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Old 04-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #51
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That blows, whats the plans now?
I am hoping to find a lower miles 6.8L V10/tranny/comp/harness cheap. If not another 2V 5.4L would work for me.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:29 AM   #52
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:00 AM   #53
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Man, that is odd. Usually if a modular has rod failure, they just crumble.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:17 AM   #54
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Was this rod failure result of abuse or just age?
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #55
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Was this rod failure result of abuse or just age?
It's a 10 year old work truck I would guess a combo of everything. Shitty conditions, abuse, age and neglect.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #56
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What's shocks should I go with? It still has the stockers on it. I heard even the cheap bilsteins are a good bit stiffer which I wouldn't mind, but are they worth it over like an autozone cheapy? Or maybe these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-04-Ford-F...sories&vxp=mtr

All my other vehicles have "high end" shocks including the cheap jeep...
The Bilsteins are worth the extra loot. Much more durable.

EDIT: Shit, that's what I get for posting before looking. lol.

Diesel swap time. Slap a Cummins in there.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:37 AM   #57
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12 Valve would be awesome in that.

I'm looking into a 99-04 crew cab SD right now with a 5.4. If I can get a 7.3 for a similar price I will but most of the 7.3 crew cabs in my price range need too much work. I'll probably end up either doing a 2.5" leveling kit or 4" lift on some 35s.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #58
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Anyone know the rough weight of a 32-35ft gooseneck? I am looking for something to pull both my jeep and ranger on one trailer. Those two loaded down will weight between 9-10K (ranger is 5300ish jeep will be similar soon). Most of the trailers I have seen are dual axle DRW and rated for 22-26K GVWR.

Just if your curious no I'm not going to tow it with a 5.4L. I am looking at swapping a motor in undecided yet have looked at anything from a 6V53 with a 10-13 speed to a V10.
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12-14K lbs I think. As for the 5.4L, I bet it would pull that much. My motorhome is 19Klbs and has a 4bbl 454 rated at 230HP and 365 torque, add in a 4K lbs tow car, plus fluids, I could see 24K lbs easy. The 5.4L is rated at 260hp and 345ftlbs. V10 might be the better option, but I have no doubt the 5.4L could pull it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #60
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I have no doubt the 5.4L could pull it but why bother not putting in the V10 with 295HP/447lb-ft? Either motor still puts the truck over its GCWR...
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Diesel dammit. Cummins swaps are fairly cheap, especially if you pull one of the ones from a 90's Ram.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:06 AM   #62
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Diesel dammit. Cummins swaps are fairly cheap, especially if you pull one of the ones from a 90's Ram.
The swap as a hole is somewhat expensive. The diesel's are not cheap to begin with and then there are all the adapter plates a diesel fuel tank, pump, motor mounts, tranny converter, etc. The 6.8L is a more or less bolt in swap donor trucks can be had for $1500ish so I would have all of the parts and a set of extra bits and bobs. Which is nice because I hope the current 5.4L is not to fucked as I would love to put it in the ranger with a 1356-1356 doubler. It would finish out the 1 ton drivetrain swap.


The amount I would have into adapters and a tranny computer alone for the 5.9L swap I could have purchased a (used) supercharger kit on ebay for the 6.8L and easily be making 450HP and 5-600 lb-ft of torque. Thats more than enough to pull what I need comfortably with the 4.10's in the axles already. I finally found some guys who haul those trailers and they run 7-10K depending on age more or less. Older ones being heavier. So I would at most be pulling 20K thats common not only for the stock 6.8L's, but for the powerstrokes as well. I also can guarantee both will get shitty MPG's.
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The diesel would still get waaaaaaayyyyyyy better fuel economy than the charged v10.
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The diesel would still get waaaaaaayyyyyyy better fuel economy than the charged v10.
Most guys with 4.10's and 4.30's get ok MPG's typically around 14-16MPG empty and 10-12MPG loaded. The newer diesels I have played with get similar not to mention fuel is more expensive. 99% of the guys who bitch about the 6.8L and MPG's have 3.55's and 3.73's which knocks that mod motor out of its power band and kicks them out of OD which kills MPG's.
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Or just get a 12 Valve Cummins and you will get great MPG, reliability, and the ability ti add a fuck ton of power for minimal money.
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I don't like the bandwagon thing. If a diesel goes in it will be an old 2 stroke detroit or a 7.3L.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:27 AM   #67
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I love the 7.3's but I'll take a Cummins in a close 2nd.
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Funny story the new medium duty Ford truck's come with a 6.7L cummins
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I think they have for a few years now actually. But really a 12-Valve in there would be beast. I would say a common rail but that would be a lot more expensive.
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