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Pretty close to what I wanted

So on a whim purdy much I picked up a new November '08 F-250 6.4 six speed. I will say that the truck is awesome, and a suprising change from this old school 7.3L guy. That motor pulls like a freight train in all six gears, and easily spanks a torqshift in my opinion.

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Things I like:
Basic hose out interior.
Simple clean dash.
Very quiet interior.
Fast start!!!
Easy lift tailgate.
Bright headlights.
Solid feelin' clutch.

Things I don't like:
XL grill.
Front sits four inches lower than the rear.
Tail lights all "chunky" lookin'.
Front tow hooks hidden back in the bumper.
"SUPERDUTY" written everywhere like an idenity crisis

So to help out with the don't likes I'm thinkin' a bull bar up front, but I'll prolly have to make it myself as all the commercial ones I've seen are chincy chrome specials that wouldn't let me push things around with. And maybe a front mount hitch also to put my 12k winch into I mounted on some 2" square tube

Anyone have knowledge of a 4x2 leveling kit?

Also tryin' to track down a set of '97-'07 style tail lights to swap in if that will work. (or I make work)

Finally the front tow hooks are so close to the openin' of the bumper it was almost impossible to fit a 1/2" chain and hook through when I was doin' some heavy tuggin' the other day. Gonna have to get creative with a cuttin' tool on that one.

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I miss the console that is eliminated by the stick shift. Congrats on the new ride

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Congrats on the new ride! The only thing I can really say is, I am very very dissapointed in the way the front ends look on the new pickups. The grill is absolutely hideous to me. I also agree with the SD everywhere. I wonder what the deal is with that...
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Congrats on the new ride! The only thing I can really say is, I am very very disappointed in the way the front ends look on the new pickups. The grill is absolutely hideous to me. I also agree with the SD everywhere. I wonder what the deal is with that...
He bought a BASE BASE Work truck, what do you expect on the XL? He did get a work truck with the XL Decor Package (jeweled headlights & chrome bumper) Could have had a grey painted bumper and old style rectangle black plastic headlights..............

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Woops, Congrats on your New Ride...............Enjoy!!

Stock XL front-end


NOW HERE'S a Great looking Front-end 2008 Harley F-250 (STOCK)

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He bought a BASE BASE Work truck, what do you expect on the XL? He did get a work truck with the XL Decor Package (jeweled headlights & chrome bumper) Could have had a grey painted bumper and old style rectangle black plastic headlights..............

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I know what he bought, I still do not like the grills. Chrome cannot hide ugly... And please, nobody get their feelings all hurt, its only my opinion, I am not insulting you.
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I know what he bought, I still do not like the grills. Chrome cannot hide ugly... And please, nobody get their feelings all hurt, its only my opinion, I am not insulting you.
No worries. I can't see it from the drivers seat

Anyway, thinkin' about that integrated brake controller. Any better than a good aftermarket? Can the Ford one be added? How much, or can I do it myself?

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No worries. I can't see it from the drivers seat

Anyway, thinkin' about that integrated brake controller. Any better than a good aftermarket? Can the Ford one be added? How much, or can I do it myself?

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congrats adrian, the taillights will swap right over and I am sure you could find someone on here that would be willing to swap with you. I am pretty sure you can also just add the trailer brake and the upfitter switches pretty easy.

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PM sent.. Congrats on the new truck... The other day I saw an 08 XL that was white, and they painted the XL grille white it looked nice in case you didn't want to go chrome..

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