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Author Topic: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150  (Read 229798 times)

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1050 on: April 05, 2020, 06:46:41 AM »
Looks close without the light but definitely doesn't match enough for my liking.

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Agreed. Close, but no cigar.   :cry:

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1051 on: April 07, 2020, 12:56:41 AM »
Traction bars on. I’m going to have to mess with the preload, the rear end is too stiff right now.

Anyway, I grabbed the Dragy and found a back road to do a quick test on. The road was dirty, so traction wasn’t great, even in 4wd. The bars certainly work though, no more wheel hop.




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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1052 on: April 07, 2020, 07:00:21 AM »
13.74 seems low.  In all fairness, I had to Google stock times becaue I have no idea what they run but it seemed 15 seconds was common.  Someone even said 13.20 with a tune but that seems a bit much of a jump. 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1053 on: April 07, 2020, 08:38:00 AM »
It’s actually not bad at all. I’m at altitude, running 34’s, way heavier than most trucks and running a soft tune (no ethanol since the truck sits). The road was also pretty rough and I know that wasn’t helping.

I would guess that if I took some of my recovery gear out of the truck and ran the ethanol tune, I could be in the low 13’s.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1054 on: April 07, 2020, 08:43:05 AM »
It’s actually not bad at all. I’m at altitude, running 34’s, way heavier than most trucks and running a soft tune (no ethanol since the truck sits). The road was also pretty rough and I know that wasn’t helping.

I would guess that if I took some of my recovery gear out of the truck and ran the ethanol tune, I could be in the low 13’s.


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I did not factor anything else in to your time. Especially the tires.  That indeed changes things. 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1055 on: April 07, 2020, 11:06:42 PM »
Nobody has bought my 32’s yet, so I may do a comparative pull with them to see the difference.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1056 on: April 08, 2020, 02:38:01 PM »
Nobody has bought my 32’s yet, so I may do a comparative pull with them to see the difference.


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I would be interested in that.  How is your tune?  Without going back in the thread and looking, weren't you having a minor issue with the tune?  Or there was something that wasn't quite up to the task of what the time was asking for? 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1057 on: April 08, 2020, 03:00:28 PM »
The tune is 99% and I don't plan on really changing anything with it at this point. Only thing that I would have liked to see was a tad more boost in the 2500-4000rpm range. But honestly, the truck drives really good and I gotta know when to call it. We pretty much have the turbo's at their limit on the top end, but they could maintain a bit more psi in the mid-range.

I'm tempted to go and grab some ethanol, empty out the truck and do a run on the 32's to get a idea on what it could actually do. We'll see how the weather goes this weekend after I plan to go off-roading on Friday.

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« Reply #1058 on: April 10, 2020, 10:58:06 PM »
Went out for a trail ride with a buddy today. We had a great time “social distancing”. Some of the hillls were seriously sketchy and it probably would have been smart to chain up, but we didn’t.










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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1059 on: April 11, 2020, 05:50:29 AM »
That last pic is going to require some explaining.   :dope:

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1060 on: April 11, 2020, 09:02:26 AM »
I was pulling off the trail so another truck could get by and got sucked in. I didn’t make it very far in the crusty snow.

It just took a quick pull with a kinetic rope to get me out. He was happy that I finally got stuck, lol.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1061 on: April 11, 2020, 09:11:53 AM »
Great pictures.  Looks like a ton of fun. 

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1062 on: April 21, 2020, 09:41:47 PM »
Nitros and 20”’OEM wheels are sold. Just going to stash the cash for right now.

Likely will do the Gen2 Raptor wheel next. But, I have been keeping my eye on any possible sales with BDS on a lift kit.

We’ll see, not in a rush to do anything at the moment. I need to spend some quality time with the paint and doing some spring cleaning.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1063 on: April 22, 2020, 09:45:09 AM »
Nitros and 20”’OEM wheels are sold. Just going to stash the cash for right now.

Likely will do the Gen2 Raptor wheel next. But, I have been keeping my eye on any possible sales with BDS on a lift kit.

We’ll see, not in a rush to do anything at the moment. I need to spend some quality time with the paint and doing some spring cleaning.


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Wait, so you already have plans for ANOTHER set of wheels in the future?  Haha.  I think you have a problem.  We are going to have to get everyone together after all of this nonsense passes and have an intervention.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1064 on: April 22, 2020, 03:32:21 PM »
The money from the wheels/tires are planned to go towards other mods, so no real plans for another set at this time.

I do already know exactly what I want though for a second set of wheels/tires, lol.


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