A new 150 in the "Cards" - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



A new 150 in the "Cards"

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default A new 150 in the "Cards"

Trying to get the right f150.??
I'm up for a new f150 I want the STX Supercab with the 5.0. But can't find it with 3.73 gears I want. The dealers tell me I have to another model to get one any thoughts?
Also can I swap the gears without major electircal computer problems as told by the dealer?
BLM301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Grimes, IA
Posts: 176
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Default

To the best of my knowledge, there are no major headaches with the electrical or computer systems when you swap gearing on the rear (and front if 4x4) end. The biggest issue is cost. I looked in to getting 3.73 limited slip, and I was quoted about $1000 per axle.
IowaSTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
Five-0 Ret.
5 Year Member
 
Wanted33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Down South in Dixie
Posts: 5,599
Thanked 655 Times in 561 Posts
Default

Welcome to the forum. You may want to look for an XLT with the 3.73's. With the cost of regearing, it may be the cheaper route. Plus, Ford may give you some grief if you ever need warranty work.
Wanted33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IowaSTX View Post
To the best of my knowledge, there are no major headaches with the electrical or computer systems when you swap gearing on the rear (and front if 4x4) end. The biggest issue is cost. I looked in to getting 3.73 limited slip, and I was quoted about $1000 per axle.
Thank you for your thoughts. How do you like your STX and I guess you got the 3..55. How's your towing issues and what tire size are you using?
BLM301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wanted33 View Post
Welcome to the forum. You may want to look for an XLT with the 3.73's. With the cost of regearing, it may be the cheaper route. Plus, Ford may give you some grief if you ever need warranty work.

Going to the XLT might be my only choice. Thanks
BLM301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
KAC Shooter
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 3,617
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLM301 View Post
Trying to get the right f150.??
I'm up for a new f150 I want the STX Supercab with the 5.0. But can't find it with 3.73 gears I want. The dealers tell me I have to another model to get one any thoughts?
Also can I swap the gears without major electircal computer problems as told by the dealer?
whats your zip code? I can check ford's inventory through the x plan web site and get you a dealer and stock number
obusnizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by obusnizzle View Post
whats your zip code? I can check ford's inventory through the x plan web site and get you a dealer and stock number
Thanks for the help. 97031
BLM301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
KAC Shooter
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 3,617
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLM301 View Post

Thanks for the help. 97031
I'll look it up tonight. Pm me your email addy, if I find one, I'll send you the window sticker. They pdf formatted
obusnizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Grimes, IA
Posts: 176
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLM301 View Post
Thank you for your thoughts. How do you like your STX and I guess you got the 3..55. How's your towing issues and what tire size are you using?
I'm loving the STX . There's a few options on the XLTs that would have been nice to have, but the ones I really want (Keypad, remote start, dimming rear mirror) can be added easily enough. I went with the STX because I got a hell of a deal on it, and it had the vinyl flooring, which is awesome for the nasty Iowa winters .

As for towing, I don't do a whole lot. I had a u-haul trailer behind it that was about 4000LBs loaded, and the truck didn't even feel it. For tires, I'm running the stock 275/65/18s, but I'm thinking about stepping up to a 33" or 34" tire when I can afford them and a leveling kit.
IowaSTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IowaSTX View Post
I'm loving the STX . There's a few options on the XLTs that would have been nice to have, but the ones I really want (Keypad, remote start, dimming rear mirror) can be added easily enough. I went with the STX because I got a hell of a deal on it, and it had the vinyl flooring, which is awesome for the nasty Iowa winters .

As for towing, I don't do a whole lot. I had a u-haul trailer behind it that was about 4000LBs loaded, and the truck didn't even feel it. For tires, I'm running the stock 275/65/18s, but I'm thinking about stepping up to a 33" or 34" tire when I can afford them and a leveling kit.
Sounds like just what I want to do. The STX is such a good buy right now. I just wish I could find one with the 3.73 gears. I think I might want them when I step up the tire size. Thanks for your note.
BLM301 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want my fog lights to stay on with high beam lights tazmanken 2015 - Present Ford F150 23 02-02-2016 10:00 PM
North Central: Headlights, OEM with chrome housing michaellake 2009 - 2014 Part Sales 5 12-30-2015 01:03 AM
06 f150 long tube headers grss429 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 11 10-13-2015 03:41 AM
What are the most essential upgrades 09-14 f150 hewittsawesome 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 32 10-05-2015 03:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:05 PM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com