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how many dogs do you have lol
dont look that bad of a sag
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wow im not sure how i missed the new truck but it looks great
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I looked at the pics and said "he needs airbags" then read your post and lol'd. I actually read a tech article in Truckin' Mag. and they are really easy to install. The wiring is the hardest part.

Love the truck. 5.4 FTW.
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Nice looking trucks
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Looks good Zach def look into some helper "spring" of some sort your trailer is very tong heavy thats for damn sure lol....


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I have thought about it, but I am only going to tow the ranger 3-4 times a year right now. I cant see spending the money on it like that. I would be better off finding a new trailer.
Dad keeps tossing around selling our Alum one to get an enclosed if you do I'll let you know it would fit your needs good...
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^that would be perfect.
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Hey nice truck! No wonder I saw you on the F150 forums recently.
I've been looking for the "right" F150 for a few weeks now. Basically an 06-07 FX4 Crew Cab with leather and center shift. Found a few that had been smoked in a lot (deal breaker), and one sweet one up in Indiana (red with all the options including climate control). Had been emailing the internet manager back and forth for a week. First day off, I was 2.5 hours into my 3 hour drive when the manager called and said it sold. :(
Unfortunately I'll be trading/selling the sport trac when I get mine though.
Have any plans yet for a leveling kit, programmer, etc?
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So how was the MPG in the F-150 while towing? Did it have to down shift much to maintain speed?
I only towed it for about 40 miles. I was at a half tank so mixed driving, averaged 13mpg.

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did you just tie down the axles? or did you do something with the suspension?

my truck was bouncing all over the place on the trailer until i cinched it down some.
I normally do on long trips but this was just a trail thing to test it out. So I didnt bother pulling out the ratchet straps. but yeah it bounced around pretty good. lol
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how many dogs do you have lol
dont look that bad of a sag
way too many man, we just somehow end up with 5.

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Looks good Zach def look into some helper "spring" of some sort your trailer is very tong heavy thats for damn sure lol....

Dad keeps tossing around selling our Alum one to get an enclosed if you do I'll let you know it would fit your needs good...
yeah let me know about it, not sure how much one is, probably more than I can afford. I really think bags will really help. That is only a 250$ fix

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Hey nice truck! No wonder I saw you on the F150 forums recently.
I've been looking for the "right" F150 for a few weeks now. Basically an 06-07 FX4 Crew Cab with leather and center shift. Found a few that had been smoked in a lot (deal breaker), and one sweet one up in Indiana (red with all the options including climate control). Had been emailing the internet manager back and forth for a week. First day off, I was 2.5 hours into my 3 hour drive when the manager called and said it sold. :(
Unfortunately I'll be trading/selling the sport trac when I get mine though.
Have any plans yet for a leveling kit, programmer, etc?
wait your in Kentucky now? I thought you were out west?

Yeah I saw your posts on f150online.com.

You will find one, keep looking.

As for mods, I doubt I will do any, I think about it from time to time but I cant see putting too much money in it. I would like a set of 07-08 Lariat/FX4 20s for it though. I have a leveling kit for it but I dont plan on installing it.
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yeah let me know about it, not sure how much one is, probably more than I can afford.
well i know our Trailer goes close to $7,000 new now because of the cost of Alum..

I know for a fact it wont even be close to that price LOL... everything is new on that trailer. he redid all the wiring he didnt like it, new brakes even tho they didnt need it.. we painted the underside of it this summer with Por 15 on the metal parts. he is in the process of getting all the wheels powder coated next spring..

i know people have offored to buy it from us in gas stations even its a very "bling" trailer lol
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yeah probably too fancy for me. LOL
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Zach with that 5.4 you catch yourself speeding alot. Seems everytime I leave the house I'll look down after less than a mile and I'm runnin 70. The other day I got up on the Parkway and thought I was doing 75 when I looked down and realized I was doing 93.

This thing is the best riding truck I have ever been in. She does seem doggy some times but I'd imagine it pulls real smooth.
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Oh yeah, I have to use the cruise.

I think it seems doggy because it weighs so much and rides so smooth compared to the smaller, light, short wheelbase ranger.

it certainly does not take but a few seconds to get to 60
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yeah my dad's strip model F-150 drives like a caddy. Pisses me off lol.

The Ranger's cab seems to be getting smaller everyday.
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Looks great Zach, the airbags will help.

Oh, if you're thinking about helping out while towing - the 4.56 gears in my dads 5.4L made a HUGE difference in acceleration and towing - MUCH more than they ever did in my truck.

Since you have stockish size tires 4.10 gears would work.
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Looks great! Those pictures make your Ranger look huge too lol. The F150 looks good too, the wheels look great. You should buy an airbag kit for the rear, it's so easy to put them on and they work great.
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Looks great Zach, the airbags will help.

Oh, if you're thinking about helping out while towing - the 4.56 gears in my dads 5.4L made a HUGE difference in acceleration and towing - MUCH more than they ever did in my truck.

Since you have stockish size tires 4.10 gears would work.
I think that would be overkill. But it would help.
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My buddy has air bags for his F150, it helps a lot.
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Looks great! Those pictures make your Ranger look huge too lol. The F150 looks good too, the wheels look great. You should buy an airbag kit for the rear, it's so easy to put them on and they work great.
Thats cause his ranger is HUGE!
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wait your in Kentucky now? I thought you were out west?

Yeah I saw your posts on f150online.com.

You will find one, keep looking.

As for mods, I doubt I will do any, I think about it from time to time but I cant see putting too much money in it. I would like a set of 07-08 Lariat/FX4 20s for it though. I have a leveling kit for it but I dont plan on installing it.
My wife and I moved out here from Oregon about a month and a half ago. I took a flying job out here, good salary, benefits, moving expenses, and I don't work all that much
But the down side is that this area of the country really doesn't compare to the west coast (no offense to anyone).
The F150 I almost bought had the 20" wheels, I would have have sold them to you. If I end up with something on 20's they will be for sale eventually. I'm planning on running a leveling kit (camburg coils eventually) with 34's or 35's. The somewhat longer term plan would be a re-gear with etced's or something similar, and a four wheel camper. I finally have free time and want a bigger rig to travel with and still get off the beaten path.
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definatly look me up if you get one with 20s. I dont really look to add any lift like I said.

Your comment about Oregon to Ky, I understand! I dont think I could have made that move but it sounds like you are enjoying the pay and the free time!

Though now you are right in the middle of the country. You should make a trip up north and goto the dunes with us in the spring!

Also stick around RF! I am sure I will see you on F150online though.
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My wife and I moved out here from Oregon about a month and a half ago. I took a flying job out here, good salary, benefits, moving expenses, and I don't work all that much
But the down side is that this area of the country really doesn't compare to the west coast (no offense to anyone).
I live about 20 minutes up the road from you in Harrodsburg. I don't know of any good wheeling spots around close, but you can get some awesome wheeling at Black Mountain in Harlan County, KY and Wooley's Offroad Park outside Nashville, TN. I've been to Black Mountain to ride ATV's. Never been to Wooley's, but have seen their place on Spike TV on Extreme 4x4. Turkey Bay (LBL) is another good OHV park in western KY. It's probably not as convenient as the west coast trails, but it's something... :(
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I'll definitely have to come up and check out that blue beast sometime Zach!
I REALLY miss the west coast already. But I'm always up for trying something different, and didn't have any good job leads back there right now. Winter is tough where I was working as it's foggy 90% of the time and I only got paid for flight time (ie= lots of ramen. Or maybe not even much ramen, lol).
I figure while I live hear I need to take advantage of it though, make it to DC, check out some places on the East coast (never been). But I'm really hoping I can find SOME way to afford a four wheel camper of sorts and make a multi-week expedition sometime next year and see the things out west that I never got to (like moab and some stuff in socal!). Ideally pick up a new camper in California, work my way up north back into Oregon, head East and Check out Yellowstone, Vegas, Moab, Vegas, Colorado, and come back along the south (Texas, Georgia, Florida etc).
Hopefully...

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I live about 20 minutes up the road from you in Harrodsburg. I don't know of any good wheeling spots around close, but you can get some awesome wheeling at Black Mountain in Harlan County, KY and Wooley's Offroad Park outside Nashville, TN. I've been to Black Mountain to ride ATV's. Never been to Wooley's, but have seen their place on Spike TV on Extreme 4x4. Turkey Bay (LBL) is another good OHV park in western KY. It's probably not as convenient as the west coast trails, but it's something... :(
Hah, funny. I pulled up the black mountain website and instantly recognized the hill in the picture on top of the page. I fly a helicopter for a coal company, and flew right next to that **** a couple weeks ago, starred down some ATV riders as I flew by them
The company I fly for has mining properties all over that area, and I had just dropped someone off at a mine a few miles east of there and was returning to Harlan for fuel.
I'll have to check that area out some time, but I don't like wheeling by myself, and don't want to wheel the sport trac too much when I'm trying to sell it. Especially now that it's wet out there, I'd be spending days cleaning the mud out again to make it presentable.
Next time I'm near there I'll have to slow down and look below for some atv riders.


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ya, u need to get the back fixed, but the ranger is lookin sweet as always
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Zach, what gears does the truck have in it now? I moved to 4.10's in my 2002 supercrew with the 5.4 and 4x4 and it made a world of difference from the 3.55's that were in it. Believe it or not, I actually got better gas mileage out of it to. As much as these trucks weigh, a lower gear actually helps get them moving a bit better and keeps the speed up a little better. Also, I added a add-a-leaf to the rear of mine and it helped quite abit with the sagging problem. Great looking truck, cant wait to see where this one ends up!!
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