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powa_ranga

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Live a little LOL. Tuner in tow mode, down pipe and exhuast and a WW2 will have that thing moving right along without effecting reliability one bit. Mine has 210K on it, it had all those mods done at like 50K. Zero issues. EGT's never get over 1150 no matter how much you mash the fun pedal and almost zero smoke.

Edit, also put on a turbo blanket and wrapped the down pipe. Didn't really notice any power increase, but the AC sure does work better.
That sounds like a pretty decent setup and probably very reliable, right now I have no interest in messing with it...I had the last one for about 5 or 6 years and put like 15k miles on it in that time, this one will probably be less than that.

I start it once a week or so and let it run for a half hour that's about it. Religious on maintenance, interior is a solid 10/10, AC blows Cold, and it tows or pulls out anything I throw at it. My friends with newer trucks all give me shit about it being a pig but also wanna buy it so it's a wash lol.

My only complaint is the classic problem with ford door actuators starting to fail but I have new motorcraft replacements in the garage...that and the front vacuum hubs are shit and don't like to disengage, (another normal problem) probably gunna put some manual Warns in it and forget about it.

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ucd baja

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That sounds like a pretty decent setup and probably very reliable, right now I have no interest in messing with it...I had the last one for about 5 or 6 years and put like 15k miles on it in that time, this one will probably be less than that.

I start it once a week or so and let it run for a half hour that's about it. Religious on maintenance, interior is a solid 10/10, AC blows Cold, and it tows or pulls out anything I throw at it. My friends with newer trucks all give me shit about it being a pig but also wanna buy it so it's a wash lol.

My only complaint is the classic problem with ford door actuators starting to fail but I have new motorcraft replacements in the garage...that and the front vacuum hubs are shit and don't like to disengage, (another normal problem) probably gunna put some manual Warns in it and forget about it.

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I put some Mile Marker locking hubs on the front of our Excursion (y)
 
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partybarge_pilot

Uno mas Cervesa!
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Yeah, my door locks don't work anymore either. This summer when I go crazy with the dynomat and stereo upgrayedd, I will fix them.

Also, ditch the crank case breather for a road draft tube. Otherwise your intercooler will be coated in more shit than it all ready is.
 

bullnerd

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That's got to be about as versatile setup as you can get right?

Very cool Socal!
 

dsrtrcr01

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We built one of those also. My friend wanted to copy my tahoe pakrat. Plus the legs broke off the camper so no more off and on
 

dsrtrcr01

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Tahoe pakrat... Put the front cabin on a heavier duty trailer. I am pushing the limits with my runner. Bed, bathroom, shower, sink, stove, and fridge/freezer
 

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