F250 info

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 07:17
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To all those F250 Boogers can you give me any info on the following as my newly aquired F250 is at present on its way from Sydney Via road to Adelaide then rail to Perth and I hope to be optioning it up

Long range fuel tanks, what have boggers done to their F250's. Have you put in replacement tanks or additional tank. Have you put them inside or underneath. What make and who completed work. What capacity were the tanks and what total capacity of fuel when installed?

Water tanks as per above?

I prefer the powder coated steel Bull Bar but I noticed a lot with aluminium, is this because of front end weight?

If you have fiitted a winch have you ever used it and do you think it is a neccessity and if so what make and size?

Turbo Timers what type and what features do they have?

Does the F250 need after market suspension once fully loaded with gear and a 20' BT or will the original suspension cope. If fitted what did you have done and by whom as ARB said they do not do a suspension package for the F250. What shockies did you use. Disregard air bags at this stage? I will be fitting Diff locks front and rear.

The 4500kg tow package fitted by Ford cost around $2500 where I have seen via threads that the Hayman Reece is around $1400 - $1500. What are your thoughts on the two other than the obvious, the price, eg quality etc?

What type of hitch do you use, Pintel, Ball etc. and does anyone use the pintel with a hook similar to what the military use?

Has anyone fitted a larger after market exhaust to the F250 and ceramic coated extractors/headers to get better exhaust flow. Would this be an advantage? Also has anyone fitted a full dual system to the F250?

What type and make of transmission and exhaust temp. gauges have your fitted and where did you position the senders and gauges?

Where did you position your Prodigy brake controller?

What is the ideal running temperature for the auto transmission once guage fitted as the transmission places the auto in limp mode at 132 degrees C?

The F250 has a E4OD transmission, does this stand for Electronic 4 Speed Over Drive and what make is it?

Any other info related to the F250 would be appreciated as once I have speced it up the BT is the next phase.

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Stewart

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Reply By: Maximus - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 04:54

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 04:54
Re tow package. I got my Hayman Reece(4500kg) bar and WD kit (700 Lb.) from Westcott Towbars in Welshpool ( steve) Good guy. Fitted for $1180.00. Hard to beat that compared with the Ford deal.
The bar set-up is top class.

Have fun with the beast.
Barrie & Daph
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:36

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:36
Hello Stewart,

Re long range fuel tank - we have replaced our standard tank with a unit made by Out of Town 4WD at Barnsley NSW Ph: 02 4953 3288 called 'The Long Ranger' part number TR575.This company make and ship these tanks all over the world but I believe they do distribute to ARB Australia wide.

It holds in excess of 300 litres and has a baffle fitted in the tank which is positioned under the passenger side floor.

Might be worth phoning Out of Town (Fred Black if available) and asking about F250 options for suspension. I know we have had ours upgraded considerably but cant recall the details now. Fred had a new F250 12months ago which he optioned right up - he may have onsold it by now... but he knows the vehicle and knows whats available and will send gear all over so Perth is not a problem.

We use the standard hitch supplied by BT - AT35 - but must say the reversing camera comes into its own for hitching up and seeing what is behind a big rig.... and even just for a tub back on an F250 its a safety feature we would not be without (we have one fitted to the rear of the vehicle and one at the rear of the BT as well) so would strongly recommend this bit of gear.

Brake controler is situated under the reversing camera screen beside the middle console below the ash tray on drivers side.

Duel fuel option on a diesel??? Dont think so.

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Helen
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:55

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:55
Stewart,
Too much to answer!

I have an additional long range tank fitted roughly the same dimensions as the original with an exhaust tail pipe rerouting... /fuel gauge and auto transfer one to the other...

Ally bull bars look nice, but steel will take a big red Roo without packing up.... I have an ARB steel one, and Warn 15,000 lb winch.. See my tip on winches..

I just got the HR towbar for $1180 fitted, same one as the Ford at half the money...

Ceramic headers and dual exhaust and bits and pieces are not likely to pay for themselves in fuel economy for a few hundred thousand clicks at best case or more... And with the 7.3 Turbo, you do not need any more power... Probably give it a miss, as it is of dubious real value...

Come by here, see my tanks, bar, towbar, suspension, bits and pieces, why I bought this truck... I also would not finish out the Ford until you have the van underway, some of your ideas might change in process. Here I can show you the alternate hitches and the pros and cons.. Come by here and see why I paid the money for my Ford with what it has on it like air bags over the suspension and guages... Etcetera...

But my best advice is relax, get the van in process, then finish out the Ford.. Things like the air bags you may or may not even need... Your ideas may change after your visit here...

Regards from the LR
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Reply By: Maximus - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 22:49
Stewart
A few simple things you need are.
Extension mirrors
Bug Guard
Bonnet protecter
Window weather shields
Headlight protecter
Mud Flaps
All available at F Trucks ( if you can stand the bull s@#&! they go on with.( one guy out there is a complete petrol head.)
I got a price from them and ended up with the same deal from a Ford dealer who met the price.
I have a Hayman reece brake controller. Had it for 4 years. No problems. Also available from Westcott Towbars.
Barrie & Daph
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Reply By: Black Cobra - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 06:40

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 06:40
Thanks to everyone for all the info, slowly getting there.

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Follow Up By: Tassie Bushies - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 07:12

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 07:12
Hi Stewart.
Just be careful re the American Mirrors, - Yes they are brilliant- some of them do fold BOTH WAYS (both sides) if you bump them, others only fold one way (bad luck if you are going the wrong way & very expensive).
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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:10

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:10
Thanks Peter,

The rig I got is a 2004 Crew Cab model with only 26,000 k's on the clock and already has the Ford extendable mirrors with the indicators in them fitted so I presume they would fold both ways. It also came with full length aluminium running boards, weather shields both sides, Carry Boy Canopy, Ute Liner, window tint.

Looks very similar to yours white in colour. It looks like you have a winch on yours have you ever had to use it and do you think the expense is warranted.

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Reply By: Tassie Bushies - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:21

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 08:21
Hi Stewart.
I wanted to put width lights on my mirrors, but was told DON"T TOUCH so I didn't. would like to see yours with indicators on them sometime just to see how. Maybe Copeton 2000+?? or someplace.
My Warn winch 15000lb has only been used once to pull my tractor up a hill just to tighten the roap on the drum properly, and if that is the only time it ever gets used then that is ok with me, as far as the expence is concerned, extra peace of mind is worth a few $.
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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 09:31

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 09:31
Peter,

Yeah they look pretty snazy, if you send me your email address I will send you a photo of the mirrors with the indicator/width lights.
I have not seen the truck in the metal yet as I am working overseas and bought it over the internet, its amazing what you can do these days via computer.
My email address is sjtremain@bigpond.com

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Stewart
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