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#41 Russyo

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 10:07 PM

Easy to get stuck with those tires.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

Buddy of mine and his friend decided to try and go hunting yesterday after getting about hours of rain. Took a 2wd pick up with bald tires and went from this:
 
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To this:
 
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Needless to say, I had to make a little 2 hour drive to get them out. By the time I got there, they were up to the bumper in good Red River mud.
 
Got em out, that was easy. Had to pull them up a steep hill as well:
 
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Then had to make it home in time for the super bowl :ricer:
 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:39 PM

That's one thing I dislike about my truck. That diesel is a heavy bastard that likes to sink.

 

We're thinking about getting the wife an F150 depending on how we make out after taxes and some other stuff that we're waiting to come in. Any problems to report with yours? I said I'd never buy another brand new vehicle, but at ~35K for a crew cab 4x4, and how they hold their value, I'm thinking about it.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:52 PM

That's one thing I dislike about my truck. That diesel is a heavy bastard that likes to sink.

 

We're thinking about getting the wife an F150 depending on how we make out after taxes and some other stuff that we're waiting to come in. Any problems to report with yours? I said I'd never buy another brand new vehicle, but at ~35K for a crew cab 4x4, and how they hold their value, I'm thinking about it.

 

 

The OEM rotors are terrible, everyone reports them warping by 40-50K miles. Gas mileage isn't anything impressive either. Other than that I've had no issues. I know Ryan had the shudder issues, but it looks like they all but resolved them. I know your old iron block may be heavier, but these will sink on you as well. Mine comes in right around 6K pounds from what I've seen. 


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:30 PM

I have a ton on you according to the quarry scales. That's the trade off for being able to put another two tons in the bed.

 

I know the newer half tons are pretty capable, but I'll keep my big truck too if we end up getting one. Probably get rid of the Jeep and we've outgrown her little Hyundai. It's now a three seater since the car seat is so big it makes the passenger front seat useless if you have legs.

 

Good info. Thanks.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:52 PM

I bent my leaf springs whilst hauling my shop to the scrap yard. 1900lbs in a half ton truck.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:56 PM

That's one thing I dislike about my truck. That diesel is a heavy bastard that likes to sink.

 

you need a tacoma. i have one for sale.

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:41 AM

I like those, but I have too many toys as it is. The next one I'll allow myself to buy is either an ATV or a UTV. Feeding hay off the roof of the Jeep is getting pretty old.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:15 AM

40-50k out of a pair of brake rotors before they need to be machined isn't bad. The biggest cause of warpage is heavy braking and then sitting at a light with your foot on the brake pedal. The second is not torquing your wheels correctly.
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

40-50k out of a pair of brake rotors before they need to be machined isn't bad. The biggest cause of warpage is heavy braking and then sitting at a light with your foot on the brake pedal. The second is not torquing your wheels correctly.

 

 

It's not bad, but with the size and cost of the rotors, it's not very good. People have switched out rotors with others and had much more luck. And the fact that it's a significant number of people with the warping issue, it goes a little beyond some people not torquing their wheels correctly. There have been some tests with the 1500s pulling trailers, and the Ford seems to struggle the most and create the most heat around the brakes. 

 

Again its not a huge issue, just wanted to give Sam a heads up on the common complaints people seem to have with this generation. 



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:24 AM

You should never own a vehicle with carbon brakes then. Porche's PCCB system requires that you change the rotors with every pad change. With a couple track days most people were getting about 15k out of them. The rotors cost around $5,000.
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:51 PM

You should never own a vehicle with carbon brakes then. Porche's PCCB system requires that you change the rotors with every pad change. With a couple track days most people were getting about 15k out of them. The rotors cost around $5,000.

 

 

Maybe after the children are out of the house.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

TL-s with the brembo brake package used to do the same, I think they got less mileage out of them though. 

Still something to consider, but not horrible.

 

 

Ben are the rotors able to be turned, or do they have to be replaced?


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

Ben are the rotors able to be turned, or do they have to be replaced?

 

Not completely sure, but I just went ahead and purchased new. Hopefully switching them out this weekend.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:46 PM

I never know what the hell I'm talking about. At all. Ever


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:55 PM

They could just be shitty rotors. I know a couple MY Caravans and Town & Countries were lucky to get 30k out of their factory rotors. It took a few years but Mopar came out with an updated rotor that lasts 60k+ and was 2/3rds the price. Hopefully Ford did the same.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:26 PM

I've got around 65k on mine now and I've really enjoyed it. My tahoe was much nicer option wise, but I'm way past that now.  This truck is quieter, rides nicer, and gets better MPG than my Tahoe.   My main complaints were the awful factory stereo, and the lack of leather.   Obviously you can get them w/ leather, but even the sony (which mine did not come w/)system leaves a lot to be desired. 


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

 but even the sony (which mine did not come w/)system leaves a lot to be desired. 

 

 

This is! I have the Sony system. I'm actually one of the odd balls that likes the SYNC system and head unit, but the Sony systems front speakers sound like poo and the subwoofer is pretty sad. 

 

Also to the leather; I love the color of mine and it's fairly comfortable. But from what I've heard the 2015s are REALLY comfortable. They even have massage seats as an option....and heated seats for cloth. 


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:40 PM

I still got them rotor retention pal washer thingys at 130k...please advise.
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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:52 PM

This is! I have the Sony system. I'm actually one of the odd balls that likes the SYNC system and head unit, but the Sony systems front speakers sound like poo and the subwoofer is pretty sad. 

 

Also to the leather; I love the color of mine and it's fairly comfortable. But from what I've heard the 2015s are REALLY comfortable. They even have massage seats as an option....and heated seats for cloth. 

You could just swap the speakers and use something like the JL audio Clean Sweep or a AudioControl LC6i. Kicker makes a direct replacement for the sub , but I think it's for 2011-2014 only. I'm in my truck all damn day, I don't mind it as much now that I upgraded all the audio components. I kinda went ham sandwich on the whole thing. 

 

HU: Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX 

Front: Focal 165AS components 
Rear: Rockford Fosgate  Prime R1682 6x8 
JL Audio 8W3v3 X2
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Dyanamat in the front doors

 

I've got an 8 inch JL sub (8w3v3) in a JL microsub box  that fits under the rear seats if you're interested. 

 

Kicker sub, and full system upgrade kits.  I'd rather go w/ different components, but this is an easy direct replacement.  (not 100% sure that works w/ sony systems)

 

Really those 6x8s I have in the rear might be your best bet. I got them on Amazon for $50 a pair.  

 

http://www.stage3mot...Super-Crew.html

 

http://www.stage3mot...ofer-Kit-2.html


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the info Ryan. I'm going to upgrade the shocks and tires, add a catch can, then move onto the interior audio system. Not sure yet if this will be our travel vehicle, but may end up putting tvs in the head rests as well. 



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:07 AM

Catch can for the intercooler? 



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:18 AM

Catch can for the intercooler? 

 

Yeah. Possibly a new intercooler as well. 



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

Nice truck!






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