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Old 07-14-2016, 03:23 AM
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I see no hold backs. Sounds like you'll make a few bucks even if you decide to fix it and sell it.

As far as the 4.6 is concerned, I personally feel that my Windsor has a lot more guts than my Romeo. Both are decent motors, but I trust the Windsor more when it comes to squeezing into traffic. When I bought my F150, I drove several variations, and I felt mine was just as ballsy as the 5.4's I was driving. I know if I lined up next to Jbrew, he'd hand my *** to me though...
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I see no hold backs. Sounds like you'll make a few bucks even if you decide to fix it and sell it.

As far as the 4.6 is concerned, I personally feel that my Windsor has a lot more guts than my Romeo. Both are decent motors, but I trust the Windsor more when it comes to squeezing into traffic. When I bought my F150, I drove several variations, and I felt mine was just as ballsy as the 5.4's I was driving. I know if I lined up next to Jbrew, he'd hand my *** to me though...
Yea, I'd get a truck length on your 4six pretty quick. Same with the other 5fours to 03. That's only because of the intake and headers along with the rest of the exhaust. Generally though, the 4six and 5four are neck and neck...the same. Not kidding, identical, neither is faster than the other. Well, unless you put a load behind them, then the 5four will take over and you will fade in the rear view.
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You know, Jbrew, that there was rumors of a drag strip at the silverdome this year at the Woodward Cruise. A little harmless 5.4 on 5.4 action wouldn't hurt anybody would it?

Back to the red truck, the point was made that you could make some money off of the repairs. Go for it!
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Goodluck in finding a transmission that will not grenade on 5.4 engine. Superduty manual transmission has a low gear (5.79:1) for take-off under heavy load. Low gear is different from First gear (3.30:1)
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Originally Posted by w0lvez View Post
Odometer can easily be hack.
I ran a Carfax on the truck and it's mileage is correct to the vehicles last service record on file.

You were saying that the 4R100 is junk? You didn't like the E40D transmission? I'm really confused when you don't like an electronic C6. 4R70 (AODE basically) I can say is much weaker overall, but to not like the 4R100 is really stepping in it, in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by w0lvez View Post
Goodluck in finding a transmission that will not grenade on 5.4 engine.
Ask Jbrew how many times he has rebuilt his
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156,000 miles on my original tranny, should probably swap out my 5.4 before the tranny grenades right guys?
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156,000 miles on my original tranny, should probably swap out my 5.4 before the tranny grenades right guys?
Yeah, but if you have a 4R70W, you better go to the 4.2 V6.
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Originally Posted by white89gt
Ask Jbrew how many times he has rebuilt his
It seems to me that if you are repeatedly destroying a vehicle driveline in your daily usage, then you need a bigger/stronger vehicle.
A half ton pick up is just that, vehicle engineered to carry 1000 lbs. in usual and normal circumstances, day in and day out, for the expected life of the vehicle. Towing capacity is a different spec.- generally because what you are pulling is supported by a bearing surface(s). There is a very good reason the manufacturers build larger trucks- to carry and pull heavier loads. Do we/ can we overload our trucks?, sure, but it wont hold up if its done repeatedly.
One has to use some common sense, or the lessons learned can be expensive.if you want a pulling truck or race truck,then you will generally have to depart from stock parts and use purpose built parts designed for use above and beyond the manufacturers engineered specs.
Sorry for the soap box, but ive seen too many vehicles misused and abused just to have them declared "junk" by the abuser. Just my opinion, Regards,Bear
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Originally Posted by rcairbear View Post
It seems to me that if you are repeatedly destroying a vehicle driveline in your daily usage, then you need a bigger/stronger vehicle.
A half ton pick up is just that, vehicle engineered to carry 1000 lbs. in usual and normal circumstances, day in and day out, for the expected life of the vehicle. Towing capacity is a different spec.- generally because what you are pulling is supported by a bearing surface(s). There is a very good reason the manufacturers build larger trucks- to carry and pull heavier loads. Do we/ can we overload our trucks?, sure, but it wont hold up if its done repeatedly.
One has to use some common sense, or the lessons learned can be expensive.if you want a pulling truck or race truck,then you will generally have to depart from stock parts and use purpose built parts designed for use above and beyond the manufacturers engineered specs.
Sorry for the soap box, but ive seen too many vehicles misused and abused just to have them declared "junk" by the abuser. Just my opinion, Regards,Bear
I think you missed my sarcasm. Just to be clear, Jbrew has never rebuilt his 4R100 with over 200,000 miles. My 4R70W is still rolling with 233,XXX miles.
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