Hello all! Thank you for letting me be a part of the Powerstroke.org family. First a short story....I was filling up the other day, when a man next to me also with a Ford Diesel, told me I had a rare truck:hehe:. I have a 99 4x4 lariat crew cab diesel dually with 79,000. Seems common enough to me:dunno:. He then proceeded to tell me that the red stripes on the powerstroke badges located on the doors are hand painted. It seems that a couple of computer programmers at Kentucky Truck were secretly adding 50 hp to randomly selected diesel trucks. Then painting the two red stripes to signify there doings. A clever, and subtle way to do so, who looks at the badges anyway? I looked at the diesels in my neighborhood close to the same year, and I seem to be the only one with red stripes. My question is...well is this for real? Has anyone else ever heard of this? I tried to look it up on the Internet, past forums, and found nothing. Please let me know if you have any info. Thank you!