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Old 08-19-2010, 08:21 AM
deerchser deerchser is offline
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A week and a half ago the family and I headed out for our yearly camping trip. On the way to camp I agreed to stop and take a look at a truck for a buddy of mine at one of those "Truck Only" dealerships. We pulled in and started to look around a little bit. Found a couple trucks that I saw online and the one my buddy wanted me to look at. I gave it the once over took it for a spin and let him know what I thought (he went down and got it the next day). Durring this time my wife had been looking pretty intently at 2 different truck. An 04 crew cab and an 04 Supercab. Durring the course of conversation she said "It would be nice if you had a truck that we could all fit in a little better", which caught me off guard a little bit (I found out a few days later that she had an alterior motive, she wants a camping trailer that is too big for the ranger to pull). I asked if that was premission and got a nod, as long at the money side made since. Already having an idea of what I wanted in a full size truck we went to looking. All my wife wanted was to be able to climb into it with out a ladder, which was fine with me. My wife pointed out the crew cab that she had been looking at. NIce truck and we tried for it but at 125,000 miles the bank would go for it. so we look at the Super cab that she had also looked at while I was looking at my buddies truck. I have to admit, I was looking at the same truck on the internet the day before but figured I didnt have much of a chance getting it past her. Long stroy short, I got a new truck. Got $3500 for the Ranger and made the dealership put new tires on. This truck will do everything I will ever want a truck to do.

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2004 Ford F250 Lariet
Supercab longbed
FX4 4x4
6.0L Powerstroke, 325 HP, 570 ft-pds torque
6 speed automotic
69,800 miles
Getting 19 mpg ( a little better than the ranger)
Range; 600+ miles
Front bumper: Coyote Canyon (only link I could find)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conver...s/201894767017


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Old 08-19-2010, 08:25 AM
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sweet looking truck but ive heard bad stories about the 6.0 powerstroke
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:29 AM
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thats ballin man!! love the front end of that thing. the 6.0 is a decent motor, it'll do fine.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:32 AM
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it s nice truck. i like it but it needs to leveled out and bigger tires put on it then it would look sweet
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:33 AM
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sweet looking truck but ive heard bad stories about the 6.0 powerstroke
I have to. I checked with Ford and all the recalls have been done to this truck. The turbo and chip have been replaced along with the injectors. I am not too worried about the motor. It should be fine.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:34 AM
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I have to. I checked with Ford and all the recalls have been done to this truck. The turbo and chip have been replaced along with the injectors. I am not too worried about the motor. It should be fine.
those truck also look really good with a big stack in the bed
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:44 AM
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Wow! Im sure your old Ranger is planning to run you over when she gets the chance, lol jk.

Truck looks beautiful dude!

Now you can tow a shitload of weight!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:50 AM
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it s nice truck. i like it but it needs to leveled out and bigger tires put on it then it would look sweet
It is leveled, my driveway slops a little bit so the pic looks like it isnt. The tires they put on are the wrong size (285/75R260 I am heading down so they can put on the right size (315/75R16). The truck has been re-geared for the bigger tires so the speedo is correct.

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those truck also look really good with a big stack in the bed
Not. Never understood why people do that. Putting something that gets hot in the bed of a truck. To me that is asking to take one of my kids to the ER after the touch it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:00 AM
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those truck also look really good with a big stack in the bed
the truck looks to nice to put stacks in the bed
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:16 AM
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i would just put a 6 in wide stack in the front passenger side of the bed and it goes straight up and is cut slanted at the top
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:35 AM
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kinda like this.

SingleStackFinal6-12-10.jpg
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:10 AM
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kinda like this.

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Yep, thats one way to ruin the looks of a good truck. JMHO
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:11 AM
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Dude sweet new truck.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:14 AM
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Yep, thats one way to ruin the looks of a good truck. JMHO
well i like the trucks like that. i live in the middle of farm land and i see alot of diesels. they look sweet with stacks and big knobby tires. If you blow black smoke you fit in
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:16 AM
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OK, here is a pic with the right size tires. I dont really like the tires, but I didnt have to pay for them so..................

Thanks for the nice comments guys. I am super excited about it.

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