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superduty-list Digest Wed, 25 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 045

In This Issue:
Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?
Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?
fog light maker
Re: 99 - F350 Speedometer Sticking
Re: fog light maker
Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?
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From: "Glen Novitsky" <glen.novitsky home.com>
Subject: Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:32:00 -0500

saw today in "The Tennessean" newspaper where two models of GOOD YEAR's have
had some separations also.. same deal as the Firestones.  Good Year has
already settled with the complainants... a lot of complaints.. Forget the
specifics, but they are All-terrain tires.  It didn't give any specific
sizes.  Glen




Hello,
I'm a little worried about the Steeltex tires that are on my 01 Excursion.
I
read a post from Ken Payne that there have been 170 complaints about these
tires.  Do any of you have any updated information?  I think I'm going to
replace these tires and set them aside until this all blows over.  I can't
stand the thought of my family riding on a set of possibly faulty tires.....

Alex
01 PSD Excursion Limited 4x4
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From: "Jason Derra" <derrar internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 22:08:28 -0700

I don't think I'd worry much at this point.  Everyone is paranoid that the
tires on their Ford vehicle may be faulty just like the now imfamous
Firestones on the Explorers.  I was in Les Schwab a week ago, and the only
tires that I overheard that were defective are the Wilderness and the Radial
ATX's.  If you are concerned about the tires on your Excursion, contact the
dealer and/ or Firestone for information.  Other then that, keep an eye on
the condition, and any abnormal wear, handling or vibrations, and air
pressure.
(something that should be done anyways)
Jason
'69 Bronco 5.0 HO EFI, NP435
'96 F250 Ext Cab 4WD Powerstroke
"As fast as necessary, as slow as possible"



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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 22:48:27 +0100
Subject: Re: tires
From: Kirk Werner <Kirk Werner.org>

My F350 CC 4x4 came with dealer-upgraded Goodyear Wrangler AT/S in 305s.
They fit nicely on the stock Lariat Rims with no rubbing anywhere except for
a little on the on the front mud flaps.  I think an Excurson is fairly close
in ride height to an F350/250, so I would imagine they'd fit fine.

I haven't been able to find other tires made in this size yet, as I want to
get rid of the Goodyears- they pick up every little rock, which may not be
bad unless your house is at the end of a gravel road, like mine is. I'll
probably go to a 295, which is just slightly taller and narrower than the
305s...

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> From: Richard Ballinger <RBalling distcrt18.state.ks.us>
> Subject: tires
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:19:15 -0500
>
> will 305 70 16 or 295 75R 16 tires fit under an Excursion?  If so, what are
> the best tires.  I will be towing a 7500lb trailer 2-3,000 miles a year and
> a pot full of kids the rest of the year.  Any advice would be helpful.
> Thanks...
>
> Richard


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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 00:34:37 -0700
Subject: F-250 SD rear springs and an Excursion
From: Dave Santo <dhsanto home.com>

Does anyone out there know if I can REPLACE my rear springs on my 2000 F-250
SD/SC 4x4 Long Bed with rear springs from an Excursion? And, if I can, would
there be any difference in the ride ("softer" I hope)?

I bought my truck with the intention of hauling a 5th-wheel (to have been
purchased in 2001), however, since I STILL LOVE MY TRUCK and wouldn't give
it up for anything (NOT EVEN for a date with Paula Jones{chuckle}), but,
recent medical developments with my lower back are changing my plans even as
I write this. I may have to retire. And, since I refuse to give up my 250,
I'd really like to try to do a little more with the bouncy-ness of the rear
end, especially on the concrete seams on the highways. I've already thought
about several hundred pounds of sand bags, but...

I've already put on Velvet-Ride Shackles (don't think they did a thing!) and
Edelbrock IAS's (then I tried Rancho 9000's. Gonna return 'em and put IAS's
back on). The IAS's toned down the original harshness of the "bounce," but,
the bouncy-ness itself is still quite incredible. Yes, I know it's a truck.
The other thing that I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT is the wheelbase
of a LB/SC. If a LB/SC's wheelbase is such that I am receiving a
teeter-totter effect because of the distance between the concrete highway
seams and the wheelbase are extremely "close" (IOW, front tires coming OFF
the forward seam (peak) heading down and the rear tires are heading UP the
rearward seam, and vice-versa, well... I even lowered the air pressure (to
40 psi) in the tires (BFG 295/75/16 AT KO's on stock Lariat rims) and that
didn't help either. I DID call the tire shop and asked about "softer
sidewall tires" and they suggested the air-pressure thing. Any suggestions
about tires from the list??? Although, that may not be the solution.

I'm thinkin' that if I can get a softer spring on the rear and put air-bags
on "just-in-case," that my lower-back will thank me. In which case I'd like
to T anyone here IA, so...

TIA

All comments and suggestions will definitely be appreciated!


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Dave Santo
dhsanto home.com


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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 07:44:17 -0500
From: Janster <dziadul bigfoot.com>
Subject: fog light maker

Hi everyone,

Does the guy who has a 2001 F350 (huge3fity) know who actually makes the
round OEM fog lights put out by Ford?


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From: DanBrotzman <no1windo frontiernet.net>
Subject: Re: 99 - F350 Speedometer Sticking
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 08:43:05 -0500

I have 9,800 miles on my 99.5 F350 CC 4X4 PSD 6SPD LB and noticed the speedometer stays on zero until I reach about 15 mph, then it jumps up to 15 mph and reads okay the rest of the way up. Is this a manual speedometer or electric driven? Also when using radar it shows 3 mph faster than a radar gun. Is this hard to correct?





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From: tripp specwarnet.net
Subject: Re: fog light maker
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 07:13:34 -0700


One of my co-workers picked up his 01' f350 superduty. I really
like the extra driving lights on his front bumper myself and
would like to have them installed on my 00' f350 superduty. Which
leads to my question...

Does anyone know if the 00' wiring harness is already set up
for them? I sorta doubt it but I figure it never hurts to ask.

After looking at his truck I really do regret not getting the
heated seats or the battery heaters in mine.

I am looking into the F450-550 front leaf springs that I learned
about here for my truck. Thanks for the tips.

I am getting my 29 gallon factory tank replaced with a transferflow
48 gallon replacement tank next week which makes me quite happy
as I really hate pulling up to the pump as often as I do. I have
consdered their toolbox/30gallon aux tank combo for the bed as
well but was hoping to hear from others who have already purchased
one before I do.

And one last thing. Has anyone bought the LED marker side mirrors
that Quadratec sells for the superduty extendable towing mirrors?
If so I would really like to hear about your install process
and if you like them or not. I wish they were heated as well
but beggars can't be choosers.

Best wishes,
Tripp

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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:31:51 -0500
From: "Bob Wickline" <wick f350.com>
Subject: Re: Steeltex Tire Problems?

At 10:23 PM 10/25/00 -0400, you wrote:
>From: Alevinson aol.com
>Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 23:17:34 EDT
>Subject: Steeltex Tire Problems?
>
>Hello,
>I'm a little worried about the Steeltex tires that are on my 01 Excursion.  I
>read a post from Ken Payne that there have been 170 complaints about these
>tires.  Do any of you have any updated information?  I think I'm going to
>replace these tires and set them aside until this all blows over.  I can't
>stand the thought of my family riding on a set of possibly faulty tires.....
>
>Alex
>01 PSD Excursion Limited 4x4

I have the Steeltex R45's on my '99 F350/CC and I have +55K miles on
them.  I took a nail at a construction site but that's the only problem I
have had with them.  I doubt that I will replace them with Firestones when
they wear out just because I'm partial to BFG All-Terrain TA's but I'm in
no hurry to get rid of them.



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"99 Superduty oil consumption"
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"best aftermarket washable air filter for 5.4L V8"
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"how disable warning gongs?"
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"RE: how disable warning gongs?"
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"RE: Hey, Browntrout"
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"RE: 85 vs. 87 octane?"
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"RE: What oil do you recommend? Syn or Dino?"
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"5.4 L V8 Redline"
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"RE: 85 vs. 87 octane?"
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"RE: correct tire pressure?"
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"Vibration"
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"RE: Factory Fog &Brite-Box"
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"vibration noise  - 1999 F250 superduty crew cab"
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"RE: Ford recommends wrong oil?"
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