like 50 bucks or something like that according to Motor Trend. Drooooooool
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how is the 5.4 in the superduty? does it have more power then the f150?
Honestly, I think it's fine. I get a lot of grief over my engine choice, but that's ok. I mean, when you put the pencil to it the power/weight ratio is remarkably similar to my old '99 4L Ranger. My truck certainly isn't a drag racer, yet it'll tow up to 10000lbs and not give the driver a white-knuckle experience. The stability of these trucks is outstanding. And like it was said, the F250 is set up with a lot more gearing options over the F150. The manual transmission in my truck has a pretty impressive 5.79:1 first gear ratio.


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Definitely not. My girlfriends dad has a reg cab 250 for work with the 5.4 and its a dog. Its a good bit heavier though so its understandable.
The 5.4L needs at least 4.10 gears. I'd like to go 4.56 in my truck to compensate for the 35" tires. But I think the worst thing about the newer Ford gas engines is the drive by wire system. All the Super Dutys feel a little doggy off the line because from the way I understand it, the accelerator pedal only allows for so much engine torque at a certain throttle postition.


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Damn that thing is nice, and big! You done great work on it my friend!
Thanks!
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You must not have a tuner yet, do you? It seems like I remember you talking about it and you weren't sure if it would benefit you as much with a manual trans. I still think you should do it, it is almost worth it for the change it throttle response alone. The drive by wire throttle was the one thing I absolutely hated about the truck when I bought it, and it is 10x better now.
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