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Mar 20, 2001 (6:43 am)
I just purchased a 2001 F150 screw with a 5.4, captain chairs, skid plates, towing package, sliding rear window. I love this truck and I am very glad I got the 5.4. I want to protect the bed with some sort of liner. I have heard people say go with the spray on bed liners while others say the plastic bed liners from ford are ok. Does anyone have any advise on this? I do alot of hunting and fishing so things will get put in the back plus I live in NH so I could also carry alittle salt and sand in the winter.
Mar 20, 2001 (8:16 am)
I bought my F150 Super Crew (4x4) Lariat with big engine about 6 months ago. I absolutely love it. Only bad thing about it is the gas mileage (13.5) Since I use it on the Texas gulf coast, I got the spray-in bed liner and had it "rust proofed". Last time I got excited about a vehicle was in 1964 when I brought a Mercedes back with me from Germany.
#617 of 1265 Limited slip axle?
Mar 20, 2001 (6:04 pm)
Someone please explain the limited slip axle for me. Does it increase traction on slipery ground? Kind of like Posi-traction on GM vehicles?
Man! From the sounds of some of the buyers here in Town Hall, there are some dang schrewd truck buyers out there in the world! Great going guys. Thinking about going to the dealer to look sof rmy future Screw gives me heartburn. Anyone know a good dealer int he Fayetteville/Raleigh, NC area?
#618 of 1265 Rust proofing
Mar 21, 2001 (6:40 am)
gregntx2 Did you get the rust proofing from the dealership? Did you mean the truck was rust proofed or the bedliner was? I have limited slip in my truck and love it. I was able to get all of my options for free. My truck just alittle over invoice. The truck rides better then most cars I have been in. I has been the car car I have ever owned so far!!
#619 of 1265 parman4 & rtanton - 4x4 and ltd. slip
Mar 21, 2001 (12:07 pm)
parman sorry to reply so late- I live in the Boston area(Quincy) and have driven all kinds of trucks both 4 & 2 wheel drive. Trust me you do not want to drive a 2wd truck in winter conditions any more than you have to. Especially if your children will ever be part of the cargo. Go with a 4x4 you will get your money back if you ever sell it. As far as the limited slip rear differential/while I can't explain exactly how it works, I can tell you that it does. Take it from me- I didn't get it on my'01 lariat screw and it is the only mistake that I feel I have made in the purchase of my truck. It is an inexpensive option and I found myself putting the truck in 4x4 in what appeared to be light snow conditions. There were times when I felt that if I had the ltd.slip I would not have had to use 4x4. Do your homework and good luck, I will answer any other questions you have. Here is what I bought: Bright red S-Crew 4x4 Lariat,4.6L,parchment leather,cab steps,moon roof,sliding rear window,bed extender,heated seats. p.s. quick synopsis of ltd. slip rear end: transfers power from wheel that is slipping to the other giving added traction.
Mar 21, 2001 (1:34 pm)
altho i can't entirely explain how limited slip works, it is beneficial in that clutch packs in the rearend help deliver power to the wheel that isn't slipping rather than just to the wheel that is spinning. and, yes, ford's limited slip and gm's posi traction are most likely very similar. i've had limited slip axles on a couple vehicles i've owned. limited slip does help in slippery conditions, especially when starting from a complete stop. however, in my experience, in a limited slip vehicle if you gas it too much it'll fishtail quicker than a vehicle without limited slip. so, there is some give and take.
#621 of 1265 X-Plan bootom line?
Mar 21, 2001 (5:41 pm)
I have an uncle that works for Ford, and he just told me that the X-Plan is an option, but I forgot to ask what the real dollars and cents of it is. If there is anyone out there who has used the X-Plan, what is the deal? 2% below dealer invoice? 3% above dealer invoice? I'm adding up my options on my future SCrew tonight so I want a number to throw in the calculator!
Thanks to those folks out there who have answered my questions. More to come, please keep up the great answers. From what I read, the limited slip is definitely going to make the list because a 4X4 makes no sense where I'll be living.
#623 of 1265 F-150 supercrew 4x2
Mar 21, 2001 (7:16 pm)
just ordered a super crew need to know if you had any problems yet,paid invoice less $500 rebate any better deals out there? had to go to five different dealers worn out in new Mexico;
#624 of 1265 incorrect radiator
Mar 22, 2001 (2:45 pm)
If you ordered the class 3 towing pkg., you might want to check your radiator. A lot of people are finding the 1.02" instead of the 1.42" that is suppose to be there. For more info., go to f150online and go to the message board. You won't believe it, trust me.