Terminology


adsm08

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
31,886
Reaction score
1,227
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Found a deal mouse in your cereal this morning?
I found a dead mouse slow-cooked on a heater hose in an Escape yesterday. Then I told them it needed an engine.
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 173A8B749AB83C Expires: January 1, 2020

4x4junkie

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 19, 2001
Messages
10,234
Reaction score
169
Points
63
Location
So. Calif (SFV)
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Bronco II
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9L V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
35x12.50R15
It's technically a "stabilizer bar" a.k.a. "anti-sway bar", but everyone (inc. myself lol) seems to just call it a "sway bar" (the opposite of what it's purpose is, to counter sway).
 

JohnnyO

Moderator Emeritus
Forum Staff - Retired
Joined
Jan 6, 2002
Messages
4,000
Reaction score
133
Points
63
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
2008
Make / Model
Sport Trac
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5''
Tire Size
245/70-17
My credo
"I'm not Mr. Lebowski, YOU'RE Mr. Lebowski. I'm The Dude."
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
And I drive on a "parkway" and I park in a "driveway".
There is no such thing as a "giant" shrimp.
And, this is a true "bucket seat"
:icon_rofl:;missingteeth;:icon_bounceblue:
Grumpaw
"Hot water heater". Hot water doesn't need to be heated. What you want is a COLD water heater.
 

JohnnyO

Moderator Emeritus
Forum Staff - Retired
Joined
Jan 6, 2002
Messages
4,000
Reaction score
133
Points
63
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
2008
Make / Model
Sport Trac
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5''
Tire Size
245/70-17
My credo
"I'm not Mr. Lebowski, YOU'RE Mr. Lebowski. I'm The Dude."
Ah crap, forgot about that. '97 F-150's just had one door on the passenger side. I think '99 is when the DS got a back door too.

I don't think '250+ got the small back doors until the Super Duty.

It was optional on Rangers.
My first Ranger was a 99 that I special-ordered. It had 4 doors which at that time was an option. I think 99 was the first year that Ranger Supercabs offered 4 doors.
 

sgtsandman

Well-known member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
957
Reaction score
331
Points
63
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011 & 2019
Make / Model
Ford XLT & FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC & 2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.5R15 & 265/65R17
There is also the shock absorber. The springs are actually what absorbs the shock of hitting a bump. The shock absorber dampens the oscillations of the spring to prevent bouncing. So, they really should be called dampeners but the baby got thrown out with the bath water long ago.
 

fastpakr

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
4,766
Reaction score
244
Points
63
Location
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
285/75-16
That leads to the discussion of damping vs dampening.
 

ericbphoto

Old Redneck just wingin' it.
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
2,910
Reaction score
827
Points
113
Age
55
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
My 97 has no rear doors and ive never seen anything pre 99 3/4 ton that did. So yeah the superduty started that.

GM had them back to 95ish IIRC, as did dodge.
I have a 3-door '97 F150. In fact, I just repaired the cable ends so I could open the rear door again.
 

Ranger850

Well-known member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
2,914
Reaction score
456
Points
83
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
And the Avalanche was never an SUV that acted like a truck. It was a truck with a built in bed cover and a rear door to access the bed.

General Motors
Ford Motor Company
Detroit is the Motor City
and Lemmy created MotorHead
 

black_demon69

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 30, 2013
Messages
1,283
Reaction score
41
Points
48
Location
AZ
Vehicle Year
1993 & 1994
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.3l & 4.0l
Transmission
Manual
View attachment 31306

I guess you should tell Ford that they meant to call it engine oil.
I guess they should be told that they are really Ford Engine Company and not Ford Motor Company

And it should be enginecraft not Motorcraft.. 😁
 

sgtsandman

Well-known member
U.S. Military - Active
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
957
Reaction score
331
Points
63
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011 & 2019
Make / Model
Ford XLT & FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC & 2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.5R15 & 265/65R17
Then there is the motor boat and the outboard motor.
 

rusty ol ranger

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
4,570
Reaction score
652
Points
113
Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
20,341
Reaction score
1,240
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual


Top