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Old 02-04-2011
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Jebus... 8.5 MPG is low. Hope you can get that baby running better.
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Dude 8.5 is way low. I'm gettin like 15/16 and I'm peeved. I'm still running rich and high rpm too
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yeah mines right around 17-19 with the new gears and beatn on it.
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yeah i wonder what kind of mpgs i got today like this.

towed way better than i thought it would. towing a car with the 5.0 was like towing my small trailer with my motorcycle with the 3.0 LOL

i didn't have a problem at all.



paying 400$ for the car, its for my gf so i don't have to drive her everywhere, its pretty clean and doesn't really need anything, maybe tires in the summer.


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She's leaching man!! BAIL NOW!!

haha, start a build thread for it.

on a serious note $400 is a good deal for a running vehicle with no real issues. it's gotta have like 200k. otherwise i would buy it haha, i need a DD for when the truck is down for modification.
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sweet, yeah nice find on the car
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yeah shes been leaching me hardcore, since her mom is a retard and her bf has been leaching her forever. so she moved in with me right after she graduated, and has only been home a handful of times in the past year.


it has like 146k on it, which isn't to bad because i've drove stuff for work thats like 250k +

runs pretty good, has a new battery and a bunch of gaskets.

i have the motorcycle and mountain bike for the summer, so i spend way less gas in the warmer months anyways. this will be nice because she doesn't always work so i can take the car instead of the truck.
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yeah shes been leaching me hardcore, since her mom is a retard and her bf has been leaching her forever. so she moved in with me right after she graduated, and has only been home a handful of times in the past year.


it has like 146k on it, which isn't to bad because i've drove stuff for work thats like 250k +

runs pretty good, has a new battery and a bunch of gaskets.

i have the motorcycle and mountain bike for the summer, so i spend way less gas in the warmer months anyways. this will be nice because she doesn't always work so i can take the car instead of the truck.
i thought you were her bf. were you leaching her? i'm confused.

anyway yeah it sounds like a really good deal.
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ah sorry, her mom's bf, hes on disability and fakes it i'm about 85% sure. doesn't pay her mom anything for living there and they've always been late on their house payments. its pretty bad that i make more money working at a job i started at when i was 15, then she does right now.

you should get rid of some of your quotes in your sig. it takes up a lot of space.
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I like your thread just sayin'. :P I'm looking into doing this to my truck. Could you send me some quotes of the money you have invested into this swap? :P
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Hey. Another MN dude. Nice!

Anyway, good luck with the install of the 5.0. Although in my opinion it sounds like this "shop" is a bit sketchy. My understanding was that shops weren't allowed to let customers into the garage to work on things because of insurance reasons.

But hey, if the guy knows what he's doing, all the more power to you.
"a bit sketchy", did you miss the part about the weed party? <grin>
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Well i got new driveshafts in the other day, and it drives much better. no more shaking hardcore at 15-20 mphs lol.

i let it run and drove home from work, and ran it in the drive way for a bit checking the volts.

it wasn't really pulsing when it was at my house, but when i was driving home it was, i wiggled a bunch of grounds but no change on it. its just dark and don't feel like being outside tonight.

but when it was "pulsing" the volts would be from like 14.4 ish and would drop down to like 13.5 or so. but i'm not really sure, so i'ma call the place that put in the alt, and ask them.

tomorrow if its nice i'll take it out for a drive and get some pictures.

run an extra ground cable from battery to engine, body and frame, 10 gauge will do, see if that stabilizes alt output.
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Well, got the truck back, whats the alldata labor time on changing sparkplugs on the 5.0 anyone know?

pretty expensive trip to the shop but oh well.

exhaust is kinda ugly so i'ma cut part of it off. otherwise it sounds okay. its almost a little tin cannish sounding at higher rpm's so i'ma wait till the muffler gets broke in a bit.

the whole thing is 2 1/4 inch pipe. which is stock, but i think the tip on it is 2 1/2, would going to like a 3 inch tip make a difference in the sound?

sorry for no pictures, its dark out and i had to work all dahy. haha

ALLDATA does not count when doing hot rods or anything other than OEM, shop has call, I was getting $40.00/hr x listed flatrate, $60.00/hr for anything other. Many shops will not touch other than OEM.
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Thanks for the 3 posts. ha

i have the "big 3" wiring upgrade already, so i know the wiring isn't bad, for some reason it was the regulator on their rebuilt alt that wasn't at 100%
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Old 02-17-2011
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kinda a bump and update, changed an 02 sensor and got rid of a code.

still have a egr code, i changed some vacuum lines and the sensor for it tonight.

also fixed a small power steering leak i had, plus hopefully a small oil leak.
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As long as she is your friend with bennies… works for me !

The Visor, do you remember the ID on it ?
There is none posted for an 03 std cab but I think the 03 and the gen before are the same up front.
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pm'd about the visor.

changed my tune from the 93 to the 89, both torque tunes but def a huge difference in power, hopefully it will help with the mileage.

also don't have any codes at the moment, so hopefully its up a bit.
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Great! Good luck! I can't believe you were running 93 lol
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the bp station here has 93, otherwise SA only has 92 and other local place only has 91.

doesn't take much to spin 33's with 3.73's on 93 octane ha.

it was like 3.29 a gallon lately for it. and the last fill up was like 52 bucks at like 16.2 a gallon.

ordered the ultra gauge for some better monitoring on some temps, also ordered a cb and a 4' firestick, getting a cable and mount from a local place.
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Old 02-20-2011
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Got the info on Visor.
Thks / ltr
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May I also have info on your visor and bed cap? I would like to duplicate your vehicles appearance with it being maybe a bit lower. TIA!
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The problem with most OEM Performance Parts is they are designed for higher RPM use not off-road, low end torque applications.

What are you planning on doing, drag race it, mud racing or maybe sand drags ?
It depends on what performance catagory you search in, you don't want Mustang performance for towing so research F150 RV/Towing/off-roading or rock crawling parts for 302/5.0 engine. Target a rpm range you want max torque in and seek appropriate parts and mods for that rpm range. Chips/ tuners/ headers/ etc.
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Kinda an update for the truck today. turning it into a mountaineer/explorer more everyday ha.

swapped in full electric leather seats and a full center console.
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also modded the console so i could have a cb hidden out of the way.
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i still don't have it bolted down yet its just been to cold to rip out the seats again and carpet to hide some wires for my sub.
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i've had the lighted visors and ohc installed for a while but i figured i'd just get some more pictures of them.
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i still need to paint the console's cup holder and cubby space to match my radio bezel.
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And some of the truck kinda cleaned up, doesn't have anymore snow on it. washed it a little bit the other day.
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Truck is lookin great man! I really like the seats and the CB location.
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That CB location is prime!
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