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Old 09-22-2016, 10:00 AM
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Like clockwork, I get in, BAM BAM to sport mode and auto shut off OFF!!!
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Gorgeous truck

almost identical to one I looked at the other day, minus the 3.5 and 4WD.

Im torn between leasing one of these or a Tacoma
Don't lease a Taco. You'll come out better buying it and selling it in 3 years. One of the few that it's not worth it to lease.

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Noticed a bit of stumbling while idling in line to pick up my daughter from school yesterday. Hoping it's just to do with the dealer provided first tank of gas. Will be filling up with 93 today & we'll see if it improves.

Still haven't decided if I like the auto-stop. With how hot it's been here, it only stops the engine for about 30 seconds, then starts again due to cabin temp. Not sure if it's being extra hard on the engine to cycle as much as it is. So I either disable it (have to push the button every time you start the truck, or just keep light enough pressure on the brake so it won't engage.
It's fine, that's what the system was designed for. I use the start stop in the Jeep all the time and it really does help with gas. After a while you wonder why so many cars waste gas just sitting at a red light idling.

Also, y u no get 4WD?
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:11 PM
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It's fine, that's what the system was designed for. I use the start stop in the Jeep all the time and it really does help with gas. After a while you wonder why so many cars waste gas just sitting at a red light idling.
Also, y u no get 4WD?
I don't necessarily dislike the auto-stop, so much as don't see the point to turn the engine off for 22 seconds, then restart to keep the cabin from getting hot (mid-90s outside). Maybe in the cooler months it'll make more sense.
Also, in the last 15 years, I can't think of a situation/time that I've needed 4WD.
This'll be 98% a street truck, with a little time spent at our ranch on pretty well maintained oilfield gravel roads. Out there we have some dedicated trucks that live there & can get beat to hell without worry.
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Also, in the last 15 years, I can't think of a situation/time that I've needed 4WD.
c'mon, mall crawling is where it's at!!
these Houston skreets wouldnt know what hit them
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You're there...pretty sure the Houston streets would be like, Justin prepared us for this.
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Originally Posted by 00TL-P3.2 View Post
I don't necessarily dislike the auto-stop, so much as don't see the point to turn the engine off for 22 seconds, then restart to keep the cabin from getting hot (mid-90s outside). Maybe in the cooler months it'll make more sense.
Also, in the last 15 years, I can't think of a situation/time that I've needed 4WD.
This'll be 98% a street truck, with a little time spent at our ranch on pretty well maintained oilfield gravel roads. Out there we have some dedicated trucks that live there & can get beat to hell without worry.
It's not for what you have needed it for, it's what you could use it for.

I'd say join me on my next off road trip but there's no way that beast is going to make it up any of the switchbacks lol. Also, gravel roads don't need 4WD.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:27 AM
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It's not for what you have needed it for, it's what you could use it for.

I'd say join me on my next off road trip but there's no way that beast is going to make it up any of the switchbacks lol. Also, gravel roads don't need 4WD.
Some off-road adventures would be fun, but my passion lies in small, quick cars. Thinking I may look for an NB Miata to play with.
As a 'cheaper' option, our man juniorbean has me quite tempted to get into the karting world.
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Tiny update:

When we brought it home:
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Almost done in the rear, want to swap in a black Ford emblem:
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Also, Cravenspeed is having to send me another antenna, the first one got lost in the mail.
Next up, is removing the SPORT badges on the bedsides, not sure if I'll keep the EcoBoost badges on the doors & will probably change or swap the F150 fender badges eventually, since they have mounting pins/holes behind them.
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Some off-road adventures would be fun, but my passion lies in small, quick cars. Thinking I may look for an NB Miata to play with.
As a 'cheaper' option, our man juniorbean has me quite tempted to get into the karting world.
I have a small quick car already but I almost like off road adventures more. The sights these things can take you to are some that not many humans will ever see. Takes all kinds though!
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interesting, checked out Lula Roe.com

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Advertising works!
Let your lady friends know!
Justn wasn't checking it out for his lady friends he was checking out those clothes for himself
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Justn wasn't checking it out for his lady friends he was checking out those clothes for himself
That works too! They actually have a few men's shirts, but they're priced a bit high, which is why we don't carry them.
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Justn wasn't checking it out for his lady friends he was checking out those clothes for himself
I need new yoga pants
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Nice truck... I've been thinking about going over to the truck scene...
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Almost done in the rear, want to swap in a black Ford emblem.
Get the duplicolor black chrome paint and spray them yourself and save yourself a bunch of money. Its what i did on the Explorer.




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Congrats!!

Just turn the auto/stop off and forget it even exists.
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Something I've noticed in the ~600 miles I've put on the truck so far, on a particular ~1 mile stretch of really poorly patched road, both directions on my commute. Truck makes a bit of a sidestep in the rear when going over the worse parts of the road; caught me off guard the first time, almost like it's trying to swerve.
Some guys over on the F150 forum are experiencing similar behavior, seems a new set of rear shocks kills most of the problem (consensus seems to be the trucks are oversprung & underdamped).

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Nice truck... I've been thinking about going over to the truck scene...
I'm loving it, coming from 15 years of cars, this is a big change. No regrets so far, though the 18-20mpg is a big drop from the 29-33 in the Civic.

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Get the duplicolor black chrome paint and spray them yourself and save yourself a bunch of money. Its what i did on the Explorer.
How did you spray it without killing the Ford script? Love the way yours looks & the metallic in it will work well with the Magnetic.

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Congrats!!
Just turn the auto/stop off and forget it even exists.
Yeah, it is starting to get old, just sucks to have to kill it every time.
There's an app called Forscan to alter some of the coding, there may be a way to default it to off, along with lots of other tricks.
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I think it's translucent so the chrome still shows through while you bury the blue.
my work truck does that too...it feels like the bed of the truck is getting disconnected from the cab...I chalked it up to just how a truck is supposed to drive.
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I think it's translucent so the chrome still shows through while you bury the blue.
my work truck does that too...it feels like the bed of the truck is getting disconnected from the cab...I chalked it up to just how a truck is supposed to drive.
It's only on a particular stretch of road that I've had it happen.
Did some un-scientific testing yesterday & drove it with the traction control off, no sidestep. Not sure if coincidence, will be trying it a few more times.

A few guys reporting that putting some weight in the bed helps as well.
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...put some weight in the bed = making more babies?
Or did I misread that?!?!
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Don't need no more babies.
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Finished debadging the truck & got the CravenSpeed Stubby installed.
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Next up is attempting the duplicolor mentioned above om the Ford emblems & maybe the fender badges. Thought about trying to file down the XLT part of the fender badges & replace it with the EcoBoost badges from the doors, they're the right size for it.
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Yeah, it is starting to get old, just sucks to have to kill it every time.
There's an app called Forscan to alter some of the coding, there may be a way to default it to off, along with lots of other tricks.
You have to turn it off every time you start the car? i mean truck?

You might want to ask your dealer to see if they can reprogram it so it remembers the last setting before you turn off the car.

My 13 335i did that, dealer did a 1 time program, so it would remember where I left off.

If you bought the car, i would definitely turn that thing off completely. the 0.01 mpg you saved is not worth the constant on/off excessive wear/tear caused on the engine at every stop. just my opinion.
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You have to turn it off every time you start the car? i mean truck?

You might want to ask your dealer to see if they can reprogram it so it remembers the last setting before you turn off the car.

My 13 335i did that, dealer did a 1 time program, so it would remember where I left off.

If you bought the car, i would definitely turn that thing off completely. the 0.01 mpg you saved is not worth the constant on/off excessive wear/tear caused on the engine at every stop. just my opinion.
Defaults to 'ON' with every start. Not sure if Forscan can swap the default value. Honestly, it's not a big deal so far, and it's smart enough to know when not to stop, EG: if the wheel is turned beyond a certain point when you stop, it self-disables.
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I liked playing with the brake pedal...turns off...barely move foot, back on...SIKE BITCH I'M NOT STOPPED!
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Never got to say Congrats. Best of luck to you and the wife with the new truck and the business. Truck looks great
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Never got to say Congrats. Best of luck to you and the wife with the new truck and the business. Truck looks great
Thanks, closing in on 1,500 miles, averaging 20mpg & loving the power.

Got in my co-worker's Colorado last week & had to rib him a bit about his 'cute' truck being smaller than mine
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So that's what the call them now. "Trucks"

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Appointment to get a LineX done in about 3 hours.
Not sure what I'll do next, thinking headlight upgrade. OE LED retrofit is near $2k
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Line-X done. She said it's about 80% cured, nothing over 50lbs on it for 24 hours or it will leave flat spots in the texture.
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They did a fantastic job, about 90 minutes start to finish. If anyone in Houston is looking for one, I'd re-use them for sure.
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Line-X always does an awesome job. It's a really good product for sure. The best part is that linings can be done in color as well as black.
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Looks good... very OEM.
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Got a quote (no tax & free shipping) for a Bak MX4 that's 200-250 less than most I've seen listed, tempting, but need to probably wait a bit before tossing another big purchase at the truck before its first note is even due
Just need to get SWMBO approval
Will have to frame it as, it'll make our couple road trips (Albuquerque & CO Springs in Nov & Dec) easier, since we'll be in the snow & won't have to worry about weatherproofing the luggage.
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That looks awesome! Nice work.
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Thinking about a headlight upgrade to dress up the front end & move to either HID or LED over the mediocre halogens, to be followed up with a plug & play Morimoto foglight upgrade.

The 2 I'm considering below:
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OEM LED
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Wife needed the truck for work today, car seats are in her Flex. Had to drive the Civic to work today, back in the real snail...Luckily, just for the day. Miss my truck
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OEM LED fo sho. They just look so unique.
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Truck looks good!

What's the cost difference between the headlight options. Something tells me the dual projector will be much less expensive but still look awesome...
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The aftermarket are around $500, the OE LEDs are about $2k
Definitely a 'down the road' upgrade.
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They both look great. But yes the LED does look sexier; rather obvious given the price.
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