97up-list-digest Tuesday, September 7 1999 Volume 02 : Number 239
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FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site pictorial updates
Re: FTE 97up - Cracked door sheetmetal
Re: FTE 97up - Performance Questions about new 2000 F-150 Lariat 4x4
What kind of gear would you choose on a 2000 f250 with 35" tires on it? I
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From: Gene Ball
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Performance Questions about new 2000 F-150 Lariat
> Joe, the more gear you got the more low power you got!
> I love low end power! The truck is 4X4, if you ever plan on going with a
> I would get all the gear I could .because the taller tires will kill it
> To me a little gas is a small price to pay for the performance you gain
> high number gears! I would go with 4.10 or higher! Depending on what you
> doing with the tires in the future?
> Just my 2 cent!
> jmann living.com wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I'm preparing to order a 2000 F-150 (5.4 Triton) Lariat 4x4. The great
> > thing about this is that my brother works for Ford, cha-ching! The
> > I'm working with here in Austin, TX., Covert Ford, has their own, huge,
> > brand new custom shop. Its called Central Texas Customs.
> > The Question(s);
> > - I'm looking at a 50 or 70 series Flowmater mufflers. Ultimately I want
> > better gas mileage and power, but I have to consider my neighbors; my
> > is directly under one. Advise??
> > - Now for the K&N Air Filter, should I go with the replacement for the
> > factory airbox, or should I go the whole nine yards, ditch the airbox
> > with the K&N Cone setup??
> > - How about Mass Airflow Sensors? Good or bad idea? Any recommendations?
> > - Big bore throttle bodies??
> > - Performance ECUs????
> > - And last, but I'm sure not least, Splitfire plugs?
> > Basically, I'm looking for the best-bang-for-your-buck bolt-on parts,
> > goals are gas mileage and power, in that order.
> > Oh, and finally, at this point I've built the truck with a 3.55 limited
> > diff(LSD), how would the 3.73 LSD affect gas milage.
> > And YES, I know gas is cheap!
> > Thanks in advance guys!
> > Joe
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