Starting my build thread. Suggestions and opinions are encouraged.
Heres my truck when I bought it 3 years ago with 100,003 miles on it. 2001 ScrewXLT 5.4
I got the truck out the door for 10,500$ after a lengthy duo with salesman. When buying the truck I had zero intentions of engine mods, exterior mods, ect. I wanted to trade the truck in for a new 5.0 but the lady wants to start looking at houses so that put an end to that idea. My 01 will suffice, its in awesome shape and its almost paid off so this is my rig for a while.
First thing I did to it was install a Spectre CAI I picked up for 100 bucks. I was always skeptical of CAIs but figured 100 bucks isn't going to kill me. Installed it a couple months ago. Really hard to say if power was increased, but one thing I did like is the new throaty sound it gave my truck.
Next thing was freshening up the exterior and new tires. The Michelin LTXs were worn out, very bald and both rear tires had slow leaks that annoyed me. Wanted to go bigger than stock but it wasn't in the budget. Went with Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/70r17.
Last night I finally installed my lightning heads/corners, depo fogs, and tan king ranch bumper valance. I also removed the bug deflector to give it a cleaner look. This is how she sits today.
Oh, forgot to meinton ...while changing out the bumper I valance I found this plug in.
Never knew these trucks had block heaters, good to know considering the cold winters in MN
So there she is. Not sure how far I want to go with her. Ive got a 75mm BBK throttle body that I need to install and also have a SCT programmer Ill be doing custom tunes with down the road. I just started ordering header/exhaust parts. Going with OBX Longtubes and a SISO 3 inch exhaust with Borla XR1 muffler. Not sure what else I want to do...
Like I said up top, suggestions are more than welcome, Im still kinda new to all this as my last vehicle was a 86 Econoline.
BTW, the trucks name is Christine.