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Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-21-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ I might do likewise before my 8 yrs/60k ESP...

^^^ I might do likewise before my 8 yrs/60k ESP expires in 4.5 yrs. That is, if my own "extended warranty" as an aging baby boomer doesn't (um) "expire" before then. :unsure:

I prefer my unique...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-20-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ Rather than replacing your perfectly suitable...

^^^ Rather than replacing your perfectly suitable low mileage F150, consider doing what I do - buy yourself another new toy! I see nothing in 2015+ series that would come close to tempting me to...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-20-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By DirtDawg
I'd seriously consider stopping where you are...

I'd seriously consider stopping where you are rather than spend even more on what might well become a nightmare rebuild. Also, you might repost in the 2004-2008 subforum for more specific experience...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By DirtDawg
BuiltRight's website already shows the larger...

BuiltRight's website already shows the larger rear panels available separately (but not the smaller front panels):
*Pre-Order* BuiltRight Industries Bedside Rack System Large Panel - 2009 - 2014...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-19-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By DirtDawg
A great concept - I like it... :thumbsup: ...

A great concept - I like it... :thumbsup:

Some of us have UnderCover SwingCases installed (as pictured) which I like and don't want to remove. OTOH, the smaller forward mounted panels might be...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ Just as FYI, I bought my ESP from Ziegler in...

^^^ Just as FYI, I bought my ESP from Ziegler in July 2015 (a full year after taking delivery of my new truck). Since mine was then and always will be low annual mileage driven, the plan I chose...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-17-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By DirtDawg
Since you stated "mint", "perfectly happy" and...

Since you stated "mint", "perfectly happy" and 23.5k original owner miles, agreed - keep it!
Mine only has prox 7.5k total miles since new - no way I'd sell it...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-04-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By DirtDawg
Seems this thread is morphing into "who has the...

Seems this thread is morphing into "who has the highest payload".
Mine won't win a prize at either end but 1742 for S-Cab isn't bad...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-04-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,684
Posted By DirtDawg
As already stated, F150 equipped with 6.2L are...

As already stated, F150 equipped with 6.2L are "sleepers" with no identifying badges whatsoever. Lack of Flex Fuel on tailgate being only clue.

Its been over 3.5 yrs but I don't recall 6.2L being...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ Fumoto does slow down the draining process...

^^^ Fumoto does slow down the draining process but more than offsetting that is lack of mess when used in combo with RCI skids. I'm a fan of Fumoto, having used one on my old Wrangler TJ for years in...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-23-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By DirtDawg
Do related keyword searches and you'll find...

Do related keyword searches and you'll find related threads and posts...

When Bilstein 5100 shocks became available for 2014+ F150, I jumped on it as did several others here. My objective wasn't...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 12-12-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By DirtDawg
OK, here my own bias... I factory ordered my...

OK, here my own bias...

I factory ordered my 2014 FX4 with it being assembled on the Dearborn production line at very end of steel bodied model line. Although I wasn't disinterested in the new...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-05-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,338
Posted By DirtDawg
IMO, increased wind resistance with FoMoCo...

IMO, increased wind resistance with FoMoCo PowerScope (or similar aftermarket) mirrors isn't a factor. Instead, being careful backing out of narrow parking stalls or garage is much more so....
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-05-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By DirtDawg
Before I scored a nice set of OEM Raptor side...

Before I scored a nice set of OEM Raptor side boards, 2nd choice for me would have been RCI 09-14 F-150 Heavy Duty Side Steps ...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-04-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ True, harder to find. Much like standard F150...

^^^ True, harder to find. Much like standard F150 trucks, Raptor S-Crew outsold S-Cab versions with the former having larger rear seating plus same 5.5' bed box as a "normal" F150 S-Crew.

I'm one...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-04-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ Based on the above response, S-Crew won't fit...

^^^ Based on the above response, S-Crew won't fit S-Cab as I suspected due to shorter overall length cab.

I just now measured my S-Cab Raptor boards as prox 45" center-to-center between mounting...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-02-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By DirtDawg
^^^ Well then, my suggestion would apply to...

^^^ Well then, my suggestion would apply to yours. These tires are a popular choice on this forum, however usually larger sizes in combo with lift than the catalog numbers I selected. My truck has...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-02-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By DirtDawg
Insufficient information for definitive reply,...

Insufficient information for definitive reply, however...

Depending on loaded weight of TT and whether a WDH is utilized plus size of your OEM wheels/tires, there are intermediate options to LT...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-28-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By DirtDawg
By "complete", I meant full OEM Raptor system...

By "complete", I meant full OEM Raptor system from cat-pipe flange to exit tips without modifications whatsoever, whereas modifying with reducer flange is required with smaller displacement engines....
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-27-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By DirtDawg
For reference, my (sig) 2014 FX4 had MSRP of...

For reference, my (sig) 2014 FX4 had MSRP of $49,540 (noting somewhat lower cost for S-Cab) which had all options I wanted with nav and sunroof intentionally excluded). Factory ordered and built the...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-27-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By DirtDawg
My complete OEM Raptor system (500 miles on...

My complete OEM Raptor system (500 miles on system when removed and 2000 on my truck at that time) nearly 3 yrs ago. I love its deep note which is not obtrusive or tiring even when towing. Appeals...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-20-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By DirtDawg
I'll assume (that word) that you mean greater...

I'll assume (that word) that you mean greater Phoenix or surrounding valley areas? I've never lived there, having moved from SoCal to AZ mtns at 5k' elev 4 yrs ago. I'm very fussy about maintaining...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-17-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By DirtDawg
Good luck with your search for the right truck....

Good luck with your search for the right truck. I'm another that prefers a V8 engine in trucks of this class.

BTW, love your forum name... :D
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-12-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By DirtDawg
Amazing, simply amazing. How many 3.5 EB owners...

Amazing, simply amazing. How many 3.5 EB owners will ultimately claim same?

Mine is 6.2 vs 5.0 however at annual rate I'm accruing mileage (now at 7.2k total since new), it won't reach 375k for...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,216
Posted By DirtDawg
Agreed... I'm almost too old to get excited...

Agreed...

I'm almost too old to get excited simply looking at car images, but went to Stoneham's website and viewed their great pics of that Shelby. Wow!

Owned a '91 GT hatch from new for 14...
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