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Old 06-23-2014, 12:55 AM
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G'day everyone

I have just joined having recently purchased a Brazilian built 2005 F250 crew cab, I absolutely love it!

I have only had it for a month but I have already crossed the Simpson with her. an excellent trip that I would recommend to anyone (as long as you can cope with the scratches)
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:56 AM
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G'day everyone

I have just joined having recently purchased a Brazilian built 2005 F250 crew cab, I absolutely love it!

I have only had it for a month but I have already crossed the Simpson with her. an excellent trip that I would recommend to anyone (as long as you can cope with the scratches)
G'day mate, welcome to the forum.
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As Brian said, welcome!

You will have to share some pics of you crossing the Simpson! I'm hoping to do that trip next year.
Sounds like I might want to get some of that clear 3M coating to cover the truck before going tho!
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I'm also interested in crossing the Simpson! Using my Brazilian 2005 crew cab as the support vehicle for some nutter that want to race his bicycle across it in the Simpson Desert Cycle Challenge. BTW, that nutter is me. I've got the vehicle & the bike, & the legs hopefully!
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I would defiantly recommend the 3M clear coat, my poor Effie looks very un loved at the moment, I have bought a polisher and I will see if I can get rid of the scratches. that said I'm keen to do it again.
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Looks amazing!

I'll have to do the airbox and snorkel mod before I go.

No problems with flat tyres then?
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Great photos.
What snorkle and airbox are you using and what
make is the spare tyre carrier?
I am looking to fit these items to my truck.
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Great photos - thanks! That thumping 5 poster bar obviously scared skippy away!
Really well setup truck.

The snorkel looks to be Ford's unit, which will plug up to the standard airbox... decent enough snorkel, but the air passage where it goes thru the fender/wing can be a bit restrictive (and can trip the air filter minder), which can limit power if you are tuned. This can be easily fixed with a bit of rubber flex intake hose if you are a bit mechanically inclined.
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My truck has been across the Simpson, by the previous owner
So I got all the spares and a long range tank when I bought itg
Can you give us an idea how much diesel you used for the crossing
The snorkel looks like a TJM

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agreed. a very nice looking rig.
we might have to do a FTE Simpsons crossing since all want to do it. ??
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Ha, good idea Brian. Maybe we can all setup camp, and drink some beers while we wait for Simon to pedal his way in
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My truck has been across the Simpson, by the previous owner
So I got all the spares and a long range tank when I bought itg
Can you give us an idea how much diesel you used for the crossing
The snorkel looks like a TJM

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Yeah, think you are right. The Ford ones were just TJM with the Ford logo on it, I think anyway.
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sounds good. we can throw the empties at em
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the snorkel is the ford one and I am running the standard air box with a K&N hi flow filter. An aftermarket air box is on the shopping list tho. I had issues with fluid coming out of the breather on the power steering bottle and getting sucked thru the joins on my air box and drowning the cardboard filters making it hard for the truck to breath. If you plan to head up on these corrugated roads I recommend you leave the power steering fluid a little low and seal all the joins on your air box.
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patchy, the. Truck used 157L from finke to birdsville 705km 22.27L/100Km (with an oily air filter) leaving me about 90L spare so I would have no worries going from Oodnadatta to Birdsville without topping up

Brian It is a Kaymar wheel carier and I would recommend it. It. Is a verry solid strong unit with the tow bar built into it.
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Brian It is a Kaymar wheel carier and I would recommend it. It. Is a verry solid strong unit with the tow bar built into it.
Thanks mate, Iam familiar with the Kaymar stuff but did not know
they made products for F trucks.

What airbox are you considering fitting? I am looking for one that
can be made water tight with a snorkel.
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