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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F150-4 door
RE: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Peggy
RE: FTE 97up - Motor oil in summer
RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)
FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing
RE: FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing
RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)
Re: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD
Re: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD
Re: FTE 97up - Gearing
Re: FTE 97up - f-150 5-speed manual transmission
FTE 97up - F150 towing and oil
RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)
Re: FTE 97up - Gearing
Re: FTE 97up - Gearing
Re: FTE 97up - Gearing
FTE 97up - truck photos
Re: FTE 97up - Re: a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)
Re: FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing
FTE 97up - govenors on retal ford/sterling trucks
FTE 97up - Where to Purchase Delvac 1 Synthetic?

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Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 10:47:45 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F150-4 door

The only thing they've talked about is the 139" wheelbase, I haven't heard
yes or no on a long box.

Nathan

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Akers
To:
Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F150-4 door


> Union Auto wrote:
> > The Crew cab F-150 won't be out until after the 1st of the year. I
don't
> > know exactly when, but Ford has told us that both the F-150 Crew cab and
>
> Hey Nathan,
>
> Do you know if there is any intention to offer a real size bed with
> the F150 crew cab, or will the "rumble bed" be the only option? :-)
> Please please please say they're going to make one on the long wheelbase
> chassis!?!?
>
> Thanks,
> jC.
> --
> Chris Akers mailto:jca celotek.com
> Celotek Corporation phone:919-462-1900 x259
> P.O. Box 14285 fax:919-462-1933
> Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.celotek.com


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:12:04 -0500
From: "Don Marsee"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Peggy

Peggy,
There is a great car show in Franklin, TN every Sat. evening. It's located
at a Back-Yard Burger (also has grown so much that it takes in parts of a
Kmart and Bi-Lo parking lot.) I would guess that it has around 100+ cars.
It's located just off I-65 on HWY 96 at the Watson Glen Shopping Center.
You may be able to get more info by calling (615) 790-3773.

Don in Nashville

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Subject:FTE 97up - ADMIN: Peggy

Hi All,

I would like to make a request. Please talk to your
fellow truckers and find out about auto shows in your
area. They don't have to be Ford specific or truck
specific. If you have a form or flier, great! You
can fax it to me at (770) 806-1955 or mail it to me at
PO Box 422, Lilburn GA, 30048. If all you have is a rumor
contact me anyway. I've learned of five shows in the
last 24 hours, just by calling for info on one show.

If you are wondering what this is for, Ken and I would
like to meet more of you, and we know that Pigeon Forge
is a long way for some of you. So we are going to try
to see if we can go to some of these other shows around
the country.

I appreciate any help you can give.

Sincerely,
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:28:25 -0400
From: "D'Amelio, Stephen M."
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Motor oil in summer

The "5" number is more important in the winter months.
As this allows the oil to flow better at low temps. I wouldn't
worry about the difference. Just remember, as a rule, the greater
the range in viscosity of oil, the greater the polymers
that must be added. That's a bad thing. If you could
get away with it, straight 30 weight would be ideal,
because of the lack of additives. (many people
still abide by this).

Steve D'Amelio
Systems Administrator
CVS/Pharmacy
1 CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-765-1500 x3351 FAX 401-762-4607
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> Subject: FTE 97up - Motor oil in summer
>
> I have 1997 F-150, 4.2L, 5sp. The factory recomends using 5W-30 motor
> oil all year round. We are planning to do some towing in the summer.
> Should we stay with 5W-30 or should we change to 10W-30 motor oil?.
>
> Jon
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:39:52 -0500
From: "Chris Patrick"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)

> Unless I've missed something, you got a real deal on the new
> car. To really
> skew the numbers in your favor, assume the truck got 5 mpg
> and the car 50
> mpg. The 50 mile daily trip used 1 gal. in the car and 10
> gal. in the truck.
> Figuring $2.00 per gal., you saved 18 dollars per day. Over a
> year that's a
> little less than $6600 per year. What kind of a car was this?
> 8) I think
> you'll need to a lot more to convince me of the 2 vs. 1
> vehicle idea with
> these numbers....

I saved $50 a week in gas buying a second car. My payments were $269/mo,
over 5 years.. my insurance only went up by $120/six months, as the
insurance companys considered a smaller vehicle less risk than a full sized
4wd truck, and i switched my truck to secondary vehicle on the policy. i
drive 20,000+ miles a year, slightly higher than the average U.S. 12,000..
but by no means extrordinary. the fact that my $30,000 truck now received
about 8,000 annual miles almost 100% highway, and my car took the brunt of
city driving... greatly saving on maintenence on the truck, which is about
twice as expensive as fixing the car... and wear and tear. another plus is
the weekly cash outlay..with my truck i was filling it on the average twice
a week, especially during the summer, when i tow my toys...a fill-up cost
about $35. to fill up the car cost about $13 and it has the same range (city
milage)

no, it doesnt EXACTLY REPLACE the cost, but it does offset the cost,as i
posted earlier...

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:59:03 EDT
From: Ccdolf aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing

I have a question about towing with my 98 f-150 xl reg cab 4.2 l v-6 5
spd manual tranny 4x2.
with just the bumper how much can be towed? what other tow possibilities
with other frame mounted hitches do i have? i've been told that the bumper
can tow 5000# and i have been told less and more, what is the correct
answer? i don't know if it matters, but i have the styleside body not the
flareside(stepside).

any answers into this would be greatly appreciated.

Bill
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:34:04 -0500
From: "Chris Patrick"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing

my bumper is stamped rated to 5000#....(i have the same configuration you
have on yoru truck)

I didnt like the way the bumper looked.. and i like to have a margin of
error.. plus with the 4x2, i wanted the extra weight of the hitch on the
rear axle .. so i got a 12000# capactity reciever mounted to the frame.. the
hitch shop said it was listed "not recommended" on that truck, which is
becauese the truck will only tow about 6000# give or take.. but i like the
security the hitch provides..

ill put it simple, consider this..

what are you towing? and would YOU trust your bumper? I tow my jeep and my
boat, and if either came through the truck, or broke off, id be screwed.


> I have a question about towing with my 98 f-150 xl reg cab
> 4.2 l v-6 5
> spd manual tranny 4x2.
> with just the bumper how much can be towed? what other tow
> possibilities
> with other frame mounted hitches do i have? i've been told
> that the bumper
> can tow 5000# and i have been told less and more, what is
> the correct
> answer? i don't know if it matters, but i have the styleside
> body not the
> flareside(stepside).
>
> any answers into this would be greatly appreciated.

>

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:48:02 -0400
From: "D'Amelio, Stephen M."
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)

> I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has swapped gears to improve or
> regain performance.
>
> I started with the 29" stockers (235/70R16) and 3.08 gears, which run my
> 4.6L V8 at lower RPM's than most of you run at. I have swapped in 30"
> tires
> (255/70R16) which, of course, have lowered my RPM's even further.
>
(snip...)

> Some things I wonder about:
> (a) Nothing I'm thinking of doing will increase my horsepower, so what
> will
> I actually get from the gear swap?
>
You will get back into your torque/hp power curve. Remember, HP and
torque are not
the same throughout the engine rpm range. You have to know where
your "curve" is
peaking. You also want to get to that peak quickly. Re-gearing will
not increase
either HP or torque, but make it more usable to you. i.e. , get you
back into
your power range.

> (b) I know some have put tires as big as 285/75R16 on their trucks. Is
> the
> suspension of the F150 up to dragging around bigger tires (with steel
> wheels)?
That's a good question. This is known as "unsprung weight" and most
people don't consider it.
You have to make sure your shocks are up to the task.

> (c) How about 3.73 gears with my current 30" tires? (I think this combo
> is
> available on the LD F250.) Would it improve unloaded acceleration or just
> increase towing capacity? Would I be giving up too much top end speed?
>
There are formulas, which I don't have to compute this. But I think
3.55's would handle
30" tires without the need for more gear.

> Thanks to anyone who can share info on some or all of these questions.
>
> Karl Nyhus, Minneapolis, MN--1997 Pacific Green Ford F-150 SuperCab XL,
> SB,
> 4.6L V8, 4WD, 5-speed, 3.08, LT255/70R16D BFG All-Terrain T/A on steel,
> Better Built toolbox, Line-X spray-in liner, rust-proofed, undercoated
>
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> Systems Administrator
> CVS/Pharmacy
> 1 CVS Drive
> Woonsocket, RI 02895
> 401-765-1500 x3351 FAX 401-762-4607
> mailto:smdamelio cvs.com http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cvs.com
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 07:52:24 PDT
From: "Scott Matus"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD

Did you experience any milage difference after the swap? I will be
tackleing this mos very soon (this weekend).

Scott.

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>Subject: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD
>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 02:34:44 EDT
>
>Well today my buddy tlaked me into finally getting up under my 99 PSD and
>installing intermediate pipe from at 99.5' PSD per Nathan's part no. that
>i
>ordered from my FoMoCo. Dlr.
>Here are my suggestions to anyone thinking about it
>This was what i found on my 142" WB F250SD PSD/SC/4x4
>
>1 . i did need to grind off stop on pipe that ford welds on
>2. needed to shorten pipe around 3in for proper fit.
>3. turbo does spool up better now, sounds more like a transfer truck now( a
>buddys comment)
>4. hey, no more givin tail gaters lil puff, much cleaner burn w/o cat, go
>figure?
>5. have not had a chance to check mileage differences, will know that
>tommorrow after i hook up trailer.
>
>ross smith
>9sec93cobra
>99 F250 SD PSD/SC/4x4
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:31:08 EDT
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD

In a message dated 5/24/99 10:52:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
mr_scsi hotmail.com writes:


seems to have helped some how much i dont know yet have not reall gone alot
of distance runs yet, i especially like the turbo sound more noticeable now
at low rpm. :)

Ross S.

Date:5/24/99 10:52:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From:mr_scsi hotmail.com (Scott Matus)
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Did you experience any milage difference after the swap? I will be
tackleing this mos very soon (this weekend).

Scott.

>From: RSnovi aol.com
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE 97up - intermediate pipe swap done on 99 PSD
>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 02:34:44 EDT
>
>Well today my buddy tlaked me into finally getting up under my 99 PSD and
>installing intermediate pipe from at 99.5' PSD per Nathan's part no. that
>i
>ordered from my FoMoCo. Dlr.
>Here are my suggestions to anyone thinking about it
>This was what i found on my 142" WB F250SD PSD/SC/4x4
>
>1 . i did need to grind off stop on pipe that ford welds on
>2. needed to shorten pipe around 3in for proper fit.
>3. turbo does spool up better now, sounds more like a transfer truck now( a
>buddys comment)
>4. hey, no more givin tail gaters lil puff, much cleaner burn w/o cat, go
>figure?
>5. have not had a chance to check mileage differences, will know that
>tommorrow after i hook up trailer.
>
>ross smith
>9sec93cobra
>99 F250 SD PSD/SC/4x4
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:05:24 -0700
From: "Rob Bryan"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Gearing

IMHO, I wouldn't bother with the 3.55 gears. If you are going to spend the
$1K to swap gears on a 4x4, I'd go with the 3.73 gears, especially with the
smooth, high-revving nature of the 4.6L engine. You will be much happier!

Rob

> I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has swapped gears to improve o=
r
> regain performance.
>
> I started with the 29" stockers (235/70R16) and 3.08 gears, which run my
> 4.6L V8 at lower RPM=92s than most of you run at. I have swapped in 30" tir=
es
> (255/70R16) which, of course, have lowered my RPM=92s even further.
>
> The truck is still driveable (that 4.6 is a great little engine and I don=
=92t
> tow anything), but I=92d like to accelerate faster and that has me thinking
> about a gear swap.
>
> The two most obvious ways to go would be:
> (1) upgrade to 3.55 gears and keep the 30" tires I already have (isn=92t th=
is
> the most common setup on new Ford trucks?)
> (2) upgrade to 3.73 gears and swap in 31.5" tires (265/75R16) (this would=
be
> similar to the ORP tire and gear combo) .
>
> Some things I wonder about:
> (a) Nothing I=92m thinking of doing will increase my horsepower, so what w=
ill
> I actually get from the gear swap?
> (b) I know some have put tires as big as 285/75R16 on their trucks. Is t=
he
> suspension of the F150 up to dragging around bigger tires (with steel
> wheels)?
> (c) How about 3.73 gears with my current 30" tires? (I think this combo =
is
> available on the LD F250.) Would it improve unloaded acceleration or just
> increase towing capacity? Would I be giving up too much top end speed?
>
> Thanks to anyone who can share info on some or all of these questions.
>
> Karl Nyhus, Minneapolis, MN--1997 Pacific Green Ford F-150 SuperCab XL, S=
B,
> 4.6L V8, 4WD, 5-speed, 3.08, LT255/70R16D BFG All-Terrain T/A on steel,
> Better Built toolbox, Line-X spray-in liner, rust-proofed, undercoated
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:59:47 -0700
From: "Rob Bryan"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - f-150 5-speed manual transmission

Yes, the transmission is made by Mazda, now an entity fully controlled by
Ford.

And no, you do not have to worry about the transmission. The clutch will see
more wear however (slipping to get the load moving).

Rob


> We have a 1997 F-150, 4.2L, 5sp, 3.55LS. Does anybody know what kind of
> transmission is in this truck? is it a Mazda? or is made by some other
> company?
> I also plan to tow a small trailer (approx 3000lbs), do I have to worry
> about the transmission?
>
> Jon
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:57:28 -0400
From: "Pete Elliott"
Subject: FTE 97up - F150 towing and oil

Jon,

Rated capacity for towing with your truck is greater than 3000lbs. You
should be fine as long as you don't try to win any drag races!!

Regarding oil -- I always run what's recommended by the manufacturer, and
I've never been disappointed. Keep it changed and regular intervals and
change the filter (use a good filter) and you'll have no problems.

- - Pete

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:53:14 -0500 (CDT)
From: Sandman
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)

Thats true, insurance is a lot cheaper than where I am. Good old Houston,
TX, insurance is sky high. $120 for 6 months would be a dream, even
triple that would be a dream for me. That is with no tickets for 5 years.

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Chris Patrick wrote:

> I saved $50 a week in gas buying a second car. My payments were $269/mo,
> over 5 years.. my insurance only went up by $120/six months, as the
> insurance companys considered a smaller vehicle less risk than a full sized
> 4wd truck, and i switched my truck to secondary vehicle on the policy. i
> drive 20,000+ miles a year, slightly higher than the average U.S. 12,000..
> but by no means extrordinary. the fact that my $30,000 truck now received
> about 8,000 annual miles almost 100% highway, and my car took the brunt of
> city driving... greatly saving on maintenence on the truck, which is about
> twice as expensive as fixing the car... and wear and tear. another plus is
> the weekly cash outlay..with my truck i was filling it on the average twice
> a week, especially during the summer, when i tow my toys...a fill-up cost
> about $35. to fill up the car cost about $13 and it has the same range (city
> milage)
>
> no, it doesnt EXACTLY REPLACE the cost, but it does offset the cost,as i
> posted earlier...
>
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 19:03:26 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Gearing

Do yourself right ! go with 4.10 or 4.30
if you are running a larger tire like a 32in - 34in
you should be using one of theses gears!!!!!!!
i have a SD250 with the V10 4x4 and 3.73 gears wish i had the 4.10 or the 4.30
iam stuck a 265/75/16 tire if i want to pull anything without beating the truck!
you will be very happy with either one one of theses gears!!!!
Gene

Rob Bryan wrote:

> IMHO, I wouldn't bother with the 3.55 gears. If you are going to spend the
> $1K to swap gears on a 4x4, I'd go with the 3.73 gears, especially with the
> smooth, high-revving nature of the 4.6L engine. You will be much happier!
>
> Rob
>
> > I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has swapped gears to improve or
> > regain performance.
> >
> > I started with the 29" stockers (235/70R16) and 3.08 gears, which run my
> > 4.6L V8 at lower RPMs than most of you run at. I have swapped in 30" tires
> > (255/70R16) which, of course, have lowered my RPMs even further.
> >
> > The truck is still driveable (that 4.6 is a great little engine and I dont
> > tow anything), but Id like to accelerate faster and that has me thinking
> > about a gear swap.
> >
> > The two most obvious ways to go would be:
> > (1) upgrade to 3.55 gears and keep the 30" tires I already have (isnt this
> > the most common setup on new Ford trucks?)
> > (2) upgrade to 3.73 gears and swap in 31.5" tires (265/75R16) (this would be
> > similar to the ORP tire and gear combo) .
> >
> > Some things I wonder about:
> > (a) Nothing Im thinking of doing will increase my horsepower, so what will
> > I actually get from the gear swap?
> > (b) I know some have put tires as big as 285/75R16 on their trucks. Is the
> > suspension of the F150 up to dragging around bigger tires (with steel
> > wheels)?
> > (c) How about 3.73 gears with my current 30" tires? (I think this combo is
> > available on the LD F250.) Would it improve unloaded acceleration or just
> > increase towing capacity? Would I be giving up too much top end speed?
> >
> > Thanks to anyone who can share info on some or all of these questions.
> >
> > Karl Nyhus, Minneapolis, MN--1997 Pacific Green Ford F-150 SuperCab XL, SB,
> > 4.6L V8, 4WD, 5-speed, 3.08, LT255/70R16D BFG All-Terrain T/A on steel,
> > Better Built toolbox, Line-X spray-in liner, rust-proofed, undercoated
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 20:37:21 -0500
From: "Karl Nyhus"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Gearing

>Gene Ball wrote:

>Do yourself right ! go with 4.10 or 4.30
>if you are running a larger tire like a 32in - 34in
>you should be using one of theses gears!!!!!!!

>>Rob Bryan wrote:
>>IMHO, I wouldn't bother with the 3.55 gears. If you are
>>going to spend the $1K to swap gears on a 4x4, I'd
>>go with the 3.73 gears, especially with the
>>smooth, high-revving nature of the 4.6L engine.

The more I think and read about it, the more I like the idea of going with a
lower (higher numerically) gearing than the stock setup, like a 3.73 with a
30" tire or a 4.10 with a 32" tire. Looking around on the message boards,
some people are reporting that these lower gears are just as good or even
better on fuel economy, as well as giving much better performance. The
longer I own my truck (two years now) the less I care about gas mileage and
the more I care about performance. After staring with 3.08 gears, I'd rather
go too low than too high...I can always put a bigger set of tires on if I go
too low...

Thanks for the recommendations, guys.

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 21:44:03 EDT
From: BIGDAAG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Gearing

Hey Rob, I've got the 3.73's and I am really happy with them. I've got the
V-10 and I'm running 35 inch bfg's. I traded in my last truck a couple of
months ago. It had the 4.10 gears. I am much happier with the new gears,
even with the big meats.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 21:53:09 EDT
From: BIGDAAG aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - truck photos

Hi everyone, I just finished fixing up my truck and would like to share some
pictures of it. I don't have a scanner, and I'm a computer novice. What's
the best way to go? The truck is a 99 SD250,V-10, 5 inch lift,35 inch BFG
AT, and weld scorpio wheels. Thanks
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:37:23 -0700
From: William Street
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: a question about towing (engines and EPA bashers)

BFunk33 aol.com wrote:

> I disagree.
> I now drive a '99 Expedition.
> I traded in a '91 F-250HD SC truck for the X.
> That truck was hit six(!) times, and the other drivers' insurance companies
> paid off each time, with no arguments (for those who wonder, that means the
> crashes were not my fault).

Six times!!! Man, where do you live? :-) I'd be gettin' a little paranoid.

Bill




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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 22:14:52 -0500
From: "Karl Nyhus"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 98 f-150 and towing

Bill wrote:
>I have a question about towing with my 98 f-150
>xl reg cab 4.2 l v-6 5 spd manual tranny 4x2.
>with just the bumper how much can be towed?
>what other tow possibilities with other frame
>mounted hitches do i have? i've been told that
>the bumper can tow 5000# and i have been told
>less and more, what is the correct answer?

>From the '98 F-Series brochure, maximum trailer weights for the 4.2 manual
tranny regular cab are:
2,300 with 3.08 axle
3,600 with 3.55 axle

If you had the automatic:
4,800 with 3.08 axle
5,800 with 3.55 axle

My rear bumper is stamped 500 lbs max tongue weight and 5000 lbs max trailer
weight but I think that is just a rating of the bumper as a trailer hitch
not an overall rating for my specific truck or yours.


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 22:34:13 -0500
From: "Parker & Heidi"
Subject: FTE 97up - govenors on retal ford/sterling trucks

hey all,

wanted to find out if there were ways of finding out which vehicles could
have governors equipped on them from the factory or aftermarket, and if....


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