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Drove an 08 F150 today, whoa

So after hauling some gravel, I gave the ranger a rest and helped one of my friends move in her new house.

Her dad let her use his 08 F150 I guess Lariat, It's the highest trim package, but its a 2x4

She let me drive it around, whoa, what a difference. It rides very smooth (not as smooth as I expected). The accelerates really well (that took getting used to)

Built in satellite radio, wood grain, leather seats, carept, it was like being in a cadillac.

Prolly shouldn't have drove it, now I want one
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The truck is a piece of wood? Whoa! That's pretty cool! I understand you wanting one. My dad has an '06 4x4 Lariat and I want one every time I drive it.
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i give it a month and youll buy one. thats what happened to me and im pretty sure everyone else that went to a f150 haha
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I really don't need another truck right now. The Ranger is paid off, my 77 F150 is a great truck, and I'm just now finishing my 77 F250.

Maybe after college when I have a steady, good paying job, I'll consider it.

I'm planning on getting at least one 73-79 truck (hopefully crew cab)
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I'm sticking with my Ranger. It's a lot cheaper to run, repair, maintain and modify and stil suits all my needs.
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I'm sticking with my Ranger. It's a lot cheaper to run, repair, maintain and modify and stil suits all my needs.
Good point, for what I use it for, the Ranger is perfect.

Anytime I need more, I've got two other trucks, plus access to my dad's 99 F250 7.3
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I know what you mean, ever since I drove a Raptor when I drive my truck I feel like I'm riding on a hay wagon! lol
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Drive something with a solid axle... You'll appreciate the ****ty ride of the Ranger
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Drive something with a solid axle... You'll appreciate the ****ty ride of the Ranger
I have 2 trucks with solid axle, and my dad's 99 is solid axle. I appreciate my ranger's ride
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There's always something worse. Although coil-over's help a lot!
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Drive something with a solid axle... You'll appreciate the ****ty ride of the Ranger
Eh. My Ranger rides better now than it did with the IFS. The frontend on my F350 also rides better than the Ranger did with IFS.
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My F150 rides way better than my 250 or my dad's superduty. The leaf springs make for a little rougher ride.
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My f150 drives better with weight in the bed
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You also have the heavy duty springs though don't you?
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You also have the heavy duty springs though don't you?
My 77 F250 has the heavy duty springs. I don't know if my dad's superduty does. I would think so.
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You also have the heavy duty springs though don't you?
Yes uprated frame ,suspension and 8 foot bed
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Eh. My Ranger rides better now than it did with the IFS.
x2 for the most part. just gotta soften up the rear but that was an issue with my old leaf pack too haha less body roll is nice though.
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i couldnt be happier with my F-150 lariat. i still cant get over how nice it rides and drives compared to my ranger. i didnt need another truck either but now im glad i bought it though i was able to keep my ranger too so i get the best of both worlds.
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Yes uprated frame ,suspension and 8 foot bed
I don't think the frame is actually any different.
But you do have a stronger leaf spring, 10.25 rear axle and bastardized 7 lugs.
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I don't think the frame is actually any different.
But you do have a stronger leaf spring, 10.25 rear axle and bastardized 7 lugs.
Heavy Duty Payload Package—Includes:
—GVWR—8200-lbs.
—Axle, rear—5300-lbs. (10.25 ring gear) and 4.10 axle ratio
—GAWR/springs, front—4050-lbs./4050-lbs.
— GAWR/springs, rear—4800-lbs./4900-lbs.
—Frame upgrade (.150” rail thickness)
—Super Engine Cooling
—72 amp-hr-650 CCA battery
—9-channel (18-plate) oil-to-water auxiliary transmission oil cooler
—LT245/70Rx17D BSW all-terrain tires (five)
—17″ x 7.5″ J 7-lug steel wheels(yes them wheels)
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Ahh there it is. I didn't realize the frame rail was actually thicker, sweet.
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I test drove an 08 and a '11. The '11 was waaaay better than the 08. Didn't think it was possible but it is apparently.
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I agree, the tuning and 6 speed tranny make them a lot nicer to drive. I love the newer interiors too
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I still haven't driven an 09+ because I'm afraid I will "need" one. But I have heard a lot of complaints about constant shifting which I don't like. Won't know until I drive one I guess.
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Haha! My buddy has black 10 lariat, its sooooo nice
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