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Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow

Posted By: Scuba1

Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:10 PM

Off to North Carolina tomorrow to pick up my new to me chariot.
Yes its a Ford and I will learn to live with it. 2011 6.7 diesel with 170.000 miles on it and its pretty clean and has a bit of a lift on it.

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Posted By: white marlin

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:12 PM

always cool to get a new vechile!

Enjoy!
Posted By: Marty

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:16 PM

Good luck with the new ride.
Posted By: Kart29

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:18 PM

Now you can be rollin' smoke like a real hilljack! grin
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:24 PM

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Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:24 PM

I can't do that. I remember the last time a german engineer got involved with a smoking diesel...... did not end up to well for VW or him. ..... Yes I'll pull the EPA nonsense out of it and will get better milage than stock . But I am not into the black cloud tung where the turbo is trying to play catch up with the injectors. No point to it really.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:25 PM

Messy, should I keep the Dodge as a back up ??
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:25 PM

YAh Gonnah need a step Baah ….to get in
Posted By: hippie

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:28 PM

Ut-ohh, wish ya the best.
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:28 PM

And get those tires inside the wheel Wells…and it will look much better. Burn the Dodge
Posted By: hippie

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by Scuba1
Messy, should I keep the Dodge as a back up ??



Nope, as your primary.
Posted By: jk

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:45 PM

Pretty clean, that is immaculately clean!!!!!......Beautiful lookin machine.......jk
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:52 PM

Originally Posted by Scuba1
Off to North Carolina tomorrow to pick up my new to me chariot.
Yes its a Ford and I will learn to live with it. 2011 6.7 diesel with 170.000 miles on it and its pretty clean and has a bit of a lift on it.

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Great looking ride ! I love how they lift them up. What is that 12 in clearance under that axle? lol But it will wade water great !!
Posted By: Boco

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 06:52 PM

Nice Truck-snow must get pretty deep down there.
Posted By: BigBob

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:02 PM

Prayers sent! Bow Ties forever.
Posted By: Turtledale

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:08 PM

I like the Fords, nice truck Scuba. Never had one with a lift kit. When we were young we'd raise em up with a couple hockey pucks
Posted By: Sharon

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:08 PM

Nice clean vechile, Michael.

Youll take good care of it and it will do fine.

Heres my solution to a step up baah - works for me every time !

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Posted By: Wright Brothers

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:11 PM

I see a back seat full of tools and a heavy trailer in your future.

I have a diesel ford too. It's a tractor.
Guys tried to razz me. I told how much I have into it and they shut up.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:14 PM

Now I only have to mow once a year as it is tall enough to look over the weeds grin
Posted By: coondagger2

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:19 PM

Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Great looking ride ! I love how they lift them up. What is that 12 in clearance under that axle? But it will wade water great !!

Add this to the list of topics jbyrd thinks he knows all about. A solid axle's relationship to ground clearance when lifted grin
Posted By: Nessmuck

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:19 PM

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Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:19 PM

I'd like to see bigger tires, more proportional to the lift, but it's a nice truck.

Sold my last Ford truck for what I paid for it used, after I put 200k extra miles on it with no major mechanical repairs.

I like Fords. I said I wouldn't own another Chevy after I blew the motor in the 4th one.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:22 PM

I love that Idea Sharon.

The wheels are mostly within the wells and really do not stick out that much. The guy who owned it must have had some sort of OCD thing going and spent a lot of time not getting the engine dirty or cleaning it

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The lift on this one os done righted with the right parts as well.
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And for 11 years old the leather looks pretty good still.
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Its a Lariat with a few extra extras ......... Stuff i don't really need , but as it is in there anyway I ain't going to throw it out.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:25 PM

Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Great looking ride ! I love how they lift them up. What is that 12 in clearance under that axle? But it will wade water great !!

Add this to the list of topics jbyrd thinks he knows all about. A solid axle's relationship to ground clearance when lifted grin



laugh well it don't have a flat
Posted By: Sharon

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:25 PM

What a beauty of a clean truck !

Nevah mind that Nessy smile

I have known Fords that are very good vechiles ... smile

The owners maintained them to a fault and they lasted without trouble for years.
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Great looking ride ! I love how they lift them up. What is that 12 in clearance under that axle? But it will wade water great !!

Add this to the list of topics jbyrd thinks he knows all about. A solid axle's relationship to ground clearance when lifted grin


Yea and if you can't see what I'm talking about your an idiot. Lift kit didn't raise the axles. The big tires did. Lift kit raised the body which raised the motor so it can go thru higher water...
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:37 PM

Jbyrd at least you don't have to put up with the flack for driving a Ford laugh
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:41 PM

Originally Posted by Nessmuck
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LOL
Posted By: coondagger2

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 07:44 PM

Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Yea and if you can't see what I'm talking about your an idiot. Lift kit didn't raise the axles. The big tires did. Lift kit raised the body which raised the motor so it can go thru higher water...

You're****


grin grin grin

You're implying you know a way to increase the ground clearance and that the lift was done incorrectly. Please enlighten us on this
Posted By: Gene Dziza

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 08:20 PM

That is a good looking truck! I'd need a stirrup to up climb into it. LOL
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 08:46 PM

Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Yea and if you can't see what I'm talking about your an idiot. Lift kit didn't raise the axles. The big tires did. Lift kit raised the body which raised the motor so it can go thru higher water...

You're****


grin grin grin

You're implying you know a way to increase the ground clearance and that the lift was done incorrectly. Please enlighten us on this


I was making fun of the fact that lift kits don't improve ground clearance! Young guys around here do it but then get stuck in the mud because of the clearance of the axles...

If you didn't sense my sarcasm in my comment I apologize for the reply....
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 08:48 PM

Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
Yea and if you can't see what I'm talking about your an idiot. Lift kit didn't raise the axles. The big tires did. Lift kit raised the body which raised the motor so it can go thru higher water...

You're****


grin grin grin

You're implying you know a way to increase the ground clearance and that the lift was done incorrectly. Please enlighten us on this


Never said that slow down and read and stop pouncing on every comment I make. You will live longer and might get your 10 year membership to the kool aid kids club pin..
Posted By: Snyde901

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 08:50 PM

Nice looking truck, good choice on the super duty love mine. Them guys just like their chevy's cause their cheaper haha
Im assuming its just the camera angle in that first picture but it looks like you have the "Carolina squat" laugh
Posted By: bblwi

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 08:57 PM

I don't care about how I look or how the vehicle looks, I want a vehicle that gets me there when i need to be there with what I need to bring.

Bryce
Posted By: sako22

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 09:02 PM

I have a buddy that has 2 fords with 6.7's in them. He has had good luck with both of them. They will flat out pull that's for sure
Posted By: cattails

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 09:50 PM


Doesn't look like your normal ride... there's no sail
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 10:06 PM

Originally Posted by Snyde901
Nice looking truck, good choice on the super duty love mine. Them guys just like their chevy's cause their cheaper haha
Im assuming its just the camera angle in that first picture but it looks like you have the "Carolina squat" laugh


You had me worried there for a minute but she is pretty level

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I know there is no place to hang some rags on or a propeller. But at least they filled the bed with sailboat fuel for me.
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 11:24 PM

Originally Posted by BigBob
Prayers sent! Bow Ties forever.



X2
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 11:26 PM

Looks good though , and white makes it better .

Are you gonna put some custom emblems on it ?
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 11:40 PM

Originally Posted by AntiGov
Looks good though , and white makes it better .

Are you gonna put some custom emblems on it ?


Filling in the letters with white on a black emblem at the moment.
grin
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 11:49 PM

I had a friend of mine who is a truck and car nut looking for me. He sent me a TXT this morning and said he bought my truck and needed the insurance stuff so he could drive it of the lot. I got it sight unseen and He sent me the pictures after the fact. I had to that point no idea what it was going to be. Chevy Dodge Ford..... and I did not really care as long as my parameters were met. I said get me a Diesel 4 door truck. He also had my max budget.
I like the cummins engine better than the ford, but dodge can't build a transmission to save their life. I know how to work on diesels and have not much of an idea on Transmissions. So this worked out just fine for me.
The most problems that the 6.7 seems to have involve the EPA exhaust and fuel system..... well that stuff is going to be next to the truck in short order anyway and wrapped up in a tarp. Problem #1 solved.
I had an inkling that I was going to end up with a Ford as he has 3 of them ... 250, 350 and 450 all of them diesels
I have had a couple of ford cars in the past and hope they build a better truck than they do cars lol
Posted By: AntiGov

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/01/22 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by Scuba1
Originally Posted by AntiGov
Looks good though , and white makes it better .

Are you gonna put some custom emblems on it ?


Filling in the letters with white on a black emblem at the moment.
grin



Nice !!!!
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/02/22 02:35 AM

laugh
Posted By: Drifter

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/02/22 04:43 PM

Nice looking beasty there. Never been around a 6.7 but sure liked my 7.3's I had. I wish they made em yet and put an older style Allison behind them. They would of been as near bulletproof as you could get then Imo.
Posted By: trapper red 315

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/02/22 05:44 PM

First
On
Race
Day




Why is it, gm and Chrysler has been playing catch up with Ford trucks for years
YEARS......
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/03/22 01:12 AM

Got her home. I drove up with the GMC train from the admiral, borrowed my buddies trailer, stuck the GMC on that and towed it home. 5 hours each way . Its already got the DEF crap taken out and is straight piped with a 5 inch pipe and is chipped. I.ll change the tuner on it though as this guy went just for power and I want something adjustable. All thats left for me to do is the tuner change, EGR and throttle body delete and a cold air intake with a decent filter. I am shooting for 20 mpg on the economy mapping and enough power to move the moon on the top power setup. One bit at a time as I have to go down to Hilton Head Island next monday for about a week and I want to take the 250 with me on that trip as I have a fuel tank to bring back home to eld.
Posted By: ILcooner

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/03/22 01:35 AM

I see $$$$ at the th pump in your future
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/03/22 01:57 AM

Originally Posted by ILcooner
I see $$$$ at the th pump in your future


Less than at the moment. The beast did 12.5 MPG towing that car hauler loaded with the GMC Train through the smokey mountains. My dodge will drink to the tune of 6 mpg or even less doing the same thing.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/03/22 09:39 PM

Prepping for the ride home, taking the ride up back with me

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Finnigan approves
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Posted By: bandy

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/04/22 12:43 AM

To bad it didn't have the 7.3 mine gets 19mpg and 14-15mpg pulling a load.
Posted By: Willy Firewood

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/04/22 03:03 AM

Hi Scuba -

Nice new vechile!

Since it is a Ford, you may consider using Ford diesel fuel conditioner. It has extra lubricants for the fuel system and cetane booster. It might help you get your 20 mpg.

In June of 2019, got my new F-350 6.7 diesel Crewcab shortbed Lariat Ultimate with many options, except no sunroof. It has 16,000 miles and the mpg is still improving. I put on a fiberglass cap which hides tools and gear, plus it controls that turbulent sailboat fuel that reduces mpg.

I have towed with it a bumper pull equipment trailer grossing about 15,000. The pulling, controlling, and easy stopping is oautstanding! I love mine. Hopefully yours is great too.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/06/22 03:41 PM

Now it feels really like mine

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Posted By: Trapper7

Re: Picking up my new to me vechile tomorrow - 07/06/22 03:45 PM

Originally Posted by Scuba1
Off to North Carolina tomorrow to pick up my new to me chariot.
Yes its a Ford and I will learn to live with it. 2011 6.7 diesel with 170.000 miles on it and its pretty clean and has a bit of a lift on it.

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That looks like a mean truck in great shape. Nice buy!
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