TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

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Re: TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

#31 Post by vegaracer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:51 pm

The truck I'm driving right now has 460,000 on it, and its still going strong.
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Re: TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

#32 Post by hugger73hatch » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:21 pm

spaz109 wrote:350,000 I was a little uneasy about that but my father-in-law and a good frien are big diesel guys and they said it sounded like they have replaced everything that needs to be replaced for those miles. The truck books for $11,000. I even found a "blowout" clearance leather kit form one of my suppliers. So for $150 it will get leather!

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How much boost can you build with yours not towing anything. Mine seems to hit a wall at 18 lbs. Do I need to get a "boost fooler" or will it go up with a load on it?

I have some goodies on mine, but right now I have to pull it off and send it back to Edge....been saying I was going to do it for the last 6 months, maybe it will happen this weekend. Anyway, I have hit 22 lbs. What year is that truck? 12 valve or 24. Keep an eye on lift pump/injection pump, if it has a VP44. I had to replace mine last year. Those pumps are not cheap...>$1,000 for just the pump.
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Re: TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

#33 Post by wikd69 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:39 am

vegaracer wrote:The truck I'm driving right now has 460,000 on it, and its still going strong.
Mine is a 1997 F250 4WD PowerStroke with 67,000 on it <g>

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Re: TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

#34 Post by vegaracer » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:31 pm

wikd69 wrote:
vegaracer wrote:The truck I'm driving right now has 460,000 on it, and its still going strong.
Mine is a 1997 F250 4WD PowerStroke with 67,000 on it <g>

I'm a piker, I know
And this ones only a 99 :shock:
But my never driven truck is a 2002 with 35,000. :oops:
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Re: TOWING AN INCLOSED WITH A 1/2 TON

#35 Post by BracketNova » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:28 pm

hugger73hatch wrote:
spaz109 wrote:350,000 I was a little uneasy about that but my father-in-law and a good frien are big diesel guys and they said it sounded like they have replaced everything that needs to be replaced for those miles. The truck books for $11,000. I even found a "blowout" clearance leather kit form one of my suppliers. So for $150 it will get leather!

Hugger73-
How much boost can you build with yours not towing anything. Mine seems to hit a wall at 18 lbs. Do I need to get a "boost fooler" or will it go up with a load on it?

I have some goodies on mine, but right now I have to pull it off and send it back to Edge....been saying I was going to do it for the last 6 months, maybe it will happen this weekend. Anyway, I have hit 22 lbs. What year is that truck? 12 valve or 24. Keep an eye on lift pump/injection pump, if it has a VP44. I had to replace mine last year. Those pumps are not cheap...>$1,000 for just the pump.
it's a 24valve 99. My VP44 was replace less than a year ago. Gonna get a fuel pressure gauge for sure! It's supposed to have bigger injectors, 100hp chip, it has a van aaken pump controller, straight pipe.
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