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Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Gene Horr
Same from NAPA. Don't remember the price but...

Same from NAPA. Don't remember the price but they were cheap.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Gene Horr
Price is in the ballpark IMO. But if truly "no...

Price is in the ballpark IMO. But if truly "no mods" then the suspension needs to be replaced (almost no one goes back with a stock suspension - it was inadequate when new). It is nearing time for...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 01-07-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Gene Horr
Yes, a C6. I have kicked around the idea...

Yes, a C6.


I have kicked around the idea of changing the transmission. The rear axle has a very good ratio for the current engine/transmission. Plenty of torque starting out and decent...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 01-07-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Gene Horr
I wish I could have gotten them to the rear! ...

I wish I could have gotten them to the rear! They were going to find that mouse and not amount of yelling, poking or pulling was going to deter them. Though I must admit it is hard to yell when...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 01-06-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Gene Horr
http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vb...

http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-20150103_151932_1__d4d6637b5e7cb2d8fdc75df830a9c64fae6bd47d.jpg

Just remember. The dashboard capacity of an '85 E350 is one...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Gene Horr
In that case I may be missing something. I had...

In that case I may be missing something. I had assumed the B springs were the "normal" rear (3000#) and the C were the slightly heavier (3300#) ones. This was from a chart from an aftermarket...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 01-06-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Gene Horr
I have the B code in the rear and while I haven't...

I have the B code in the rear and while I haven't towed that much weight yet I did just do a trip with about 1300# in the rear and have towed about 6000# with the rear empty.


From this limited...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Gene Horr
Viper quirk - the more expensive remote's buttons...

Viper quirk - the more expensive remote's buttons will trigger if you get a slight gust of wind. Forget trying to carry it in your pocket. Stick with the standard remote. Otherwise the system...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By Gene Horr
> 9000's? > I am on the F-250 platform but I...

> 9000's?
> I am on the F-250 platform but I noticed a difference night and day.



Ok, let me revise that. With the heavy duty springs and the truck empty I did not notice that much...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By Gene Horr
I went through about just about every option you...

I went through about just about every option you can think of. Here's what I would do in the following order:

1) Heavier springs. They don't have to be new though new ones are pretty cheap. If...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 11-30-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 935
Posted By Gene Horr
Depends on the State. In Texas, at least in the...

Depends on the State. In Texas, at least in the past, a van-like vehicle could either be registered as a car or a truck. A truck was more expensive but you could park in truck zones.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 11-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Gene Horr
Not on the Eddie Bauer. For the Limited the rear...

Not on the Eddie Bauer. For the Limited the rear Husky models fit fine but the front required a lot of trimming to fit.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 11-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gene Horr
Well, maybe best money after new springs <g>. ...

Well, maybe best money after new springs <g>. But it is a very good improvement especially on uneven rural rough roads. For flat highways and not towing - meh.


And while you are at it go...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 10-31-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gene Horr
Not necessarily! For the front the number of...

Not necessarily! For the front the number of leafs (2) are the same so no new u bolt needed there. The rear may not depending on which ones you need. But I bought the package deal which had all...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 10-30-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Gene Horr
Ditto on the spring swap. Airbags, RAS,...

Ditto on the spring swap. Airbags, RAS, additional leafs, whatever, in your case are all kludges trying to cover up the problem. Just fix it.
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