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Old 11-26-2009
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trading off the ranger =]

well i havent posted in a while and i finnally got a deal on a f-250.

the guy wants to trade out right because of better gas mileage.

tommorow i will be the owner of a:
1997 f-250
460 v8
c6 automatic
manual case
ext cab


nice truck has 3/4 ton axles i think it might be a 1 ton rear.
4:10s front and rear. with 35' nitto terra graplers.

i will still be a steady visitor of this forum ya'll are good people and i will post all my new mods.
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What a steal on your part, can't wait to see pics.
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did you let the guy at least apply some lubricant... nice swap!!
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Big mistake fella. I have a 97 f250 7.3L powerstroke and the motor is the only good part of the truck. Front end will eat up any tire in no time! Cambers get all out of wack especially when u put an oversized tire on. Just keep an eye on that front end and you should be OK but its pricy to get it set back.
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NOICE!!!
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Cant wait for pics...
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460 auto holy mother of god... i hope you have a check book that is amazingly full to DD a 460...
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Big mistake fella. I have a 97 f250 7.3L powerstroke and the motor is the only good part of the truck. Front end will eat up any tire in no time! Cambers get all out of wack especially when u put an oversized tire on. Just keep an eye on that front end and you should be OK but its pricy to get it set back.
Your springs are most likely just shot. They wear out and start sagging which makes the beams raise up and giving the tire negative camber. I also don't see how a oversized tire has anything to do with camber?
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3/4 ton means one ton rear and half ton front...
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that is deffinately a trade up. it's also a beast of a truck. good luck and tear sh*t up and drive it like you stole it man!
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Your springs are most likely just shot. They wear out and start sagging which makes the beams raise up and giving the tire negative camber. I also don't see how a oversized tire has anything to do with camber?
Mines fine, the guy before me had it adjusted but about 4 of my friends have the 250 TTB front end and all of them have wacked out front ends, its gonna happen eventually is all im sayin, just keep an eye on it. And gas is gonna go real quick but you'll have lots of power so even trade seems doable
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460 auto holy mother of god... i hope you have a check book that is amazingly full to DD a 460...
x2 my dad used to have an 85 f250 with the 460 auto and at best it got 11 mpg .... i cant see the newer ones topping 13
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thats awesome your still goin to our next daytona meet whenever we have it
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Mines fine, the guy before me had it adjusted but about 4 of my friends have the 250 TTB front end and all of them have wacked out front ends, its gonna happen eventually is all im sayin, just keep an eye on it. And gas is gonna go real quick but you'll have lots of power so even trade seems doable


i'm pretty sure that they didn't offer the ttb on the 250 and bigger. i was like 99% sure that it's a sfa under there.
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i'm pretty sure that they didn't offer the ttb on the 250 and bigger. i was like 99% sure that it's a sfa under there.
Nope. Only the 350 had the SFA (Dana 60), the 250 was the twin beam (or w/e the hell they're called) Dana 50
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oh. my bad. if that's the case, i wouldn't go bigger then 35s on that ttb. i was on a bronk forum back in the day and i had worn 35s. from what i got from that site, was that ttb doesn't like anything bigger then 35s and hard wheeling.
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oh. my bad. if that's the case, i wouldn't go bigger then 35s on that ttb. i was on a bronk forum back in the day and i had worn 35s. from what i got from that site, was that ttb doesn't like anything bigger then 35s and hard wheeling.
Good advice. I know people who try to run 37's and bigger on the stock trucks with a ttb and they go through front ends like Rosie O'donnel does food.
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haha. nice comparison....
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yes i will be at the next daytona meet with the 250 =] gimme 10 mins and ill have pics up.
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it was nice and clean but i had to get a lil mud on the tires. time for sum mt's.

plans for now is a 2inch block up front and stock rear bumper.
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Wow, looks like a beast! My friend has an '86 with a carb'd 460. She sounds mean and can roast the 38s its got haha.

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nice nice i just did the samr thing but i bought a jacked up 150 love the older style fords
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thanx yall so far shes been pretty good on everything but gas lol she needs to go on a diet.
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Nice man. I saw one just like that yesterday but it looked like it was just driven off the showroom, it was sooooo clean.
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looks awesome!
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