97up-list-digest Monday, October 26 1998 Volume 01 : Number 257



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 and Newer Trucks and Vans
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
majordomo ford-trucks.com
with the words "unsubscribe 97up-list-digest" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions
FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer
FTE 97up - Exhaust
FTE 97up - Re: Wheels and Tires
Re: FTE 97up - Comparison to '99 Silverado to 99 F-150
FTE 97up - Fw: 5.4L V-8 horsepower SD vs. F-150
Re: FTE 97up - lowering my 4x4
FTE 97up - 99 F150 Sport
Re: FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer
FTE 97up - Undercoating
Re: FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer
FTE 97up - tire pressures?
FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?
FTE 97up - Daytime Running Lamp Specs
Re: FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?
Re: FTE 97up - tire pressures?
Re: FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?
RE: FTE 97up - tire pressures?
Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions
FTE 97up - Antenna

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 17:20:05 -0600
From: "Jack Harrison"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions

Scott,

PLease try to keep the beauty of Wisconsin (qnd Minn.) a secret.

I bought the pre-luber from Summit Racing. It was pretty pricey - $439 -
but it is a VERY high quality item. It takes oil from a modified drain plug
fitting and pumps it in at the pressure sending unit. The pump has an
electric motor controlled by an electronic relay that comes in a couple of
variations. Mine is the "standard" that pumps for 12-15 seconds when you
first turn on the key. They have a "turbo" pre-luber that has an adjustable
timer that kicks in when you shut off the engine. My nephew is going to put
one of these on his S***rban. You can call Engine Lubrication Systems at
800-647-7383. If you buy a pump you need to call them anyway to get the
drain plug fitting. They sent me advertizing literature the first time and
the wrong fitting the second time so I just made one that was better than
theirs. I mounted mine next to the charcoal cannister. It is a little
tricky finding any room under the hood. It sure looks like there is plenty,
but just try to actually mount something.

The lowering drops the rear four inches. I first learned of the possibility
on this list. Apparently, if you tell your dealer that you don't have
clearance for your fifth-wheel, they will pay for it. (I don't have a
fifth-wheel, but ...) What they do is remove the spacer blocks, replace the
shocks and sway bar links if so equipped. They might also put in a shorter
brake line. The end result is a 4x4 that sets at the same height as a 4x2.
I like it a lot. The catch is that with a heavy load the truck will ride
low in the back. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

Jack.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Scot Evanson
To: Harrison mhtc.net
Date: Saturday, October 24, 1998 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions


>Jack,
>
>I enjoyed you post. I also enjoy traveling thru you area enroute from
>Louisville to Winona, MN when visiting my folks.
>
>You mention a pre-oiler and the lowering of the truck. Can you give me any
info
>on the oiler? How did you get Ford to pay for the height mod? How was it
>accomplished and how much lower?
>
>Thanks,
>Scot Evanson
>
>Jack Harrison wrote:
(snip)



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 17:50:25 -0600
From: "Jack Harrison"
Subject: FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer

Date: Sat, 24 Oct 1998 12:46:49 -0700
From: Ken Peterson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions

>BTW- My mpg computer is accurate within less than 1%

Um, is this a stock feature? If it's aftermarket and you think there's a
gasoline model, please describe.

- - ---------------
Ken Peterson, Portland, OR
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- -----------------
Ken,

I thought all Lariats had a trip computer on them. They must just come on
Expy's and SD's. Mine is in a little overhead console and it will give
average mpg, distance to empty, and outside temp. in English or metric
units. It also has a compass built in. One of the reasons (amongst others)
that I bought the Lariat pkg. was to get this thing which is not available
on XLT's. Apparently, the instantaneous MPG feature has been disabled on
these, probably because too many people panicked when they saw the mpg while
pulling a heavy load up a hill.

Jack.




== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 07:38:40 -0600
From: "Jackson Whitacre"
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

- ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BDFFEA.7C43F320
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

I have a 98 F-150 SC SB 4.6. I want to go to a dual exhaust system from =
the converters back and have heard many conflicting stories. I am not =
looking for noise, I want to let the engine breath better. I have put a =
K&N filter on it and have noticed am improvement. Exhaust next....

Thanks for your suggestions.

Jackson Whitacre

- ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BDFFEA.7C43F320
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable






http-equiv=3DContent-Type>



I have a 98 F-150 SC SB 4.6.  I =
want to go=20
to a dual exhaust system from the converters back and have heard many=20
conflicting stories.  I am not looking for noise, I want to let the =
engine=20
breath better.  I have put a K&N filter on it and have noticed =
am=20
improvement.  Exhaust next....
 
Thanks for your =
suggestions.
 
Jackson =
Whitacre

- ------=_NextPart_000_000E_01BDFFEA.7C43F320--

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 07:14:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Keith F.
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Wheels and Tires

Bill, I put 285/75x16 BFG All Terrain's on my stock 99 4x4
Supercab's standard 16x7 rims. They fit just fine, including the
spare under the bin. Was going for a 4" lift and BFG 35's but
couldn't park a brand-new truck outside immediately - maybe next
year! Your results may vary, so standard disclaimers apply.

Anyone in Southern Texas keen to buy the stock tyres - 5 brand new
255/70x16 Goodyear Wrangler AT's at 50% of advertised new prices?

Keith - keithf rocketmail.com

Bill wrote:
> Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 22:18:38 -0700
> From: Bill Sampson
> Subject: FTE 97up - Wheels and Tires
> I have a 98 F150 SC 4X4 with about 10000 miles on it.
> I am working on wearing the set of tires out that came
> with it so I can get something a little larger. The
> factory tires look entirely out of proportion. My question
> is: Does anybody have a list of tire sizes which can be
> put on this vehicle without modifying the suspension or
> adding lift? I am interested in wheel/tire sizes that
> have actually been tested!ThanksBill

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 12:09:15 EST
From: RAMWORKER aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Comparison to '99 Silverado to 99 F-150

Hi David,

You may have heard wrong, and I may not have said exactly what I intended.
What I meant to say was that it "appeared," from the outside that the extended
cab portion of the truck was longer than the Ford or Dodge, and that should
translate into more rear seat leg room. But even that was off the original
comparison, we were talking about the F-150 vs. the new Silverado, Super
Duties weren't part of that, but it would appear to me that the Chevy may have
a longer extended cab. I'm going to have to go by my local Ford dealer today
(while they're closed) and take another look at that and some other things
that have piqued my interest.

Best Regards,
Robert

In a message dated 10/24/98 5:24:42 PM Central Standard Time,
BigFords1 aol.com writes:

> Did I hear right? Did you say the Chevy has more cab room? This is
> impossible! They're small! The Super Duty's have a huge cab!
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 11:04:14 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Fw: 5.4L V-8 horsepower SD vs. F-150

I asked Ford about SD horsepower a few months ago and this was their reply.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
To: unionaut adiis.net
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 4:22 PM
Subject: 5.4L V-8 horsepower


E123

I've read that the 5.4L in the F-150 is going up to 260 hp and
345 lb./ft. of torque in the `99 F-150. Is the Super Duty line also
going to receive these changes? Also what is the 4.6L going to have
for power? Thank you. -- Nathan Bernard, Union Auto e-mail
unionaut adiis.net

Nathan,

You read correctly; the 5.4L V-8 will have 260 horsepower and 345
lb.-ft. torque in 1999 Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition models. The
5.4L V-8 in F-Super Duty models will be carryover from the current
model, say product sources.

According to the Doctor's latest information, the 4.6L V-8 will be 240
horsepower in the 1999 Ford Expedition; carryover with the same
horsepower and torque ratings for both Ford Econoline (215 hp) and
F-150/F-250 (220 hp).

Torque: 290 lb.-ft. for both Econoline and F-150/F-250;
293 lb.-ft. in the 1999 Ford Expedition.

Thanks for your questions; keep them coming! Good Selling!







== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 15:39:34 -0500
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - lowering my 4x4

I was worried about my truck fitting into my garage, also. 80.5" would have
been too high for me as well. I was prepared to see how I could raise the
header of my garage door to make it fit! However, when I got the truck, it had
over an inch of clearance. Which to me is fine. So long as small woodland
creatures stay off the cab while I am garaging it. I also believe that my
manual has the corrected height in it of 77.?" or something similar. I'll
double check.

Here is my truck's setup:

250 SD, 4x4, 265 tires, V-10, 4R100, Super Cab, 8' bed

BTW, I thought the 265 AT's didn't look to bad for stock.

Chad

snarl wrote:

> Someday I'd like to own a Super Duty F250, but I'm going to wait a
> couple years for them to work the bugs out. Personally I'd like to see
> an option to lower it an inch or two or else it won't fit under my
> garage door! My '97 F150 4X4 is about 74" tall and clears my 80-81"
> garage door fine. But the Super Duty 4X4s spec out at 80.5", a little
> too close for comfort. And from what I've seen, the clearance over the
> standard 265/75R16 tires is so great that it makes these tires look
> small! Also, on the F250/F350 forum, I've read complaints from some
> fifth-wheelers about the load height of the pickup bed. P.S. One of the
> best features I like about the Super Duty is that the tow-rating does
> not go down just because you have a manual transmission.
> ----Karl Nyhus----------------------------------------------------------
> 1997 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab, 6-1/2' box, Pacific Green, delivered May of
> 1997, 4WD, 4.6L V8(280cid), 3.08 axles, 5-speed manual transmission,
> LT225/75R16/D Goodyear Wrangler AT/S tires (max 65psi, currently running
> at 55psi cold) on 16" painted steel wheels, bench seat, Better Built
> toolbox, Line-X spray-in liner installation scheduled 2 days from now!
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 17:10:39 -0600
From: John Walker
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F150 Sport

Does anyone have any new information regarding the production hold on the
F150 Sport package? I ordered a F150 XLT Reg Cab, SB, 4.6/5-Speed with
Sport Package on 9/14 and I was informed that there was a production hold
date until November 2. To my knowledge, the XL with Sport package was also
late availability. To my suprise there was a silver XL Sport sitting at my
local dealer Saturday. I called Ford customer service last week and they
weren't very helpful in finding my production date. Any information is
greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

John Walker

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 18:25:26 -0500
From: Scot Evanson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
- --------------E76FFE198148A469389B96AA
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit



Thanks for the info!

Scot Evanson

- --------------E76FFE198148A469389B96AA
Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="vcard.vcf"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Description: Card for Scot Evanson
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="vcard.vcf"

begin: vcard
fn: Scot Evanson
n: Evanson;Scot
email;internet: sevanson megsinet.com
x-mozilla-cpt: ;496
x-mozilla-html: TRUE
version: 2.1
end: vcard


- --------------E76FFE198148A469389B96AA--

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 20:08:53 -0500
From: Chris Stout
Subject: FTE 97up - Undercoating

I've had my 1998 F-150 Lariat now for a year and have been very pleased =
with it. At the time of purchase, I elected not to get the vehicle =
undercoated/rustproofed. Now that I'm stationed in Michigan where the =
winters are long and the road salt plentiful, I'm reconsidering. Would =
it be wise to get my truck undercoated/rustproofed? Any good/bad =
experiences out there? Any recommendations for a brand/application =
method? With todays body rust warranties and more rust resistance =
materials, is it a waste of money to get a vehicle rustproofed?

Thanks in advance!


Very Respectfully,=20

Chris Stout
Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard
Operations Officer
USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB 83)
616.627.3181

cstout pobox.com (internet)

"Now go take on the day!"

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 17:18:19 -0800
From: Ken Peterson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Reply to Ken Payne about MPG computer

>I thought all Lariats had a trip computer on them. They must just come on
>Expy's and SD's.

Yep, guess so. Would love to have it, but don't, on my F250-LD. A friend's
'96 Dodge 1500 has a similar console -- nice, but I don't like the truck!

I sometimes tool around on dirt forest-service roads. You know the kind --
steep hills & curves and lots of first- and second-gear driving. I'll bet
the instantaneous mpg would freak me out, too.

- ---------------
Ken Peterson, Portland, OR
1998 F-250LD Lariat, extended cab, short bed, 4X2, 5.4l, class-3 tow options
LT245X16/steel rims, 4W disks + ABS, load-leveling rear suspension.
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 22:01:17 -0500
From: "Robert & Julie Legates"
Subject: FTE 97up - tire pressures?

I have a 99 F250 super duty ,super cab with the power stroke, the truck
came with 16 inch steeltex radials on alum. rims.The tires say 80 psi. that
seems pretty high for cruising around with nothing in the bed. What is
everybody else running in their tires? I pull a 6,000 lb. camper from time
to time.
Also I cannot find the fuel/water seperator drain valve, when I look over
the front passenger tire I can see a short metal tube but can't see where
it goes. Any help on these issues would be appreciated.

Thanks
Bob (love that diesel) Legates
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 20:34:22 -0700
From: "Matt Adams"
Subject: FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?

Ive got a potential problem here. The problem is I couldn't find any Mobil
1 when I went to change my oil today, so I chose castrol syntec instead
(which according to some people could probably be problem #1), but I didn't
realize until I had dumped all 6 quarts in there that I purchased 5w-50
instead of 5w-30. Anyone know what kinda damage this can do, or will it
even be a problem? Should I just go find some more oil, drain out what I've
got and put some real stuff down, or just wait 3000 miles and then put in
the right stuff?

Matt
98 Ford F-150 - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pcisys.net/~mattbert/babe/f150.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 21:32:40 -0500
From: Chris Stout
Subject: FTE 97up - Daytime Running Lamp Specs

I've got DRL's on my 1998 F-150 Lariat and as of late, it seems like the =
lights come on way to early when I activate the DRL feature. It seems =
like they're coming on when it's still too bright out. Does anyone know =
where the sensor is located that tells the computer when to turn the =
headlights on? Could it be dirty and is thinking it's darker out than =
it really is?

Thanks in advance!

Chris Stout



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 23:40:41 -0500
From: "Todd E."
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?

Where do you live, temperature is important. Why do you think that Mobil 1
provides more protection than Castrol? Any API certified motor oil will work
for the 3000 miles. 5w-50 is for warmer climates though. All that really means
is that if its cold where you are, it will take longer to flow into the engine.

Matt Adams wrote:

> Ive got a potential problem here. The problem is I couldn't find any Mobil
> 1 when I went to change my oil today, so I chose castrol syntec instead
> (which according to some people could probably be problem #1), but I didn't
> realize until I had dumped all 6 quarts in there that I purchased 5w-50
> instead of 5w-30. Anyone know what kinda damage this can do, or will it
> even be a problem? Should I just go find some more oil, drain out what I've
> got and put some real stuff down, or just wait 3000 miles and then put in
> the right stuff?
>
> Matt
> 98 Ford F-150 - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pcisys.net/~mattbert/babe/f150.html
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 10:13:46 -0700
From: geoff campbell
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - tire pressures?

The fuel seperator valve is a red handle right under the plastic thing in the
center of the engine that says 7.3 liter. Right smack in the middle of the
engine.

Geoff Campbell
99 PSD 250SD Crew cab

Robert & Julie Legates wrote:

> I have a 99 F250 super duty ,super cab with the power stroke, the truck
> came with 16 inch steeltex radials on alum. rims.The tires say 80 psi. that
> seems pretty high for cruising around with nothing in the bed. What is
> everybody else running in their tires? I pull a 6,000 lb. camper from time
> to time.
> Also I cannot find the fuel/water seperator drain valve, when I look over
> the front passenger tire I can see a short metal tube but can't see where
> it goes. Any help on these issues would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Bob (love that diesel) Legates
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html



== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 00:54:33 -0500
From: Scot Evanson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - castrol syntec oil 5w-50 instead of mobil 1 5w-30, problem?

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
- --------------3E0D5E956157B138504F6620
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

IMHO the viscosity indexs the broadest range of simuliar single
viscosity oils. Almost as if the single viscosity oils were blended to
give you protection during a wider band of ambient temperatures. Your
selection was blended to protect as a 5 (during the coldest temps) and
as a 50 (during the warmest). Sometimes broad ranges are scoffed at:
the oil is being tasked to do too much. The advantage of the
semi-synthetics and synthetics is that science _can_ get the oil to
perform. Personally, I don't do synthetics. I feel that it's a waste
of $$. Blended oils do have a function where the vehicle is
transversing a wide range of climatology between oil changes. ....But
then again...even in aircraft engine use, where temps change 2 degrees
c. in each 1,00 feet of altitude, Mobile has been outlawed by the FAA,
and there are MANY PO'd owners. Even after receiving monies from
Mobile for damaged/destroyed engines. FWIW...Your milage may vary....

Scot Evanson

Matt Adams wrote:
>
> Ive got a potential problem here. The problem is I couldn't find any Mobil
> 1 when I went to change my oil today, so I chose castrol syntec instead
> (which according to some people could probably be problem #1), but I didn't
> realize until I had dumped all 6 quarts in there that I purchased 5w-50
> instead of 5w-30. Anyone know what kinda damage this can do, or will it
> even be a problem? Should I just go find some more oil, drain out what I've
> got and put some real stuff down, or just wait 3000 miles and then put in
> the right stuff?
>
> Matt
> 98 Ford F-150 - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pcisys.net/~mattbert/babe/f150.html
>
> == FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
- --------------3E0D5E956157B138504F6620
Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="vcard.vcf"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Description: Card for Scot Evanson
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="vcard.vcf"

begin: vcard
fn: Scot Evanson
n: Evanson;Scot
email;internet: sevanson megsinet.com
x-mozilla-cpt: ;496
x-mozilla-html: TRUE
version: 2.1
end: vcard


- --------------3E0D5E956157B138504F6620--

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 23:16:19 -0800
From: "Kevin Mayer"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - tire pressures?

The door jam on my f250 super duty psd 265/16 specs 55 lbs front and rear.

Bear Creek Consulting
Kevin Mayer
phone 425-702-9500
fax 425-702-0421
Web Site Development, Marketing and Hosting
www.bearcreeknet.com



- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Robert & Julie
Legates
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 1998 7:01 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 97up - tire pressures?


I have a 99 F250 super duty ,super cab with the power stroke, the truck
came with 16 inch steeltex radials on alum. rims.The tires say 80 psi. that
seems pretty high for cruising around with nothing in the bed. What is
everybody else running in their tires? I pull a 6,000 lb. camper from time
to time.
Also I cannot find the fuel/water seperator drain valve, when I look over
the front passenger tire I can see a short metal tube but can't see where
it goes. Any help on these issues would be appreciated.

Thanks
Bob (love that diesel) Legates
== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

------------------------------

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 02:24:18 -0500
From: Scot Evanson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 5.4L in a SD and other questions

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
- --------------14E01AF82ED4A2711E85C5D8
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Does this affect the looks... in the sense that the rear bumper may (?)
be lower than the front- even w/o the load? Or does it sit level front
to back?
SAE

> The lowering drops the rear four inches. I first learned of the possibility
> on this list. Apparently, if you tell your dealer that you don't have
> clearance for your fifth-wheel, they will pay for it. (I don't have a
> fifth-wheel, but ...) What they do is remove the spacer blocks, replace the
> shocks and sway bar links if so equipped. They might also put in a shorter
> brake line. The end result is a 4x4 that sets at the same height as a 4x2.
> I like it a lot. The catch is that with a heavy load the truck will ride
> low in the back. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
>
> Jack.
>
- --------------14E01AF82ED4A2711E85C5D8
Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="vcard.vcf"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Description: Card for Scot Evanson
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="vcard.vcf"....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.