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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, March 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 095



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In this issue:

Tire Size For 94 F150 ["Norman Maranda" ]
Re: ADMIN: Another milestone ["Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Re: Ranger F-250 [S-10 Killer ]
Leveling a 94 Bronco [rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)]
Mud Tires for F250 [Joseph/Rae Mead ]
Mud Tires for F250 [Joseph/Rae Mead ]
Tires [John Cassis ]
Re: Mud Tires for F250 [Sheldon Belinkoff ]
One more Explorer comment [Michael_Skerrett ccmail.orl.lmco.com]
Re: Tire Size For 94 F150 [FSTFORDS ]
Re: Mud Tires for F250 [FSTFORDS ]
RE: Mud Tires for F250 [Mike Marcum ]
Wtr: Ford Explorer. [LDAER17439 ]
Re: Tire Size For 94 F150 [Vance ]
F-150 wheels [Vance ]
RE:shock recommendation ["Posluszny, Walt (posl)" ]
RE: 2wd locker ["Posluszny, Walt (posl)" ]
Shocks [John Cassis ]
Bolt-kit for body-mount kit [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
RE:Nomenclature ["Posluszny, Walt (posl)" ]
Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
blinker click noise ["Casey Vandor" ]
Re: blinker click noise [Steve Burnett ]
Differential Installation Help [Andrew ]
Re: Off Road [Randy ]
Re: Jumpseat [Randy ]
Re: Mud Tires for F250---TIRE SIPING [FSTFORDS ]
Re: F-150 wheels [FSTFORDS ]
Re: blinker click noise [Paul Laughlin ]
Re: Ranger F-250 [Randy ]
Re: F-150 wheels [Randy ]
[Fwd: Off Road] [Randy ]
Re: Shocks [JSCF250 ]
Re: blinker click noise [JSCF250 ]
[Fwd: Ranger F-250] [Randy ]

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 06:29:20 -0500
From: "Norman Maranda"
Subject: Tire Size For 94 F150

Hello, I was thinking of putting bigger tires on my 94 F150 4x4. I'm not
looking to put a lift kit in I just want to know what the max size i can put on
with out doing any major modifications. Also what is a good brand of tires
(i.e. bigest bang for the buck) that you might suggest buying. I mostly drive
the truck on road but every once in a while I like to go four wheeling on the
beach. Thanks in advance.


Nom

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NAME: Norman J. Maranda Jr.
TITLE: STRESS ANALYST
DEPT: D464
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nmaranda gdeb.com
WORK #: (860) 433-1652

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:41:37 -0800
From: "Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Another milestone

Dear Ken:

Thank you ( and All memebers ) for this excellant service ( and
advice too ), as we all enjoy and especially benefit by this " Privladge "
made for everyone!!!

Mc Kenzie ( Ret. )


At 12:55 AM 3/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Its official: just passed 2000 members. Did a count and
>there are now 2017 members on the lists. Thanks everyone!
>
>Ken Payne
>Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:56:33 -0600 (CST)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: Ranger F-250

Oh yeah, there are plenty of full size Ranger pickups. A guy here at work
had a F100 Ranger with a 351C. It was a cherry of a truck, that is until
he flipped it.

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2.3L, SVO OHC
S-10 Killer
GT-40 Ranger
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On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Casey Vandor wrote:

> We all remember that pathetic salesman trying to sell his marvel mystery snake oil engine degrading crap, and how he said he had a 250 Ranger.... Well we didn't believe him, and I just saw one this evening. It was a full size beast, older, like a early 70's and it had a Ranger 250 emblem on it. Maybe there was a hint of truth in him :) not for his handy motor gunk though.
> Casey Vandor
>

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 05:52:37 -0800
From: rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)
Subject: Leveling a 94 Bronco

Has anybody seen or does anybody know where I can find a set of 2"drop
shackles for the rear of my 94?I found a set of these for my 92 after I
bought it new;but cannot for the life of me remember where.The 2'' drop
leveled the truck perfectly and added 100% to the looks of it
IMHO.Please, If you know where I can get thes shackles let me know.They
were painted with like a hammerite coating and came with poly bushing
already installed; were like $65 if memory serves.TIA!! Randy 94
Bronco EB( too high in back!)

















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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:55:54 -0600
From: Joseph/Rae Mead
Subject: Mud Tires for F250

I have a 97 F250 4x4 powerstroke and the local tire shops have told me they do not
recommend
Swamper TSL Radials or Buckshot Radials, as they both are only 6 ply and not made
to take the weight of the truck. They recommend BFG/MT's as they are 8 ply and can
handle
the weight better.

Anybody ever put Mudders on a 250/350 and had problems?
What brand of Mud tire should I go with and why?

Thanks!
JJ

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:57:31 -0600
From: Joseph/Rae Mead
Subject: Mud Tires for F250

I have a 97 F250 4x4 powerstroke and the local tire shops have told me
they do not
recommend
Swamper TSL Radials or Buckshot Radials, as they both are only 6 ply and
not made
to take the weight of the truck. They recommend BFG/MT's as they are 8
ply and can
handle
the weight better.

Anybody ever put Mudders on a 250/350 and had problems?
What brand of Mud tire should I go with and why?

Thanks!
JJ

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:55:42 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: Tires

Sounds like you should go with all terain type tires. If you are not 4x4 =
mudders are not a real good idea. Especialy if your playing in the sand.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 06:17:51 -0800
From: Sheldon Belinkoff
Subject: Re: Mud Tires for F250

> I have a 97 F250 4x4 powerstroke and the local tire shops have told me they do not
> recommend
> Swamper TSL Radials or Buckshot Radials, as they both are only 6 ply and not made
> to take the weight of the truck. They recommend BFG/MT's as they are 8 ply and can
> handle
> the weight better.


I have the tire sizes and capacities for the swamper line of tires, and
your tire dealers are correct to a point. WRT tires that will fit a
stock F250 w/Diesel, all the Swampers are marginal. If you're running
unloaded, or with a minimum load, they may work, but with little
margine for underinflation. All bets are off when you start carrying
larger loads.

You need a Load Range D or E tire for your truck. I'm running BFG Mud
Terrains in the 255x85x16 size on my F350 Diesel. They have the
capacity needed to handle the weight of the truck and a load, and they
don't require any suspension modification on my rig. They are a tall
tire (33" plus) and not very wide, so steering and handling remain
pretty much stuck.

Dunlop also makes a Mud Terrain in this size, but there are many
companies that produce a mud tire in the 235x85xz16 size that's standard
on your truck.

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SCB
belinkoff earthlink.net

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 09:21 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael_Skerrett ccmail.orl.lmco.com
Subject: One more Explorer comment


My first Ford truck was a '72 Explorer 1/2 ton standard cab. It was
one of the best vehicles I ever owned and drove it past 200K miles
until I traded it for an '86 F-150. It had a 351W and C4 transmission
and no matter how foul the weather or how bad I treated it, every time
I turned the key it started and got me where I needed to go. I did not
like the fuel tank in the cab though. I guess the engineers couldn't
think of anywhere else to put it then (or the Feds hadn't regulated it
yet). My Explorer had unique wheel covers, upgraded interior and
exterior trim and standard air conditioning (usually an option back
then). There was a chrome Explorer badge on the back of the truck bed
and an Explorer hood ornament. I paid a whopping $4,500 for it new.
This was a really nice way to find out how good Ford trucks are. I've
been buying them ever since.

'72 Explorer (traded for '86)
'86 F-150 (gave to my son)
'92 F150 XLT S/C (I'm driving this one)
'97 Explorer (wife's vehicle)


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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:11:26 EST
From: FSTFORDS
Subject: Re: Tire Size For 94 F150

33/12.50/15 is about the largest that will fit but requires bumper trimming.

pirelli produces a new truck tire called the scorpion a/t it is the quietest
and best a/t tire on the market right now...runs about $98 bucks a tire

mike
discount tire co. asst mgr

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:14:24 EST
From: FSTFORDS
Subject: Re: Mud Tires for F250

swampers/buckshots give very poor ride and are noisy as hell.

but the weight is no big deal as long as are not towing any thing.

bfg mud's are nice tire tho.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 07:29:59 -0800
From: Mike Marcum
Subject: RE: Mud Tires for F250

JJ,

It probably depends on what you intend to use the truck for. If it is
hauling or pulling loads, then the swampers may not be the best tire.
If you do a lot of off-roading in the loose/muddy stuff, then the
swampers would be good. If you do some of both, then I recommend the
BFG Mud TAs. I have them on my 86 F250 Ext. Cab 4x4 and I think they
perform well and look good. In general aggressive tread types will not
perform very well on wet pavement. If you have to deal with wet or icy
roads, then something like the BFG All Terrain would be the best bet.

Just my 2 cents.

- - Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Joseph/Rae Mead [SMTP:meadjr minotafb.ndak.net]
> Sent:Friday, March 13, 1998 5:58 AM
> To:fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net
> Subject:Mud Tires for F250
>
> I have a 97 F250 4x4 powerstroke and the local tire shops have told me
> they do not
> recommend
> Swamper TSL Radials or Buckshot Radials, as they both are only 6 ply
> and
> not made
> to take the weight of the truck. They recommend BFG/MT's as they are 8
> ply and can
> handle
> the weight better.
>
> Anybody ever put Mudders on a 250/350 and had problems?
> What brand of Mud tire should I go with and why?
>
> Thanks!
> JJ
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:41:06 EST
From: LDAER17439
Subject: Wtr: Ford Explorer.

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Subject: Ford Explorer.
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:34:46 EST
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Ladies and gentlemen.
I know Im not supposed to ask about problems, but I still like to give it a
chance.
My name is L.Daering and I am contacting you from Germany (near frankfurt)
I am driving a 11.94 Explorer, Export model, assume French/Canadian.
I like this car but can`t solve the problem of the front axle being
imbalanced.
I cked with all local agencies with negative results. I have new tires, shock
obsorbers, super wheel balancing. The car has accumulated 44th miles.
When I reach the speed of 100KM = 58.8 miles my front starts schacking and
surprisingly it sometimes calmes down. The car is in excellent condition with
max services. I wonder if you have come accross this problem. Thank you for
your understanding. Bestrgds L. Daering (LDAER17439 aol.com)
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:05:56 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: Tire Size For 94 F150

Norman Maranda wrote:
>
> Hello, I was thinking of putting bigger tires on my 94 F150 4x4. I'm not
> looking to put a lift kit in I just want to know what the max size i can put on
> with out doing any major modifications. Also what is a good brand of tires
> (i.e. bigest bang for the buck) that you might suggest buying. I mostly drive
> the truck on road but every once in a while I like to go four wheeling on the
> beach. Thanks in advance.
>
> Nom


Mike wrote:
>
>33/12.50/15 is about the largest that will fit but requires bumper trimming.
>
>pirelli produces a new truck tire called the scorpion a/t it is the quietest
>and best a/t tire on the market right now...runs about $98 bucks a tire
>
>mike
>discount tire co. asst mgr,FSTFORDS



Mike probably knows a lot more than I do about it (since he works at a
tire store), But I was unsatisfied with the fit of 31x10.50x15 tires on
my '94 F-150 4x4. They neary touched the bumper (untrimmed bumper,
unloaded truck). So I went with a Commanche 30x9.50x15 set of all
terrain radials. I didn't get much upgrade in size, but was able to get
a 6 ply tire instead of a 4 ply passenger tires. I had good service from
the factory Firestone ATXs, but I got too many flats on gravels roads
from rock bruises. I do lots of highway driving in all conditions from
110 degree heat to ice and snow, and I also do extreme off road hill
climbing when I deer hunt in Montana each fall. I have been stuck with
the all terrain tires, but that will happen with any tire when you lose
your senses and drive through that one big bog you shouldn't have.
It's too early to comment on th eservice from the Commanche tires, but
my dealer recommended them. I have been dealing with him for 10 years
and he backs his products 100%. Free flat repair, balancing, rotation,
road hazard, etc. for life of tire so I don't think he'd steer me wrong.
If someone knows how to get bigger tires on F-150 4x4 without major
modifications I'd like to hear about it ,too.

For what its worth
Vance

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:09:57 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: F-150 wheels

Does anybody know.....
Will the factory wheels from 97 and newer F-150 trucks fit older
F-150s? I know the wheel size is different but is the bolt pattern
and/or the lug size different? I know on GM products the newer wheels
fit but it was a 14mm lug instaed of a 1/2 inch lug. For "proper" fit
you had to buy special lugs. Just wondering...

Vance

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 09:22:16 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: RE:shock recommendation

Jeff,

Stay away from the Rancho 5000's, you'll be greatly disappointed. Walt

> Date: Sat, 07 Mar 1998 07:50:30 -0500
> From: staples
> Subject: New Shocks
> I have a 1995 Ranger 4x2 Supercab V6 that is in need of some new
> shocks. What recommendations do you all have for replacements? I was
> considering Bilsteins but the budget won't allow me to do those right
> now. Anything in the cheaper ranges worth putting on or should I wait
> until I can afford something better. TIA
> Jeff=======================

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 09:27:22 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: RE: 2wd locker

A 2WD with a limited slip diffrential will get you in and out of
90-95% of the places a 4 WD will. As long as you have some common sense and
know how to utilize your equipment correctly. Walt

>>Andrew is the 2WD correct never heard of anyone making or
installing
>>lockers on a two wheel drive


>

4WD.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 12:27:32 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: Shocks

Walt,

No flame war here, just curious. Whats wrong with the Rancho RS 5000?

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 12:51:56 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: Bolt-kit for body-mount kit

Greetings. I'm looking for all the bolts (8) and all the washers (2/mount)
and polyurethane (or rubber-like-original) body-mounts (8) for an 87 Bronco
II. I would be, probably, interested in rear bumper bolts and any bolts
that mount the gas-tank as well (since I need to remove it access rear 4
bolts!). The only (?!?!?) problem is that all the washers are either
1/2 rusted out or 100% rusted out. This means that the body is loose
from the frame... even though the rubber and bolts are ok...

I have a feeling that I asked this question before (??) but I can't find
it or the responses... sometime last year maybe. Anyways, I would
appreciate an answer. Now that I'm getting the bodywork done (welding
:-) I want to take care of this "biggie" before I paint anything...

Also, has anyone here extended/expanded the silly gutters in the rear
of the B2? I have the paint off... and will be painting the whole car,
I have access to a MIG welder, and don't "suck" as such with welding...
I want to expand them enough to fit a full-size roof-rack without
playing the "balance" game... I will be loading it a bit but it will
get most stress from wind - will carry 2 windsurfers and a mast or
two... No, I'm not a yuppie-surfer-bastard... My boards are worth
_maybe_ $250 on a very windy day :-)

Thanks!

Take care.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 13:57:44 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: RE:Nomenclature

My 85 F-150,(purchased in Oct.84) is an Explorer/XLT Lariat. Has
all the badges from the factory.

Chrome EXPLORER badges on the bed sides.
Chrome XLT badges on front fenders and interior.
Chrome/Red LARIAT badges on front fenders.

Walt

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:36:39, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

Hey y'all,

Our first Super Duty Arrived today...actually I went to the Ford
plant in St. Paul and got it. It is a F-450 4x4 cab and chassis XLT
with the 7.3L and auto. This thing is an absolute beast. Tons of
power, exceptional visbility, enormous cab room, and very little
engine noise inside the cab are just the start of the qualities. I
think anyone interested should definately check one of these bad boys
out. We are supposed to be getting two more next week....I can't
wait. These things will sell like hot cakes.

Josh
Lakeland Truck Center

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 15:48:42 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: blinker click noise

Someone told me to get a heavy duty flasher to make the louder click from
the blinkers. Where can I get a heavy duty flasher? The only J.C. Whitney
that I have carries flashers that play jungle bells or something like that,
and I am not that far into the christmas spirit :) Would a pep boys or
someplace like that have it? If so, could you give me a website or phone
number to check on it? (we have no auto parts stores except Napa here)
Thanks
Casey Vandor

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 17:07:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Burnett
Subject: Re: blinker click noise

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Casey Vandor wrote:
>
> Someone told me to get a heavy duty flasher to make the louder click from
> the blinkers. Where can I get a heavy duty flasher? The only J.C. Whitney
> that I have carries flashers that play jungle bells or something like that,
> and I am not that far into the christmas spirit :) Would a pep boys or
> someplace like that have it? If so, could you give me a website or phone
> number to check on it? (we have no auto parts stores except Napa here)
> Thanks

Just about every auto parts store I've ever been in has them. It's a real
common item. Ask the guys at your local NAPA.

____________________________________________________
| Steve M. Burnett sburn smbtech.com |

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 14:39:50 -0500
From: Andrew
Subject: Differential Installation Help

Hi All,
Info; Ranger '87 Super-cab 5spd 4WD 2.9 eng / 7.5 diff. with 175K mi..
Have used Mobil 1 oil since 10K, changed every 5k w/ good quality filter,
the engine seem to run like new. Gets painted this spring, Ford has that
self-destruct paint, no amount of care could save it.
Just completed rebuilding the front axles, drive shaft and rear dr
shaft.(for some odd reason they needed it(-: (-; :-)) Now the rear end
seems a bit loose and clunky. Have decided on installing a limited slip and
using an Auburn Gear "hi performance" unit. In Maine we have a mud season
instead of spring. Go just a few inches off a paved surface and you are in
for a tow. Snow, ice and sand also call for a limited slip.

Now my question: I am interested in anyone's experiences with the
rear-end gear installation process. The best book(s) on how to, and special
tools needed ect..
Can I safely reuse the R& Pinion, the stock axles? It is for almost
all road use. Can the home mechanic get the old R&P to seat(?) once it is
removed??

Thanks In Advance
Andrew

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:37:04 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Off Road

I know of at least one tires site Dave. Try Tyres International at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.tyres1.com
They have alot of info on tire and wheel sizes and what the section
width would be on a certain width rim. Check 'em out.
Later
Randy

Chapman, David P wrote:
>
> Chuck - do you have the URLs for any of the tire related sites?
>

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:52:32 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Jumpseat

Matt,
Crutchfield's research dept. says a 6 1/2" speaker is standard. Btw,
you CAN fit a 6x9" in there, if the door is similar to an '87-91
style.
Later,
Randy

> Matthew P. Hoyt wrote:
>
[snip]

> Also, does anyone know what the stock door speakers size is? I'd
> like to know without ripping the whole panel off. Thanx again.
>
> Matt
>

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:52:40 EST
From: FSTFORDS
Subject: Re: Mud Tires for F250---TIRE SIPING

not true, mud tires are a good choice for wet traction if they are siped.

Siping is a mechanical process in which the tread blocks are sliced down the
full depth of the tread block and give MORE wet traction than an un-siped all-
terrain.

Siping is a new process to auto tires but has been used on tractor trailer
combo's to gain life of tires and better wet raction.

it's possible that your local tire dealer has a sipimg machine already in
service, call for pricing at my store we charge $8 in labor for each new mud
tire.

mike
DISCOUNT TIRE ASST. MGR.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:56:26 EST
From: FSTFORDS
Subject: Re: F-150 wheels

NO...5-5.5 bolt pattern vs. 5-135mm bolt pattern..

mke
discount tire
asst. mgr.

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:57:08 -0800
From: Paul Laughlin
Subject: Re: blinker click noise

Casey Vandor wrote:

Where can I get a heavy duty flasher? The only J.C. Whitney that I
have carries flashers that play jungle bells or something like that.

I just got a new J.C.Whitney last week. On page 55 listed right along
with the musical flashers are two more. One "extra loud" and one
"electronic beeping". They are listed as heavy duty. Heavy duty
flashers should be installed when towing so that the lighs don't flash
too fast. One thing to remember though. With heavy duty flashers, you
loose the ability to trouble shoot burned out bulbs by the turn signals
not flashing. Heavy duty flashers just ignore the burned out bulb. I
also think that you could get one from your NAPA dealer, if you asked.
I got mine from a regular parts store here.
Paul in Portland OR

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:00:56 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Ranger F-250

In a recent issue of 4x4 Power I saw an add in the 'goodies' section.
It showed the side of a pickup with the outside sheet metal of the bed
lifted up like a door. Inside were shelves and dividers. I don't
think it was the entire side of the truck, but the whole length for
sure and maybe top rail to the lower body line (ridge), so maybe 3/4
of the side. It had shocks to hold up the 'door' panel and looked
VERY cool. I tried calling the number, but only got a fax machine (or
computer modem). I don't have access to a fax, so never pursued it
any further. I think I have that issue out on loan, but if anyone
wants, I'll post the phone number.
Later,
Randy

Joe Maleski wrote:
>
> >Now, a friend of mine has an F-250, around a '68 or '67. It has the
> >Explorer chrome badges on it. The very best thing about it is the storage
> >compartments on the outside of the bed. Down low on the front. Nice
> >place to put chains, jacks and such. Too bad Ford never saw fit to put
> >those on the newer models.
>
> I agree. I've been trying to find a body shop around here that would do it
> to my '94 with no luck. It shouldn't be that hard...
>
> Joe (mechanical work is fine with me but I don't touch the sheet metal)
>

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:03:42 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: F-150 wheels

Vance,
Just from observation, I've noticed Ford now has 7-lug wheels. What
the h*ll is that all about? Guess maybe they didn't want you putting
those older wheels on the new trucks. I don't know if all the trucks
have the 7-lug, or just he heavy-duty models or what, but thought I'd
let you know.
Later,
Randy

Vance wrote:
>
> Does anybody know.....
> Will the factory wheels from 97 and newer F-150 trucks fit older
> F-150s? I know the wheel size is different but is the bolt pattern
> and/or the lug size different? I know on GM products the newer wheels
> fit but it was a 14mm lug instaed of a 1/2 inch lug. For "proper" fit
> you had to buy special lugs. Just wondering...
>

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:06:54 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: [Fwd: Off Road]

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:37:04 -0800
From: Randy
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I know of at least one tires site Dave. Try Tyres International at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.tyres1.com
They have alot of info on tire and wheel sizes and what the section
width would be on a certain width rim. Check 'em out.
Later
Randy

Chapman, David P wrote:
>
> Chuck - do you have the URLs for any of the tire related sites?
>

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:48:41 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: Shocks

alot of people complain about the rough ride. they are great for off road and
handle the terrain , but on road? i dont know, to each is own i guess.

joe

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 23:52:14 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: blinker click noise

where do you live in the boonies? napa should have it. call some auto shops on
the phone in your closest area. you will have to travel a little. or a place
that has trailer equipment. good luck.

joe

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:55:55 -0800
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Subject: [Fwd: Ranger F-250]

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