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I was also thinking I'd never trust a used TRX or Raptor, etc, even - or especially - with low miles.
Was it purchased for YouTube shenanigan's or posing on the Gram?
Did the PO realize they didn't have the funds to run it so there is deferred maintenance?
Unlikely a little old lady only...
Nice, look-y there, someone who understands tow ratings, and why they are almost pointless for a half-ton because you'll almost always be payload-limited first - always if there is more than just 1 person in the cab.
I'd try to re-weigh it before you decide to sell.
But at 5,800 lbs for a 4x4 Crew Cab and a 7,100 lbs GVWR (isnt it? Drawing a blank) you have an on-paper payload of 1,300 lbs. That's actually quite decent for a Longhorn trim with sunroof.
The 5,550 lbs on websites is probably not trim-specific.
The obvious stuff first:
Any dealer add-ons or mods youve made will not be factored into your "Yellow Sticker" payload. Have you added anything not on the window sticker, like side steps, floor mats, bed rugs (even a spray on liner adds 40 lbs!), tires, etc.? Twinkies in the console? Etc...
I used their manifold on my EcoBoost (different animal). Design was good, did the job, improved on some OEM flaws, but was not the highest-end manifold option out there, in terms of either fit & finish or performance potential (just a log-style mani).
BD has been around & well regarded forever...
I do around 1k miles on a new motor. Get any builders lube and shavings out of there.
Even if here isnt any, the cost is minimal compared to the grand scheme of operating costs, and the time to perform the change is less than it takes to post the question and read the answers.
Great write up! I'm loving the Carli options for the DT 1500 when I get into one.
Not sure Fox vs King yet... but can't go wrong!
What are you expecting for lifespan?
On other full size platforms the Fox 2.5 DSCs are running in the 20k-30k ball park with folks who actually push them off road...
You're wise to already be calling the distinction between dry and loaded weights. Only you can fully inventory your typical fully loaded weights, but if you are accurate in your 1,700 lb estimate including passengers I think you'd be just fine.
Especially since you have the E tires and air...
I just installed the Eibach Pro-Truck coil overs on another type of truck and very happy.
Ride is a bit more comfortable than the 5100s I had before, but the 5100s definitely held the road much better in corners.
Highway speeds in a straight line can't tell much difference.
$900 for all 4...
Actually the new Ranger has the 2.7 V6 as an option, which is probably the best engine in the F150 lineup in terms of reliability, and it’s not thaaat far off the 3.5 in performance.
That was seriously surprising.
I think we have GM to thank for that one on offering a midsize with 430 ft lbs...
This 100%. I don’t get the glowing praise.
Sure, it’s a better arrangement with fancy details built with poor materials in an odd way on a package that is the same since 2019 but actually feels the same as since 2003. “Chintzy” is the word looming in my mind.
Even if the above is subjective...
When it comes to suspensions, I'm more of a Progressive (spring) guy than far right. I dont actually care whether the spring sits on the right or the left, as long as the vehicle doesnt lean too far in either direction.
Good. We need more of those types. Less go along to get along.
That means you're probably also open to learning things - another thing we need more of.
Further to the above on your part number research:
"My research shows that part number for front and rear shocks are different from non...