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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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6.4 questions...

I am thinking about purchasing one of these babies but want to do some research first...and would like some incentives!

Does anyone have the navigation system in their vehicle? I see you can not get it in the xlt. Anyone have sirius installed? Where is the antenna located? How about the rear seat dvd player? What are your thoughts on it?

Why would you need the stabilizer package? Are dual alternators or heavy duty ones really necessary?

Can someone give me pics of bodyside molding?

Isnt a block heater where you plug into an outlet to keep the antifreeze warm on cold nights?

What exactly is the rapid heat supplemental cab heater?

Sorry for all the questions but if I am going to spend that kind of money I want to get it done right the first time. Thanks for all your help!

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Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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I opted not to have the nav...not really needed i always have map quest...I did get the Audiophile systme though...sirus i didnt get but the antenna is mounted between the 2 clearance lamps on the drivers side of the top of the cab...rear seat dvd player is a rear seat dvd player...

I opted for the camper package as it adds the camper certification...includes all the same things as the stabilizer package...

I kept the stock alternator...dont see a need for anymore for what i will use the truck for...

I opted not to get the bodyside moldings either...my truck will be parked FAR AWAY from anything that can ding it...

Yes, the block heater is to keep your coolant warm for cold winter nights

Supplemental cab heater gets your cab warmer faster..how it works I dont know, but I didnt get it...I will have a remote start so no need...

Hope this helps a little
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Thank you very much for your input! Are bodyside moldings only for dings? Or do they also make the truck look more accented? Anyone have pics of either the moldings or the sirius?
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I dont prefer them, but you may...I am more of a less is more type of guy...the less decals, the less emblems, just makes the truck look smoother IMHO
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What type of truck are you going to buy? The moldings only come on SRW trucks. The nav only comes on Lariats or King Ranches with the Audiophile stereo. The Sirius sounds great and the antenna is a small black bump on the roof close to the windshield. If you get cab lights it will be in between the two on the driver's side. I got dual alts because that is the way my truck was ordered. I would go with at least one HD alt. The supplemental cab heater is a "toaster" element that heats the cab until the water temp is hot enough for the heater to take over. It is only available with the diesel and you can't run the fan speed very high. It heats the cab up surprisingly fast.
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I am thinking about purchasing one of these babies but want to do some research first...and would like some incentives!

Does anyone have the navigation system in their vehicle? I see you can not get it in the xlt. Anyone have sirius installed? Where is the antenna located? How about the rear seat dvd player? What are your thoughts on it?

Why would you need the stabilizer package? Are dual alternators or heavy duty ones really necessary?

Can someone give me pics of bodyside molding?

Isnt a block heater where you plug into an outlet to keep the antifreeze warm on cold nights?

What exactly is the rapid heat supplemental cab heater?

Sorry for all the questions but if I am going to spend that kind of money I want to get it done right the first time. Thanks for all your help!

Mike
I don't know where you live, but my community of around 200,000 has 5 Ford stores within a 20 minute drive. Get out of the house and go look at the new trucks. Pick up a brochure.

What do the body side molding look like? Give us all a break and go do your homework.

This is not the Home Shopping Network!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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here is a pic of my 03 with the bodyside molding, i actually like it on there...

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I don't know where you live, but my community of around 200,000 has 5 Ford stores within a 20 minute drive. Get out of the house and go look at the new trucks. Pick up a brochure.

What do the body side molding look like? Give us all a break and go do your homework.

This is not the Home Shopping Network!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why do you have to be like that? Give the guy a break, if you're not going to help him out, at least ignore his post.
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Why do you have to be like that? Give the guy a break, if you're not going to help him out, at least ignore his post.
X2. this site is here to help people out! maybe he dosent have a dealer close... it is possible. hes asking questions of people that HAVE the truck to get opinions and learn.. theres no need for that attitude anywhere on this site
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