I love this rig - the stealership told me not to even think about haggling - he had 5 people lined up to look at it.
We looked at 1 other 7.3 a couple weeks before buying this one, and it was gone 2 days later when I was going back with a mechanic buddy to evaluate an oil leak. It never made it to the detail shop
Another one sold out from under me before I could even look at it.
F-250 CC SB with the 7.3 doesn't sit on the lot at all...they move FAAAAST.
its unreal, they keep trying to push me into a 6.4 and while I'd love one, I wouldn't love having payments again nor a truck I KNOW I can put a spartan 315 tune on, because well, that would just cost me more money in tires/tickets
99 F250 Diesel - Tow Pig
01 XJ - Lifted, Long Arms, Locked, 37's
Nice rig, I've got the 7.3L Excursion and I love it. 160k and it runs like a champ, I'll drive it forever. They're not as ludicrous here (I got mine just last week for $12k) but they apparently hold their value. The PO had an inverter under the rear seat that he took, but left the wiring, so I just put in an 800W one and a Scangauge. I also found a smokin deal on a Ranch Hand grille guard, so that's on too . I know of another one in the Denver area for dirt cheap if you want a burly looking truck.
Grille Guard is super low on my priority list. Gauges, brake controller and chip are the top 3. Gauges should be done by next weekend (Apr 24), brake controller on the 30th.
Chip will more than likely need to be reburned since I have a different ECU code than it was burned for.
I missed the bumper I had on my TJ so I decided it was worth it to pick it up. Paid $125, not too upset about it, but ours is more for commuting across Wyoming with large dogs in the back, so wildlife is a legitimate concern.
What gauges did you go with? I picked up a Scangauge, it'll do most of what you need to see, but it reads off the ECU instead of a dedicated sensor, so there's a little more room for error. People over on the Ford forums have checked the Scangauge against a real gauge and gotten pretty low margins of error, so I'm confident it'll do alright.