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Old 05-01-2007, 09:22 PM
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If Ford would dump the POS 4.6 and make the 5.4 the bare bones motor and come up w/ a competetive block it would help. It would freaking awesome to see a V10 in the 1/2 tons.
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If Ford would dump the POS 4.6 and make the 5.4 the bare bones motor and come up w/ a competetive block it would help. It would freaking awesome to see a V10 in the 1/2 tons.

IF you EVER Talk that way about my truck again.. I'll be on the next the flight to Georgia.. dude i just bought an 88 F150 with the I-6.. man i couldn't be happier it's got pretty good pickup to.. Damn gotta love them FORD TRUCKS

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I have 4.6L in my truck. Although I think its underpowered, I really like my truck. But not as much as Mustang.
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I love my truck it's got the 4.6l although never drove the 5.4l which is a good thing because I'd prolly like it more.
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I love my truck it's got the 4.6l although never drove the 5.4l which is a good thing because I'd prolly like it more.
I can guarantee you would. And see only a 1-2 mph difference to boot.
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IF you EVER Talk that way about my truck again.. I'll be on the next the flight to Georgia.. dude i just bought an 88 F150 with the I-6.. man i couldn't be happier it's got pretty good pickup to.. Damn gotta love them FORD TRUCKS

My $730 beater truck off ebay picked her up this afternoon after i got sworn into the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.. and couldn't be any happier
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IF you EVER Talk that way about my truck again.. I'll be on the next the flight to Georgia.. dude i just bought an 88 F150 with the I-6.. man i couldn't be happier it's got pretty good pickup to.. Damn gotta love them FORD TRUCKS

My $730 beater truck off ebay picked her up this afternoon after i got sworn into the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.. and couldn't be any happier
Am I missing something here? He said 4.6, not 4.9. The 4.6 is a V8. You have the 4.9 inline six.

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As I have stated in another post I regret the day I traded my 4.9 in. They are awesome motors and I REALLY wish Ford would bring it back (only with about 280 hp). The 4.6 on the other hand is #1 underpowered, #2 gets crappy mileage for no more power than it has and #3 has no business in a truck.

As far as the 4.2 goes all I have to say about it is this. Where I worked (maintennance yard for a high school) a few years back we had 2 of them, a '01 and a '02. We couldnt pull more much than the BobCat with any success on a car trailer, were constantly having to gas them to get a steady idle and put 2 clutches in one and 1 clutch in another in just one summer. They were so weak they could barely move the 5 speed they were attached to. I am not real sure what they got for mileage but they could get 100MPG and I STILL wouldnt ever buy one. Now at the yard they drive dodges with 4.7's. FoMoCo did a crappy job on the 4.2.
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yep i love her drive her everday as a matter of fact as of today i have put 2k on her for a grand total of 107,xxx trucks flawless. little rough around the edges but the Drivetrain is by far the best i've had in ANY of my vehicles. it pulls trailers for my lawncare service 6 days out of the 7 plus a couple of other miscellanoes things and it has performed them without effort.. hell even today i had to pull a stump out of the back yard. took our 83 Chevy 2wd with a 350 tried it nothing.all it did was spin the damn tires. Really pissed me off too and i then took the little 300 and i admit i had my doubts but i be damn if it didn't come all the way out in 3 tries.. This truck is definetly a keeper!!

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Am I missing something here? He said 4.6, not 4.9. The 4.6 is a V8. You have the 4.9 inline six.

Edit That's a nice truck you got there! Nice find.
I have both.. i just bought the 300 about 3 weeks ago and thanks Grandpa always taught me that when out "hustling" (not drug dealing) NEVER pull up in a new truck it makes them think you have money and scares some of them off as they think you are too expensive, too big etc. always pull up in the beater so they feel sorry for you and see your trying to do something.
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As I have stated in another post I regret the day I traded my 4.9 in. They are awesome motors and I REALLY wish Ford would bring it back (only with about 280 hp). The 4.6 on the other hand is #1 underpowered, #2 gets crappy mileage for no more power than it has and #3 has no business in a truck. happy with mine. it gets the job done i'm done with pulling huge trailers. hell if i carry near 2000 pounds in the near future ill be suprised. not too bad gets a little less than the 300 but is WAAY more comfortable. i'll take the trade off

As far as the 4.2 goes all I have to say about it is this. Where I worked (maintennance yard for a high school) a few years back we had 2 of them, a '01 and a '02. We couldnt pull more much than the BobCat with any success on a car trailer, were constantly having to gas them to get a steady idle and put 2 clutches in one and 1 clutch in another in just one summer. They were so weak they could barely move the 5 speed they were attached to. I am not real sure what they got for mileage but they could get 100MPG and I STILL wouldnt ever buy one. Now at the yard they drive dodges with 4.7's. FoMoCo did a crappy job on the 4.2.
the 4.2 aint that bad we had an 02' now truth be told we never pulled/hauled anything so i can't argue with that. but it had enough power for what we needed it for. and correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't a bobcat and the trailier exceed the trailer capacity for a 4.2 especially in 01'!!
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I have both.. i just bought the 300 about 3 weeks ago and thanks Grandpa always taught me that when out "hustling" (not drug dealing) NEVER pull up in a new truck it makes them think you have money and scares some of them off as they think you are too expensive, too big etc. always pull up in the beater so they feel sorry for you and see your trying to do something.
I hear you about pulling up in a fancy new truck. I have seen this, and it goes just as well as pulling up in a piece of junk. I keep my trucks clean and I also keep my tools in the back organized.
I have a "new to me" 02 F150 with a V6, I think this is a great truck. It does what I need it to do. With gas prices at 3.30 here, I get more miles out of a my 4.2 than my 5.8.
I have driven(owned) many different engine/tranny FORD combos, and I like the 4.2 and all the rest.
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