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Old 03-26-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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My Ford F150

Okay, So I finally did it.

After about two years of debating back and forth - to the extend of saving up the money, driving to the stealerships/individuals and after test drives, rejecting the trucks (and always buying sports cars with that mula). I finally bought a truck.

Here she is:

She's a Ford F-150 5.4 with 50,000 miles on her. She pretty much meets all my expectations (which were very low :/ for a truck, but the good thing is that I got her for less then my budget of $12,046 and the mileage is low aswell.

Now I just need to swap some nice wheels on her and a towing package & we're good to go.

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I'd like to thank everyone that helped me decide on this truck, the other thread really did help me in making my decision. Thanks again! Ya`all are great! Now in return you guys don't have to put up with a Camry towing more then your truck to the track!
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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...you've finally became a man! lol! the Vanimal was pretty tight though too...

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nice! i have a truck just like that, but diff color. i have no idea what year mine is though lol.
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congrats, what year is it
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omg, you bought a ford......

ford's only good for diesels!!!!!

btw, if you get wheels with rubber band tires.......say bye bye to the wheels. you're gonna need some cushion from the tires when towing.

here's another tip (hopefully you consider this one, since you disregarded my other tip about gasoline fords)

big rims + towing = Bent or warped wheels
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omg, you bought a ford......

ford's only good for diesels!!!!!

btw, if you get wheels with rubber band tires.......say bye bye to the wheels. you're gonna need some cushion from the tires when towing.

here's another tip (hopefully you consider this one, since you disregarded my other tip about gasoline fords)

big rims + towing = Bent or warped wheels
I disagree with you on fords, all the american make gas engines suck. I have a '04 chevy and can give you a list of things wrong. BUT, I agree COMPLETELY on the wheels and tires. Don't go bigger than 18" rims IMO. Keep some rubber on there. Good advice, and congrats on the truck Widow.
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Ive never had a prob w/ my wheels and I tow an 18' boat from sugarland to galveston just about every wkend in my 07 f150. I have 20" wheels and 33" tires havent noticed a prob. yet and been doing it almost a yr now...but then again I dont know about the weight difference between what you and I are towing.
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Ive never had a prob w/ my wheels and I tow an 18' boat from sugarland to galveston just about every wkend in my 07 f150. I have 20" wheels and 33" tires havent noticed a prob. yet and been doing it almost a yr now...but then again I dont know about the weight difference between what you and I are towing.
Answer to your question is 33" tires. that gives you 6.5" of rubber on each side of the rim. HoP was more referencing to low pros.
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Ive never had a prob w/ my wheels and I tow an 18' boat from sugarland to galveston just about every wkend in my 07 f150. I have 20" wheels and 33" tires havent noticed a prob. yet and been doing it almost a yr now...but then again I dont know about the weight difference between what you and I are towing.
this is true for you.....but i'm assuming moe (blackwidow) will be towing a trailer with bikes in it for hundreds of miles at a time

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Answer to your question is 33" tires. that gives you 6.5" of rubber on each side of the rim. HoP was more referencing to low pros.


i'm talkin like 22"+ rims with rubber band tires.....
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this is true for you.....but i'm assuming moe (blackwidow) will be towing a trailer with bikes in it for hundreds of miles at a time





i'm talkin like 22"+ rims with rubber band tires.....
I hate you Tony!

Are you serious!?

Coz I was gonna put some 24s on it with the supa low sporty tires.

I was gonna buy this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...spagenameZWDVW

How big of a deal is it? (seriously speaking), coz this truck looks fuggin ugly with the 16s it has on it right now!

I mean my mom's camry has 16s dude! :/:
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I hate you Tony!

Are you serious!?

Coz I was gonna put some 24s on it with the supa low sporty tires.

I was gonna buy this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...spagenameZWDVW

How big of a deal is it? (seriously speaking), coz this truck looks fuggin ugly with the 16s it has on it right now!

I mean my mom's camry has 16s dude! :/:

hmmmm.....do you like bent rims? or how bout ridin with 3 wheels and a spare? cuz more than likely goin down some of them bumpy roads to the tracks will do some damage to your wheels.

and how do you plan to drive around oak hill with rubber band tires and hardly any tread? better bring some wood boards to help you get out when you get stuck in that nasty red clay stuff they call dirt.

oh yeah, spendin money on tires is another issue.....you'll be goin through tires like crazy towing around the trailer 2-300 miles to tracks with them thin tires.

if you don't plan on haulin the load....put the 24's or whatever you want on....otherwise, keep it like it is. your gas mileage will thank you later.
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congrats.....I have the bed extender left over from my F150 supercrew if yours is missing......let me know I'll make a killer deal on it.
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When did you get a titan?!

That's a sweet truck?

Shoot me some pictures (pm or this thread) with the wheels on em. I'd like to look at em...
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hmmmm.....do you like bent rims? or how bout ridin with 3 wheels and a spare? cuz more than likely goin down some of them bumpy roads to the tracks will do some damage to your wheels.

and how do you plan to drive around oak hill with rubber band tires and hardly any tread? better bring some wood boards to help you get out when you get stuck in that nasty red clay stuff they call dirt.

oh yeah, spendin money on tires is another issue.....you'll be goin through tires like crazy towing around the trailer 2-300 miles to tracks with them thin tires.

if you don't plan on haulin the load....put the 24's or whatever you want on....otherwise, keep it like it is. your gas mileage will thank you later.
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Okay so now which tires do you have on? I can see what your saying, it does make sense - i just remember now that my camry barely made it out of the dirt @ OHR, and the 350z DID get stuck @ Katy once when it was raining and I had to have a F350 pull me out (was quite an adventure among the go kart guys!)

So Tony, how about if i go with those wheels but don't get the supa sport low profile tires, but rather just get the normal all season tires (ya know the ones with more tread on em?).

I do plan on towing atleast a 1000 miles a month, but only plan on having 2 bikes in the trailer (500 lbs or less) or a full trailer (under 3000 lbs).
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Okay so now which tires do you have on? I can see what your saying, it does make sense - i just remember now that my camry barely made it out of the dirt @ OHR, and the 350z DID get stuck @ Katy once when it was raining and I had to have a F350 pull me out (was quite an adventure among the go kart guys!)

So Tony, how about if i go with those wheels but don't get the supa sport low profile tires, but rather just get the normal all season tires (ya know the ones with more tread on em?).

I do plan on towing atleast a 1000 miles a month, but only plan on having 2 bikes in the trailer (500 lbs or less) or a full trailer (under 3000 lbs).
Hey BlackWidow, My truck has some Dominator A/T from discount on it. They are cheaper, they are wearing REALLY even. Balance good, nice voids and good offroad traction, and are not as expensive. They are made by cooper. I have 285/75/16 (just shy of 33") on mine, but my truck is 4wd. Good price, good traction all weather.
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