New to me E99! Let the mods begin!
So I used to have a white 2005 F-350 CCLB 6.0L ZF6 4x4. I sent the truck to auction in September 2012 with a possible bad lifter and a bad taste for Ford. Took the money from the truck and broke a 40 year family run of exclusively FoMoCo product ownership and bought a 2004 Cadillac CTS-V, and all it's 400hp LS6, 6-speed, 14" Brembo brakes, 4-door awesomeness. Love it., and it mostly cured my 6.0L blues. Mostly.
Well, I still have a 30' 5th wheel, and my current job will pay me to provide my own truck. And I've been seriously missing having a truck for 6 months or more, so I started looking seriously this past summer for the right truck. I found a winner the end of last month. It's an early 1999 F-350 Lariat CCLB 7.3L 4R100 4x4 and its black. Had a family member go test drive it and bought it sight unseen.
Picked the truck up last weekend, its not nearly as powerful as the 6.0 was, and the E99 turning radius sucks, but its a straight rust free truck with 133k on the odometer, a fresh Ford installed HPOP, new torque converter, and freshly resealed rear axle with fresh Ford oe brakes on all four corners. There a a couple minor cosmetic issues that are from age and normal wear and tear, I'll take care of those.
Yesterday I got busy. I installed the Pro-Tech headache rack and tool box from my 2005, and of course my 5" dual stack kit. My Labs came out and chased away the kitty, so it's straight piped in the process.
Planned mods before Spring 2014:
Donaldson air intake kit
Mild Tuning, probably SCT so I can do my thing
'05 Harley head lamps
'05 Lariat grille
'05 Chrome bumper with black filler
'11 4x4 front air dam.
Long term mods planned:
4-6" lift with 4-link/coil over front
3.31:1 gears with a GV under drive
17" or 18" wheels and 35" or 37" tires
Pocket Flares and N-Fab w/bed step
Sprayed bed liner and rockers
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The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift
Last edited by IdahoF350; 10-30-2013 at 05:41 PM.