97up-list-digest Sunday, August 16 1998 Volume 01 : Number 184



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - F450 Questions
FTE 97up - spare tire carrier on narrow frame rails
FTE 97up - '97 5.4 Newby Performance Questions
Re: FTE 97up - '98 F-150 5.4L probs?
Re: FTE 97up - 99 F350 4WD PSD SC LWB LARIAT Question
Re: FTE 97up - 2 questions, changes and fuel economy

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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 11:56:59 -0400
From: Art Hussey
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F450 Questions

Neil,

I am investigating ordering a F-450 as a tow truck for an RV 5th wheel
trailer. What kind of body are you planning for your truck and did you
order the regular cab or crew cab model?

Thanks

Art Hussey

At 12:04 PM 8/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've already ordered this truck, in fact it's probably being
>manufactured right now. But my dealer hasn't been able to give me
>answers I'm confident in to the following questions, and I want to know
>the answers as I finish ordering a body:
>1. Exactly what is the Trailer Towing package for an F450 Diesel?
>Especially, does it include a receiver hitch?
>
>2. I ordered a spare tire; seemed prudent. I got the standard fuel
>tank, which is in the very back and is pretty deep. Where will the
>spare tire be attached, and how much ground clearance will there be
>below it? (I got a crew cab, in case that's pertinent.)
>
>3. Is there an aftermarket engine brake yet for this engine; one that
>doesn't put my warranty in any danger?
>
>Thanks for your help.
>Neil Stahl
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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 13:05:28 -0400
From: Claude King
Subject: FTE 97up - spare tire carrier on narrow frame rails

on the cab/chassis model of the new super duties, is there a factory hung
spare available. Also can you get a receiver hitch with the straight and
narrow frame rails that come on the cab/chassis models.
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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 14:51:39 -0500
From: "Tony Davis"
Subject: FTE 97up - '97 5.4 Newby Performance Questions

Hi,

I'm new to the list and haven't been able to find answers to these questions
in the archives. If this stuff has already been covered, can someone send
me the info direct? tdavis dcgweb.com Thx.

1. What are the experiences with Borla and Gibson catback exhausts on the
5.4L? Particularly interested in what kind of sound, what kind of power
increases, and effect on gas mileage.
2. Has anyone put the Antera 141 wheel on a '97 or '98 and how do you like
them. I'm thinking about putting some 16x8s with 275/60-16 Bridgestone
Duellers or Yokohamas on my '97 Supercab Lariat.
3. Last, anyone used a performance chip, pulleys or Stillen's K&N kit on
the 5.4?

Thanks for your help.

Tony Davis
tdavis dcgweb.com


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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 17:48:16 EDT
From: F150DML aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '98 F-150 5.4L probs?

Hello,
I work for Perimeter Ford in Sandy Springs, Georgia and I have never heard
of such a thing. In the event the noise progresses into something else its
under Ford's 36 month 36,000 mile warranty. Or the buyer has the option of
buying an extended warranty. I work in the parts dept., I see warranty claims
everyday. I can honesty say the Ford F-Series and Ford SuperDuty trucks
(including the Expedition) have the fewest warranty problems of any Ford car
or truck. I have a 4.6 liter V-8 and its as strong if not stronger then the
day I bought it. The 5.4 it a powerful engine with tons of torque, personally
I would recomend buying it.


Very Truly Yours,
David M. Lipton
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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 18:00:30 EDT
From: F150DML aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 F350 4WD PSD SC LWB LARIAT Question

Hello,
I work for Perimeter Ford in Atlanta, Georgia in the parts dept. The
reason you cannot order a snow plow direct from Ford is because Ford does not
sell enough to put money into stocking and building snow plows for trucks.
Trust me your truck can definitly be equipped to have a snow plow. It is
possible to put a snow plow on almost any truck or SUV. The Ford F-Series is
the best selling truck for 21 years running, people that produce snow plows
know this and thus it is not difficult to get one for your truck.

Very Truly Yours,
David
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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 18:05:55 EDT
From: F150DML aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2 questions, changes and fuel economy

All I have heard is rave reviews by those who own and those who want to own a
new Ford Super Duty truck. 8 mpg sounds way way way off, the Powerstroke
Diesel in the new F-Super Duties gets around 15 and up depending on the load
being towed. Ford's Power Stroke diesel is made by International, and
International knows a thing or two about diesels. The new V-10 gets much
better gas milage than the old 460 v-8 gas, you may want to look into getting
a V-10.


David
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