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97up-list-digest Saturday, September 25 1999 Volume 02 : Number 259



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.
RE: FTE 97up - SuperChip Installation Help!
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.
Re: FTE 97up - GMC Sierra
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.
FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.
FTE 97up - Top 3 Accesories package for F-150
FTE 97up - F-150 "Diamand Plate" Package
Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.
Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.
Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.
FTE 97up - ADMIN: New dealership listings on the web site
FTE 97up - 2000 F-350 4x4 front axle options

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 06:26:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: dlsipe webtv.net (Darin Sipe)
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.

Doug,
If your truck is effected by the infamous crack, you will most easily
find it on the driver's door. Standing outside the truck, facing the
closed door, look for the larger boomerang shaped rubber molding at the
lower rear corner of the window. The cracks are becoming apparent about
1/4-1/2 inch down from the top of that larger molding and run
horizontally toward the rear of the truck. If your truck is in the
initial stages, you may have to bend back the molding to see it.

As far as exhaust - Let me share my experience. I have installed
Flowmaster, Dynomax, and Gibson systems on Ford trucks. The Dynomax fit
well, but very succeptable to rust. The Flowmaster was a nice fit, and
the exhaust tubing was a decent weight, but again aluminized tubing was
again a rust magnet. I installed a Gibson about a month ago that is a
great quality system, but installation was a nightmare! I even had to
have the Gibson "custom fit" unit cut and rebent to clear the rear axle.
Since you live in a salt prone area, you may want to make the investment
and go with the Borla stainless kit. I haven't intalled a Borla
cat-back, but I have worked with their headers, and the quality was top
notch.

Good luck!
Darin

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 06:23:05 -0500
From: "Strukel, Mike"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - SuperChip Installation Help!

The computer bolts to the kick panel on the drivers side. Kind of right
behind the parking brake.
The install is fairly simple. under the hood on the drivers side, you
will see a wiring harness bolted to the firewall( right behind and below the
master cylinder. If I remember right, there is 1 bolt holding the harness
on. Use a socket and a long extension. Then in the cab, there are 2
bolts ( I think) that attaches a plastic case. remove the 2 bolts and the
computer comes right out. Clean the terminals as stated and reinstall.

Let me know what you think of the superchip.


Mike

- -----Original Message-----
From: Keith Veren [mailto:Spectrum-EHS worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 7:19 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 97up - SuperChip Installation Help!


Mike,

I have a SuperChip for my F-350 SuperDuty V-10 4X4 / SuperCab / Longbed /
etc. But I have not been able to locate where to install the chip. Is it
under the dash on the driver's side? If so, exactly where. Thanks!

Keith


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Strukel, Mike
To:
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - SD Auto shifting


> I have a Superchip in my 99 SD V10. Defineately firmed up the shifting
> considerably. I am not sure if it changed the shift points or not since
I
> am running 35" tires, so the shift points are already off. I can say
that
> I was originally skeptical on the Superchips, but I am definately sold on
> it. Noticeable performance gain and about 1 -1.5 MPG gain.
>
>
> Mike Strukel
> 99 F250 SD SC, Superchipped V10, 2" Superlift, 35x12.50 BFG Mud Terrains,
AE
> 589 wheels, Westin Nerf Bars, Stainless rocker covers
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Perry Klein [mailto:Klein prudhoe-bay.dowell.slb.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 11:54 AM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - SD Auto shifting
>
>
> Nathan or anyone for that matter,
> you mentioned that the shift is firmer in the GM. This is the only
> complaint I have with my truck. I have the 250 sd with an auto behind
> the v-10 and it shifts like a slug. Is there any way to adjust the tranny
> to shift firmer? I've heard that the chips change the shifting. Do you
> know if they modify shift point, rpm wise, or the time it takes to go from
> one gear to another or is it a combination of the two?
> I have added after market tires 255/85 r16's. I had it delivered with
> them, never had a chance to drive it stock, so I'm not sure if they have
> effected the shift by throwing off the speedometer. Have any of the
speedo
> re calibrations you have done helped the shifting?
>
> thanks
> pk
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:00:03 EDT
From: SEADOO854 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.

I have a 98 f-150, 4.6L, auto trans. I recently installed a Gibbon cat-back
exhaust system. I am still looking for a little more sound. A friend
suggested that I gut all the catalytic convertors. My truck has four of them
and four o2 sensors. I wasn't sure if I would gut the convertors if it would
throw on my check engine light or give me some type of drivability problem.
If anyone has any suggestion as to how I can make my truck louder I would
really appreciate it. Thanks

Mike
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:35:31 EDT
From: Wolvrin704 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - GMC Sierra

GM's 6.0 is supposed to have 300 horses.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:44:51 -0400
From: Dean Baruffi
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.

Yes, it will screw up the the ECU.

OBDII has O2 sensors before and after each CAT. Gutting the CAT won't
effect the O2 sensor before the CAT but will effect the O2 sensor after the
CAT.

The O2 sensor after the CAT checks for a differential between it and the O2
sensor before the CAT. The check engine light will definitely come on if
you Gut the CATs.

There is a company that make O2 plug-ins that fake the ECU into thinking
they are getting the correct signal from the O2 sensor. You disconnect the
O2 sensors after the CAT at the electrical junction and plug these is in in
place of the O2 sensors.

I have used them on my 1996 Impala SS with good results.

I will find the company name for the list.


- -Dean Baruffi





At 09:00 AM 9/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a 98 f-150, 4.6L, auto trans. I recently installed a Gibbon cat-back
>exhaust system. I am still looking for a little more sound. A friend
>suggested that I gut all the catalytic convertors. My truck has four of
them
>and four o2 sensors. I wasn't sure if I would gut the convertors if it
would
>throw on my check engine light or give me some type of drivability problem.
>If anyone has any suggestion as to how I can make my truck louder I would
>really appreciate it. Thanks
>
> Mike
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 08:56:13 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.

Ford has just announced the Lariat Upgrade package (code 63L). It consists
of a power sliding rear window, moulded running boards, electrochromic
rearview mirror, and wood grain trim (trim on dash around radio and on door
panels). It has a MSRP of $995 an invoice of $846. It is on hold until
11/1/99

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.


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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 10:11:36 -0400
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Exhaust and misc.

SEADOO854 aol.com wrote:
>
> I have a 98 f-150, 4.6L, auto trans. I recently installed a Gibbon cat-back
> exhaust system. I am still looking for a little more sound. A friend
> suggested that I gut all the catalytic convertors. My truck has four of them
> and four o2 sensors. I wasn't sure if I would gut the convertors if it would
> throw on my check engine light or give me some type of drivability problem.
> If anyone has any suggestion as to how I can make my truck louder I would
> really appreciate it. Thanks
>
> Mike
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Mike,

Change the Gibson for something else. Gutting the
converters is a no no. The O2 sensors measure the Oxygen
content in front of the converters and behind. When they
sense a difference in the pre-set values they set a code.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:09:43 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Top 3 Accesories package for F-150

Ford has announced a new factory installed "Top 3 Accessories Package"
(Order code 473). It gets you an aero hood deflector, Hard bedliner (Ford
Duraliner), and styled mouded running boards. It has a MSRP of $750 and a
invoice of $638.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258


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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:16:03 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - F-150 "Diamand Plate" Package

Ford has announce a new "Diamand Plate" package for F-150 (order code 47D).
It consists of a hard bedliner (Ford Duraliner), Diamond plate tailgate
protector, Diamand Plate running boards and front splash guards, Diamand
plate bed rail caps, and a Diamand plate tool box (dual lid). It is on Hold
until 11/1/99 and has a MSRP of $995 and a invoice of $846.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Ford-Mercury


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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 10:53:32 -0400
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.

Union Auto wrote:
>
> Ford has just announced the Lariat Upgrade package (code 63L). It consists
> of a power sliding rear window, moulded running boards, electrochromic
> rearview mirror, and wood grain trim (trim on dash around radio and on door
> panels). It has a MSRP of $995 an invoice of $846. It is on hold until
> 11/1/99
>
> Nathan Bernard
> Union Auto, Inc.
>
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Nathan,

Is the power window available separately? What truck does
it apply to? 150 or SD?

Regards

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 11:00:56 -0400
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.

Union Auto wrote:
>
> Ford has just announced the Lariat Upgrade package (code 63L). It consists
> of a power sliding rear window, moulded running boards, electrochromic
> rearview mirror, and wood grain trim (trim on dash around radio and on door
> panels). It has a MSRP of $995 an invoice of $846. It is on hold until
> 11/1/99
>
> Nathan Bernard
> Union Auto, Inc.
>
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Nathan,

Don't bother to answer my last 2 questions. After properly
reading your post it says in the Subject that it applies to
the F-150. Please excuse my ignorance.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 18:12:40 -0700
From: "Steve J. Hodson"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.

Nathan: Do you know anything about Power Force computer chips? My local
Ford dealer is representing them as "Ford Approved" and their logo is Ford
like. Power Force is located in Pendleton Oregon.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Union Auto
To: Ford Truck list
Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 6:54 AM
Subject: FTE 97up - 2000 F-150 Lariat Upgrade package.


>Ford has just announced the Lariat Upgrade package (code 63L). It consists
>of a power sliding rear window, moulded running boards, electrochromic
>rearview mirror, and wood grain trim (trim on dash around radio and on door
>panels). It has a MSRP of $995 an invoice of $846. It is on hold until
>11/1/99
>
>Nathan Bernard
>Union Auto, Inc.
>
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 18:02:24 -0400
From: kpayne ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: New dealership listings on the web site

In the last week a couple of minor changes where made to the
web site.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts recently added a dealership listing to
the web site. If you're looking for a Ford dealership on the
web or you'd like to add your dealership, feel free to check
it out.

Additionally, the top navigation bar logo was recently
redesigned and has a much cleaner look than the old one.
Also, the font has changed to be easier to read and
the front page should load quicker.

Ken Payne
Admin
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 19:01:15 -0400
From: "White, Robert W"
Subject: FTE 97up - 2000 F-350 4x4 front axle options

I am getting ready to order a new F350 4x4 dually and need some help
determining what front axle come with the following options:....


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