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05-11-2006, 09:38 PM
I am just curious on some peoples ideas on building up my truck. To start I have a stock 84 f250 diesel and a budget of $3600. What would be the best mods to do for a mildly lifted, all around truck. Any ideas?
05-11-2006, 09:48 PM
for 3600 you could buy a set of 49" irok's then all you have to do is make them fit and that dont cost a thing.
05-11-2006, 10:10 PM
is it stock let see some pics i would gess without seein the truck some lockers and gooder tires
05-12-2006, 10:18 AM
I'd start with a turbo and intercooler, and plumb in some propane, too :D That 6.9's gonna need all the help it can get
Lift it 4-6", get yourself a set of good, used tires mounted on wheels, a used Detroit for the rear (If you can find one), bumpers and rock sliders, and good amount of lights - which will mean a 3G alternator swap. Find yourself a used 9K + lb winch, too
3600 bucks should be able to build one very decent truck... bastard, I wish I had that kinda budget
05-13-2006, 05:21 PM
hahah thanks for the ideas, Ill post some pics of my truck when I getter donee
05-13-2006, 06:02 PM
chris get a solid d60 front, and then leafs are 750. tires are cheap.... not and then a winch and bumpers
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05-16-2006, 11:10 AM
ifn ur plannin on givener, a d60 would be a good investment. might take a bite out of yer budget, but wth the weight of the deisel i wouldnt trust the ttb for very big tires. and weld the rear
05-17-2006, 03:54 PM
yah im getting a d60 for sure. I dont think it could take very big tires with all the weight of the desiel. Maybe get a used detroit locker for the rear like davids78bronco said.
05-17-2006, 05:04 PM
if you want to be as reasonable as possible (cheap) find a d60 in good shape preferably with 4.10, and matching rear (find a detroit , second hand if you can). get front springs from f450 , or get a new set of front springs arced 6 inches (I have a new set here:p ) as long as the springs were good and not fatigued they will stay up there (how do you think they make the springs in the first place) get some rear done the same way or add a few long leafs and stick in the 450 block . the truck should sit about level .
from there you just have to look for your favourite flavour of tire and rim (sawzall or not sawzall that is the next chice for tire fitment) and away you go. (stick with steel rims and forget the bling, your better off investing the money in the rubber)
Basiclly with this setup you shouldnt run into brake line issues (Bend or move the tabs) ebrake issues , driveline issues etc.
Dont forget there is also the bodylift option
This should keep you in the target price range .
just my two bits
05-17-2006, 11:54 PM
Really tho, the best way to get a good truck, is to remove the ignition key, roll out the '84, and roll a 1ton with a 460 in it's place, then replace the key
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