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Went fishing yesterday with the father in law and pulled the first time with the new truck. big difference in the ranger and this! The Ranger will definitely pull the boat, but mileage goes down the drain and some power. With the F150, I couldn't even tell I had a boat attached!! I mean its only a bass tracker, so not that heavy, but I could tell a big difference in the two trucks



and what I caught (two of my 9 fish)

(4 lbs)


(5 lbs)


and Saturday, I cleaned truck up (mostly interior but I did wash exterior) I about gave my buddy a heart attack when he seen me putting tire shine on my tires (as most of you know I HATE tire shine), but these road tires didnt look right without it



I will be putting my HIDs and ultra gauge in her shortly along with some factory rubber slush mats. Also spray bombing the underbody to a nice black.
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I've pulled a sea pro with a Tacoma and i couldn't tell it was back there until i had to stop/slow down.
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Ew tire shine lol.

Citgo is still around !?!?!?!
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Looks good Scott!

Are you happy with the truck now?
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I am "happier" with the truck to put it that way. I have got to clean her up pretty good for right now but cant really do what i wanna do till spring which involves gutting interior and cleaning, taking off wheels and cleaning backsides, etc..Truck still makes me nervous though with all the problems this F150s seem to get or "can" get. The Ranger seemed like a more solid truck as far as reliability goes

I need a few things for her though:
  • Factory black rubber mats
  • new ash tray (change holder for me)
  • new chrome step bars as mine are flaking chrome
  • the little rubber pieces aat the corners of the plastic piece below windshield
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if you wernt so **** about your truck youd like it more
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I like it. Would look better with Classic 2's and BFG A/T's though. Just saying...
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that is a super nice truck scott!
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I am "happier" with the truck to put it that way. I have got to clean her up pretty good for right now but cant really do what i wanna do till spring which involves gutting interior and cleaning, taking off wheels and cleaning backsides, etc..Truck still makes me nervous though with all the problems this F150s seem to get or "can" get. The Ranger seemed like a more solid truck as far as reliability goes

I need a few things for her though:
  • Factory black rubber mats
  • new ash tray (change holder for me)
  • new chrome step bars as mine are flaking chrome
  • the little rubber pieces aat the corners of the plastic piece below windshield

I wouldn't worry much. My dad's 04 FX4 has almost 140k on it with no problems at all. What problems are you worried about?
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I wouldn't worry much. My dad's 04 FX4 has almost 140k on it with no problems at all. What problems are you worried about?
im gonna take a wild guess and say spark plugs
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im gonna take a wild guess and say spark plugs
Sure, but how big of an issue is that really? If they break it's usually caused by neglect from leaving them in too long. My Dad has changed his twice so far, at 60k and then 120k and none have broken.

Hard to remove spark plugs just don't seem like a deal breaker to me. Who knows though?
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Sure, but how big of an issue is that really? If they break it's usually caused by neglect from leaving them in too long. My Dad has changed his twice so far, at 60k and then 120k and none have broken.

Hard to remove spark plugs just don't seem like a deal breaker to me. Who knows though?
very valid point ryan...i think ford says you dont have to change them until 100K and then i think then the chance of them breaking is pretty high...besides IMO 100K on a set of plugs is way too much haha
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Only problem I really know of is the two-piece spark plugs that come from the factory because sometimes they break. Just make sure to use some anti-seize on the threads and you will be golden. As far as the steps, have you thought about any color other than chrome? You could sand 'em and then paint 'em.
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[*]new chrome step bars as mine are flaking chrome[/LIST]
i say take them off, but if thats not an option, sand them and paint them black or something. chrom ftl

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im gonna take a wild guess and say spark plugs
cam phasers to maybe?
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^thats the other one...i was blanking on that one lol
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Yeah guys u hit the head on the nail. I just dont wanna get the phaser problem. The rails are a must right now as tbe wifey is pregnant. Beard is gonna sell me his factory steps so its all good.
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Nice truck, Scott!
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Thanks! I picked up some motorcraft oil and some krylon satin black for the faded wiper cowl and bed caps. Picking up ceramic pads and drive belt tomorrow. Spark plugs in a few weeks (boo)
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Nice bass and boat.
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Nice fiddy, what'd you do with the ranger?

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Havent heard this one before, explain...
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Thanks! I picked up some motorcraft oil and some krylon satin black for the faded wiper cowl and bed caps. Picking up ceramic pads and drive belt tomorrow. Spark plugs in a few weeks (boo)
If you break them. Let me know. i might be able to get you the $100 dollar kit to fix them. I have it and i lent it to a buddy to do his. so if he still has them i can ship it down to you probably for less than 10 bucks.
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very valid point ryan...i think ford says you dont have to change them until 100K and then i think then the chance of them breaking is pretty high...besides IMO 100K on a set of plugs is way too much haha
Off topic/on topic thread hack. When should they be changed in a 4.0L?
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Off topic/on topic thread hack. When should they be changed in a 4.0L?
i changed mine at 55K miles
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Nice bass and boat.
thanks!

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Nice fiddy, what'd you do with the ranger?



Havent heard this one before, explain...
Its for sale :/ As for the cam phasers. 5.4 engines have a solenoid driven gear on the end of the cams that retards or advances the cam for the best performance and fuel efficiency. For some reason, ford used shat ones and they are known to fail in these engines anywhere from a few thousand miles to 150k+ miles. It creates a low oil pressure scenario from my understanding. they are spring loaded and alot of times the springs fail on them. In other words, im not 100% sure why they suck, they just do. That's what makes me nervous about F150s. They say they did a design change 06+, but you still see and read about people up to 09s with the problem.

I took mine by the dealership and they said it was fine, but Im still doubtful (worried) about it. Its cost about 3k to have them replaced at Dealership or about 1200 if you do yourself. If they go bad and you DONT replace them, then you are looking at engine failure.

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If you break them. Let me know. i might be able to get you the $100 dollar kit to fix them. I have it and i lent it to a buddy to do his. so if he still has them i can ship it down to you probably for less than 10 bucks.
will do! Im going to borrow someones removal kit before I attempt
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They make it sound like diesel though. How cool is that?
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