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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 4

Today's Topics:

Re: Dual tank problem '94 Ford F150 [Jim Perkins
97 F-350 pulling [Todd Muccilli
RE:Ranger Carb ["Bruce A. Ramirez" ]
Re: Dual tank problem '94 Ford F150 ["Bruce A. Ramirez" ]
RE: Towing package ["Beaman, James"
RE: '92 F150 questions ["Beaman, James"
emmission question [Jim Crawford ]
Effect of taller tires on computer/a ["Beaman, James"
Re: Ford pickups don't have twin tai [Randy Zeilinger
Re: Effect of taller tires on comput [Randy Zeilinger
test [rconnett VNET.IBM.COM ]
1996 service manuals [rconnett VNET.IBM.COM ]
Ken Payne [ ]
302 BOSS [USERWE4X4 aol.com ]
'93 Explorer Questions [Ryan Sky Mills
Correction about web server address [Ken Payne ]
Re: '93 Explorer Questions [Bill Morgan
RE: Effect of taller tires on comput ["Beaman, James"
Re: Performance Chip/Premium Fuel [Jim Perkins
Re: '93 Explorer Questions [Todd Metzger ]

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 10:19:20 -0700
From: Jim Perkins To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Dual tank problem '94 Ford F150 Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Beverly,

Please give us some more detail on the symptoms. If the problem immediately goes away when you switch tanks then it should be something specific to that tank, likely either contamination in the tank or a fuel pump problem. I would lean toward an electrical problem affecting the fuel pump if it is worse in wet weather, but we need to know more to try to help you diagnose this.




beverly hake wrote:
>
> I'm having problems with my dual tanks, usually the front tank. Even
> though both tanks are filled from the same pump, the front tank acts
> like it has bad gas (water in the gas). This is especially bad when it
> rains. Has anyone out there had the same problem and if so, how did you
> fix it.
>
> I've checked with some local mechanics and they drive the truck and tell
> me I need a tune-up. Been there-done that and the problem still pops up
> its ugly head usually only when it rains.
>
> P.S. I LOVE my truck. I bought it used in '95 with 35K miles on it
> already. It is a blue and white Ford F-150 XLT extended cab with camper
> shell. I have put the stow-a-way kit in the bed (short). It looks
> great and is very comfortable.
> I want an electric sunroof but, I've heard from friends I shouldn't put
> one in, because it will destroy the cab. What is your opinion and has
> anyone out there done this?
> Help!
> Beverly
>
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Date: Tue, 13 May 97 14:31:55 EDT
From: Todd Muccilli To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 97 F-350 pulling
Message-ID:

Hello all,

Some of you may remember a while back that I had posted about a 97 F-350 regular cab 4x4 that pulls to the right. I still have not solved the problem, but I've gotten a lot of advice. I will be returning to the dealer tomorrow to have it looked at once again. Based on what I've heard from the list, I am going to tell them that if there is nothing visibly bent, worn, or broken, that I want the camber and caster adjusted using the appropriate shims/cams/offset bushings. I will mention that the only other front-end symptom I've encountered has been a clunking observed when making a slow turn from stop or turning the wheel with the brake applied. The shop that Ford had previously sent me to to have the truck aligned provided me with the settings and numerous people on the net have told me that camber and caster are out. Anybody else have any last minute advice for me so that I don't come away frustrated and angry tomorrow because I still have to hold my steering wheel to the left to keep it on the road?

Thanks,
Todd
muccilli rci.rutgers.edu

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 15:03:02 -0400
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez" To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE:Ranger Carb
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Joe Chiasson wrote:
>
> Anyone,
> I realize most of you guys are running F series but some of us
> just can't afford the big boys. Any help with the following would be
> appreciated.
> I recently rebuilt the 2 liter engine in my '84 ranger, and
> just
> in the nick of time to, and can't seem to get the idle set up on the
> carb.
> Just a short history on it. Two winters ago number three
> piston
> did the oil pan two step, ruined block, short on money put used block
> under old head. It ran allright, but fouled plug four every three
> months
> or so, I guessed cracked head and was right. Time to rebuild,
> purchased
> reconditioned head from local, reputable, machine shop, everything is
> exact except for; it's off a 2.3, and intake valve is larger (cam was
> also switched out). While doing the job, I said what the hec, I'm
> planning on keeping it for awhile, and did the rings and bearings.
> Thank
> god I did two of the four pistons were cracked, tossed all four and
> used
> hypereutectic, engine is now quiet and has more power,but it wouldn't
> run
> that well. Replaced carb with aftermarket rebuild, gets great gas
> mileage, and better power, but the dang thing just won't idle right.
> The carb was matched against the o.e. tag, everything on the
> engine was torqued to specs. I've played with every adjustment to do
> with
> idle, except takeing the carb off and letting it sit idle on the
> bench.
> It's the type carb that has the eletronically adjusted idle mixture
> solenoid, I even tried unhooking this, and using a blocking gasket to
> take it out of the picture.
> Any ideas or suggestions as to what might help would be
> thankful?
> Maybe switch the carb to an '85 or'86 without solenoid?
>
> joe
>
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Joe,

Does your new cam have the same specs. as your old cam?
Is your compression the same?
A High Performance Cam can make your idle rough. Also check for vacuum leaks.

Bruce Ramirez
'91 F-150
'94 E-250

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 15:09:38 -0400
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez" To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Dual tank problem '94 Ford F150 Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

beverly hake wrote:
>
> I'm having problems with my dual tanks, usually the front tank. Even
> though both tanks are filled from the same pump, the front tank acts
> like it has bad gas (water in the gas). This is especially bad when
> it
> rains. Has anyone out there had the same problem and if so, how did
> you
> fix it.
>
> I've checked with some local mechanics and they drive the truck and
> tell
> me I need a tune-up. Been there-done that and the problem still pops
> up
> its ugly head usually only when it rains.
>
> P.S. I LOVE my truck. I bought it used in '95 with 35K miles on it
> already. It is a blue and white Ford F-150 XLT extended cab with
> camper
> shell. I have put the stow-a-way kit in the bed (short). It looks
> great and is very comfortable.
> I want an electric sunroof but, I've heard from friends I shouldn't
> put
> one in, because it will destroy the cab. What is your opinion and has
> anyone out there done this?
> Help!
> Beverly
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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Beverly,

I had the same problem in my 1991 F-150. My front tank made my truck run rough and lose power, especially during acceleration. As soon as I switched to my rear tank the problem cleared up. I found I had a bad fuel pump in my front tank. As soon as I replaced it, the problem went away. By the way, a new fuel pump for the front tank is about $280.00 and about $400.00 installed at the dealer.

Bruce Ramirez
'91 F-150
'94 E-250

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 14:15:23 -0500
From: "Beaman, James" To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'" Subject: RE: Towing package
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>John Prestley [SMTP:pjohn athenet.net] wrote:
>Hello from Wisconsin,
>
>I have recently purchased (used) a 1994 XLT extended cab 4x4, (305 EFI).
>When I bought it the seller stated it had a factory installed "towing
>package". At the time I didn't think much about it because I didn't tow
>anything. However now I need to to a small trailer and I was wondering what
>visual clues to look for to verify that this truck does indeed have the
>towing package. I called my local Ford dealer and they didn't have a clue
>how to tell, other than looking at the original factory window sticker,
>which I don't have.

Sounds like you probably do have the towing package.
There are a couple of ways to know for sure. One way I know works is to get the VIN number and call Ford customer service at 1-800-392-FORD. They will pull your truck up and will be able to tell what options it has although you may have to ask specifically "does it have this" and "does it have that". Another way that may work as you said is to find the original factory window sticker or a copy of it. I have heard that the dealer should have a copy on file if the truck is less than 5 years old. I assume this has to be the dealer from which the truck was bought new. I tried this with my '92 and they told me they did not have them that far back so YMMV. Good Luck.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 14:52:12 -0500
From: "Beaman, James" To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'" Subject: RE: '92 F150 questions
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>Gary Manning Wrote:
>
>On Mon, 12 May 1997, Beaman, James wrote:
>
>Well, this brings up some more questions. What is included in the Super
>Cooling and Handling/Suspension Packages. My temp gauge goes only
>slightly off "C" into the "NORMAL" range. Can I interpret that to mean I
>may have the Super Cooling? A bad thermostat? Is it running TOO cool? I
>do have the stock tranny cooler, but that may be standard on auto
>trannies. Anyone know for sure?

See my previous post on calling Ford Customer Service or the original dealer.

>> a supposed empty weight of 4800 lbs., weighed around 5860 lbs. with me,
>> our 65 lb. German Shepherd, and some tools in the bed.
>
>I am wondering if the 4800 lbs. is the base weight? If so, you could have
>several hundred pounds of optional equipment installed, like A/C, power
>goodies, etc.

That is probably a good explanation. Probably any gas in the tank is extra too. What does gas weigh, 6 lb/gal? With a full load of 36 gallons, that's another 216 lbs.
>
>> on things. I have ordered a transmission fluid temperature gauge and
>> sending unit from J.C. Whitney which I plan on installing for this
>> purpose.
>
>I may do this also when my trailer loads increase beyond the jet skis. I
>doubt the truck really knows they are back there.

I agree, I don't think anything extra is necessary at this point.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas
>
>
>

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 14:51:01 -0500
From: Jim Crawford To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: emmission question
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

>Hello all!
>
>I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and am thinking of moving back to California. I
>bought my '95 F150 (I-6 300, 5spd) here in Oklahoma and am wondering if I
>move back to Ca will I have to add on some smog equipment? I also bought an
>'88 Chevy Celebrity here as well.
>
>Does anyone know if I will be required to do this and about how much it
>would cost? Also, will it effect the horsepower?
>
>Thanks!!
>
>

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 16:41:38 -0500
From: "Beaman, James" To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'" Subject: Effect of taller tires on computer/anti-lock brakes?
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At some time in the future, I am considering putting taller tires on my '92 F-250, going from the 235/85R-16s to either 255/85R-16s or 285/75R-16s. Why? I just have this obsession with adding that extra fraction of an inch in height for when the flood waters come.
Anyway, I have heard and read from some sources that taller tires will play havoc with the computer and/or the anti-lock brake function. Has anyone heard the same from a reliable source and if so, can you offer an explanation? Maybe someone has already done this and can speak from personal experience. I know my speedometer, acceleration and braking force will be effected but I don't see how the computer and anti-lock brake function would suffer.

Also, has anyone installed the Hypertech Power Chip in their Ford?
Any observations with regard to power or fuel economy?

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 18:02:17 -0400
From: Randy Zeilinger To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ford pickups don't have twin tail pipes?
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David Herzog wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I own a 94 F-150 with a 302/5.0. I had a glass pack muffler with twin

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> >Television Engineer
> >Va Tech University
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I deleted a lot of the original postings but in a nut shell, any dual exhaust on the late model F-series has to be custom fabbed (except the cat-back stuff). The routing runs along the right frame rail then can be spread when you cross the axle.
The trouble with this is that the pipes aren't the same length. Not a big deal tho'.
I just had a new SS system put on my '96 F-159 S/C 4x4. Pipes are on right frame, dump into Walker mufflers prior to the axle and split to either side of the hitch and exit under the bumper. Its quiet as stock from the cab and sides but has a nice purr (rumble) from behind.
I can give you more details if you like. Post or e-mail.

Randy Z.

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 18:19:58 -0400
From: Randy Zeilinger To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Effect of taller tires on computer/anti-lock brakes?
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Beaman, James wrote:
>
> At some time in the future, I am considering putting taller tires
> on my '92 F-250, going from the 235/85R-16s to either 255/85R-16s
> or 285/75R-16s. Why? I just have this obsession with adding that
> extra fraction of an inch in height for when the flood waters come.
> Anyway, I have heard and read from some sources that taller tires
> will play havoc with the computer and/or the anti-lock brake
> function. Has anyone heard the same from a reliable source and
> if so, can you offer an explanation? Maybe someone has already
> done this and can speak from personal experience. I know my
> speedometer, acceleration and braking force will be effected but I
> don't see how the computer and anti-lock brake function would suffer.
>
> Also, has anyone installed the Hypertech Power Chip in their Ford?
> Any observations with regard to power or fuel economy?
>
> James Beaman
> james.beaman lmco.com
> Houston, Texas
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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> For help send subject "HELP" to:fordtrucks80up-request lofcom.com
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I've been running 35s on my 96 F-150 from day one. No problems with the ABS. Used to run 33's on my 1990 F-150...Went ove 160k without any brake problems. For what you want to do, I wouldn't be worried.

I also have the Hypertech chip in my 96. The best benefit that I have seen is that it corrected the problem caused by the Jacob's Omni pack.
As soon as I yank off that piece of crap, I expect to see a big improvement.

Recent mileage has been 12 mpg. New dual exhaust went on yesterday and I'll get rid Dr. Jeckel's system in a week and go with stock or Accel.

Randy Z.

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Date: Tue, 13 May 97 18:31:53 CDT
From: rconnett VNET.IBM.COM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: test
Message-Id:

this is a test of the system

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Date: Tue, 13 May 97 19:38:54 CDT
From: rconnett VNET.IBM.COM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 1996 service manuals
Message-Id:

Dear fellow FULL-SIZED Ford truckers,

I have the 1996 Ford Trucks shop manuals. This two vol. set
covers everything except the electrical, vacuum and emissions
diagnostics. If anyone needs information or a specification,
I would be glad to look them up. They cover all full sized trucks,
Bronco, the F-Superduty and all engines (for the big boys)

Rick C.
1996 F-350 crewcab 7.3l powerstroke
1993 Escort wagon (wife's rice burner)

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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 23:33:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject:
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The web pages are now on a new server!!! Instead of 10meg of space with 10meg of daily bandwidth we now have a 25 meg of space (a huge amount as far as web pages are concerned, currently the entire site takes less than 2 meg) with 100meg of daily bandwidth! The new location is:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dragonfire.com/~site/fordtrucks

If you point your browser to the old site you will get "pulled" to the new site. You may have to hit "reload" the first time for this to take effect. Note, not all browsers support the pull feature. If yours doesn't there is a link you can press.

Now that we have the much needed space and bandwidth I am requesting that you send me your truck pics with descriptions if you want them on the web pages. In addition, send me your links, suggestions and anything else you can think of that would make good use of our bandwitdth. We have it, might as well use it.

We have this site thanks to the generousity of one of our list members! It really is appreciated!

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
Visit the Ford Truck Enthusiast List Web Page (unsubscribe form is there): http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 02:10:27 -0400 (EDT) From: USERWE4X4 aol.com
To: Fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 302 BOSS
Message-ID:

Does anyone out there know where I might be able to locate a 302 Boss for sale?
I have a 82 F150 4x4 that has a 6cyl. in it now and I would like to put a 302 Boss in
it.

Thanks,
GM

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 04:58:56 -0700
From: Ryan Sky Mills To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: '93 Explorer Questions
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

A friend of mine has a '93 Explorer that he would like to improve upon.
He asked me to look into it for him, but my experience has been mainly with mid-'70's vehicles and earlier.

Here is what he is looking for:

Better performance. He lives in a city,and would like to get better take off ability and high end speed. Currently the truck is completely stock with the 4x4 and towing packages. It is an automatic with OD. We don't want to change any of that.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan
'92 F150

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 08:26:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Correction about web server address Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

The web site has moved to www.ford-trucks.com
^^^ not
www.dragonfire.com/~site/fordtrucks
^^^

Sorry!

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
Visit the Ford Truck Enthusiast List Web Page (unsubscribe form is there): http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 10:29:30 -0500
From: Bill Morgan To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '93 Explorer Questions
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Ryan Sky Mills wrote:
>
> A friend of mine has a '93 Explorer that he would like to improve upon.
> He asked me to look into it for him, but my experience has been mainly
> with mid-'70's vehicles and earlier.
>
> Here is what he is looking for:
>
> Better performance. He lives in a city,and would like to get better take
> off ability and high end speed. Currently the truck is completely stock
> with the 4x4 and towing packages. It is an automatic with OD. We don't
> want to change any of that.
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Ryan
> '92 F150
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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MZ

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 11:50:02 -0500
From: "Beaman, James" To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'" Subject: RE: Effect of taller tires on computer/anti-lock brakes?
Message-id:
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Randy Zeilinger wrote:
>
>I've been running 35s on my 96 F-150 from day one. No problems with the
>ABS. Used to run 33's on my 1990 F-150...Went ove 160k without any
>brake problems. For what you want to do, I wouldn't be worried.

Good, I won't worry about it then. I saw in one of the ads in Four Wheeler Magazine that something called the Coyote Radial comes in 265/85R-16. Has anyone tried these in any size, seen them or even heard of them? It must be an all-terrain tire but it's hard to tell what the tread looks like in the ad.

>I also have the Hypertech chip in my 96. The best benefit that I have
>seen is that it corrected the problem caused by the Jacob's Omni pack.
>As soon as I yank off that piece of crap, I expect to see a big
>improvement.

It's good to be able to talk to someone who is actually using the chip. I see in their ads where you can make speedometer corrections for axle ratio/tire size on their GM truck chips. Do you have any programming capability on the Ford chip?

As to the ignition system, the first thing I will probably change in the quest for better mileage and power is the plugs and wires. Are Accel U-Grooves the way to go for spark plugs? I have also heard of Silverstone. As for wires, I am totally lost. It seems like everyone makes them and I have seen sizes from 7 to 10 mm. I would love some help here.
>
>Recent mileage has been 12 mpg. New dual exhaust went on yesterday and
>I'll get rid Dr. Jeckel's system in a week and go with stock or Accel.

Let us know if there are any improvements. Incidentally, others have talked about putting the tailgate down as a way of saving gas. The 1992 Ford owner's manual says this will actually increase drag and therefore reduce mileage. My experience bears this out. After getting 15.5 mpg at a steady 65 mph on the highway with the tailgate up, I tried it with the tailgate down and got an even 15. I don't know how removing the tailgate completely would effect it.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 10:45:59 -0700
From: Jim Perkins To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Performance Chip/Premium Fuel Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Randy Zeilinger wrote:
>
>
> I also have the Hypertech chip in my 96. The best benefit that I have
> seen is that it corrected the problem caused by the Jacob's Omni pack.
> As soon as I yank off that piece of crap, I expect to see a big
> improvement.
>
> Recent mileage has been 12 mpg. New dual exhaust went on yesterday and
> I'll get rid Dr. Jeckel's system in a week and go with stock or Accel.
>
> Randy Z.
>

Randy,

I have heard from numerous sources that an aftermarket chip may require a switch to premium fuel. What is your experience with this?


Jim Perkins
91 F-150 4X4 SC

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 12:54:59 -0500 (CDT) From: Todd Metzger
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '93 Explorer Questions
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Hello, this is the first time writing to the list serve, so, I hope that this works. Anyway, I too own a 93 Ford Explorer and have done a few mild mods to it. To start with, I would begin with the simplest bolt-ons out there. The first thing that I would suggest adding is a K&N Air filter.
I have one on mine and there is a little bit of a power increase, mainly in the upper rpms. The next thing to look at would be a good set of aftermarket wires and plugs: maybe splitfire twin core wires(not plugs) and Bosch Platinums. The other thing that you need to do is to open up the exhaust a little. You could add a good catback or simply a free-flowing muffler(Flowtech's Terminator is what I run). The other thing that you could look at is both an overbored throttle body and mass-air meter. There are also several different aftermarket headers available for the Explorer. For the former, look at Performance Products(1-800-752-6111), and the later, Auburn Performance(they have a website but the address as escaped my mind right now). The other simple bolt on is to add a Jet or Hypertech Performance chip. If you would like a custom chip, talk to the guys at Auburn Performance. They will custom program a new chip for just about anything.....


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