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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 10, 2014, 06:52:37 pm
Well, here is a small update.  Put on 480 mil!es today.  No crazy downshifting.  Stays in 6th.  This is with using Cruise. No racing of the engine.  No engine laboring ether.  Doesnt slow down on the hills that it normally raced the engine previously. The V10 has the power.  Shifts thru all 6's, doesnyskip gears.  (Got six, should use them all!)

Will report on fuel  mileage later.  But have 480 miles on this 1st tank and have just a bit under a quarter tank.  Thats with 64mph interstate mostly, and heavy cross winds most of the day. 

5 Star is not associated with Ford.
17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Best paper maps on: June 07, 2014, 09:36:57 pm
Tom, ur a blast as my wife also thinks I pull rabbits out of the hat stopping at interesting sights on the fly.  But  Honestly u know its careful planning.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 06, 2014, 10:18:16 pm
Will do.
19  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Best paper maps on: June 06, 2014, 07:01:07 pm
I like Tom's comment.  My new GPS is the nexus 7 running copilot app and then using Allstays app for campgrounds.  And any variations in our itinerary is pure adventure!
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 04, 2014, 10:38:26 pm
 Smile☺☺  Mike.  Yep wood does rock.  Especially nice looking stuff like oak.  Guess another reason I just couldn't bear myself to paint it.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 04, 2014, 10:34:09 pm
Before the air bags, I was hitting bottom just coming out of some gas stations. Then out west they have flood dips, and occasionally I would hit there
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 04, 2014, 06:15:39 pm
Just did it. Yes, initially love the new shift points and actually now using all six speeds. It always bothered me to have the tranny drop out of sixed gear over a little change in throttle or incline.  Now it stays locked longer which certainly should help the fuel economy.  Going down to Arkansas next week so will report after that.
Denny
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 04, 2014, 06:00:44 pm
Yes Ron know what your saying, but the color is actually closer to the body color. Pic is a bit off. But like your pic and comment!
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 04, 2014, 09:12:14 am
This is what I did, and as I mentioned, 40 lbs made the ride normal but still raised the rear 2".

http://www.truckspring.com/Search.aspx?p=Suspension-Parts%2fManufacturer%3aFirestone%2fAir-Springs-Kits%2fMake%3aFord%2fYear%3a2012%2fModel%3aE-350-Super-Duty&c=Firestone-Ride-Rite
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Bumper on: June 03, 2014, 10:26:25 pm
Here is a better view.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 03, 2014, 06:07:29 pm
Ron, I just installed Firestone air bags.  At first I did 60 lbs which did raise the rear some 2" needed.
But yes, it certainly did make for a stiff ride back there.  So next I reduced the air to 40 lbs.  Surprisingly, that didn't lower the rear.  (I made before and after measurements). But that 40lbs, returned the ride back there to what I would say normal.  So I'm happy with the bags.  Installation wasn't all that bad ether.

Denny and Barb
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Rear Bumper on: June 03, 2014, 08:49:12 am
Since I am a klutze when backing at times, I build a rear bumper.  Its mounted high enough to clear the rear receiver. Bumper is made of 3 one inch red oak laminated together about 4" high, mounted on both ends of the receiver using drop hitches and appropriate laminated oak blocks to give it the proper placement.
I know this isn't a project for everyone since I'm a woodworker, but thought I would share as the material could as well be steel.

Denny and Barb
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: still enjoying the southwest in our PC on: March 07, 2014, 12:28:05 pm
Mike, wasn't easy. First night at six flags was -10 below!!
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / still enjoying the southwest in our PC on: March 06, 2014, 06:50:36 pm
Hi all,  Barb and I are still cruising the SW in our PC.  Left the terrible winter in northern Wisconsin February 6,and not slated to return till the winter subsided somewhere around end of april.  (I know it maybe June this year)  Smile

Pic is of Chiricahua NP Arizona.
30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Dash Kits on: January 23, 2014, 02:40:44 pm
Did something like that from a kit from them. Am happy with results.  I have pictures posted on forum here.

Denny
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