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Old 02-11-2019, 08:54 PM
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Day I brought my baby home

Baby's 1st bath

Figured I'd start out a build thread on my new baby!!! Got it back in September, got a really good deal on it. Going from a '12 5.0 to a '18 3.0 has been a dream so far!!! Taking this kinda slow since family comes first but I'm excited nonetheless.

2018 3.0L Powerstroke Lariat 4x4 with 501a
Current mods are:
Shorter antenna
Husky X-act contour liners
Husky wheel well liners
Husky tool box
Led bulbs for 3rd brake light and liscense plate
5% tint all around including moonroof
rear seat release latch
raptor center wheel caps
5% tint all the way around
LED highs/lows and fogs
Husky mud guards
Future mods:
power running boards
Leveling kit (Bilstein perhaps)
Larger tires (Duratracs or Nittos)
Plasti dip emblems

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:43 PM
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Nice truck!
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Good looking truck.
Nicely equipped with the 501a pkg.
I guess I have all the typical questions of the diesel.
How does it compare to the 5.0 in your opinion?
How many miles have you got on it now? how is the economy?
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Good looking truck.
Nicely equipped with the 501a pkg.
I guess I have all the typical questions of the diesel.
How does it compare to the 5.0 in your opinion?
How many miles have you got on it now? how is the economy?
I really liked my 5.0 but I'm liking the 3.0 more!!! I currently have about 3500 miles on it and I'm running about 20 to 24 mpg depending on how heavy my foot gets. Acceleration is nice and smooth even when I mash on it hard. I just topped off the def tank this past weekend as it was just under half full so I'm getting about a 6000 mile range on the def tank which lines up with what the truck says so I'm happy with that. I see alot of people ******* on the 3.0 but I'm impressed with it.
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Spur of the moment purchase! I think these look alot better than the blue caps and they match the color of the truck too!!!
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Finally was able to swap out the center caps on the wheels...very pleased with the subtle change

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Would these be PN# HL3Z1130A ?
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Would these be PN# HL3Z1130A ?
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yes that's correct
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I was going to order them but the website didn't show a picture.
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Had to change the tint that originally came with the truck...felt like I was in a convertible with the top down...got 5% all the way around
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