97up-list-digest Friday, July 24 1998 Volume 01 : Number 161



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Alarm System / Extended Warranty
FTE 97up - '99 Brochures
Re: FTE 97up - '99 Brochures
FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10
RE: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10
FTE 97up - Time to VIN
FTE 97up - Re: Rebates
Re: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10
Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN
FTE 97up - Re: Tow Rating
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Rebates
FTE 97up - 99 F-150 Colors
Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN
FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site
Re: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site
Re: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site
Re: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 07:21:15 EDT
From: MRoadarDOJ aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Alarm System / Extended Warranty

My dealer tells me that Ford makes an alarm system with a remote starter that
he can install on my F-350. Anyone know anything about the system including
the price?

If I want to buy an extended warranty from Ford on my F-350, do I have to buy
it at the time I take delivery or can I get it later? What about the third-
party extended warranty I have noticed several posters talking about?

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 98 8:18:37 -0400
From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
Subject: FTE 97up - '99 Brochures

Nathan:

You mentioned that the '99 F-150 brochures are in. Did you get the '99
Expeditons as well?

Thanks.

Pierre L. Smith

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 07:42:05 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 Brochures

No, just the F-Series. They sent the F-Series out early because everyone
was running low on Super Duty Brochures. I did get a message that the power
pedal option will be about $200, but other than that I haven't heard
anything on Expeditions. There are also incentives on new 98's now $850
dealer cash.

Nathan

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From: psmith1 os.dhhs.gov
To: 97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 7:33 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - '99 Brochures


>Nathan:
>
>You mentioned that the '99 F-150 brochures are in. Did you get the '99
>Expeditons as well?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Pierre L. Smith
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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:31:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russ Crisp
Subject: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10

I'm ordering a f250 tow vehicle with the 7.3L powerstroke.
how important is a 3.73 rear end? trailer will not be huge,
say a 25ft fiver. seems to me a 3.73 would be fine.
any of you guys have different feelings?
rc

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| Russ Crisp, Systems Analyst | http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://soco.wcu.edu |
| Western Carolina University | E-mail: crisp soco.wcu.edu |
| Room 309, HFR Admin Building | Voice: (704) 227-7321 |
| Cullowhee, NC 28723 (USA) | Facsimile: (704) 227-7202 |
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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:45:43 -0500
From: "Riehl, Derek"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10

Russ,

A 25' fiver will weigh in around 8,500 lbs wet (plus or minus a few hundred
pounds). With a SD F250 PSD running a 3.73 you won't even know it is there
most of the time, and when you're not towing, the ability to cruise at 70
mph turning 2100 rpm will be quite tasty.

Derek
'99 SD F250 SWB CC 4X4 Lariat PSD 6spd 3.73LS

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> From: Russ Crisp [SMTP:crisp soco.wcu.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 1998 8:31 AM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10
>
> I'm ordering a f250 tow vehicle with the 7.3L powerstroke.
> how important is a 3.73 rear end? trailer will not be huge,
> say a 25ft fiver. seems to me a 3.73 would be fine.
> any of you guys have different feelings?
> rc
>
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> | Russ Crisp, Systems Analyst | http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://soco.wcu.edu |
> | Western Carolina University | E-mail: crisp soco.wcu.edu |
> | Room 309, HFR Admin Building | Voice: (704) 227-7321 |
> | Cullowhee, NC 28723 (USA) | Facsimile: (704) 227-7202 |
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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:09:45 -0400
From: Claude King
Subject: FTE 97up - Time to VIN

>From the time my dealer places my order for a 99 f350 psd cc 4x4 will it be
before I get a VIN number.Got some rebates that are going to expire and
have to have a VIN to claim them

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:21:08 -0400
From: Philip Street
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Rebates

I signed a purchase order for a new F150 on 10 July (still waiting for
delivery), but there was no mention by the salesman of the $350 dealer cash
incentive that was discussed on this list recently. Would I be entitled to
this incentive or is this for the dealer only?

Thanks,

Phil Street

streetpd midcoast.com




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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:20:21 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10

90% of the Power Strokes I sell have the 3.73 (or 3.55 on pre Super Duty).
This engine has so much low end power it doesn't need to rev high to pull a
load. Here in Iowa it's really flat and (In Automatic applications) the
3.73 feels a lot more impressive than the 4.10.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

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From: Russ Crisp
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 10:42 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - 3.73 vs 4.10


>I'm ordering a f250 tow vehicle with the 7.3L powerstroke.
>how important is a 3.73 rear end? trailer will not be huge,
>say a 25ft fiver. seems to me a 3.73 would be fine.
>any of you guys have different feelings?
>rc
>
>*--------------------------------------------------------------*
>| Russ Crisp, Systems Analyst | http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://soco.wcu.edu |
>| Western Carolina University | E-mail: crisp soco.wcu.edu |
>| Room 309, HFR Admin Building | Voice: (704) 227-7321 |
>| Cullowhee, NC 28723 (USA) | Facsimile: (704) 227-7202 |
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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:17:04 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN

That is a relative thing could be less than a week or could be months. It
just depends what you ordered and where you ordered it.

Nathan Bernard

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From: Claude King
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 11:22 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - Time to VIN


>From the time my dealer places my order for a 99 f350 psd cc 4x4 will it be
>before I get a VIN number.Got some rebates that are going to expire and
>have to have a VIN to claim them
>
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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 16:42:05 -0700
From: WiNk
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Tow Rating

Thanks Chad.
One would believe that the factory would identify this fact in their literature clearer
than what is now presented to us. The receiver that came with the "towing package"
didn't have any identification on it, the way that the bumper did. The bumper at 5K
would have me worried if what I see from the top of the bumper is all that is available
to handle the weght. Again, I am second guessing the "smart guys" and their
publications.

The 7000 lbs is proababy the right figure for the "heavy towing reciever" however a few
F-150 owners have said that 4,000 lbs would probably be their top limit for trailer
towing. One guy has a boat that weighs in at 4800 and he believes that he is maxed out.
He tows in the mountains, his good reason for staying on the low side of the weight
rating.

Thanks again for clarifying the bumper data.



Chad Royse wrote:

> 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: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:22:40 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Rebates

At 01:21 PM 7/23/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I signed a purchase order for a new F150 on 10 July (still waiting for
>delivery), but there was no mention by the salesman of the $350 dealer cash
>incentive that was discussed on this list recently. Would I be entitled to
>this incentive or is this for the dealer only?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Phil Street
>-----

Come on...the dealer is entitled to some profit isn't he???
Alan Wilson


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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:38:37 -0500
From: "Jack B"
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F-150 Colors

Can anyone tell me what other Ford vehicle (s) have the medium wedgewood
blue color, which is new for the 99 F-150? I believe the new crown vic and
expedition have it, but are there any others? Or is this a unique color for
the F-150 and not available on others Ford products?

Thanks
Jack




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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 13:06:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pat & Anna
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Time to VIN

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Union Auto wrote:

>That is a relative thing could be less than a week or could be months. It
>just depends what you ordered and where you ordered it.

Could you expand Just a bit on the "where you ordered it" part of this
statement? Are you talking about location or dealer, here?

Thanks,

Pat

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 17:24:14 -0500
From: Kelly Lock
Subject: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site

Hey Ford Fans I have a new website up. It is called John's F-150 Site.
The address is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://webhome.idirect.com/~attlee if you are not one of =
the 950 people who have seen it, check it out. tell me what you think =
about it. either sign the geustbook or drop me an e-mail at =
attlee idirect.com.
if you have a site maybe we can link exchange, e-mail me for my banner!
I currently have a 97 XLT supercab 4X4. (see my webpage)
I also have a few questions about the new 99 F-150. When is it avail. =
in ONTARIO? I want to buy one.

Does anyone have the same problem i did with my 1997 F-150? The problem =
was that with the in-front-of-the-wheel-exhaust it caused the nut cover =
on the passenger rear wheel to turn green. it was just a small ring =
around the nut cover. If you have this problem e-mail me and i will =
give you the solution.
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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 19:26:56 -0500
From: Glenn See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site

I have a 97 x-cab, 8' bed and just rotated the tires for the 3rd time at
40000 miles. I have never had a pickup the wore the tires as evenly. I
have never noticed a loose lugnut. I did notice that the lug nuts on the
right rear (behind the exhaust pipe) are very rusty. Those on the other
three wheels are clean (aluminum wheels).

Has anyone had this experience with their 97's?

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Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 23:56:24 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - fORD f-150 site

Sorry, could you post that site again please?
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