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Old 04-22-2021, 12:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ok thanks Ecky, Ill probably get a truck cap that just matches the cab height so i can camp in it and take my dogs too, money wise the gear change might have to wait a little bit, but I will start researching it now. Also in the future would like to sell the Grand Marquis and get a prius or something which I can do more errands in and save gas that way too! Ill also have to wait on tires since I just bought these new and i think finding tall and skinny for the 15" rim is tough, seems like people have stock size or 31x10.5 which isnt very narrow nor light

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Old 04-24-2021, 06:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My man you have been gone nearly eight years! I would assume the S10 is long gone.

That F150 is dinosaur but the good news is that since FoMoCo did essentially nothing in the way of making it economical - for you, that is - there's almost nowhere to go but up. And the truck itself, especially with that engine, is pretty much bulletproof so any changes you make have potential to deliver on a platform with a long future.
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey elhigh, yeah I wish I'd stuck with ecomodding years ago, I had a few fun rides in between which would have been better for modding I think. I'm married now and have responsibilities so my truck is more for practibilities lol...(I need a prius)

Like you said, I believe the truck is a solid investment as it has low mileage and they are very reliable which should last me. As I get some debt paid down and actually put a bit of money into it to get it running right, then I will have a stable platform to experiment with better fuel economy. Once I can get rid of the wifes grand marquis and hopefully get a prius or something, I will start playing with that too...dreams dreams

...also, yes, the s10 is long gone, I had a mazda b2200 recently which was pretty good on gas, but it got crushed by a tree a couple months ago...not cool lol

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