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Today, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Flamingtaco

If it makes you feel better, I was certified in...

If it makes you feel better, I was certified in refrigeration systems while I was serving. Gas, brine, even those propane systems you see in RV's. Then, one of my first jobs after serving was working...
06-19-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By Flamingtaco

Skip the foam as it will compress over time and...

Skip the foam as it will compress over time and can start squeaking again. Use what the mfg's use to silence where parts butt together... felt. You can get thin felt stickers from home improvement...
06-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Flamingtaco

If you can't see more than 5ft in front of the...

If you can't see more than 5ft in front of the trailer, your mirrors are adjusted too far in. You should have to lean towards both mirrors a good bit before seeing the side of the truck. Adjusted...
06-18-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Flamingtaco

That trailer is 2 inches wider than your truck on...

That trailer is 2 inches wider than your truck on both sides, but 6.5 inches narrower than your mirrors on both sides. You will have no issues using the standard mirrors with the trailer as you will...
06-18-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,020
Posted By Flamingtaco

The 18 wheelers are passing slower vehicles all...

The 18 wheelers are passing slower vehicles all the time when I'm on the interstates, in every state. Blue hairs don't stop hitting the highways when they no longer feel comfortable doing 65. If you...
06-14-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Flamingtaco

Three? Flyweight. ...

Three? Flyweight.

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06-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Flamingtaco

Installing the integrated controller yourself...

Installing the integrated controller yourself does not void any warranties on the truck.

FORScan is super easy to use, you should check it out. Some dealers will have issues with programming...
06-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,035
Posted By Flamingtaco

There are no bolted together parts of the frame,...

There are no bolted together parts of the frame, it is 10 members welded together. However, you can buy stubs (front and rear sections of the frame) from Ford to replace damaged sections:
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06-11-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,251
Posted By Flamingtaco

Sounds like it applies *some* brake pressure...

Sounds like it applies *some* brake pressure until 3mph is reached, then sets full parking pressure. Would anyone like to test their electric brake 150?
06-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,282
Views: 1,248,970
Posted By Flamingtaco

I presume you are talking about a 150-200 Lb bed...

I presume you are talking about a 150-200 Lb bed cap, and NOT an actual camper, which tend to exceed payload on most 150's and definitely require a winch if you're (foolish?) enough to hang one from...
06-07-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,035
Posted By Flamingtaco

That's not possible! Our hitches are weak, that's...

That's not possible! Our hitches are weak, that's why they have a 500lb rating! :D

Every time a thread pops up about and incident and the insurance company is being left out... makes me cringe so...
06-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Flamingtaco

If you are going to stick with halogens, do the...

If you are going to stick with halogens, do the halogen bulb mod for more light output. You might be happy with the brighter output and no other changes. If you are going to change to bluer bulbs,...
05-31-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,251
Posted By Flamingtaco

This is how we get those videos of boats pulling...

This is how we get those videos of boats pulling trucks into lakes. Brakes are the only thing that will save your ass... don't ignore warnings related to them.
05-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Flamingtaco

1) Cree doesn't make and bulbs with LED's small...

1) Cree doesn't make and bulbs with LED's small enough to accurately simulate the diameter and length of a halogen filament. While the light output might look great to you, it is most likely...
05-30-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,508
Posted By Flamingtaco

The second part of your post is incorrect. The...

The second part of your post is incorrect. The term ‘half-ton’ in reference to light duty trucks dates to when the trucks actually had a total payload of a half-ton. This precedes the 60’s, and...
05-23-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,282
Views: 1,248,970
Posted By Flamingtaco

The Rhino RTV tracks I installed on the truck a...

The Rhino RTV tracks I installed on the truck a few weeks ago are for bike racks that will mount to Rhino Rack HD crossbars, and this thing I built to stick in the ass-end of the truck...
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05-22-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,371
Posted By Flamingtaco

The torsion bar is integral to the driver side...

The torsion bar is integral to the driver side pivot. All you need to lube is the two points where the tailgate pivots.

The soft close dampener is behind the passenger tail light assembly. Remove...
05-21-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,371
Posted By Flamingtaco

Addendum: If you've got the tailgate step,...

Addendum: If you've got the tailgate step, you've also got a torsion bar in the bottom of the gate. Lubricate the pivot points, grime can build up and cause resistance.
05-21-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,371
Posted By Flamingtaco

If you've already got the soft close, disconnect...

If you've already got the soft close, disconnect the cylinder to determine if it's the issue that is making the tailgate hard to close. I don't have the soft open, and as such have no idea how much...
05-15-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By Flamingtaco

The Raptor does not put out enough power to...

The Raptor does not put out enough power to warrant the piping. Even if it did, we only need a single pipe in the right size. Dual exhaust is all about perception. People associate dual exhaust with...
05-15-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Flamingtaco

I know this doesn't answer your question... I...

I know this doesn't answer your question... I haven't cared about engine bay lighting since LED headlamps (aka spelunking lamps) have become cheap and powerful. I keep one in the truck at all times....
05-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,043
Posted By Flamingtaco

What the hell is stopping short? I was never told...

What the hell is stopping short? I was never told to estimate the stopping point of the car in front of me and setting my stopping point in stone. Idiots.

The jeep hit the OP so hard, knocked the...
05-09-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,282
Views: 1,248,970
Posted By Flamingtaco

Rhino Rack RTV tracks for the bikes, kayaks, and...

Rhino Rack RTV tracks for the bikes, kayaks, and the Yakima Skybox.

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05-07-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Flamingtaco

The lower mirror provides a much wider field of...

The lower mirror provides a much wider field of view. You (manually) set it once and don't have to set it again, no matter where you position your seat.
05-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By Flamingtaco

I think the consensus is you need the HDPP to...

I think the consensus is you need the HDPP to even consider a small 5th wheel, but that it's a lot less headache to start with a 3/4 ton.
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