So here's an update. It's been 4 months almost to the day. The truck now has 31k miles on it. Thats 15k in four months, or at this rate 45k this year! So far I am very pleased with the performance so far.
I have made a few upgrades too.
It came with just an AM/FM radio, no where to play music from an outside source. I put in a modest stereo with blue tooth capabilities . Now I'm legal to talk and drive at the same time.I upgraded the front speakers and added the missing ones in the rear. Now on long drives I can play my music to relax me.
Other little ones were vent shades over the side windows, durable seat covers over the cold vinyl, and a sliding rear window, I like that better than the AC unless it's unbearable. I also put on a reese hitch , to haul trailers filled with tractors!
The biggest upgrade is lowering the suspension. I lowered it just 2" but that makes a huge difference getting in an out , and loading heavy items in the bed. Plus 2wd trucks should be lower than 4wd ones.The kit also stiffens up the suspension a little, getting rid of that wishy washy ride people like now. Trucks should ride like trucks! If you want it to ride like a car , then get a car!
The only thing left is to add rear back up lights, the stock ones don't light up anything usable behind the truck.I bought some low profile rectangles to mount under the rear bumper. Very important trying to back up on a job site.
So other than having to change oil every 6 weeks , I like the changes Ford has made to this model over my last one. And now that i personalized it , it should suit me very nicely for the next 5 or 6 years.
Thanks , Tom