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Old 06-11-2004, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: ADVISE NEEDED- 2004 F150 5.4L Triton

I have an 01 super-screw with 5.4,,, same truck but they now have the boxed in frame and is rated to tow more.. I tow approx. 7,000 and it does pretty well, but would not consider towing anythig larger without going to a 250 or even better,, a diesel.. I also think that 9 k rating is with a w.d. hitch..
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:29 AM
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Great info guys.

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Old 06-13-2004, 09:07 AM
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I own a 2004 super crew with 5.4 and 3.73 limited slip. i pull my formula 272 (29' LOA) no problem. the truck barely squats at all and has improved brakes over my 2001 super crew I owned before that. I love the truck. it will pull your baja no problem.

I do like the limited slip. didn't have it on the other truck. other truck would spin the one tire sometimes on a wet ramp pulling out. not this one. never need 4x4 to pull out the truck. so get that option for sure.

there are a few things with a brand new truck, but ford has some fixes for them. the limited slip on early builds had some ratcheting feel when turning sharp. mine does that sometimes. i am taking it in, there is a fix for the clutchpack, under warranty.

of course i had to take the truck from the dealer strait to the tire store to put 285 BFG's on it.....

the ride is harsher than my 01, due to the 9 times stiffer frame and new suspension. but it rides much smoother than a super duty with their solid front axle, etc.

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Old 06-13-2004, 09:33 AM
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I tow with a 98 F150 with the little dinky 4.6.. granted my boat only goes 3100 lbs so i really don't even know it is back there until hills coime... But i do tow antique tractors and such also which puts me right in the 9 - 10K range with the trailer... at that weight i am lucky if i can maintain 75 mph on flat ground... best thing i ever did was add a shift improver module to the trans and well that magneson supercharger yeee haw... my fuel milage improved when i keep my foot out of it too

i've been looking at new trucks and though expensive... diesel is the way to fly... if you are going to tow heavy payloads... if you go shopping... don't be afraid to see if you qualify for a supplier discount.. even if you are not say a Tier 1 you may qualify anyway for something your company does... on a new silverado it's worth about 14% off sticker...
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Old 06-13-2004, 11:19 AM
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I own a 2004 super crew with 5.4 and 3.73 limited slip.

of course i had to take the truck from the dealer strait to the tire store to put 285 BFG's on it.....

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What package is yours? FX4? I've looked at some of these and if the insurance people ever settle my claim on mine I"m going to trade it. One thing I noticed that there is no way to fit the same tires on the new one as my 2002 without a lift. (see picture) 315-70-17 which is stock on the H2.

I've been kicking around the idea of moving up to a Superduty or GMC HD with the diesel but I'm not sure where my price range will work out. If the H2 had a Duramax I'd be in that for sure but otherwise the lack of a bed will probably keep me out of a hummer.

Just wondering what your truck is and how it looks with those tires. I really hate the idea of putting on a lift to add some decent tires to the truck.

I'm just curious about what you have...I like the way the new ones drive, its definately nice, I just don't like driving a truck that feels like I'm down on the ground with the civics.
 
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Here is Rambunctious' truck. since he can't post pics (it's really me, rambunctious over at Waterfoul's house)

the 285's set it off nice. third truck I've put these tires on. it is an FX4.
the guys on the ford boards are puting 315's on with the daystar 2.5" lift on the front. adds a little angle to the drive shafts, but so far they have had no problems.. Mine is stock height. I'm the same as you. I want to jump into my truck. I absolutely hate when I need to rent a car for a business trip, feels like my butt is dragging on the assssssphault.

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:28 AM
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Hey Ramb,
Your truck tows great BUT isn't only like 2 miles from your house to the ramp ?!??!

JimmyB,
If you plan on towing quite a bit don't even think of a gasser. Diesel is the only way to go. If you must have a Ford , wait a little while. There are rumours of a V6 diesel coming out in the F150.
I've had both and now that I have a diesel I will NEVER go back to a gas powered truck.
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:21 AM
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OK, you guys have convinced me that it will pull the boat. I will only be pulling it two or three times a year.

Now what is can I expect to pay for it? 2004 F150, 5.4 Triton, Supercrew, 4x4 with the Lariat package. Bottom dollar?

Thanks, Jim

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