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Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4814713
07/15/18 12:21 PM
07/15/18 12:21 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Originally Posted By: buck91
So I am *considering* trading my 2011 F150 supercab 4x4 5.0L 6.5ft bed for something with 4 real doors. The goal being to acquire the 4 real door cab, otherwise I am very happy (now) with my F150..


Sorry if I missed it, but what does real doors mean? Crew cab? My Ram quad cab has 4 real doors, but the rear seating isn't so real compared to a crew cab.

FWIW, I'm thrilled with the Ram in my sig if that helps.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4814919
07/15/18 04:30 PM
07/15/18 04:30 PM
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NY, USA, etc.
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Lol @ guys calling trucks less than 10 years old with 100,000 miles “long in the tooth.”

Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4815451
07/16/18 10:43 AM
07/16/18 10:43 AM
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Sask, Canada
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I say keep what you got. You would probably never get out of it what you put in. As others mentioned, unless you need the larger cab for kids or something of that nature, keep your truck.

I had a quad cab Ram 1500, while we could make it work with kids, it was painful to use child seats in the back or for adults to sit in there for long trips. So I went to the absolute end of the spectrum now with the Megacab and love it.


2006 Trailblazer LT. Castrol Edge with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. It has oil and still runs
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4816667
07/17/18 06:20 PM
07/17/18 06:20 PM
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West Michigan
buck91 Offline OP
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Looking at crew cab to facilitate child seats in the back. My wife can do with one behind the passenger seat but one behind me just eats up too much leg room for my 6’3” self.


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4816960
07/18/18 04:04 AM
07/18/18 04:04 AM
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Sask, Canada
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Then yes, upgrade!! It is painful and as the kids grow, your need for a back seat will too. It was not only uncomfortable but I would say unsafe to have the front seats jammed up so far that you are [censored] near hugging the steering wheel.

I think the crew cabs have a slightly better slope to them, which is critical in safely attaching child seats. They are way more solid. Once the kids are in forward facing car seats you need lots of room still because their legs are too short to bend over the seat edge and stick out.

Like I had said previously, we went to the extreme opposite and got the Megacab. No way I was going to upgrade the truck again as the kids grow. Just watch the little brats try and kick the front seats now!!


2006 Trailblazer LT. Castrol Edge with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. It has oil and still runs
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4817436
07/18/18 04:25 PM
07/18/18 04:25 PM
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West Michigan
buck91 Offline OP
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Found a nicely loaded and nicely priced 2013 suburban 15000 locally that is VERY tempting. Any thoughts on these vehicles? Other than than the specs on its 5.3 looking a little dated...


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4817628
07/18/18 08:50 PM
07/18/18 08:50 PM
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Sask, Canada
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I drove around quite a few Tahoe's of that generation and they were a great vehicle. They got decent mileage and they had enough power for what they were.

If I had to upgrade my Tb today, I would look at a used Tahoe of that vintage.


2006 Trailblazer LT. Castrol Edge with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. It has oil and still runs
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4841741
08/16/18 10:45 AM
08/16/18 10:45 AM
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southwest Mo.
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My fiance' bought a new 2017 F150 4x4 Supercrew in July of 17 but it only has 3,600 miles on it since she mostly drives her chevy cavalier commuter car. Obviously no problems to report other than after I changed the oil at the one year mark, It had a loud tapping noise on the driver's side of the engine for a couple of minutes the first time the engine was started a week or so after the oil was changed. I used Motorcraft 5w-20 oil and a Motorcraft oil filter so I'm not sure what that was about. She has the 5.0L V8. It never did that with the original oil fill, even after sitting for a long time before starting it.

Last edited by wtd; 08/16/18 10:49 AM.

2014 Mustang GT
1998 Chevy K3500
1998 Chevy K1500
(2) 1992 Cavaliers
1970 Monte Carlo
Re: Might trade my truck [Re: buck91] #4842734
08/17/18 10:48 AM
08/17/18 10:48 AM
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Posts: 7,598
Marshfield , MA
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Marshfield , MA
Bad anti- brain back on filter?


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
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