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Old 08-17-2014, 12:54 AM
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Smile My 97 F150

I have really enjoyed the first few months of owning my F150.
While I thought I was going to pull my hair out at points....I got the truck the way I want it (for now)

Been a battle....
I bought the truck in March....paid $1000 for it.
Had ~ 190k with ~ 90k on a replacement motor.
It was used for a lawn care business for over 10 years.
Since then, I have done the following:
Maintenance:
-New brakes (pads, rotors, shoes, drums)
-Flushed the brake fluid
-Installed Axle Repair Bearings, and replaced the diff cover
-Replaced the Pitman Arm, and front sway bar links
-new upper control arms (with new upper ball joints)
-new shocks
-new tires
-new serpentine belt & belt tensioner
-new coils, plugs (Motorcraft Platinums), new wires
-swapped out all the fuel injectors with a set that I soaked in Seafoam for a couple of days to clean them.
-New PCV
-New radiator
-dropped the trans pan, did the fluid and filter. One month later, had the system flushed
-flushed power steering fluid
-replaced the fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, fuel filter
-replaced the front grille
-did a full Seafoam treatment (through the intake)
-Replaced the upstream O2 sensors
-Replaced the alternator

Modifications:
-Superchips MicroMax tuner
-Maxbore modified TB
-"Gotts Mod" intake modification with the silencer removed from the intake tube
-Hypertech 160* thermostat
-Kenwood KDC-318BT head unit
-Navigator "Premium" package component speakers
-Navigator cluster with LED's installed
-Flowmaster knock-off (cheap Chinese) muffler with side exit exhaust
-"Lighting" style headlights with 7000k Nokya 80/100w 9007 bulbs with heavy duty harness
-Bed Liner


Hopefully now I can just drive it and enjoy it!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:56 AM
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FWIW, my mileage has increased over 2mpg since when I got it.
Also, it runs eleventy billion times better!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:05 AM
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I have also had my last engine oil change analyzed by Blackstone labe
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Made me feel better for sure!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:13 AM
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any pictures of the truck?
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2002 F-150 Lariat Supercrew FX4, 5.4L 2v, 3.55 LS, BFG All-Terrains, MagnaFlow muffler with duals, all LED lights, Pioneer headunit, Kicker sub and amp

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From our recent vacation

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Shortly after I bought it back in March
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:35 AM
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good looking truck now! sure is coming together.
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I absolutely love that color! Beautiful truck man.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:01 AM
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Really nice work!! What shocks did you go with? Amd when you did your fuel pump, did you drop the tank or remove the bed?
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