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96 F-150 4.9 Straight Six 5-speed Just Purchased...any problems I should worry about?

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Old 02-05-2010, 08:33 AM
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Still searching for mpgs

I've got an old friend with the same truck from 94. He says he gets 20mpg and he can't put it in OD under 65. I can drive around all day in OD at 40. The difference has to be the rear end, but he's in no shape to be crawling underneath to check.
I'm on a VA pension so I REALLY want better mpg.
Isn't there anybody out there with a higher geared rear?
 
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Have the same exact truck can't destroy it mine has been used as a farm truck and put thro hell am amazing buy for you and I wouldn't sell mine for anything best truck have sitting in my driveway if you ever want to get rid of it contact me plz
 
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:39 PM
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Swap to ZF

Originally Posted by Pkupman82 View Post
As I have stated before many many times, you simply cannot go wrong with the 300 six. I have two of them both in 4wd F150s with manual transmissions, I absolutely love em. The Mazda 5 speeds are garbage IMO, it didin't take me long to break the one in my 96 F150. I did one better though, when the Mazda trans broke I dumped it and stuffed a ZF 5 speed out an F350 in there and never looked back. Frame rust is a problem on these trucks keep it clean underneath, it wouldn't hurt to slap some cheap paint on there just for a little added protection. I had to replace all the spring hangers, shackles, and front coil spring towers on my 96 due to rust. They're great trucks I still see tons of them running down the road today.
Hi, we're looking at one of these trucks for sale right now. Mazda trans, issues with 5th and reverse.
What was involved switching to the ZF?
Thanks
 
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:41 PM
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Hi, we're looking at one of these trucks for sale right now. Mazda trans, issues with 5th and reverse.
What was involved switching to the ZF?
Thanks
This thread probably has all the answers you need: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...as-landed.html
 
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, this thread was started in 2009. The original poster may no longer be around.
 
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