You purposly put that “hood scoop” on it?
. Yeah. It didn't really help the problem and it's pretty ridiculous. But it's grown on me so it's staying. I finally figured out where the spout connector thing a while ago. I got base timing set and it runs much better.
I thought the distributor connection was the spout connector for whatever reason. Finally I found something on the interwebs identifying the spout connector.
Now the only drivability problem it has is that it kind of idles low when it's cold and acts like it wants to die sometimes, but it goes away once warm. I'm gonna try cleaning out the iac when I get some time and hope that solves it.
So I've really been running the pros and cons of shortening the truck in my head and I can't decide whether I want to do it or not. I feel like shortening the truck is kind of pivotal in deciding other mods, so I want to know your guys' opinion on the matter.
My wife and I are now expecting, and as a result, I got rid of my little 85 Yota that I used to drive and wheel around the forest regularly. Short of tcase gears, that truck was pretty well ready for some challenging trails. I got a 2012 f250 4x4 as more of a primary daily driver and would like to make the f350 more capable to make up for not having the Toyota anymore.
I'd like to take the f350 to chile challenge, and Moab about once a year and be able to wheel harder trails. Nothing really crazy but at the same time shit that's gonna be challenging. But it still needs to be able to haul wood. I'd like it to end up on some 40's or 42's.
I could see doing two things: shorten it so the rear wheel is right behind the cab and get a little utility trailer to haul behind it, or can the stock bed, keep the wheelbase long but chop the frame behind the axle so I won't have to deal with a trailer when I'm using it for it's main purpose, and build a bed that can take a beating on trails.
Obviously it'll be easier to get it through most trails if it were shorter. A one piece driveshaft would be another advantage of it being shorter.
On the other hand if I kept it long, stock spare driveshafts can be had pretty cheap, Driving a fuckin boat of a truck through trails would be a challenge which is fun. Lastly, it's main goal in life is getting wood so it's capabilities on trails is kind of secondary in my eyes.
I guess the main question is would there be that big of a difference between a 168" wheelbase and a 150ish" wheelbase to justify the impairment in utility of the vehicle. Either way I'm sure the bed has to go because it's gonna get destroyed on trails. Either way the truck is gonna be retarded long compared to any of my other previous 4x4's. And either way i know I need to be planning on carrying spare shafts with the underside real estate I'll be dealing with.
Any input is greatly appreciated!