F-250 Diesel-Powered Beast is Ready to Tackle Any Terrain

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2000 Ford F-250 Lifted Side

Built F-250 Super Duty appears to be in amazing shape for a 19-year-old mud monster.

While some Ford F-250 Super Duty owners buy a truck with plans to modify it, some people don’t have the mechanical ability or a trusted shop that can thoroughly build a heavy duty truck. Those people generally kook to buy trucks that are already built, but the problem with buying a used, built off-road truck is that in being used appropriately, they often get very beat up. This means that those prospective buyers who want a built truck still have to do some work if they also want a nice looking truck.

Fortunately, it is possible to find an older Super Duty that has been built for off-roading fun in nice shape, and the posting by “hunter101” in the FTE Marketplace is proof that clean, built F-250 pickups are out there.

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his 2000 Ford F-250 to the forum, he included the three pictures shown here, a lengthy modification list and the basic information below.

Up for sale is my wonderful 2000 F250 4×4 Extended Cab XLT with a 7.3L Diesel with many extras that I’ve added on this vehicle. It only has 172,000 miles on original motor and the transmission is built to hold. I have owned this truck since 2002 and love it. The interior is in great condition. I am ready to sell it to the rightful owner that is ready for one extremely tough truck (bought a 6.7 recently). I am asking $17,000.00 but will negotiate any deal if it fits. Please only serious inquiries only. Listed below are items I have put into this awesome truck for the last 17 years. I may have missed a few also. Enjoy!!!

2000 Ford F-250 Lifted Front

Exterior Upgrades

The most obvious upgrades made to this 2000 Super Duty is the 12.5-inch Fabtech suspension package with all of the necessary items to ride and drive like it was stock height. This big lift makes room for the 42.5-inch Pitbull tires which are driven by 4.88 gears. This truck also has Ranchhand front and rear bumpers, a bed rack, a 12,000-pound winch, heated power mirrors from a 2008 model and headlights from a 2005 model.

Drivetrain Upgrades

The heart of this F-250 is a built 7.3-liter PowerStroke turbo diesel V8 that has been upgraded with the following items:

-DP Tuner w/6 position on the fly including 140Hp extreme
-Aftermarket Intercooler and Engine Boot kit/clamps
-6637 Air Filter add-on and cover
-MBRP XP Series 4″ exhaust
-High Pressure Oil crossover Line
-Black billet thermostat housing
-203 degree thermostat
-Air intake heater plug
-Overboost annihilator
-EBPF Delete and pedestal for turbo
-Exhaust backpressure valve terminator
-Air intake heater plug code P0541 eliminator
-Exhaust backpressure sensor eliminator
-Pyrometer gauge 0-1600 degrees
-Boost gauge 0-60 psi
-Triple pillar gauge w/paint to match

2000 Ford F-250 Driver Corner

The transmission has also been built to stand up to the abuse handed out by the powerful diesel engine, including the following components:

-ITP deep pan
-Tru Cool 4734 Max w/o thermal bypass valve
-Tranny temp guage
-External trans filter added as well as internal
-Chromoly Forward drum
-Cryogenically frozen input shaft
-Precision industries triple disk torque converter.
-BTS valve body
-Many extras to include on transmission that I can’t think of off hand.

Again, this truck is listed for $17,000, but he is willing to negotiate on the pricing. In any case, the truck is incredible shape, it has a built drivetrain and all of the key suspension upgrades have been made to make room for the huge tires. This is a turnkey mud monster, ready and waiting for a new home.

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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