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Old 03-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #1
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Smile Fixin' up the F150

Well, the company paid out it's huge profit sharing to all of us who actually made the money. Nice.

Paid off Sweet Wife's mini van. Paid off some doctor bills.

And used a bit of the rest to fix up the F150. (2007, 5.4 3 valve, paid for)

It already had a tranny temp gauge, extra inline tranny cooler and Timbrens.

Now it has

Michelin load range E tires. At 60 psi they ride nice. Push rear to 70 psi for towing. 245/70 R 17E.
Bilstien 4600 shocks
A 3" free flow exhaust, off brand but much like MagnaFlow so the installer shop told me.
Airaid throttle body spacer
Airaid intake
K&N air filter.
Deep extra capacity, ribbed aluminum tranny pan.



So after I got all that installed I filled up with gas. At the next fill up I figured with all that improvement to intake and exhaust my MPG must be up from 15.5to say, 17 or so.

I got 14 MPG.

Perhaps I have a bit of testosterone in my fuel/air mix. But the truck sure is fun to drive! Like new, only with no payment! Can't wait to tow with it.
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MPG? eh! Still, I would say, a worthy effort.
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MPG? eh! Still, I would say, a worthy effort.
I just need to learn to drive it right, again. But it's so much fun to drive it wrong!
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