My bro is giving me a 7.3 F-250! What should I do to it?

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  1. Tituslloydpullo

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    The Raptor is to fresh to abuse. After this NY Hurricane and Nor'easter I need(?) a real zombie response/Home Depot vehicle.
    I called my Brother in Texas and asked him to find me a 7.3 diesel 4x4 Superduty. He said I could have his. Lol. Good brother right?
    So I'm thinking the whole Banks treatment, maybe a stack? A 4 inch lift and 35's. Maybe 37's??. Im gonna build 4' or 5' tall wood stake bed sides and bed line them. Maybe a rear locker. Lights, a winch, and a new leather interior. Lizard skin the frame. Its already got a 100gal diesel transfer tank.

    Any ideas or suggestions for a long term utility vehicle?
     

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    Might have move up to a 6" for 37's. Try and stay with a all spring lift. Motor and trany work will depend on how many miles and how nasty you want to go.
     
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    all sounds good except the stack..i've only ever seen probably 1-2 stacks that looked OK..I just like duals or a single out the side
     
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    I like as is, take out the extra fuel tank. 35's should fit stock.
     
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    Skip the stack. Trim the fenders to fit bigger tires (4" lift, trim to fit 37's). Take a look at the Ultimate SuperDuty that 4Wheel and Offroad built. They were able to fit a 46" tire (they later scaled back to 40").
     
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    Why all the stack hate? I love em, but I prob wouldn't waste the bed space.

    Who makes the best superduty lifts?

    And the extra fuel tank is a huge plus. After the storm getting fuel in NY was a huge problem. Diesel was easier, but having 140 gal on board is gonna remove a lot of stress during a disaster.

    Deff gonna replace all rear facing lights with LEDs. And gonna update the grill and headlights.

    Thanks for the forum links.
     
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    To me, stacks just ooze in douchyness. Its like putting Raptor badges on a ranger. A truck isnt a rig, its a truck. If you want to run a cool truck with stacks, buy a Mack or a Pete, and throw a bed on THAT! You cant run it through drive thrus or parking garages, but you cant run a truck with stacks through most of em either.
     
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    EGR delete, swap the fuel tank out for a poly one. These trucks are notorious for having engine problems but just a couple things will remedy the engine problems.
     
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    I was always under the impression that the 7.3 was bulletproof and the 6.0 had to have a few items corrected to be made bulletproof.
     

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