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Old 08-18-2004, 05:04 PM
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Question about Modifications

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After reading about all of the modifacations that can be done to our trucks, I was just thinking why couldn't the factory make a few changes or at very least make these modifacations an option. If you really think about it just how much extra would a 4 or 5 inch exhaust pipe cost? How much extra would an air intake be? Even the chip would not add that much to the price of the truck at the factory. I bet if the end users were polled, many would be willing to pay for these extras at the time of the order.
 
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:29 PM
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I see your point, but the demands of different buyers would create a problem for the dealership, to a degree. The way I've got my truck set up is perfect for me, but might not be for you. What you like, might not be what I'd want. The dealerships would also like to stay away from factory installed power enhancers, too. If I bought my truck with the goodies I have now, and burned up the tranny, I'd have a warrantly claim. If I did these mods myself, then I'd likely be denied a claim against my warranty.
It would be nice, but I don't expect it to happen.
 
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With Ford's current stance on power adders for the PSD, I doubt they are the least bit interested in offering factory upgrades. It's not like they are having any problems selling them as is.

Besides, Ford already has a factory hot rod pickup, and you wold have to spend a ton of money on a PSD to get it to run with a Lightning.
 
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you wold have to spend a ton of money on a PSD to get it to run with a Lightning.
Not if they were both pulling a 10000 lb trailer!!
 
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Not if they had to load some of the people we take to the hospital in the back of the PSD ambulances we have on the Dept.

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It must be tough really to balance the public desire for more an more power, and to also make a serious effort to make vehicles that are lighter and stronger with better fuel economy than in previous years. Don't the CAFE numbers get more strict from year to year?
 
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If Ford offered a higher powered version of the PSD they'd have problems meeting the emissions requirements and their warranty work would go up quite a bit. I think they're glad to keep things the way they are so that anyone with a hopped up truck that has damage doesn't have to be covered under warranty.
 
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You can bet if Chevy or Dodge up their power/torque. Ford will be sure to follow. It is strange how the competition cranks their power up and Ford is right there to beat them, or even beat them to the punch. but just let a couple of friendly rivals crank up their own psd's Ford yells "voided warranty". I guess Dodge is at the top of the heap with the Cummins 600 now. I can't wait how Ford answers that one.
 
 


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