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PostSubject: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:36 pm

Alright everyone. Next up for some wrench time is my 1993 F150 XLT Lariat

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1993 Ford F150 XLT Lariat
Comfort Package
Towing Package
Offroad Package
~183,000 miles
5.8L 351 Windsor V8
AODE Transmission
Original North Carolina Truck (no rust)

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So my goal is to improve my 8mpg city and 14mpg highway and doing some research i should do the following:

Cold Air Intake: most likely going to go with the K&N $250.00
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Throttle body spacer: not getting the most expensive one, Most likely Motorvation $90.00
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Most expensive section will be the exhaust
Headers: I really like the BBK on my mustang, so i want to keep using them $270.00
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Next is a Y-pipe since mine is the same as....well its pretty religious (holey if you didn't get that lol)
Magnaflow makes a y-pipe with a replacement cat $239.00
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I already have a cat-back so im fine there, but as i was reading, vehicles over 70,000 are prone to needing new O2 sensors, and NTK has them for $44.00 each
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What i read was that when O2 sensors get old they will send the incorrect signals to the computer. They will tell the computer to increase the fuel to air ratio to keep the engine protected. this will put unnecessary fuel in the engine.

The next section is upgrading the ignition.
MSD Coil for $33.00
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Then cap/rotor, with plugs and wires. my plan is to go with an msd distributor but i figure that one can wait.

so in total its gonna run me about $1700 to completely overhaul a lot of my trucks intake, exhaust and electrical, but as much as i spend, it should keep my truck running smoother, and longer right?


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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:45 pm

Sounds like a pretty good list there. Might also look to see if they have a tune or chip for that truck! With the mods you might be able to increase a few more hp and get some mileage there. Just a thought.


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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:56 pm

I really want a tune too! only problem is my truck is a pre-1996 and is OBD1. I can't find anything to tune it with [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] if i can find something, anything, to tune it with, it will be on my list lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:20 pm

I believe those years you have to think old school. They used to make a chip that you remove from the ECU on the truck. You order the "tuned" chip and replace yours with the new one. I had one on an old Police Interceptor. Made a huge difference.


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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:26 pm

This one is a little pricey
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I have seen others for as low as $60. Just a thought, might make some difference.


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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:29 pm

that sounds really familiar, do you watch Trucks TV on the weekends? I think they had a Gen1 Lightning and he did something like remove the computer, put the chip in the computer and it was tuned that way.

I'll look into that, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:52 am

Update. Truck has 184,500 miles on it.

If you remember my vent/rant about someone running into my door while my truck was parked. i just popped the door panel off the inside and pushed on the door skin. and we have this

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and i figured i would repaint my windshield wiper arms also
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:59 am

Cool. Looks alot better.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:15 pm

Just installed the MSD coil (the same one kaleb put on his F250) and boy what a difference. the rpms jump up way faster
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:27 pm

91foxbody wrote:
Just installed the MSD coil (the same one kaleb put on his F250) and boy what a difference. the rpms jump up way faster

Told ya! I was amazed and how different it was at WOT.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:52 pm

MSD ignition components are great. When I had my Neon, I did the typical intake and exhaust... but the MSD coil pack and wires.. partnered with NGK plugs did more for it that the intake and others. I love the MSD stuff


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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:23 pm

Got some new wheels and tires

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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:32 pm

Each one of your tires has more sidewall than all 4 of mine combined!
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:32 pm

so i have been thinking. I'm going to rebuild an engine this summer to replace what i have in my truck already. but i don't care about fuel mileage anymore, i'd rather have more power.

so im going to get a 351 that has been pulled from another f150 and do the whole shebang to it. heads, intake, cam etc. I Just have to find the right combination for what i need.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:29 pm

Why not rebuild the engine that's in the truck?
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:25 pm

2many2choose wrote:
Why not rebuild the engine that's in the truck?

because the plan is to rebuild a difference engine while im driving my truck. that way i can take my time to rebuild the other engine because i need my truck to drive to work. once the engine is rebuilt, i can do the swap
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:46 pm

Got a K&N today.

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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:43 pm

One of these days, I'm gonna do that. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:28 pm

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One of these days, I'm gonna do that. lol

i feel like a few of the people with the 5.0s and 5.8s in the WVUT&M club are gonna get this lol. Devin said he is getting one too
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed May 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Well i'm going to be swapping the 235/75/15 tires and stock 15" wheels on the truck. I'm looking at getting a highway and road specific/oriented tire for all the highway driving I do. So I figure I'm going to change from the 15" to a 17" wheel

The two sets i've kinda narrowed down are these:

American Racing AR898
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or the Enkei Performance RT6
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed May 09, 2012 7:05 pm

my vote is for choice #2. just dont know how its gonna look on your truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed May 09, 2012 7:07 pm

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not to bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed May 09, 2012 9:36 pm

I was able to use the "view on vehicle" feature, but bare with me i did this in paint in like 2 mins lol. so lets see if these are visible

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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Wed May 09, 2012 10:52 pm

Enkei. I'd pick the Enkeis in a heartbeat.
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PostSubject: Re: Project, Gotta save gas!   Thu May 10, 2012 6:56 am

sticking with my decision.
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