97up-list-digest Sunday, July 19 1998 Volume 01 : Number 156



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Rebates
Re: FTE 97up - SUPER CHIPS
Re: FTE 97up - Newbie question
Re: FTE 97up - Re: 99 camper certification
FTE 97up - How High??
Re: FTE 97up - How High??
Re: FTE 97up - How High??
Re: FTE 97up - How High??
FTE 97up - cheyenne slack

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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 10:42:50 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Rebates

OK the rebates changed on the 7th of July. Most things (APR and Customer
cash) stayed the same. The Customer Appreciation rebate was discontinued
(unless you already had something ordered). They are doing some strange
dealer cash rebates. On Windstar their is $500 rebate to the dealer, and
Grand Marquis and Crown Vic have $750 to the dealer. Their is also a
program for F-Series LD, Windstar (in addition to $500), Ranger, Explorer,
Expedition, Econoline, Escort, Contour, and their Mercury counterparts.
This program has $350 dealer cash (per vehicle) and can go up from their
based on Sales percentages.

Confusing huh?

Nathan Bernard

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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 98 12:48:33 CDT
From: "David Price"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - SUPER CHIPS

I've got the Superchip chip in my 4.6l AOD. Lots of pep and throttle
response. Firms up shift points and raised the speed limiter. I'd be
willing to sell you mine. I'm trying to sell my truck and also have the
Borla Cat-back and K&N Filter for sale.
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From: "jmc.chartier" , on 7/18/98 12:07 AM:

MICHAEL P SCHAFFER wrote:

> Would like some advice on which chip would provide the best possible
> overall performance and reliability for the F-150 4.6L automatic trans.
> with the trailer towing package? We plan on using the truck to tow a
> fifth wheel. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> _____________________________________________________________________
>

Michael,

I do not have an automatic but my 97 is a 4.6L. I tried a Jet chip but
it would not go any faster than 97 mph, same as stock. I also like to
play
in the sand dunes and I found that climbing the hills would push the rpm
to
the 5500 limit and bump against it. Superchips programmed a chip that not
only removed the top speed limiter but moved the revlimiter to 6500 rpm.
I
have no dyno figures to back me up but the Superchips seems to have more
power at midrange over the Jet. At the time of my superchips purchase
Hyperetech had no chip available but since then have one that would only
increase the speed limit 5-10mph and would not increase the revlimiter.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier


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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 13:56:40 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Newbie question

At 09:35 PM 7/17/98, you wrote:
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>Hi,
>
>I'm new to this list.
>I've spent the last year or so on the Dodge Ram
>list. But I'm thinking of trading my 95 Ram 4x4
>in on a 99 Ford Superduty Club Cab SB 4x4.
>I'd like your honest opinions on the new
>Super Duty.

My opionion is that finally one of the big three has
gotten back to making a real truck, with toughness from the
ground up.

>Since it a new design, are there
>any problems that I should know about??


There was an initial problem that has been corrected with
the parking brake slipping on step reverse inclines.


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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 14:55:18 -0400
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: 99 camper certification

The rating on the bumper is for the bumper, not the truck. So don't tow more than 5K
with your bumper, but a class III hitch should raise your towing to probably the 7000
pounds.

Chad

WiNk wrote:
>
> The book says that my truck can handle 7,000. Then another books says 7,000
> with a 3.78 rear end. Then on the rear bumper, imbedded in the black plastic
> are the words "do not exceed 5,000 lbs )
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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 20:35:33 4
From: "Vaughn"
Subject: FTE 97up - How High??

Can somebody tell me the height in inches
of the 99 4x4 F250 SuperDuty with 265/75/16 tires???
I'm REAL close to buying one but realized my garage
enterance is only 83 inches....
My 95 Ram makes it by 6 inches, and I know the SD
is higher, but how much??

Thanks
Vaughn
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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 18:17:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: pmorales primenet.com ((Pat & Anna))
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How High??

on Sat 18-07-98 20:35, Vaughn wrote:
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>Can somebody tell me the height in inches
>of the 99 4x4 F250 SuperDuty with 265/75/16 tires???

The brochure shows 80.4 inches with the standard LT235/85R16R tires.
That's why we ordered the 4x2 (and are still waiting by the way).

Pat
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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 21:24:10 -0400
From: "jmc.chartier"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How High??

Vaughn wrote:

> Can somebody tell me the height in inches
> of the 99 4x4 F250 SuperDuty with 265/75/16 tires???
> I'm REAL close to buying one but realized my garage
> enterance is only 83 inches....
> My 95 Ram makes it by 6 inches, and I know the SD
> is higher, but how much??
>
> Thanks
> Vaughn

Vaughn,

The pamphlet says 79.7 for the regular cab with 137 in wheelbase,
70.4 for the Supercab with the 141.8 in wheelbase and 80.2 for the
Supercab with 158 in wheelbase. It makes no mention of tire size.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier


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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 22:26:44 4
From: "Vaughn"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How High??

Thanks for the reply!!

Vaughn


on Sat 18-07-98 20:35, Vaughn wrote:
>
>Can somebody tell me the height in inches
>of the 99 4x4 F250 SuperDuty with 265/75/16 tires???

The brochure shows 80.4 inches with the standard LT235/85R16R
tires. That's why we ordered the 4x2 (and are still waiting by
the way).

Pat
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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 21:15:24 -0600 (MDT)
From: montblackburn webtv.net (mont blackburn)
Subject: FTE 97up - cheyenne slack

I saw more 99 SD quad cab powerstrokes in the parking lot at cheyenne
frontier days slack than I"d seen any place yet. The Committee trucks
are all 99s too. I was the white one with the little popup camper and
Wyoming plates parked near the sand colored one and just down the row
from that bright purple one
Randy if you werre going to go 4 wheeling it,I"ll tell you alrready I"ve
given this 250 lots of chances and so far its done all you can ask.
Just give it a little more acceleration for people like me who are used
to driving the Dodge(is that a dirty D word?) The Ford does not have
the power in the low speeds so once in a while I kill it by not being in
a low enough gear but its just a matter of getting used to it.
I have one gripe; I wish there was an indicator as to what gear I'm in/
Those gears are so close together on the six speed.

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