03 was the first year..some had a lot of problems and some had few. get his vin and have an Oasis report run at your local ford
once you get it you can spend a little money and be at around 500hp.
DJ sells a kit and Innovative can match it but elite is a little more
DJ sells a kit:
VGT ss turbo
UP pipe w/ delete
DJ's fuel intensifier and regulated return w/ braided hoses
and its like $4500 i believe for all of that. bumps turbo up to 1200 CFM over stock 700 CFM
maybe get a converter from wood or have him build your trans.
, MBRP or magnaflow 4 or 5 inch turbo back.. (straight piped sounds awesome on these trucks!!!) AFE intake and an SCT livewire (doubles as gauges and monitors up to 6 at a time including EGTs
) tuned by either DJ, Elite, Innovative, etc.
then maybe 3 on the pillar w/ fuel pressure, oil pressure, and trans temp.
all of these will fix the problems that were notorious on these trucks...and in the process make them a lot faster, powerful and reliable.
this is what my list looks like after much research and im startin to put checks next to all of them lol. im tryin to get my truck around 500 and be a strong daily driver thats reliable and this seemed pretty good deal. plus if you find a cool dealership and truck has warrenty which if you get this one it will have 40k left, you will be able to have this stuff done under warrenty...are you in CA?