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Re: FTE 97up - Door Lights
Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?
Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?
FTE 97up - question on diesels......
Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?
FTE 97up - 97 Club Wagon Rear AC

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Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 15:53:42 -0500
From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Door Lights

Thanks for checking. I was guessing that the rear doors would have lights
since the front door light would be obscured if someone got out of the back
door. Oh well, lots of what is on these trucks is already overkill.
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From: Craig, Dennis intel.com>
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com' <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Monday, December 27, 1999 12:05 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Door Lights


>I removed my rear light cover just for you! and Nope my lariat is molded
>just like you XLT. I don't see anyway you can get lights in the back doors
>without some serious cutting.
>
>dc
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve J. Hodson [mailto:hodsonsj mindspring.com]
>Sent: Thursday, December 23, 1999 12:29 PM
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Door Lights
>
>
>Speaking of light sockets, my 99 crew cab XLT has working lights in the
>front doors but the read doors have no socket and it looks like the door
>panel is molded with little or no well space for one. I was wondering if
>the Lariat's come with lighted rear door panels or if they to only have
>functional front lights? Anyone know?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stan Wright hpcisp.com>
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
>Date: Thursday, December 23, 1999 8:53 AM
>Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Door Lights
>
>
>>The part numbers for the lenses are F81Z-13731-AA and they are $6.93 each.
>I
>>picked up mine last week.
>>
>>daldred epsilon.com wrote:
>>
>>> I am one of the lucky SD owners who had the light sockets on my XLT
>doors. I
>>> just had to pop in a couple of light bulbs and "Let there be light".
>>> My question is does anyone have the part # for the clear lenses that are
>on the
>>> Lariats. I currently have the red lenses which are nice for opening my
>>> door in traffic situations but don't illuminate the area very well. I
>also am
>>> considering upgrading to the Lariat sun visors. They appear to cover a
>much
>>> greater area of the windshield. The part # for those would also be
>greatly
>>> appreciated. Thanks in advance. BTW I spend mucho time at
ford -diesel. com
>>> so if there are any general PSD questions I'll do my best to answer them
>next
>>> week. I only have acces to the web on Mon, Tues, and Wed. My last truck
>>> was a 98 door cracked, piston slapped F150.
>>>
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Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 18:16:05 -0500
From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?

The stock XLT rims are 7.0 inches wide (it's on a decal on the drivers door
post). I've just replace the rear stock 265-75 on my SD and when the front
two due for swap (~10k more miles) I'm going to swap for BFG 285's several
folks have indicated on this and other web sites that they have had no
problems w 285-75's but I've never talked to anyone who has run 295's on the
stock rims. I think it might be pushing it to go that large, even with the
285's I have some concerns about the center of the tread pattern wearing
faster than the outer parts.
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From: RSnovi aol.com aol.com>
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Date: Saturday, January 01, 2000 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?


>In a message dated 12/31/99 8:23:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>inbox todacosa.com writes:
>
>i have 285/75 it fits and looks good on the truck, 295 is really pushing it
>for turn clearance and rim size on the much pressure unless you want to use
a
>1/4 spacer, even when i hit real BIG bumps i can feel a slight tire touch
>every now and then.
>
>RS
>
><< Subj: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?
> Date: 12/31/99 8:23:39 PM Eastern Standard Time
> From: inboxtodacosa.com (Alan Bowes)
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> I'm considering a set of larger tires for my '99 XLT 4WD SD SC SB 6.8L,
but
> I do NOT want to make any suspension modifications and I obviously do NOT
> want to experience any clearance problems througout the full wheel travel
> and steering ranges. I also want to make sure that the larger size is
within
> the allowable range for reprogramming the speed sensor, AND that it will
fit
> (properly) on the stock XLT aluminum rim.
>
> So, what...in your collective wisdom...is the largest tire size that I can
> use? AND/OR what is the largest tire size that Ford would approve?
>
> I can't remember what the rim width is for the XLT aluminum rim (and I
> couldn't find this spec in my set of service manuals!). Does anyone know
> offhand?
>
> I was thinking about installing a set of 295/75R-16 tires. Specs for a
> typical 295/75R-16 seem to be approximately as follows:
>
> Allowable rim width range: 7.5 - 9.5 inches
> Tire diameter: 33.5 inches
> Tread width: 9.5 inches
> Section width: 11.6 on 8.0" rim
> Static loaded radius 15.2 inches
> Load rating: 3415 lbs 65 psi (load range D)
>
> The 295/75 size (as compared with the stock 265/75 size) would change my
> "effective" axle ratio from 4.30 to just a hair under 4.10, which would be
> fine with me, since the 4.30 seems a bit low for my purposes. Even though
> the above specs are for a D load range tire, you'll note that it can
> actually carry MORE weight than the stock 265/75 size in an E load range.
>
> So, will this size fit OK? Will it cause any warranty difficulties? Could
it
> cause any legal problems in case of accident? I'm open to opinions.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alan
>
>
>
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Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 16:50:25 -0700
From: Alan Bowes todacosa.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?

Thanks for pointing out the location of the rim specs. For some reason, I
completely overlooked that decal.

If the rim width is 7.0 inches, I'd agree with you that the 295s are probably
too wide for the rim. Constantly flexing portions of a tire carcass beyond the
designed range is bound to cause stress and overheating, not to mention other
problems in terms of handling response, etc.

Alan


"Steve J. Hodson" wrote:

> The stock XLT rims are 7.0 inches wide (it's on a decal on the drivers door
> post). I've just replace the rear stock 265-75 on my SD and when the front
> two due for swap (~10k more miles) I'm going to swap for BFG 285's several
> folks have indicated on this and other web sites that they have had no
> problems w 285-75's but I've never talked to anyone who has run 295's on the
> stock rims. I think it might be pushing it to go that large, even with the
> 285's I have some concerns about the center of the tread pattern wearing
> faster than the outer parts.

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Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 21:22:08 EST
From: TRITON46Laol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - question on diesels......

i just wanna know opinions. the psd and the cummins diesel. which is the
better, most reliable, more heavy duty, all that good stuff.

i am saying it's the psd, but u need the backing of others.

thanks
bill
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Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 23:25:44 -0800
From: David & Laura Manuel Earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 295/75R-16 or ??? for 4WD SD?

I have Goodyear Wrangler 305/75/16 on my 2000 F250, Crewcab, Longbed, 4
x 4, V10, with 3.73 gears. The dealer where I purchased the truck
swapped my stock tires for the Wranglers and charged me $400.00 total.
He advised me that these are the biggest I could go without affecting
anything as far as gearing and speedo and such. At first I did not
believe him but I have had no problems with the truck and tires as of
yet. I also pull a toyhauler which weighs 9800 lbs empty. I know it's
at least 11,000 with water, motorcylces and gear. Still, I have no
problems with the large tires and towing. I'm satisfied with the tires
and they look great without a lift. Let me know if you have any
questions.
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Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 08:25:06 +0100
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rnar_Huse?= bgnett.no>
Subject: FTE 97up - 97 Club Wagon Rear AC

From: "Low, Ted" hr.ci.houston.tx.us>
>I have a 97 E-350 Club Wagon with rear AC. It doesn't respond to the
>temperature knob on the front unit. Also, the rear unit only has fan speed
>control, so I assume the temp should run off the front unit. Any ideas,
>short of a dealer tearing into my interior side panels?

I read somewhere that the rear unit does not have temp control, its either
on or off. At AC or Max AC it will cool, at all other settings it will heat
full blast when you start the fan. (Haven't checked if this is accurate, but
it _is_ the way my 1990 Club Wagon rear unit works now).

Bjørnar Huse
N-6012 Ålesund, Norway
1990 Ford E-250 Club Wagon 7.3idi
1994 Ford Escort 1.3i
1947 Studebaker M-15
2000 Ford Excursion on Order

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