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Sorry about the thread jack Chris!
I had no idea the F150 4wd system was troublesome!
I didn't think they had hubs, but a live-axle type system like the '01+ Rangers?

What's to grind up in there?
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Nice i wanted one for the longest time but now i have modded the ranger and i cant get rid of it.
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That is awesome. I have never seen one like that. Didn't know you could even order it.
x2 .... that is definitley sweet

where i work its all fleet and everything newer than 01 is all ford, so im learning a lot about f serieses and such ... everything is xl and the only guys who have a 4wd is the new f450 crew dump truck the tree guys just got

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Great job on the truck! When I was down in Texas it surprised me how many 2wd trucks I saw where I was at. I guess the need for them ain't big down there. I drove my Aunts F350 last summer and she had the 6 spd tranny and 4wd..Its such a good combo and fun to drive!
whats funny is in california there isnt a NEED for 4wd trucks unless you live in the sierra nevadas, yet they are everywhere it took me forever to find a 2wd like i wanted.
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yeah only thhing if wouldave asked was for diesel :P

great truck mate congratz. plan on anymod yeat (A) besides the superduty mod :
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I had no idea the F150 4wd system was troublesome!
I didn't think they had hubs, but a live-axle type system like the '01+ Rangers?

What's to grind up in there?
The hubs are vacuum, but work opposite of the rangers. The are locked when there is no vacuum. So they default to lock. When you start up, vacuum is applied and unlocks them.
I guess what happens is that they sometimes will only partially disengage, and the splines in there just grind against each other. I'm not 100% sure.
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The hubs are vacuum, but work opposite of the rangers. The are locked when there is no vacuum. So they default to lock. When you start up, vacuum is applied and unlocks them.
I guess what happens is that they sometimes will only partially disengage, and the splines in there just grind against each other. I'm not 100% sure.
that is my understanding of it too.

There is a control box under the hood, this unit some how gets moisture in it and when it does it does not create enough vacuum to unlock the hubs. Part of the grinding noise is from the transfer case as well.

I am not saying its a junk design or its junk, just mine isnt working correctly and its frustrating. I dont think who ever owned my truck put it in 4wd but once or twice. As a matter of fact I dont even know if they drove it in the winter!
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I like that truck. I wouldnít have got the diesel either for a couple reasons. 1 itís a $6800 option. 2. I drive 2 miles round trip a day so starting a diesel and driving it that little is a death sentence on some very expensive parts.

My Dad is ordering a new super duty this year and getting the V10 because it will sit all year except when he needs to tow the camper or the horse trailer. Plus $6800 will buy you a lot of gas. Plus heís leery on diesels because his neighbors Cummins broke down last year when the fuel pump went out and starved the injector pump. It was over $4000 in repairs. The only down side is resale value, as the second you drive a gas engine super duty off the lot, youíve lost about 10 grand it seems like. Iím trying to talk him into getting a used one but he wants a warranty.


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that is my understanding of it too.

There is a control box under the hood, this unit some how gets moisture in it and when it does it does not create enough vacuum to unlock the hubs. Part of the grinding noise is from the transfer case as well.

I am not saying its a junk design or its junk, just mine isnt working correctly and its frustrating. I dont think who ever owned my truck put it in 4wd but once or twice. As a matter of fact I dont even know if they drove it in the winter!
You should convert to live axles and put a stak 3 speed in the F150 then! lol
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ha! yeah right ill just order 2 of them!
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First Time in in 4wd

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Right on! That rocks! Lol. I dig!
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Sweet! Even that sway bar is better designed (easier to disconnect) than the F150 it seems.
Go for this and some 35's! http://www.iconvehicledynamics.org/c...57j482978kr761
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haha heck yes! using it well!
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For some reason im diggin the factory AUX switches and trailer brake controler
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Nice truck! Although I am not a big fan of the new Stoopid Duties, for some reason, I really like yours.

I would have gotten the diesel, only because it looks like gas is going to be more expensive this summer (gas is at 1.97, diesel is at 1.95).
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Post Got Weighted

It's been bugging me how much my brand new truck weighs.
So, here's what I did.
(And yes, I went a little nuts!)

Removed my stuff from the truck. I'm talking EVERYTHING.
Like sunglasses, GPS, pocket change, even the owner's manual!

I drove to the local truck stop up the road and hopped on the CAT Scale. Here's the total weight with me (170lb) and 15 gallons of fuel:

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My dad's stock '09 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab, Long Bed, 6.0 gas 4WD with toolbox & basic tools weighed 6,700lbs. I didn't think my truck would be heavier, especially since I'm a short bed. It must be that big front axle!
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and that big front axle is worth it! lol
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and that big front axle is worth it! lol
Sure is! IFS SUCKS
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That looks awesome man. Congrats on the new truck!!
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LOVE IT. I would of gotthe V10 or PSD, but I'd never use both lol. FX4 Super Duty = SEX
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very nice truck! BUT the only way i would ever drive a full size truck like that is with a diesel.
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