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Old 12-18-2018, 10:42 PM
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New to the 09-14 F-150

I finally made the jump from my old 96 F-150 SuperCab after 17 years of driving it, up to a 2010 F-150 SuperCrew Platinum 4x4. All I can say is I wish I had the money earlier to upgrade, what a difference between the two. The new truck is in great shape, but somewhere along the way I believe it does have the sunroof failure, someone has disconnected the switches in the overhead console. I just end up buying the repair kit since its not much and have a couple of buddies come over on the weekend to help install the new tracks.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:35 AM
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If you do your own maintenance you can be happy in the fact you won't have to repack front wheel bearings anymore or deal with auto or manual locking hubs.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:20 AM
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I normally do all my own maintenance on my cars/trucks. There only a few things they go to a shop for any more, normally its due to needed to use expensive specialized tools.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:34 AM
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You do not need that specialized spanner socket for your Dana 44 anymore, they do make good paper weights nowadays.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:13 AM
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Actually a doctor owned this truck prior to me, and looking at the underside I really don't think it has seen a dirt road in 8 years. My old 96 4x2 had more red clay stuck to the underside of it then this one. One reason for getting rid of the old truck was it was needing the front suspension completely rebuilt, brakes rebuilt, plus interior and exterior work done. Then I was still going to have an engine and trans with 200k on it, easier to just spend a couple thousand more for a newer well taken care of truck.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:16 AM
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Same reason I ended up with mine, with two older ones plus tractors, mowers and other equipment I walked in the house one night with keys to everything and started sorting them into piles on the kitchen table and told my wife one of these piles needs to go away.... I can't play fleet mechanic everyday.
A few weeks later we had my '14 F 150.
 
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:39 AM
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I just really didn't feel like doing all the work to the other truck. If I'm really going to turn a wrench these days I'll stick to putting the upgrades in my 2011 Mustang GT. All the truck is getting is vent visors and a tonneau cover. I may put a bed extender in latter on, I just couldn't find a 6.5' bed equipped the way I wanted it.
 
 


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