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97up-list Digest Mon, 29 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 012

In This Issue:
exhaust question
Re: exhaust question
Trailer Towing
Re: Trailer Towing

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From: Richard Ballinger <RBalling distcrt18.state.ks.us>
Subject: exhaust question
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 08:56:32 -0600


I have the V-10 in the 2000 Excursion, love the  vehicle...just not a good
commuter.  Anyway, somehow the exhaust pipe behind the muffler, has gotten
squished.  The diameter has been reduced to half or less, the original size.
It is halfway between the muffler and the outlet...so it is a good eight
feet past the engine.  Is this far enough "downstream" that it won't effect
performance?  If so, how has the cat-back systems effected the V-10?  I have
a 98 F150 5.4 4x4 that I put a Gibson on, and it really helped, especially
when I opened up the air intake with the K&N system.  But the V-10 already
has plenty of torque, with the 430 rear end, I don't need much more power.
But if the tail pipe is effecting the performance,,,might as well slap on
another Gibson....any feedback would be appreciated.

Richard B.
98 F150 4x4 5.4 K&N,Gibson cat-back,tonneau cover,chip(removed)
2000 Excursion,4x4,v-10, 4.30
79 Bronco,351M, Cyclone headers, Edle. man.and carb, MSD Ign. and wires,
Blaster coil, and Big tires...

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From: "Rich May" <doom460 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: exhaust question
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 12:06:17 -0500


How is the sound on the truck with the Gibson? I am looking to put one on my
'01 F-150 5.4 4x4. I had dual flowmasters on my old truck, and dont want
them on this.


>I have
>a 98 F150 5.4 4x4 that I put a Gibson on, and it really helped, >especially

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From: "Mike Williams" <mechwar erols.com>
Subject: Trailer Towing
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:06:27 -0500


I have a 98 F150, 4.6 V8, with 3.55 rear and towing package and is rated to
tow 7000lbs.  Am looking to purchase a travel trailer or 5th wheel camper
and was wondering if a 4800lb (dry) 5th would be pushing it to much.  If so,
what dry weight should I shoot for?

Thanks in advance,
Mike


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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:38:20 -0500
From: "John Luft" <jluft messiah.edu>
Subject: Re: Trailer Towing


Mike,

There is an RV list (find it at www.rvclub.com) whose members have a wealth
of towing knowledge and experience.  The conventional wisdom there (as I
remember) is to not exceed 75% or so of the towing capacity.  Remember to
add to the 4800lbs anything you would load into the trailer (food, clothes,
propane, holding tanks...).  One thing to remember is that the RV salesman
may or may not be knowledgeable about towing capacity but you can be sure
that more often than not they want to sell you something.  I highly
recommend at least checking out rvclub first (it's free)

John

>>> "Mike Williams" <mechwar erols.com> 01/29/01 08:06PM >>>

I have a 98 F150, 4.6 V8, with 3.55 rear and towing package and is rated
to
tow 7000lbs.  Am looking to purchase a travel trailer or 5th wheel camper
and was wondering if a 4800lb (dry) 5th would be pushing it to much.  If
so,
what dry weight should I shoot for?

Thanks in advance,
Mike



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