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Nah I'm never down that direction really. We need to have a R/F meet up at a local track one night. I know Rapala goes occasionally and therangerofdanger asked me to go to the Dunn track about a month ago. Would be good times
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I steer clear of the Dunn/ Benson track...
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That's it, now everyone has an F150.
I'm trading mine for a super duty.
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Oh and congrats on the truck.
Although I have to say I have driven plenty of F150s and Expeditions with the 4.6L and I hated it. If you live in a flat land area it may not be bad though. Try getting on an on-ramp (from a stop) going up a mountain and getting up to highway speed. It will feel about like my 5.4L with 35s probably, lol.

Get a programmer though, it helps the 5.4L/auto a lot!
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I steer clear of the Dunn/ Benson track...
LOL And Brewers if it isnt the same one too. I would love to go racing. But only the 1/8 of course. (Refer to signature) lol
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Oh and congrats on the truck.
Although I have to say I have driven plenty of F150s and Expeditions with the 4.6L and I hated it. If you live in a flat land area it may not be bad though. Try getting on an on-ramp (from a stop) going up a mountain and getting up to highway speed. It will feel about like my 5.4L with 35s probably, lol.

Get a programmer though, it helps the 5.4L/auto a lot!
Thanks. I was just looking at programmers last night, any suggestions? FWIW the driveability of the 4.6 isn't that bad. Most of the 5.4's I drove had 3.55's and they weren't much better than the 4.6 with 3.73's. I do want a programmer, cat-back and maybe a CAI.
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Hey no booing the open diffs! My fiddy has open diffs and they're fine! Of course who cares about the diffs in the fullsize when the ranger is fully locked.
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Thanks. I was just looking at programmers last night, any suggestions? FWIW the driveability of the 4.6 isn't that bad. Most of the 5.4's I drove had 3.55's and they weren't much better than the 4.6 with 3.73's. I do want a programmer, cat-back and maybe a CAI.
PHP tuned Gryphon.

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I steer clear of the Dunn/ Benson track...
Haha I've never been. The track up in roxboro has chocolate pudding wrestling though...so I don't really want to go up there.
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So is the 3.0 lol
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Nice looking ride.
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Nice looking truck. You're always going to get that about not getting the 5.4. My dads 4.6 drove great, and the mileage wasn't far off from my 3.0. We don't tow anything, and don't do any offroading.

If I had the money to buy one, I'd be looking for something identical to what you've got.
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Is the 5.4 in the f-150 the same one that they had in the Lightning a few years ago?
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No. I think the 5.4 that was in the lightning was a 2 valve and wasn't it supercharged?
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Supercharged and I believe 2v.

Go with the gryphon tuner. It is an edge that can be loaded with custom tunes.
Order it with "canned" tunes and get custom ones after an intake or other mods.
It will help shifting a lot too. There are only a few guys out there who tune the newer F150s worth a hoot. I tried someone who tuned the sport trac and the shifting was a nightmare even after he tried to re-tune it 3-4 times.

So....
PHP with the Gryphon tuner, or
Mike Troyer or
VMP tuning.



I didn't like the 5.4L with 3.55s either. 3.73's were a requirement for me to get by with 35's but I'll probably re-gear in a while. I'm waiting for Trent to do it first to make sure I want 4.56 gears, lol.

Also for exhaust, MBRP makes a great catback for these. The Banks monster exhaust is good too. Both have great sounds without droning. I would go with a Volant intake with a dry powercore filter if I did it again. I have an AEM with dryflow filter (I got it lightly used for cheap) but I believe intake temps are a little higher than stock until I get up to highway speed. It is basically a noise maker I think, lol. Not a bad intake but I think the Volant is better all around.
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Haha might be waiting a little bit on that one. I probably won't regear until I win the lottery or start towing a lot.

For exhaust go MBRP or Banks, both are great kits. I got the MBRP due to it being a little cheaper and am more than happy with it, fantastic kit. Intake I would go with S&B or Volant, both are inclosed. I went with the Volant due to them having a oil-less filter. Still need to install it though lol
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