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Old 08-10-2003, 09:43 PM
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I NEED SOME INFO ON THE 2003 BOSS 5.4 , I HAVE AN ORANGE BOSS 5.4 2003 , HOW MENY WERE MADE , WHAT IS THE HORSE POWER , THE TRANS. ANY INFO AT ALL WILL HELP
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Boss 5.4

I have seen a few of them, both yellow and orange (my fav) but I have no idea how many were made.

The 5.4L V-8 and drivetrain is the same as in all other 2WD 5.4L F150s . . . 260 HP @ 4500, 350 Lbs-ft @ 2500

check the door decal for the trans and axle code;

TR: E is for 4R100

Axle: 19 is for 3.55 non-limited slip
17 - 3.31 non-limited slip
H9 - 3.55 limited slip
H7 - 3.31 limited slip
H6 - 3.73 limited slip
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:41 PM
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I have seen a few of them, both yellow and orange (my fav) but I have no idea how many were made.

The 5.4L V-8 and drivetrain is the same as in all other 2WD 5.4L F150s . . . 260 HP @ 4500, 350 Lbs-ft @ 2500

check the door decal for the trans and axle code;

TR: E is for 4R100

Axle: 19 is for 3.55 non-limited slip
17 - 3.31 non-limited slip
H9 - 3.55 limited slip
H7 - 3.31 limited slip
H6 - 3.73 limited slip
That's it ? 260 HP ? All that fancy yellow/orange paint and no go power ? Geez, I saw my first Boss at the Ford dealership Sat as I was picking up some parts for our Contour. I thought it was beautiful, but didn't dare go over and see it or worse yet ask questions about it as the vultures, er, salesmen were hovering, even though I parked in the parts dept parking slots and walked into the parts dept. But that news is a little depressing, I was thinking maybe lightning motor or at least SOME upgraded engine. But a stock 5.4 with 260 eh ? Not even the 3 valve 300 hp ? Wow, beautiful truck for that much money that don't go fast, too bad.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:22 PM
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Boss 5.4

ell, you have to remeber thatthe majority of F150s left the factory with the 4.2L V-6 or the 4.6L V-8 . . . the 5.4L is about 25 HP and 50 Lb Ft stronger then the 4.6L so it better then most

also, you have to consider that their are folks to whom style and TOWING capacity is more important then a SuperCharged engine. this is a great truck for them.

Also you need to keep in mind that while the Boss left the factory with the 260 hp 350 lb ft 5.4L engine, that isn't the way it has to stay. I saw a nice yellow Boss that the owner had endowed with a Kenne-Bell SuperCharger (among many other mods) that would easily run with any stock lightning
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:55 PM
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ell, you have to remeber thatthe majority of F150s left the factory with the 4.2L V-6 or the 4.6L V-8 . . . the 5.4L is about 25 HP and 50 Lb Ft stronger then the 4.6L so it better then most

also, you have to consider that their are folks to whom style and TOWING capacity is more important then a SuperCharged engine. this is a great truck for them.

Also you need to keep in mind that while the Boss left the factory with the 260 hp 350 lb ft 5.4L engine, that isn't the way it has to stay. I saw a nice yellow Boss that the owner had endowed with a Kenne-Bell SuperCharger (among many other mods) that would easily run with any stock lightning
Yea and if I supercharged my Contour, and if I turbocharged an Escort, and if I dropped a 426 wedge into,,, etc, etc, etc. Anyone can run into a custom shop and throw open the hood and turn over their wallet for a fast car. It's this exact principle that makes my blood boil with GM. That limp wristed, front drive, 2 ton blockish looking turd of a car that GM calls the Impala, and worse yet now they have SS stickers on it is a joke. It's despicable, it's riding on the coat tails of a great line of cars. A "Boss" should be more than decals and some upgraded paint/interior. The original Boss's had upgraded engines, with more horsepower and additional handling. The Boss is a great truck for towing ? Not really, do you really think someone is going to take that beautiful truck anywhere with a trailer in tow ? Sorry, I do not believe that. It's a boulevard cruiser, and a pretender at that since it has no motor. Thew guy with the Boss with the KB s/c is probably pi$$ed that his "Boss" didn't come with a motor, like it should have. I'll bet you the $4K he spent to make it a real boss was money he thinks he shouldn't have had to spend.
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1. The original Boss's had upgraded engines, with more horsepower and additional handling.

2. The Boss is a great truck for towing ? Not really, do you really think someone is going to take that beautiful truck anywhere with a trailer in tow ? Sorry, I do not believe that. It's a boulevard cruiser, and a pretender at that since it has no motor.

3. Thew guy with the Boss with the KB s/c is probably pi$$ed that his "Boss" didn't come with a motor, like it should have. I'll bet you the $4K he spent to make it a real boss was money he thinks he shouldn't have had to spend.
1. The 'Original' Boss was NOT a truck. while I don't have to big a problem with Ford using the Boss name on a very nice looking and driving truck, it appears you do and that's fine.

2. while the Boss F150 with it's 5.4L V-8 is no F350 PSD, it does seems to do a fine job of handling a trailer with Mustang drag car loaded aboard . . . I have seen them at the track. In fact It will do much better then will a garden variety 4.6L F150

3. Not at all, the fellow I spoke of enjoys his very limited edtion and wild looking Boss . . . and the $4k he spent on the SC would not cover the cost of someone trying to make a excellent replica Boss

BTW, It's not really a good thing to trash talk fellow enthusist's trucks . . . I'm sure you wouldn't like a Boss owner trash talking about your "school bus" . . . or even a PSD owner trashing your fuel thirsty V-10 . . . just a tip
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Boss 5.4

THANKS , BUT I LIKE THE BOSS 5.4 AND THE POWER THAT IT HAS . I HAVE TUNED IT UP WITH A POWERPROGREMER , AND A COLD AIR INDUCTION . SO I LIKE IT.
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Old 08-28-2003, 10:52 AM
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1. The 'Original' Boss was NOT a truck. while I don't have to big a problem with Ford using the Boss name on a very nice looking and driving truck, it appears you do and that's fine.
It's fine if I don't like it in your first paragraph, and not fine if I don't in your last paragraph ?
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Trash talk is all part of bench racing, always has been from where I'm from. Do you really think I never catch any ****** for driving a "bus" ? Stop over at the diesel forum sometime and tell them you're a gasser, see what happens. Why do you take it that I'm bashing your truck ? Did I not say words like "beautiful truck" ? Why are you so defensive of your Boss ? Because I think they should have more motor ? Is there ANY car/truck that couldn't use more motor ? That Boss looks like it should blow away the Lightning, I think it's probably (with the exception of the 04 Lightning) the most beautiful pick up I have ever seen. What's wrong with wanting it's hp to match it's looks ? It LOOKS like it should be really fast ? It LOOKS like it should be a 'Boss', since it says 'BOSS' right on it. You're not so enamored of FoMoCo that you don't see their mistakes are you ? Maybe it isn't a mistake to you, maybe it isn't a mistake to every, single other person on the face of the earth. But that's the great thing about living in America, that we get to have our own opinion, and no one can (or should) put us down for having an opinion. My opinion of the Boss is it's a beautiful truck that SHOULD have the motor to back up the BOSS decals, and it doesn't. I think Ford screwed up and used the decals as a marketing ploy, or maybe they did it deliberately instead of mistakenly ? Naaawwwww, NO company would try and pull the wool over a customers eyes with a decal package on a vehicle would they ? Relax fellow Ford truck enthusiast, just because someone loves his Ford as you do doesn't mean we still can't point out the parts we don't love. I'd kill to have a Boss, but I'd still b*tch just as loud, or louder about the lack of motor, ESPECIALLY if it was mine. Feel better ?
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OoTHANKS , I DO LIKE IT AS IT IS , I DO THANK YOU FOR THE REPLY.
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THANKS , BUT I LIKE THE BOSS 5.4 AND THE POWER THAT IT HAS . I HAVE TUNED IT UP WITH A POWERPROGREMER , AND A COLD AIR INDUCTION . SO I LIKE IT.
LUCKY
You should like it man, no, I take that back, you should LOVE it, it is one of the most gorgeous trucks I have ever seen. I prefer the yellow over the orange, but I just like yellow. See ? Even you thought it should have more go power, just like I said it should. Why else would you chip it and put in a cold air kit ? I rest my case. So anyway, enjoy that beautiful rig, I know I sure as heck would.
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Hey can somebody post a few pictures of one of these trucks? Or a link would be great too. tia
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yikes what a train wreck! I was picturing something totally different...
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wow They look better than I pictured I love the black over orange. I would like to see a lightening come out with that paint job or the black over silver on the last HarleyD
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BOSS 5.4

I was reading the comments back and forth regarding the 260HP of the BOSS, and thought back over the years of quite a few Trucks and Cars that "shoulda, coulda, woulda"-- with the exception of the 427 Shelby there wasn't one I could think of that was the "total" package. All of them "could have been better"--
so the lack of a SC engine in the BOSS just follows suit. Since the venture into so called "performance" trucks from the factory is relatively new, take a moment to look back at some of the cars that suffered from the same "factory blahs"- Turbo charged GN's with basically stock trannies -- DUMB--- SALEEN mustangs for 35 grand with a lousy 25 HP over a stock GT -- DUMB--- the total lack of ANY real choice in Axle Ratios for several decades now- regardless of the manufacturer-- REAL DUMB--- and so on. And even the SC trucks and cars currently produced aren't anything near what they could be if produced in a true Engine Shop looking for max performance. Somebody has to remember one thing-- the companies that give us these trucks aren't thinking performance-- they are mostly thinking durability and profit margins. Thus we have a gazillion "performance wannabes" with great looks but thats about it. If I was Steve Saleen I'd stop signing dashboards .
The BOSS's 260 may be a shame, but when you grew up in the days of 435 HP motors WITHOUT all this supercharging and turbocharging, the arguments over todays offerings seem almost comical. After all guys--- truthfully-- the died-in-the-wool Motorheads wouldn't buy a Factory Anything-- and they'd never get excited about 345 HP either.
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