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Old 07-09-2009, 21:20   #1 (permalink)
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What should i Buy

I have a 2001 FX4 with a 5.4 with 114,000 miles my wife and i are talking about buying a travel trailer (somewhere close to 30 ft). wit all the new travel we need an upgrade. my question is can i get buy with buying a 2009 f150 with the 5.4 two wheel drive with the 3.73 rear end. will the breaks hold up and all the other components. or do i need to buy a 3/4 ton. does any one have any experince with towing that much with a f150 or any advice
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Why pop for a new one when you can upgrade what you have? Get a tuner and change the intake to CAI and put on a catback exhaust. Put in a 4.10 gear set and a big trans cooler. You should be good to go. If you haven't changed the fluids then do so.
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Thats what my Dad said and i kind of aggre but it has 114,000 miles not sure mhow much all those up grade will cost. do you have 410 gears on yours? also i see the picture of yours there and the list of upgrades what all have you towed and how did it do?
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if your doing a lot of towing, get a diesel. i have 250 4x4 with 7.3 and the heaviest i've pulled stock is 20000lbs. had a friend with the same truck with 5.4 and at pulling, its a dog. he ended up trading it for a 7.3. i'm a ford guy through and through but when it comes to the 5.4, i'd rather have a 302 or 351. you can make anything do anything with enough gear but your drivablity and gas milage will suffer.
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