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Old 08-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #29
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I think you can get the equivalent of the AMP steps as a factory option. I hope you found a different dealer to work with. The other one sounded a little lazy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #30
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Bull. They'd have to prove the modification caused the failure. They just don't want to deal with you. (And since they feel that way, I doubt you want to deal with them, either, so that's fine.)
I agree with Skater. Find a different dealer. My dealer's service shop puts on all sort of mods like these now. I asked them if they would put a 1 1/2" lift and bigger tires on my 2011 when the current tires wear out. "No problem".
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #31
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Looking for a new TV is ALL the fun of owning an Airstream! Lol. But im a car guy too...

As for the problem at hand: I think youll have more money sunk into lowering, side steps (if not already installed) and modified handles on a tall diesel than you would a much shorter EcoBoost F-150. Depending on options you want, a F-150 can be about half the price of a diesel! Of course itd be just an XLT, no leather, prolly ext cab short bed, could keep the 4wd, etc etc would run around $35,000 without any incentives. But once you get into the fancy F-150s like the King Ranch... the gap starts to close to the tune of about $45,000 and up. If I were in your shoes, I woulda done bought the F-150. Your really not pulling anything that NEEDS a diesel

If you travel North at any time of year other than summer, I think 4wd is a very good idea. Just my $.02

And a side note: If you buy any Ford before Labor Day, 0% financing for 60 mo, no payment for 90 days, and $6000 in rebates on 150s. Just something to think about
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #32
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my f150 xlt came in under 40k with rebates and after tax. there was a small increase in april after i had placed my order and locked in the price.

a member here was nice enough to advise me that if i emailed ford for info i would likely send me a rebate coupon. i checked "looking to buy now" and they sent me a $750.00 rebate coupon that led me no choice but to buy it. :-)
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #33
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A similar equipped 150 should cost conciderably less than a diesel 250
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #34
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I could go on and on about vehicles lol. Its kinda my thing lol

The most optioned F-150 you can get is the Harley Davidson edition starting at $49,000. A F-250 XLT, ext cab reg bed, 4wd, diesel costs $45,500. So I guess a F-150 CAN cost more than a diesel lol. Camper package, rear view camera, and side steps are an extra $870, jsut FYI
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #35
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Modern pickup trucks are way too tall either 2 or 4wd. It is this whole redneck big tall jacked up truck mentality that actually makes the truck much less useful as a truck. They are hard to get in and out of and hard to load stuff in the back when the tailgate is chest high. Most 4x4 versions have blocks that are easily removed to lower the suspension. I would think in most cases that the 4x2 parts are interchangable with the 4x4. I would think a good dealer could help you with this if they wanted to and still not violate the warrantee.

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:26 PM   #36
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When did 3/4 ton trucks start looking tall lol. My 1992 F-250 is prolly 4" than a F-150 or F-250 2wd. Of course this was when 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons had identical bodies and different frames lol.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #37
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #38
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Modern pickup trucks are way too tall either 2 or 4wd. It is this whole redneck big tall jacked up truck mentality that actually makes the truck much less useful as a truck. They are hard to get in and out of and hard to load stuff in the back when the tailgate is chest high. Most 4x4 versions have blocks that are easily removed to lower the suspension
I resemble that remark.

I put a 3" leveling kit on my F150 TV, allowing me to run wider, stiffer 33" load range D/E tires. That was accomplished with new steering knuckles with 3" spindle lift on the front. On the rear, extra leafs in the springs for 1" lift and improved load capacity. This was a great improvement in stability, steering, visibility, and ride when towing.

As a side benefit, it allows me to slide in and out of the cab with ease (I'm a long legged redneck )
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^^^ Amen brutha! Been there, done that lol. I had a 2002 F-150 that I had to climb in and jump out of lol. We actually got my grandma and grandpa in and out of it a few times lol. Had to give grandma a shove though lol
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