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Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-01-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 78,476
Posted By pfbz
The factory 'tailgate assist' made it easier to...

The factory 'tailgate assist' made it easier to close the tailgate... It was not a damper to slow down the opening.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-01-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By pfbz
Spark plugs go frequently in these trucks... ...

Spark plugs go frequently in these trucks... Coil packs occasionally (but that will be extra). The coil extension tubes on the 2011 failed frequently, likely already replaced though.

Other than...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-01-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 123,248
Posted By pfbz
I installed a Hellwig rear bar on my 2011 F150...

I installed a Hellwig rear bar on my 2011 F150 years ago.

My thoughts, some good, some bad:

Good: Handling definitely improved. I'm also running Bilstein shocks (helps) and oversized tires on...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-01-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By pfbz
2011 F150, occasional boost 'flutter' / surging.

2011 F150. Stock except for canned SCT tune. ,

I get an occasional boost 'flutter'. Happens most frequently when:

1) On an incline
2) Moderate throttle pressure, enough to kick up the boost...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 09-27-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,595
Posted By pfbz
Repaced my 'rusted to dust' Smittybilt step bars...

Repaced my 'rusted to dust' Smittybilt step bars with some Westin HDX drop steps...

Seem to be much higher build quality, better mounting system, the steps themselves are in a better position than...
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 09-27-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,538
Posted By pfbz
Here's a blurb on the different modes... I'd love...

Here's a blurb on the different modes... I'd love to hear your impressions specifically on transmission behavior after experimenting with them a bit...

Also, I know my 2011 Eco Screw really...
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 09-27-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,538
Posted By pfbz
Have you compared transmission behavior when it's...

Have you compared transmission behavior when it's in Sport mode? I would expect it to hold gears longer and do far less hunting, but no direct experience. Or even Baja mode??

I also wonder if...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-13-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,735
Posted By pfbz
Are you saying that you can negotiate a price...

Are you saying that you can negotiate a price equal to A/Z Plan, or do you know of some other loophole in the A/Z guidelines?

The only other way i know of is Ford sometimes gives employees...
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 09-13-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,952
Posted By pfbz
I would think ESP would cover it, though many...

I would think ESP would cover it, though many dealers make it a hassle if it isn't consistantly reproducible.

There were a series of TSB fixes for this problem before 16-0027 that didn't replace...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-13-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,735
Posted By pfbz
X-Plan doesn't do squat for ensuring a stress...

X-Plan doesn't do squat for ensuring a stress free transaction if there is a trade in involved... If they want to play games, the'll just low-ball the trade.

In the end, I agree with the OP. It...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 09-12-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 105,937
Posted By pfbz
Looking great Dan! Like the front bumper in...

Looking great Dan! Like the front bumper in particular.

My truck is still pretty much the same, except for replacing my complete-crap-and-rotted-to-dust NFab/Smittybilt steps with some Westin HDX...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 08-31-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,595
Posted By pfbz
FYI, this is what NFab (Smittybilt) nerf bars...

FYI, this is what NFab (Smittybilt) nerf bars look like in five years. Just to note, there is not a spot of rust ANYWHERE else on this truck...

Just outside of warranty, smittybilt was...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 08-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 304,423
Posted By pfbz
Lots changed in between 2010 and 2011... I...

Lots changed in between 2010 and 2011... I wouldn't assume a 2011 tccm would work with your 2010 transfer case. Then you would have the additional wiring, the locker, the tccm, the switch, etc.
...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 08-24-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,678
Posted By pfbz
Wow.... Thread blast from the past. I always get...

Wow.... Thread blast from the past. I always get a kick out of old threads that I started and had completely forgotten about!

My advice is to save yourself some hassle and just buy the 2011...
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 08-03-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 466,802
Posted By pfbz
Current TSB pays 9.2 hours labor. Parts are...

Current TSB pays 9.2 hours labor. Parts are covered.

I've heard plenty of dealerships complain that 'corporate' (insert Ford, VW, GM, whomever here) doesn't pay them enough for warranty work......
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 08-01-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 466,802
Posted By pfbz
Agree... The correct TSB has all cam phasers...

Agree...

The correct TSB has all cam phasers and timing chain replaced. To quote the TSB:
"Replace all four variable camshaft timing (VCT) units and primary timing chain"

I was able to get...
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 07-28-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 466,802
Posted By pfbz
Pulling the cab is very common on superduty's,...

Pulling the cab is very common on superduty's, but not on F150's. No way I'd want a tech pulling my cab to do a job like this. Easily be done with cab in place...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-26-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By pfbz
Now we are getting somewhere... Can you...

Now we are getting somewhere...

Can you clarify a bit more? 35x12.50R17LT Ridge Grapplers, on OEM Raptor wheels, clearance on a 09-11 F150 with what lift or modifications?

Also, anyone have...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-26-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By pfbz
BFG ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2 Severe snow service...

BFG ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2

Severe snow service (snowflake) rated.

If I step up to Raptor-size (LT315/70R17), this would likely be my choice. Doesn't look like they have anything else in a 17"...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-26-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By pfbz
Nitto Ridge Grappler... Looks like a nice...

Nitto Ridge Grappler...

Looks like a nice tire. Does have an oddball size that might work well for me, LT305/70R17 which is about 1/2" taller at 33.86", but doesn't seem to have Snowflake Winter...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-26-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By pfbz
Well glad it wasn't my imagination... VERY...

Well glad it wasn't my imagination... VERY little, especially when you factor in the 17"x8.5" Raptor wheels which I love and am not giving up. Guess I need to research more on how well the...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-26-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By pfbz
Yet another TIRE question...

Time for new tires.

2011 FX4 Supercrew

3.73 rear end
3.5 Eco
SCT'ed so I can easily change speedo.
OEM take-off Raptor wheels (17" x 8.5", 34mm offset)
Bushwacker fender flares
...
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 06-30-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 466,802
Posted By pfbz
I love my truck, love my ecoboost (yes, i had the...

I love my truck, love my ecoboost (yes, i had the cam phasers/chain fixed under warranty), but I have zero intention of buying another Ford product due to their customer service, incredibly sloppy...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 02-25-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 336,778
Posted By pfbz
Tesla can write software that provides...

Tesla can write software that provides self-driving nearly autonomous cars...

Microsoft/Ford can't seem to work out selecting and remembering audio inputs on the stereo.

Maybe that's one of...
Forum: 2011+ Engine Related Questions 02-23-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By pfbz
6 qts. I prefer Mobil 1 5w-30. Has the correct...

6 qts. I prefer Mobil 1 5w-30. Has the correct Ford cert and much better than the Motorcraft semi-synthetic that Ford dealers likes to go with.
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