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Old 10-05-2010, 10:03 AM   #41
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Was just looking at the 2011 towing guide from Ford...

Max Trailer weight with a Ecoboost V-6 in a SCREW 145" WB??

Try out 11,300Lbs with a 3.73 rear 2WD !!!
AND A GCWR of 16,900 LBS !!!

A V-6!!!! Can you Ford haters even fathom that? A Frackin V-6!!!

My God I love Ford!! They are THE Man!!

Man, I need a smoke......
YOU are TOO FUNNY!! HA! Hey, if you go to the "test" consumer event to drive one, let me know what you think.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #42
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Unless that V6 is a 6-litre, I think I'll stick with my diesel.
I don't care what the numbers are, there's no replacement for displacement.
Hey you guys! Quit being defensive. Enjoy what you drive. The ecoboost is not and was never intended to compete with diesels. We're just having a discussion here. . . . .
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:37 PM   #43
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Nothing defensive whatsoever. I just know that a 3.5 litre V6 gas is not going to be that great of a puller, no matter what the numbers are. I have driven enough trucks to know that.
It's less than half the size of my 7.3 !
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That is what turbochargers and variable valve timing are for.

Like I said earlier, I sure wouldn't buy one for a trailer any bigger than the current half tons will do myself. But to scoff at all modern technology will someday get you left behind. The eco boost is a somewhat proven design already and it will do well.

As you already know and can't deny, all the current diesels out there would tear your 7.3 and my 7.3 in half. All because of technology. Also, any trick you can do to that engine the newer stuff can do as well and then some.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:40 PM   #45
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YOU are TOO FUNNY!! HA! Hey, if you go to the "test" consumer event to drive one, let me know what you think.
Tried to go, my time slot was rained out, they were so far behind on the appts they were cancelling people left and right.... Kind of bummed about it but whaddayagonnado?
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"As you already know and can't deny, all the current diesels out there would tear your 7.3 and my 7.3 in half. All because of technology."
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Mr. Black, you are correct. I have a friend with a newer Ford that he chipped, lots of horsepower. But I keep hearing about dependability problems, some horrendous. I'll sacrifice a bit of pizzazz for an engine that lasts. I have no need for the latest technology, at least not at the price they are asking!
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It will be interesting to see how the new Ford produced diesel does compared to the Navistar diesels Ford has traditionally used. Anyone heard how the new 6.7 is doing?
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Almost forgot! When I was at the Ford new truck show, one of the reps mentioned a new diesel V-6 that the F-150 is going to have available in the next few years as well, prolly a twin turbo setup 3.0L.
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Yeah, you know the smaller diesel is coming eventually. I think the upcoming economy regulations are going to make these things a necessity at some point regardless of diesel fuel costing more. It will probably require that darn urea tank though too! I wonder if you will ever start to see urea dispensing at the gas stations.
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"It will probably require that darn urea tank though too!"
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Urea? You mean you have to pee in your fuel tank?
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