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Limited Budget?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by BEER TIME, Sep 29, 2011.


    BEER TIME Member
    Messages: 32

    Im looking into 2 things for my 2000 f250 cant decide what to do first or whats more important.
    1st is a scan gauge so i can watch tranny temps ect.
    2nd timbrens for the front end it sags around 1 inch
    i need this truck to last for a long time so any help is great thanks
  2. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    A transmission costs a lot more to repair/replace than the front end and generally 1 bad thing happening to the front end won't completely destroy it, while 1 bad thing happening to a transmission CAN destroy that. I would invest in the gauge. You could get a pillar mount pod and a tranny temp gauge for pretty cheap though. My gauge was $50 or so I think.
  3. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Our 03 has a trans temp guage built right into the cluster, I wonder if you could just install a cluster from a newer truck. I bet the computer already gets the trans temp input and maybe the wiring is already there. I dont know though. Good Luck.
  4. rick502

    rick502 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 54

    X3 on temp gauge. Unless you are having problems with truck bottoming out 1 inch sag isn't concerning. And as Andy96XLT points out - gauge not expensive, timbrens will be around 2 bills.

    BEER TIME Member
    Messages: 32

    would you guys just put a tranny temp gauge or get the actual scan gauge to check out other things
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Just get a good trans temp gauge and a pod for it. Best way to go.
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I have an 02 and never had a tranny heating problem and less then an inch sag with a Boss v plow. These trucks don't sag like the Chevy's do.