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Author Topic: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150  (Read 69752 times)

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #720 on: January 30, 2019, 09:46:11 PM »
Oh yeah, a 4wheel launch lights up all four tires (cold, but dry pavement)


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #721 on: February 03, 2019, 03:13:05 PM »
Oh yeah, a 4wheel launch lights up all four tires (cold, but dry pavement)


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #722 on: February 03, 2019, 07:19:58 PM »
Oh yeah, a 4wheel launch lights up all four tires (cold, but dry pavement)


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I’ll get a vid soon. Too cold to beat on it right now.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #723 on: February 07, 2019, 10:28:24 PM »
With all the extra weight on the front, I ordered up some heavier springs for the coil-overs. It should get the ride height back up and firm up the ride to where it should be.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #724 on: February 08, 2019, 07:41:34 AM »
With all the extra weight on the front, I ordered up some heavier springs for the coil-overs. It should get the ride height back up and firm up the ride to where it should be.
Ahhh, the aftermarket parts list just wasn't long enough. 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #725 on: February 08, 2019, 10:57:08 AM »
It was getting close to being back at stock rake, I just couldn't have that.... :redneck:
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« Reply #726 on: February 08, 2019, 10:59:25 AM »
It was getting close to being back at stock rake, I just couldn't have that.... :redneck:
Haha totally unnacceptable. 

What were the big weight adders?  The winch for sure.  Is the motor that much heavier? 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #727 on: February 08, 2019, 11:10:56 AM »
Winch is 67lbs
Winch mount plate 50lbs
Intercooler 22lbs over stock
Skid plates also added some weight, but not sure what they actually weigh
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« Reply #728 on: February 08, 2019, 11:15:21 AM »
Winch is 67lbs
Winch mount plate 50lbs
Intercooler 22lbs over stock
Skid plates also added some weight, but not sure what they actually weigh
The mount plate and the intercooler surprise me.  All on the nose of the truck too.

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« Reply #729 on: February 08, 2019, 01:35:21 PM »
Winch is 67lbs
Winch mount plate 50lbs
Intercooler 22lbs over stock
Skid plates also added some weight, but not sure what they actually weigh
The mount plate and the intercooler surprise me.  All on the nose of the truck too.

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The winch plate is a solid piece, has to be able to handle some serious load and force. The intercooler is massive and no plastic, means more weight.

I'm not looking forward to swapping the springs though. I may just pull the coil-overs and have a shop swap them.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #730 on: February 08, 2019, 03:50:02 PM »
Winch is 67lbs
Winch mount plate 50lbs
Intercooler 22lbs over stock
Skid plates also added some weight, but not sure what they actually weigh
The mount plate and the intercooler surprise me.  All on the nose of the truck too.

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The winch plate is a solid piece, has to be able to handle some serious load and force. The intercooler is massive and no plastic, means more weight.

I'm not looking forward to swapping the springs though. I may just pull the coil-overs and have a shop swap them.

If you don't have a proper spring compressor, don't mess with them yourself. Too much energy stored in those bad boys. If you were a little closer, I'd loan you my wall mount Branick spring compressor. I bought it off Craigslist a few years ago and was just going to use it for one job. Then I decided to keep it because it made the job so much easier and safer. Oh, and I stole it too.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #731 on: February 08, 2019, 10:57:08 PM »
The wall mounts are awesome to have. I was going to just rent if I do it myself. I'm hoping that if I backed off the pre-load adjuster that they wouldn't be too bad. But on the other hand, I had a buddy have a compressor snap (he WAY over tightened it) and  the spring literally stuck into his roof of his garage. He was pretty lucky it didn't head in his direction.

They are one of the few things that scare me. I've even had some close calls with small Sled and Quad shocks.

We'll see how brave I'm feel when they arrive. Not likely to happen next week, even though they would be great to have installed for the 1400mile round trip planned for the 16th to the 23rd.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #732 on: February 15, 2019, 02:39:18 AM »
Got some stuff done last night and tonight

Tonneau cover back on
BuiltRightIndustries racks back in
Crap mounted back on them
Fluid and fastener check
PTM F150 emblems swapped (I had the shop properly paint a set in Blue Flame)
Waste Gates installed (pic of my beautiful adaptor plate, lol










I hope to get my rear diff fluid changed and Spicer cover on tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes, I still have to finish rebuilding a sled motor and get it installed before I hit the road 6am on Saturday.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #733 on: February 15, 2019, 07:27:53 AM »
I like the emblem and that rear bumper looks good.

Nothing like trying to cram everything in last minute.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #734 on: February 15, 2019, 09:40:39 AM »
Too bad you did not have time to get the lights installed in the bumper, they might come in handy with the trip.

You got a lot done before hand. :clap:
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