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Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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  2. 5spd97

    5spd97 Been here awhile

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    Ive got an 03 F250 with the 5.4 and its never been in the shop and runs great. I do all normal maintenance myself including brakes and typical stuff. Ive replaced all of the coils and plugs over the years and it was no big deal although a couple were tricky to access. Iirc the secret was to spray the plugs down with PB Blaster or the equivalent the day before and remove the plugs while the engine was cold. If I met any resistance taking one out I would spray it again, tighten it back up gently and then work it out. I think only certain early model years were affected by the broken plug problem.
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  3. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    16 plugs? Easy peasy.

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    ........except for the broken one.
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  4. jasonmt

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    2003 F250 is a 2V 5.4 versus the 3V 5.4 in the year range of F150 being discussed. Same displacement but a whole nother set of problems, I am usually a Ford buyer but in the 3V 4.6/5.4 years I had a Tundra and a couple of GM's...
  5. kenw

    kenw Still low to the ground, but high on life...

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    Parked at the dealership.
    Marked sold.
    I can't get in to sign the paperwork until tomorrow night.
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  6. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    Ooh, those limiteds are so awesome. Raptor motor with max luxe FTW!
  7. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Is it still really a pick up truck if the bed is shorter than the cab?




















    :hide

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  8. 1greenmachine

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    Stupid Ford you only get the H.O. ecoboost in the Navigator, Raptor or limited F150, so basically plan on spending $60k+ if you want the big motor.

    Also while I'm ranting, dear Ford if I'm dropping $50k on a truck it dam better have remote start and heated seats standard...WTF.
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  9. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the 375hp 470lb-ft version you get the lesser ones is sooooo weak and useless.
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  10. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Never driven one but people that have say its impressive, what I'm getting at is make it a option in a cheaper trim truck. GM you could get the 6.2 in a half ton that wasnt a loaded out model.
  11. JGNC

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    I thought it was only available in the LTZ trim package? Nothing for guys like me who don't think trucks should have carpet.
  12. 1greenmachine

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    In the mid 2000s you could get the vortex max 6.0 in the regular LT trucks, I do think later was more in the LTZ models but those were like a Ford lariat. To me would be fun if Ford would do a gen3 lightning, with the ecoboost would be really fun in a regular cab 2wd configuration. I guess there's always this option to.

  13. pilot815

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    My F150 stickered at $49k, I paid about $37k brand new. Remote start and heated seats included.
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  14. tony the tiger

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  15. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    That doesn't sound that bad. Our 2015 Town and Country developed a misfire, and I didn't have time to deal with it. Ran up to the dealer and they wanted a little over $500 just to change the spark plugs. I found time to do it.
  16. kenw

    kenw Still low to the ground, but high on life...

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    After driving the Wrangler for 10 years, I decided I deserved the extra HP.
    4th white Ford truck I've owned. Change?? Nah!:scratch
  17. Bt10

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    When GM intro's new model generations and even at the new year (Aug-Oct), they generally limit the big engines to hi dollar trucks to boost profit off the Gottahaveit guys. Later in the model generation or off new year, they will release the engines packages a little freer. For us truck guys who work them, not show up to the opera in them, Jan-May is a good time to buy.
  18. 1greenmachine

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    Around here it's a pretty uncommon to have them on most trucks new or used, jump to the superduties and even less. You look at similar priced Chevy trucks and most have remote start, also more likely to have heated seats to.
  19. pilot815

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    Interesting. I know the manufacturers build differently based on the region they go to. In Texas, just about every truck I looked at was configured identical to mine.

    The heated seats sure are nice the 5 days out of the year it's cold enough to use them.

    The thing the drives me nuts is the 23 gallon tank. The bigger tank should just be standard. Without custom ordering or getting a high end luxury truck, it's hard to find the big tank.
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  20. Guitar1327

    Guitar1327 Been here awhile

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    I love having the 36 gallon tank in my F150, although to your point, it had to be ordered as such.