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#273 of 768 Garage Door Opener ?
Feb 05, 2001 (7:22 pm)
The 2001 F-150, F-250 / 350 Ranger E - Series Ford model book, page 44 has the following text referring to a long overhead console for the F250 Super Duty.
"3. Handy overhead console includes a compass, garage door opener, exterior temperature readout and a place for your shades, standard on Lariet."
I have a Supercab Lariet with a small "overhead console: trip computer (compass, distance-to-empty, outside temperature), general storage bin". as listed on page 47.
What do others F250 owners have in your Supercab or regular cab?
#274 of 768 I have no right to complain
Feb 07, 2001 (5:45 pm)
I was lucky to receive an '01 F250 SC SD HD XLT 5.4L 4x4 SB as a company vehicle. I could do a lot worse. But the lease company ordered the optional:
"Heavy-Service Suspension Package
NOTE: Recommended only on vehicles which will permanently utilize aftermarket equipment such as heavy-duty winches, brush guards or other apparatus which loads the front axle to the specified gross axle weight rating (GAWR), heavy-service front springs."
My truck will have none of these recommended items. Rough ride! What can I do to tame this beast? Must I get kidney belts, like moto-cross riders wear?! I love the truck, but...! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#275 of 768 nrmoss
Feb 07, 2001 (7:20 pm)
Other folks here have switched to bielstien (spelling) shocks and they claimed it made the truck ride much nicer.. This might be something to try..
#276 of 768 General tires
Feb 07, 2001 (10:38 pm)
Have an 01 with the General tires(LT 235 85R 16) and no problems so far. Only 4600 miles.
The fuel milage so far has been 17.0-17.8 mixed freeway/highway. Can't belive I can go 500+ miles on a tank of fuel. My 460 wouldn't pass a gas station.
Only rumor I heard was the Cummins will be avilible for 02.
Anybody wants to check out the TSB's there is a site at www.alldata.com that has recalls and lists all the TSB's.
Love this truck
#277 of 768 Bess, re shocks
Feb 08, 2001 (8:54 pm)
Thanks for the response. Do you recall if the Bilstiens (spelling) were directly in response to the Heavy Suspension Option having been ordered, or due to other issues? Are there any other ride taming options that you (or anyone else out there) have heard of? Thanks...
Feb 09, 2001 (4:26 pm)
Feb 3 bought an F-250 SD Crew Lariat with 7.3 Powerstroke & 172" wb. I was told it could take up to 12 weeks to come in. Anyone know more realistic delivery time?
#279 of 768 Tires, 4WD system, snowy weather traction
Feb 09, 2001 (6:16 pm)
My F250 4x4 SC SD HD XLT 5.4L came with basic General tires. In snowy conditions, the effectiveness in 4WD is terrible! I don't mean to sound sacreligious, but both my Explorer and my Blazer are much better on snow. They'd both leave it in the dust. I love my F250, but it can darn near get stuck in a flat parking lot and 1" of snow. Not that it matters, but I have manual locking hubs and manual transfer. Yes, the hubs are locked. I do not have any weight in the back, but I'm not exaggerating, it darn near gets stuck on a flatlot.
Any ideas? Could the tires be that poor in tread design? The truck only had 5 hundred miles on it. It doesn't even seem to be pulling from the front tires. Anyway, help?
#280 of 768 F250 HD SC V10 w/4.10 axle ratio?
Feb 09, 2001 (10:48 pm)
I was just checking out the Edmunds "New Car" section for pricing on a 2001 F250 SC V10. It had been my understanding that the only axle ratios available were a 3.73 or a 4.30 but it looks to me like there is now a 4.10 also available. Does anyone know if this is correct and if it's a recent change?
Feb 10, 2001 (6:08 am)
To the best of my knowledge the 4.10 is not available withe the v-10, only the diesel and the 5.4.
#282 of 768 oregonaj:
Feb 10, 2001 (7:14 am)
For an F250:
Limited-Slip with 4.10 Axle Ratio
NOT AVAILABLE with 99F, 99S, 446, 449, X31, X32, XC1, XC3.
4.10 Axle Ratio
NOT AVAILABLE with 99S, 99F, 446, 449, XC1, XC2, XC3.
99F and 99S are the V10 and PSD engines..
If you go to an F350, (w DRW) I think you can get a 4.10 with PSD.. but still not the V10.
I hope this helps