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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:35 AM
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Hey ya'll! Been a loooong time since I've gotten on here and posted anything. Anyways im looking to kick the chevy out of my life and finally get back to a Ford for a daily driver. I've got my eyes set on a 04-08 F150 FX4 5.4 Crewcab, I know a little about these trucks, but Id like to know what really sets these trucks apart from an ordinary 4X4 or STX 4X4.
From what i know, and correct me if im wrong, the FX4's have 3.73 gears with a posi or locker rear diff. What else is there? Do they have better suspension? I imagine they have the same 300hp and 365ft-tq. Do they come with a tow package? Also how good do these trucks tow? I pull a 3000lbs Mustang on a channel iron 20ft dove tail car trailer that i have no clue what it weighs in at, but im prob pulling around 5000lbs with tools and everything else added up, and that about killed the poor chevy... How would it compare? Or would it? haha

Thanks in advance for the help!
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WOW sorry u have a chetty ..
well ford still runs a limited slip rear axle FX4 its acombo of tow and off road package . u might be closer to 6000 pounds never the less as everyboby knows FORD has the highest tow rigs .. hope this helps
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the newer ones, 09-up come with a selectable locker instead of limited slip or open diffs.

the fx4s come with rancho shocks, and heavier duty skid plates. and a standard limited slip in the rear. and i want to say they sit about an inch higher than standard 4x4's, so they might have heavier duty suspension...

surprisingly(or not) towing a trailer of any load is too much for a chebby. my dad had 2 silverado 1500's, both bought new from dealer, both towed the same boat trailer(6500lbs) and both transmissions needed rebuilding at 60k miles

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one thing I have to mention about your year choice is the spark plug issue
engines built before 10/10/07 are aflected, and were still put in '08's
engine build date can be found on the valve cover below the master cylinder

FYI the TSB

http://www.saac-mcr.com/main/2008_TS...park_Plugs.pdf

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Its tricky to exactly figure out what all the differences are with Ford and all their diff packages. You can order a truck any which way you like to add to the confusion. Bigger/Heavier rear end in mine...yes, skid plates, overhead storage, console shift, painted bumpers. Some say it has its own interior, I remember diff gauges for the FX4. Mine came with sport cloth seats which were a real B!&@$ for staining. Diff shocks as well I believe. You could order the FX4 luxury package which is the best of both the Lariat and FX4...a sweet truck.....prob forgettin other stuff 2.


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I changed my plugs right around 80K km's .....just under 50K miles. I was real lucky, they all came out after soaking them in penetrant. Some guys have had to spend a good chunk of change for either new Aluminum or paying the dealership to extract broken plugs. They even made a specialty tool to do this procedure. 1st one I recall was the Rotundra, then others jumped on board and made some as well...heres a link to the Rotundra....

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no way Scott

see the TOOL that should be used with on regrets
stay clear of the 'ROTUND TOOL'

The Rotunda 303-1398 , is an expensive specialty tool (Calvan low cost alternative is the CAL39200) that has pins that are loc-tited into the center of the broken porcelain and only can be used once.

There is another method though, instead of gluing "one use" pins, a tool manufacturer has a better solution, The LIS65600 broken spark plug remover can be used as a different option than the 303-1398 & the 303-1203. The Lisle 65600 Ford spark plug remover ( see link below ), pushes the ceramic part of the plug further down, but not into the cylinder. Then, the same tool kit removes the electrode shield. This automotive specialty tool kit is used in place of the two Rotunda tools (303-1203 and the 303-1398) at only a fraction of the cost. I'am pleased to say the LIS 65600 worked perfectly and was happy to know this tool can be used on more than one vehicle, unlike the 303-1398. Click on the image below to go directly to the product listing.


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My bad....been too long. I had it saved in favourites in computer before it was brought it...like a brain transplant I guess haha.


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Trav 450R, I can give you the specs for an '08 model FX4. I have the brochure, and will just be copying stuff out of it.

Standard Specs:
FX4 OFF-ROAD decals; Colour-coordinated front and rear step bumpers; Black H-bar grille with body-colour surround; Dark grey wheel-lip mouldings; keyless-entry keypad; Black leather-wrapped steering wheel; Black rubber off-road floor mats; Sport cloth 40/20/40 split front seat with driver and right-front passenger manual lumbar; 18" machined cast-aluminum wheels; Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) 4x4; Limited-Slip rear axle; Off-road tuned shocks; Skid plates - 2 steel (front crossmember and transfer case), 1 composite (fuel tank)

The only engine availiable for the FX4 is the 5.4L V8.

Dimensions............Wheelbase.......Overall length
RCab w/6.5' Bed........126.0".............211.2"
SCab w/5.5' Bed........132.5".............217.8"
SCab w/6.5' Bed........144.5".............229.8"
SCrew w/5.5' Bed......138.5".............223.8"
Screw w/6.5' Bed......150.5".............235.8"

Flareside is only available with the 6.5" bed.

Payload Specs:
Wheelbase.......Max Payload.....GVWR
RCab 4x4 Styleside
126.0................1740 #'s.......6850 #'s
SCab 4x4 Styleside
133 (132.5)........1720 #'s.......7150 #'s
144.5................1760 #'s.......7200 #'s
SCrew 4x4 Styleside
139 (138.5)........1660 #'s.......7200 #'s
150.5................1630 #'s.......7200 #'s

RCab 4x4 Flareside
126.0................1720 #'s.......6850 #'s
SCab 4x4 Flareside
144.5................1740 #'s.......7200 #'s
SCrew 4x4 Flareside
150.5................1610 #'s.......7200 #'s

Max Loaded Trailer Weight Ratings
GCWR...........Max Trailer
RCab 126.0" wheelbase
13,500 #'s......8,200 #'s
SCab 132.5" wheelbase
13,500 #'s......7,900 #'s
SCab 144.5" wheelbase
15,000 #'s......9,400 #'s
SCrew 138.5" wheelbase
15,000 #'s......9,300 #'s
SCrew 150.5" wheelbase
15,000 #'s......9,200 #'s


It looks like there were 3 tire/wheel combos
P275/65R18 A/T OWL
P275/55R20 A/T OWL
LT275/65R18C A/T OWL

Specific things that will set an FX4 apart from, say an "ordinary" 4x4 or an STX 4x4....
The sport cloth front seats, floor mats, the FX4 decals, black leather wrapped steering wheel, the off road tuned shocks, and the instrument cluster. That's really it. Oh, and the wheel options.

Yes, a Tow Package is optional. Includes Class IV frame-mounted trailer hitch receiver, 7-pin wiring harness (also has a 4 pin), upgraded radiator and auxiliary transmission oil cooler.

FX4 Luxury Package:
Electronic Automatic Temperature Control; steering wheel with secondary audio and climate controls; power front-passenger seat; heated front seats; memory driver seat; power-adjustable pedals with memory; Deluxe Mirror Package (power, heated sideview mirrors with sideview mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators and auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirror); body-color H-bar grille and door handles; headlamps with medium platium bezel (SCab and SCrew only; requires Black leather-trimmed captains's chairs and power driver seat)

Huh, I guess you can get an FX4 in a regular cab? Hmmm... they DO exist.... must add additional info above... damint

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