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SCO
05-23-2003, 12:23 PM
I am a new subcriber and looking to purchase a powerstroke this year. I want to learn as much as possible about powerstrokes so that I can make the right choice. It's been recommended to me to order a 2004??? http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/usa.gif

BigGrump
05-23-2003, 03:19 PM
Why would you want a new 6.0. Just because it is quieter, more powerful, faster, and just plain cooler, (not to mention the 5 speed trans) than mine? LOL http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/rofl.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/rofl.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/rofl.gif

Your Friend, Dennis

Samuel1941
05-23-2003, 11:03 PM
SCO...Welcome to SOCAPS!!

Ask questions and you will get answers..........

SCO
05-24-2003, 03:28 PM
If I order a 2004, what add-on's are a must??? http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/usa.gif

PITBULL62
05-27-2003, 10:26 AM
ID WAIT TILL ABOUT 2010! THEY MAY HAVE WORKED THE BUGS OUT BY THEN!!.....OR YOU CAN ALWAYS GET A 7.3L http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif....ROB http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/burnout.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/burnout.gif

Samuel1941
05-27-2003, 01:24 PM
SCO.........

Add ons are kinda dependent on what you like and what the truck will be used for and budget and etc........

There are 3 trim levels...XL, XLT, and Lariat. Depending on which you pick will determine the basic equipment and then you can work on the add ons.

One add on I didn't get on my truck that my daughter got on her's is the reverse/back up sensor. After seeing it in action, it is now on the top of my list for any new truck. If you want to get the crew cab, give some thought to the sun roof.

Wish I could give you more input, but I'd need to know more about what you want to begin with. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/computer.gif

Billet Badges
05-28-2003, 11:45 AM
Pitbull, I think you have been sucking too much diesel smoke. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/crazy.gif Why don't you get into the 21 century. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif

SCO,
Shoot Bobby a e-mail and he will get you hooked up with a buyers guide for the 2004 trucks. John got all the models except the King Ranch edition and the XLT Sport edition. There also will be a Harley Davidson edition in the near future. Must have options IMO are the sunroof, rev sensors, and the 60/40 split rear seat on a Crew Cab. This truck is very fast and contary to what Pitbull has said, I have not had any bugs. Give Bobby a call and he will be able to answer any of your questions and hook you up with a SoCAPS discount. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/wink.gif

PITBULL62
06-01-2003, 05:12 PM
Dont you mean 21.25 century with powerdoorlocks?!?!?! LOLOLOLOLOLOL...RIIIIGHT ......You and your oil leak on your driveway!!!!!!!!and the engine stumbling.

Billet Badges
06-01-2003, 07:47 PM
What oil leak? This engine is so advanced, it fixed itself! http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif Seriously, it has not leaked at all in the past 5000 miles. And my engine does not stumble at all. It does smoke the tires pretty good though! http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/cool.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/burnout.gif

SCO
06-04-2003, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the help. I am ordering a 2004 F350 Power Stroke 4X4 from Bobby. Once I get the truck, I will be asking for advice on add-on equipment. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/usa.gif

BigGrump
06-04-2003, 08:20 PM
Congratulations Steve

Ordering from Bobby will make this the easiest purchase you have ever made. I know you placed the order already. Please give us the details as to what you are getting.

Dennis

SCO
06-05-2003, 12:09 PM
I figure this is a good start: 2004 F350, lariat, Crew Cab, 4X4, Long Bed, white with grey interior, 6.0 power stroke, electric shift on the fly, dual alternators, tow package, camper package, limited slip rear axle, front heated captain seats, 6 disc stereo, chrome tubular cab steps, reverse sensing system and telescoping mirrors. Does it sound like I missed anything? http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/usa.gif

BigGrump
06-05-2003, 02:07 PM
The only thing I don't like is the electric shift on the fly for the 4x4. The manual lever in the cab is not in the way. Gives positive shift into 4x4 when you want it with no time delay. The locking hubs that come with it allow you to have the front axle released from the wheeles. That will let you put the transfer case in 4 wheel drive low range without the front wheeles engaged. What this does is let you use low range on pavement or a non slippery surface. What that gets you is the ability to back up a trailer in low range on pavement without binding up the 4x4 like will happen with the shift on the fly system. The only downside I can think of is if you actually need 4 wheel drive, you have to get out of the truck and turn the wheel locks so the 4x4 is engaged. Only problem doing this is if there is mud or snow to get on your shoes. Not much chance of that, cause you know when you're going to the snow, so just lock the wheeles when you get to the area. No harm and its ready to go with just a pull of a lever. Also the mechanical lever is more reliable. I also have some question if the limited slip is necessary or desired. I have it and have mixed feelings. Actually I would probably get the limited slip again next time.

Steve..... You're going to love this truck.


Dennis

George _C
06-11-2003, 08:09 PM
Dont you mean 21.25 century with powerdoorlocks?!?!?! LOLOLOLOLOLOL...RIIIIGHT ......You and your oil leak on your driveway!!!!!!!!and the engine stumbling.



Pitbull,
You need to just give it up.
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Your old 7.3L is just plain washed up, and if you could swing a new 6.0L, you would have one in your driveway tomorrow.

I was towing my 26' racecar trailer, loaded with about 4K, and along came this Chevy Silverado. He was trying to pass me on the right on Interstate 90 near Erie, PA..
We were at 96MPH before he could get around me, and if I had seen him sooner and hit the gas before he was at my right door, he would have been toasted by 53' worth of rompin, stompin' 6.0l of pure hell on wheels..

Your 7.3 wouldn't have been sniffin' either his tailgate, or my loading ramp!

SCO
07-29-2003, 09:39 PM
Bobby called yesterday to give me the good news that my 2004 has arrived. I'll be picking it up this week after a few mods. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif

BWilliams
07-29-2003, 10:32 PM
Bobby called yesterday to give me the good news that my 2004 has arrived. I'll be picking it up this week after a few mods. http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif


.....a few mods http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/lol.gif

See you soon.

John Bosch
08-13-2003, 08:39 AM
SCO, you will not regret your decision to buy a new Ford Powerstroke. I've had mine a year and would rather drive it than anything I've ever owned.

What upgrades would I consider? First, Guages. Even without a chip, I like to know what's going on with regard to EGT and Transmission Temperature. And by the way--welcome to the web site. Buntch of good folks here. Come join us on the 17th in Corona at the AFE manufacturing facility.

SCO
08-14-2003, 01:17 PM
Thanks john! I have had the truck for a couple of weeks now and its great to drive. Far cry from my 91 Honda Accord... I will be there on the 17th http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/cool.gif

SoCAPS Admin Account
08-16-2003, 10:06 AM
After you get your truck don't forget to make an appointment with a Plastic Surgen to get that ear to ear grin on your face fixed. You will love this truck.
Skee

SCO
08-16-2003, 03:32 PM
I don't think even a plastic surgen could get the smile off my face. This http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif truck is way too fun! http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.socaps.comimages/graemlins/grin.gif