97up-list-digest Monday, May 10 1999 Volume 02 : Number 122



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - My truck :-)
FTE 97up - CB Antennas (Reply)
RE: FTE 97up - CB Antennas (Reply)
Re: FTE 97up - My first ford F250 SD
FTE 97up - F550 pricing online
Re: FTE 97up - Canopy / toppers
FTE 97up - Outside Temp Feature

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Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 08:42:13 -0400
From: Larry Hackler
Subject: FTE 97up - My truck :-)

If you're interested take a look at a web page I have on my truck. Even
though my daughter has borrowed it for a few months, it is still mine. The
web site is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~hacklerl/SpecialP1.html Let me know
what you think of the truck and what we have done with it. Also let me know
what you think of the web site in general.

Larry


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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 15:56:09 EDT
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - CB Antennas (Reply)

The reason why you are probably not getting a good SWR reading is because the
magnet is not strong enough to pull a good ground. Most magnetic mounts are
pretty cheap except a Wilson or a K40 (Wilson's are the best). If your going
to buy a "firestick" don't! Wilson has the same antenna as a firestick only
that you don't have to trim wire it has a tunable tip. A 4 foot firestick is
about 12 dollars. A four foot Wilson is about 30 or 40 dollars, but in the
long run its worth it. If you trim off to much wire on that firestick your
screwed, go buy a new one. On a Wilson you have a tunable tip that you can
play with forever meaning if you change trucks you can reset your antenna!

My 2 Cents
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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 15:53:04 -0700
From: "Larry Drum"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - CB Antennas (Reply)

Hey All,

I have a Maxon 40 Chan, 10CH Weather band CB and I went with a "Through The
Glass" Antenna from Maxon Also (Made for the Unit). I have had the CB and
Antenna for about 2 months and I am more than impressed with the performance
I got from the Through the Glass Antenna. From where I live I can reveive
reception from all Weather bands plus CB traffic from 10-12 Miles Away!

My 2 Coins Worth.

Larry Drum
Captain, CHP Explorer Post #834
Needles Area
Webmaster - www.chpexplorer.org

'99 F-150 XL, Bright Red, 2WD, 4.2 V-6, 5 Spd. 3.55 LS, BugFlector II, Vent
Visors, Rhino Lining Bed Liner.

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Subject:FTE 97up - CB Antennas (Reply)

The reason why you are probably not getting a good SWR reading is because
the
magnet is not strong enough to pull a good ground. Most magnetic mounts are
pretty cheap except a Wilson or a K40 (Wilson's are the best). If your
going
to buy a "firestick" don't! Wilson has the same antenna as a firestick only
that you don't have to trim wire it has a tunable tip. A 4 foot firestick
is
about 12 dollars. A four foot Wilson is about 30 or 40 dollars, but in the
long run its worth it. If you trim off to much wire on that firestick your
screwed, go buy a new one. On a Wilson you have a tunable tip that you can
play with forever meaning if you change trucks you can reset your antenna!

My 2 Cents
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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 19:02:43 -0400
From: "Keith Veren"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - My first ford F250 SD

Yes, I installed the Borla Dual Exhaust (Cat-Back) system with the pipes
exiting straight out the rear. I am very pleased with it. Everyone into
cars and trucks notices it right off the bat, and comments on how nice it
looks. The sound is awsome, not really a "burble" like a V-8 (cause you
have 10 cylinders popping for every 2 revolutions, instead of 8); rather,
the sound reminds me of a growling lycoming stunt airplane engine. I am
very happy with Borla exhaust products and you can tell just by examining
them that they will last for the 1,000,000 miles they are warrented for. I
also put a Borla Cat-Back system (single exhaust out the side) on my '98
Expedition.

'99 F-350 SuperDuty / 6.8L V-10 / 4X4 / XLT / SuperCab / Longbed / Factory
Snow-Plow Package / Tuff-Country 3.5" Lift / 8' Fisher Plow w/FishStik / Tow
/ Class V / 4-Wheel OTF / Cloth Captains 1-power / Off-Road / SRW / Power TT
Mirrors / Automatic w/Power-Take-off

'98 Expedition 5.4L V-8 / 4X4 / XLT / Tow / Off-Road / Rear Air / 3rd Seat /
17" /
3.73LS

'98 Explorer 5/0L V-8 / All Wheel Drive / XLT / Mach / MoonRoof / 3.73LS



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From: Trinh Nguyen
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 9:33 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - My first ford F250 SD


>I just bought a 99 F250 SD crew cab SB lariat 4X4 V10 a week ago. So far i
>am very satisfied with it. This is the first Ford I own. Could anyone tell
>me whats the differences between a differential lock and a limited slip?
Are
>they the same? I test drive a chevy b4 purchasing this ford, and it came
>with a differential lock, whereas the ford comes with a limited slip. My
>differential is a 3.73 .
>
>Last question, has anyone installed a borla dual rear exhaust on their
Super
>Duties? Any comment would be much appreciated
>
>Thanks.
>
>Trinh Nguyen
>
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Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 22:37:01 -0500
From: Sven Setterdahl
Subject: FTE 97up - F550 pricing online

>
> From: Brian Grande
> Subject: FTE 97up - RE: 2000 F-Series
>
> Hi,
>
> Yep, I dropped by the dealer for a quote on a F-550 but got it for a 1999
> model. They heard this morning they're all model year 2000's now.
>
> I've only been on this list a couple months, are the prices published on any
> web sites? The Base Price I got was $31,000, does that sound right?
>
> I'm going to be full time RVing, and Florida is flat enough that a F550
> should work well. Too bad about that long wait!
>
> Brian Grande
> Orlando, FL
>

The only place I've seen any pricing is at Carprices.com. They list the complete F-series,
150 to 750.

Sven

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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 21:15:09 -0700
From: "mlester"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Canopy / toppers

I also have the Snug Top Hi Liner and love it. The tappering of the front
help deflect the air, I didn't notice any difference in milage after
installing it. It was also $1450.00 for the long bed.

My truck is F250 ps, super cab, long bed with 3.73 rear --- love it.

Martial

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From: Matt Adams
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Canopy / toppers


>as far as markup, I am not sure. I know my topper cost something like
>$1450, its a Snugtop Hi-Liner. As far as the carpet lining, definately go
>for it if you plan on sleeping back there or anything. It keeps down the
>sound and also help insulate better than just the fiberglass (or whatever
it
>is) alone. I like the large windows in my Snugtop, but MAN you don't ever
>want to break one... I broke one of the side windows, and they charged me
>something like $225 for the window fixture. I even checked glass shops and
>all said it was not something they could make because the glass was curved
>or something stupid like that? But i love the looks of it, see for
yourself,
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pcisys.net/~mattbert/babe/f150.html
>
>Matt
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>From: bwat wa.freei.net
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Saturday, May 08, 1999 12:09 PM
>Subject: FTE 97up - Canopy / toppers
>
>
>>I need some input regarding a canopy (some folks call them
>>toppers) for my '99 SD LWB.....I've done some looking and the
>>ones I'd like are between $1000-$1200. The guy who sold me the
>>truck said they'd come down to their best price pretty quickly.
>>My question is what is their mark-up? Does that $1000 unit
>>cost them $600, so $800 or so would be a fair retail price OR?
>>
>>As long as we're on the topic...what's the feeling about "Carpet"
>>inside? Many have LARGE windows to match the truck windows
>>seems ok to me, any thoughts?
>>
>
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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 23:37:07 -0500
From: "Phil Westlund"
Subject: FTE 97up - Outside Temp Feature

Is there any way to add the outside temp feature to the overhead console on
the early '99 SD. Thanks, Phil


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