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Bunton Guy
09-21-2001, 06:13 PM
Anyone got the super chip which gives you like 50 Xtra HP and 125 more ft. pounds of tq. ? They guy says you can light up the tires like a dragster with this chip...its only 500 dollars. Also I was looking into getting a lift kit for my 2001 f-350 diesel 2X4 all the kits in the mags are either for 4X4 and or are like 1,200 for my 4X2 im just trying to level the front end with the rear end so I can fit the largest tires I can on the rims which are 16 inch rite now. Anyone know who has a leveling and or lift kit for my truck for under 600 bucks . ? The tires I have rite now are 265/75/16 I was looking into getting 285/75/16 ( Thornbirds) very nobby...looks good Im not sure how big of tires I can fit under the wheel well. Any help would be great.

1MajorTom
09-22-2001, 05:37 PM
Why would you want to void your warranty?

Bunton Guy
09-22-2001, 06:47 PM
I could care less about the warranty. And why would it void the warrant and is it the warranty on just the suspension components alone ?

landscaper3
09-22-2001, 08:38 PM
On one of our Ford F350 4x4 diesels we got a U.S gear chip 65hp and 160lbs torque! On your newer one its a second to remove it and really doesnt void warrenty related to a (18) year ford rep!!!!!!!!!!! And they might say it does at the dealer only reason why is then the dealer can put blame on the chip and be not responsable. THEY DO MAKE CHIPS THAT ARE 100% warrenty backed. look at us gear, super chips, Banks, powerstroke flip chips, FD chips and others. As far as putting larger tires on you may loose low end due to the larger the tire the more rotating mass the smaller the tire turn over quicker. By putting 2 or 3 larger size tires on and a chip you will be right back where you started (as far as acceleration) keep your regular size tires. We also run a Banks kit on another F350 diesel 4wd 350hp 730lbs big big power!!! For try outs we did a 1/8 mile run at local drags ran 10.2 1/8 mustang gt and iroc z ran 10.00 not bad for a Diesel 4wd.

KirbysLawn
10-02-2001, 08:05 AM
I have the PSD with the 50/100 Super Chip. Great power and acceleration when pulling the trailer. Very little changes in EGT's and almost doubled the turbo boost. If you have a 2001 I would buy a PP III instead of a chip, here is more infor on that: http://hypertech-inc.com/

KirbysLawn
10-07-2001, 12:13 AM
If you want to test drive mine give me a call or send me an IM. Funny, yesterday I was pulling out and had to hurry, laid rubber while pulling my fully loaded enclosed trailer. I didn't mean to, nor do I regulary do that it just happened, just shows how much torque the truck has because I have 285's with M/S tread!:eek::cool: :D

Bunton Guy
10-07-2001, 08:41 AM
Do you have the 4X4 ..I wanted the 4X4 but couldnt dish the money out. So I was going to put a lift kit on it. Or atleast lift the front end to equal the Height of the rear end. I wanted to get the Thornbird tires. Preety nice tires but im not sure they make them small enough to fit on my truck and I dont know of anyone in charlotte that would carry them so that they could install them. I know the mail order companies have them but then you gotta find someone to install them . And its gonna cost Mucho $$$$ to ship em. stock tires on my truck are 265-75-16 I was wanting to go to atleast 285-75-16 if they will fit under the wheel well without lift kit ?

KirbysLawn
10-08-2001, 09:17 PM
I have BFG 285's on my truck, nope it's not 4x4, didn't want or need it.

Bunton Guy
10-09-2001, 08:17 AM
SO you have a 2x4 and you can fit 285's under your wells without trouble ? or did you lift up the truck ?

Lawnworks
10-11-2001, 09:57 PM
I am only 18 so I really don't know what I am talking about, but I love powerstrokes. I can hear one a mile away. I would go w/ the Banks kit. I have talked to people that have them and love them. One guy told me had a prototype Banks kit that was a twin turbo. I don't know if it has come out or not yet, but it is supposed jump a powerstroke up to 500 something hp and 700 something ft lbs. of torque. One day I will own a powerstroke....one day.

Rick

KirbysLawn
10-12-2001, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by Bunton Guy
SO you have a 2x4 and you can fit 285's under your wells without trouble ? or did you lift up the truck ?

Fit just fine, no lift. Here is a photo of my truck with the BFG 285's.

Bunton Guy
10-12-2001, 07:20 AM
Sweeet .. We are running the same colors. I have a 2001 GOLD f-350 powerstroke. He lawnworks im only 17....whats age gotta do with owning a powersmoker !
Hey Kirby I pass you all the time. Just the other day I passed you comming down a hill going the other way you was comming back from like the Midland area near pinskstons. I was the Gold F-350 Pulling a 7X16 Red enclosed trailer.

Lawnworks
10-12-2001, 07:34 AM
Kirby- Do you have clear out on your truck? I thought that was a teenager thing. They look sharp anyway. Your setup looks great as usual.

Lawnworks
10-12-2001, 07:36 AM
How much are your payments per month and for how long? You got a bad truck. I did not know you were only 17.

Bunton Guy
10-12-2001, 07:40 AM
Payments are $565.00 per month Thats at a I think 8.5% intrest rate or rite around there. And its for 6 years. But I will ofcoarse have it payed off before that. My parents and myself get whats called the X plan which is a discount due to the fact that my grandfather worked for ford for 20 years on the essebly line. So we get anywere from 3-8 grand off the price of a vehicle. (i.e. 5% above building cost of vehicle)

1MajorTom
10-12-2001, 07:09 PM
Bunton Guy,

How old are you? Your profile says 19, yet you say 17 :confused:

KirbysLawn
10-12-2001, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Bunton Guy
Hey Kirby I pass you all the time. Just the other day I passed you comming down a hill going the other way you was comming back from like the Midland area near pinskstons. I was the Gold F-350 Pulling a 7X16 Red enclosed trailer.

Yep, I saw you, I was returning from Harrisburg doing an aeravation job.

Bunton Guy
10-12-2001, 09:22 PM
1,majortom..im 17..dont ask why my profile says 19 ? I dont even remember filling that thing out.

Shawn Burns
10-21-2001, 10:28 PM
My advice would be to not lift a work truck at all. Most aftermarket suspension components will not take the abuse of dailey hauling. My buddies and myself do alot of 'wheeling and have installed alot of kits to various vehicles, and the repeat problems that we see (aside from trail abuse) are usually on trucks that do alot of hauling.
Also, what load rating are the thornbirds? The problem with most bigger tires( and most mud grip tires) is that they don't go over load range D. It might be enough though, depending on what you're pulling. Just my .02

Bunton Guy
10-22-2001, 11:12 AM
Pulling my 7X16 enclosed trailer fully loaded the heaviest I ever pull is 5,300 pounds.

m&m
10-30-2001, 04:49 PM
buntonguy, i live over in harrisburg. since you know your way around midland call up the guys at crossroads tires right there at 601 and 24/27 beside hamburger joint. they might be able to get u what u want. they always get mine. just one question though: why do u want to put knobbies on a 2 wheel drive? just curios.

m&m

Bunton Guy
11-01-2001, 02:56 PM
For the " look" and for that added few % of traction that a 2X4 can have.

HOWARD JONES
11-01-2001, 03:06 PM
To answer your question about tire size, 285/7516 versus 265/7516: the 285's are 11.22 wide x 32.83 diameter, the 265's are 10.43 wide x 31.65 diameter. Really a pretty small difference - you should be able to look your truck over and decide if these will fit without lift.

HOWARD JONES
11-02-2001, 09:24 AM
P.S. - you didn't ask, but going from the 265's to 285's, the difference in diameter is only 1.18 inches or 3.7 percent - your speedometer will only be off by 2.5 mph at 70. Also, with that small change, I don't think it will affect your acceleration noticeably - it would be like going from a 4.11 gear to a 3.96 (everything you ever wanted to know about this and MORE!)

KirbysLawn
11-03-2001, 12:28 AM
Howard, you are correct, it didn't.

Bunton Guy
11-03-2001, 07:41 AM
Will a bigger tire make a height change ?

HOWARD JONES
11-05-2001, 09:36 AM
Bunton Guy: Sure - your example of 285's (1.18 larger diameter than 265's) would lift the truck half that amount, or .59 inch.