Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 04:52:35 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks97up-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks97up-digest V1 #25

fordtrucks97up-digest Saturday, March 14 1998 Volume 01 : Number 025

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In this issue:

Re: Ford vs Chevy [JDavis1277 ]
Re: Ford -vs Chevy ["Union Auto" ]
Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [ (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived! [BigFords1 ]
Re: 1998 F150 Exhaust [Jim Clementz ]



Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 09:48:19 EST
From: JDavis1277
Subject: Re: Ford vs Chevy

I also have had both. Currently have a Ford diesel and will be buying an F-
Super Duty within a year or so. Why? Experience with both brands. I owned
an 83 and an 85 diesel Blazer with the 6.2 diesel. In Haiti in 94 my unit had
a dozen or so Chevy 6.5 turbo diesels. Performance and reliability were
disappointing with the Chevys. The interiors just seemed to fall apart with
hard use. In Haiti we had to drive into some pretty rank places with roads
barely recognizable. The Chevys were not confidence inspiring. Whenever the
situation was difficult I always wished I had been able to take my Ford diesel
truck with me on that C-141 leaving Ft Bragg. Fords are just a better brand.
Thanks, Butch Davis-


Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:27:32 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: Ford -vs Chevy

As for noise check out a 1999 Power Stroke they are quieter than the 6.5 and
make even a 97 Power Stroke seem weak.

- -----Original Message-----
From: BigFords1

>>diesel with real power and performance. The Chevy has the lowest noise
>>because the engine is so gutless it can't growl like the Stroker.
>> David
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 18:36:39, -0500
Subject: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

Hey y'all,

Our first Super Duty Arrived today...actually I went to the Ford
plant in St. Paul and got it. It is a F-450 4x4 cab and chassis XLT
with the 7.3L and auto. This thing is an absolute beast. Tons of
power, exceptional visbility, enormous cab room, and very little
engine noise inside the cab are just the start of the qualities. I
think anyone interested should definately check one of these bad boys
out. We are supposed to be getting two more next week....I can't
wait. These things will sell like hot cakes.

Lakeland Truck Center


Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:32:57 EST
From: BigFords1
Subject: Re: Our Super Duty F-450 Arrived!

THanks for the info man, I've been in love with these 99's since i saw them
and test drove the V-10. I can't wait to teat drive the new STROKER.


Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:41:33 -0500
From: Jim Clementz
Subject: Re: 1998 F150 Exhaust


I got the single 3" Gibson on mine. The Gibson brochure says that the
2.5" pipes aren't recommended for heavy towing. I have a 17' travel
but plan on moving up to a 25' in another year. They also say the
single 3"
makes about 7 more ft/lb torque than the duals.

I live in Virginia Beach and bought the system from Truck Accessory
in Moyock, NC. I had them install it. The cat back was 263.00, they
charged me $45.00 to install although I could easily have done it myself

but didn't feel like doing it. This system is pretty hefty so I feel
it will last (although I trade in trucks about every 2 years so it might
matter if I get the "itch" again in 2000).



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