Tech Articles

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Diesel Engines:

6.4L Power Combinations

6.9L & 7.3L IDI

7.3L Powerstroke

6.9L Turbo Install

Glow Plug Check

Glow Plug Relay

Glow Plug Controller

Diesel Runs – Then Stalls

Hot Summer – Cool Diesel

500HP 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

Gas Engines:

1973-1979 Ford Truck 460 Engine Swap

All New 6.2L Comliments 2011 Super Duty

6.2L Raptor Engine Now Standard For 2011

6.8L V10 Engine

Transmission & Transfer Case:

Ford Automatic Transmissions

Ford Truck Manual Transmissions

Transfer Case Identification

Installing A NV4500 5-Speed Behind A 6.9L


Dana Spicer Build Of Materials (BOM) Numbers

How To Identify A Dana Axle

Ford Axle Codes From The Door Sticker

Solid Axle Dana 44

VEMCO V-Drive Systems


Hydroboost Swap





2008-2017 Super Duty Lift / Tire Size Examples

Autospring 2004+ F-150 Leveling Kits

F-250 / F-350 TTB to Solid Axle Swap

Ford E-Series (Econoline) Coil Spring Chart

Ford Truck Spring Codes

Rough Country’s 3-Inch Lift on a 2010 Ford F-350

Body / Exterior:

2008-2010 Front Clip On A 2004 Excursion

Modified Bushwacker Fender Flares For Your Excursion

Paint Codes For Your 2008-2016 Ford Super Duty


Ford Super Duty Upfitter (Auxiliary) Switches

2008+ Super Duty Cab Light Installation

Replacing The Alternator In Your Super Duty

Reverse Sensor System – Parking Sensor

Ford Excursion Dome Light Stuck On

Calibrating Your Compass


Installing A Brake Controller – 2010 F-150

Installing A Brake Controller On A Ford Expedition

Installing A 7-Blade RV Trailer Connector

Ford Towing Guide – Maximum Trailer Weight

Ford Towing Guides (.pdf)


Ford Keyless Entry Code

Super Duty Factory Power Window/Lock/Mirror Install

How To Clean & Condition King Ranch Leather

Numbers & Measurements:

Ford Part Number Decoding

VIN Number Decoder

Ford Truck / Van / SUV Wheelbases

Fraction To Decimal


Determining Crawl Ratios

Gears Needed After Tire Change

Ring & Pinion Calculator

Speedo Change From Gear Change

Speedo Change From Tire Change

Convert Metric Tire Sizes To Inches

Tire & Speed Calculator

Coil Spring Rate Calculator

Gas Mileage Calculator