Originally Posted by rlocicero
I can tell you first hand that the ecoboost is all that they say it is. I was a huge non-believer until a friend of mine purchased a 3008W FR. I have since purchased one and tow my 829fkss Flagstaff with no issues at all. Mine is a 2014 F150 supercrew with 3.73's and max tow ans E rated 10 ply tires. I did upgrade the tt to E rated 10 ply tires also.
I was somewhat skeptical as well. My parents bought one 2 years or so before I did. My step dad claimed it pulled as well as the 97 7.3L PSD he had did. I bought a 2013 and now pull a Puma 31-RDKS that weighs 7952 dry. I'm in the low 9K range loaded I estimate. My EB has the 3.55 gears. I pull in 5th at ~2100 RPM at 65 mph. It catches 4th for most hills and inclines. With 3.73 gears, the only difference I personally think I'd notice is that I'd hold 5th a little better on the inclines but would be turning a little higher RPM. I have pulled with 5 and 6 locked out and ran in 4th at 2800RPM and never had to catch a gear, even on pretty modest grades where truckers were having to pull over and struggle at 40mph. I had a 97 PSD, and tend to agree that the EB pulls every bit as good as it did. Mileage is lower- 8ish from 11ish. Anyone who knows anything about BTU content of fuel knows that you CAN'T get the same amount of power from gasoline as you do diesel, though.