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Harjula
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From: Manchester, NH, USA
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posted 01-22-2003 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harjula   Click Here to Email Harjula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the turning circle on a '99 F-150 4x4, Supercab, V8 4.6L, 8 Foot Bed?
It seems that I cross time zones when I want to turn around.
Yes, I did look at my owner's manual.
Thanks.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-23-2003 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doesn't it have it in the brochure I gave you?

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MLariviere
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posted 01-23-2003 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 133" wheelbase{reg cab,8' body} is 37 feet,so I would say yours should be 39 or 40. Do you want a small truck? Get a Mazda.

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Stewart
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posted 01-23-2003 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
A 133" wheelbase{reg cab,8' body} is 37 feet,so I would say yours should be 39 or 40. Do you want a small truck? Get a Mazda.

DOH! He said "Mazda!" Mike is suggesting a "zoom-zoom" truck!! ACK! Say it aint so!! Not when Ford makes a Ranger!!

Stewart

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-24-2003 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, I believe a 4x4 also doesn't turn the wheels in as sharply due to the wheels having axles.

Brian already had a Mazda, I don't think he'll do that again! {He's my brother-in-law}

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Stewart
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posted 01-24-2003 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've owned two Mazda trucks. A B2000 Sundowner Sport, and a B2000 extended cab. I loved 'em both, but man were they gutless wonders.

Sigh...alas I was young. I wish I had realized how wonderful the F150's were before buying my 2nd Mazda (after the first one got totalled when an idiot pulled out in front of me...thought he could beat me across an intersection...then had the gall to blame me because he said I reacted too slow!). But back then, I didn't think I could afford a real truck ...thought I hadda stick with a compact version.

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lyle29464
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posted 01-25-2003 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a mazda you could haul about 3 sheets of 1/2 plywood with only minor problems. It was a "king" cab took a lot of area to turn around. I had a 74 ford 1/2 ton long bed it was worse. I now have a 98 f 150 short bed. I can turn around in a very small area. It is a dream for backing boat trailers and getting around in tight areas. I use the tail gate as the bed. I have never run into anything I could load on it that it would not haul. My next one will be a 1/2 ton ford short bed. Total repairs over last 5 years is $3.50?

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MLariviere
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posted 01-26-2003 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The newer 1/2 ton 4x4's turn just as close as a 2 WD,because they have CV joints,rather than universal joints. BTW the older styles will turn sharp{lock to lock} in 2WD,with the hubs unlocked.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-10-2003 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bro-in-law, 2000 F-150 4x4 {w/139" wheelbase} turning circle is 42.4' feet. {your '99 should be similar, I'll keep looking for the 157" wheelbase figure. It seems to be a deeply guarded secret.}

Yow, get a passport and a compass!

http://www.newcarpricer.com/reviews/reviews/2000_Ford_F150.html
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MLariviere
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posted 03-12-2003 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put some 36" tires on,and watch it go to 46 feet! They'll have to start making these things with center articulation! Watch out for wide right turns,you may squash a Toyota Echo!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-12-2003 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
Toyota Echo

AKA rolling speed bumps.

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