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Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-15-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 101,493
Posted By montanaman
$500 would be a bargain. Mine cost $1800 to...

$500 would be a bargain. Mine cost $1800 to replace. If I had a do-over I would have got a 6.2 with a boring power steering pump😑
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-09-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By montanaman
I'm glad you let us know that the stock cams are...

I'm glad you let us know that the stock cams are crap:)

My tuned truck is getting 15mpg around town with snow tires on it -

20 mpg on the highway at 70 mph -

can pull a 20' trailer with a...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-08-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By montanaman
I've been getting a 28% discount from Autonation...

I've been getting a 28% discount from Autonation Ford, White Bear Lake, Mn and the shipping wasn't a ripoff. I go right through fordparts.com
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-08-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By montanaman
Did somebody say 180k miles is relatively low? ...

Did somebody say 180k miles is relatively low?

We are talking about hard-working gas engines here, not Cummins Cargomaster Diesels :)

You don't need to decide until something catastrophic...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-07-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,273
Posted By montanaman
Been there - done it, did it. Kiss...

Been there - done it, did it.


Kiss $1800-$1900 goodbye.


The part is over $1100 - and you can't go online and shop dealers, and save 28% because there is a $400 core charge involved.

...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,821
Posted By montanaman
Bummer cwoodffr - my butt is still stinging from...

Bummer cwoodffr - my butt is still stinging from a $1900 steering rack, I can't imagine almost a $4k repair.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-05-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montanaman
Uh - Yes. They are concerned with the liability...

Uh - Yes. They are concerned with the liability of a wheel coming off, and if the bevels around the lug nuts are wallowed out, why would they care - they get to sell a replacement wheel.


The...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-05-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montanaman
Because I've seen cast wheels where they were...

Because I've seen cast wheels where they were distorted around the studs from being that tight.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-04-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By montanaman
150 ft lb is too much for a cast wheel. I...

150 ft lb is too much for a cast wheel.


I torque mine to 100 - and I've never had one loosen up, at least not over the last 30 years :)
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-03-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
The traction control and anti-sway go with a LS...

The traction control and anti-sway go with a LS like pretzels and beer - work great together.

I have a PJ 5' x 10' dump trailer, tandem axle, and I used it a lot rebuilding after a flood. I hauled...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-03-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
Are you sure about that? I've done as much...

Are you sure about that?

I've done as much experimenting as I can, and while the rear certainly has traction control, I haven't been able to detect any sign of it in the front.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-02-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
Isn't it nice having the Jeep, where Eaton makes...

Isn't it nice having the Jeep, where Eaton makes a front end TruTrac?

If they would have made one for my truck it would have been my first choice, although I'm glad I put in the one engineered for...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-02-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
That's good Ha Ha - spools are great in the rear...

That's good Ha Ha - spools are great in the rear end of a stock car on a dirt track, but if you put one in the front of one of these trucks it'd take maybe halfway aound the block and you would be...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-01-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
You are in luck - a standard 8.8 cover fits on...

You are in luck - a standard 8.8 cover fits on all the 8.8 front diff's.

I bought mine from a company called Purple Cranium.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-30-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,248
Posted By montanaman
*Another thread revival* UPDATE -...

*Another thread revival*


UPDATE - probably the last from me -


I was driving two weeks ago, down I90, it was icy, a lot of vehicles on the road, and in 75 miles I saw several vehicles off...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-27-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By montanaman
I put the Truetrac in the rear (9.75) and the...

I put the Truetrac in the rear (9.75) and the Raptor/Torsen in the front (8.8).

I did a post on it this Spring.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-26-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By montanaman
I think 4.10 gears are awesome - with the 6 speed...

I think 4.10 gears are awesome - with the 6 speed tranny, 4.10 gears are good all the way from 1 mph, to 140 mph.

I wish that when I put in the LS in both the front and rear that I would have...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-18-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,838
Posted By montanaman
If you read back far enough, this has been talked...

If you read back far enough, this has been talked to death.


No, the eco doesn't really give you V6 mileage all the time, what it gives you is good power, and a nice big torque curve.


But...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-18-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,611
Posted By montanaman
You don't want an aluminum body? Why not? Have...

You don't want an aluminum body? Why not? Have you ever heard about rust and corrosion? You won't see rusted out quarter panels on a new one.


I haven't seen it mentioned, but if you like...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-13-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By montanaman
I'm thinking that the reason we haven't heard...

I'm thinking that the reason we haven't heard about this before, is that 99% of 3.5EB's are pretty trouble free.


Pease let us know if they get it fixed - I'm curious.


I forgot that The...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 10-12-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 162
Posted By montanaman
If the ABS light was flashing, it could have been...

If the ABS light was flashing, it could have been trying to apply the brake to that wheel to send the power over to the other side.


Might it have been hot brake pad you smell?


To test your...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-12-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By montanaman
Buying advice? Those are good trucks -...

Buying advice?


Those are good trucks - but at only 3 years old they'll still probably want almost new price for it.


Back in 2011 when I bought my truck, I paid $30,100 for it, while they...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-12-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By montanaman
See if they replaced the steering rack yet.

See if they replaced the steering rack yet.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-11-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 255,198
Posted By montanaman
I feel your pain - my butt is still bleeding so...

I feel your pain - my butt is still bleeding so bad I have a Tampax Pearl inserted ;)
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-08-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By montanaman
Which one makes you feel good, just to look at...

Which one makes you feel good, just to look at it?

Buy that one.

No matter what kind of luck you have with it, you'll still love it.
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