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superduty-list Digest Tue, 19 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 028

In This Issue:
Re: (No subject)Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 06:03:39 -0500
Re: spare tire adapter
Help with truck cap
5w-20 motor oil


From: Kyle Porter <>
Subject: Re: (No subject)Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 06:03:39 -0500

I have a 97 F250 HD XLT supercab 4X4 and I want the best chip  any clues?
It would be nice if it removed to speed limiter...... How much boost is too
much ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Santo []
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 10:44 PM
> To:
> Subject: [superduty-list] Re: mudflaps and flares
> Kirk,
> Try this.
> I purchased a set of ultra-boards (stainless steel running boards) there
> for
> my 2k F-250SD, but, have not, as of yet, gotten any mudflaps.
> Dave
> On 9/17/00 2:24 PM, Kirk Werner wrote:
> > My F350 has factory fender flares. I bought some cheapo plastic mud
> guards
> > to put on it when it was brand new, figuring I'd upgrade to some better,
> > ones with more coverage once I found them. The problem is that the inner
> lip
> > of the fender flares- the surface where the mud flaps attach- isn't a
> true
> > perpendicular angle to the body of the truck...if that makes sense.  The
> > flares, which are mounted to the inner edge of the flare, angle forward
> > slightly on the inner edge of the flainstead of sitting nice and
> straight.
> > Anyone else find this to be true?  At any rate, my real question is, has
> > anyone found a good set of mud flaps that don't require a special
> bracket
> > for hanging the flap? I've seen quite a few Fords that have a heavy
> black
> > rubber flap with a metal/aluminum strip at the bottom, but haven't been
> able
> > to find them anywhere- I know they're not a Ford part. I'd appreciate
> any
> > leads, and also if anyone has solved the problem of the angle created by
> the
> > factory Ford fender flares.
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From: "Harald" <>
Subject: Re: spare tire adapter
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 11:01:32 -0700

Here's my recipe for making an adapter so you can use a standard 3/8 drive
ratchet to lower your spare tire.  Get a 5/16 apex tip holder (like a Sears
Craftsman p/n 44369).  I can't remember if the holder comes with any tips,
but you'll need a tip (like a #2 philips).  You don't actually need the
philips tip because what you need is the 6 sided part that slides into the
holder.  Take a file and file down 2 opposite edges of this tip so you end
up with a square shape that will fit into the bar that goes into the spare
tire winch assy.  Attach this to your ratchet and slide it into the bar you
removed from under the hood of your truck and crank away.  Works like a
charm.  If I didn't communicate the directions very well, email me and I'll
try again.


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin


From: "" <>
Subject: Help with truck cap
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 16:29:16 -0400

Hey Superduty List.

I have been enjoying my new (for me) truck for about a month now.

I want a cap for the back.  What should I be looking for.
Any brand recommendations.  So far I know of Leer.
Any advice on profile - raised roof, sliding windows etc...

How secure are caps.  Is a tonneau cover better?
Will a tool box still fit in the box with a cap on?

Thanks In Advance

91 F350 DSL CC LWB DRW 4x4


Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 23:24:54 -0700
Subject: Re: mudflaps and flares
From: Dave Santo <>

On 9/19/00 4:00 AM, Kyle Porter wrote:

> Dave,
> I think you ment to send this email to kirk. [sic]

HUH? Let's see...

>> Kirk,
>> Try this.
>> I purchased a set of ultra-boards (stainless steel running boards) there
>> for my 2k F-250SD, but, have not, as of yet, gotten any mudflaps.

I repeat; HUH?

> My name is Kyle and I am looking for info on the chip mod to increase
> boost for my Powerstroke. I want to get rid of the speed limiter also...
> Do you know anything about this?

Nope. Sorry. I've got a V-10 and I put the Banks PowerPack on it and a K & N
FIPK(Fuel Injection Performance Kit) and a Granatelli MotorSports MAS(Mass
Air-Flow Sensor). Mileage around town increased between 10-16%. From about
8.8 to 9.7 - 10.2. I don't baby the gas pedal either. Recent trip from
Mission Viejo, CA to Datil, NM & return average 13.05 (highway, hills, dirt
roads, etc.).

I DO know that fuel requirements for a gas engine change from regular to
PREMIUM. PS's have no such requirement, obviously!

Dave Santo


Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 06:55:21 -0500
From: Johnny <>
Subject: 5w-20 motor oil

       Anybody try to find any 5w-20 motor oil? My 2001 F-250 (5.4 gas)
manual calls for it (yes, this grade is also marked on the oil filer
cap, so no mis-print!).

       I tried about 5 places around Houston, but no one stocks it.
Altho it
could be ordered.

       It looks like Ford is revising their oil specs for the 5.4
engine and
the retailers haven't caught up yet.

Johnny, Houston, Texas

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No dragon too small, No maiden too fair, No reward too large.


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