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Old 06-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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Bought a 2011 F-250 CC SB FX4 3.73 today. 190K miles, fleet truck for an explosives company. Paid $8K, so hopefully ends up being a good purchase. Could also be a huge money pit!



I need to replace some suspension parts, mainly shocks and steering stabilizer.

Anyone modded one of these? Needs some bigger wheels/tires (black) and fender flares. Probably all I'll do to it other than general maintenance/repair.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:49 PM   #2
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First spend your money on operational things. Suspension, tires, shocks and brakes are a good start. Get a good alignment to keep those tires in good shape. A fluid change/tune up on the transmission would be good; get a specialist in case you don't have a trans fluid cooler. If not, get one.
Check out the electrical on your 7-pin. A good tow package: 1. cuts off 12V+ when the engine is off. 2. Fuses 12V+ and turn signal lights inside the truck.
Include, of course, an electric brake controller, wired also to that 7-pin.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
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Good advice. It was maintained every 5k miles at a Ford dealer. I am waiting for the Oasis report so I can see exactly what was done.

Has the integrated brake controller and sway control. Love the towing mirrors that extend out. This guy is rated to tow 12,000. Might need some air bags depending on how it squats with the equalizer. A lot of guys say the springs are soft.

I am going to get the suspension sorted out first.

It's spending it's first night at a detail shop. Wife wants it looking new before bringing it home. lol. Its a little dirty inside. Engine bay is dusty, getting steam cleaned bumper to bumper.
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Sounds like you have a good towing package. If it's got those mirrors, I'll bet the other pieces are in place. Steam cleaning and detailing is a great idea. Have some flowers inside for the first time she sees it. She's really supporting you on this, and deserves them!
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Check out the electrical on your 7-pin. A good tow package: 1. cuts off 12V+ when the engine is off.
Why would you say that? I'm glad the factory wiring on my Silverado leaves the 12V hot when the truck is off.
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My last truck was always "hot," and my Titan has the relay. I like it better because there is not the worry of draining the TV battery unintentionally, and also, if connected when the TT is plugged into shore power, the TT converter is feeding back into the truck. That may or may not be a good thing. One can always turn the key on, if desired.
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My last truck was always "hot," and my Titan has the relay. I like it better because there is not the worry of draining the TV battery unintentionally, and also, if connected when the TT is plugged into shore power, the TT converter is feeding back into the truck. That may or may not be a good thing. One can always turn the key on, if desired.
He got an F-250, and I imagine it is like my Silverado in that the starting battery is isolated from everything else. Most 3/4 ton and larger trucks have 2 batteries, and you won't drain the starting battery.
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He got an F-250, and I imagine it is like my Silverado in that the starting battery is isolated from everything else. Most 3/4 ton and larger trucks have 2 batteries, and you won't drain the starting battery.
My F-250 only has one battery. It is gas. His is too. Bet it only has one.
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Congrats. Even if it only has one battery, you can likely add another. My 1/2 ton GMC has the second battery tray already installed.
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