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Old 09-23-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Definitely my next truck, Ecoboost F150

Check out this link. This engine is going to be fantastic for towing. 380LB of torque at 1,700 RPM; 420LB torque at 2,500 RPM. And the 6 speed automatic now has direct control of gears (if you want it). Hopefully the promised 20% increase in fuel economy will come through as well.

2011 Ford F-150 powertrain lineup gets overhauled
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Looks like a great motor for sure. Sounds like it is going to be rated to tow 11,300 lbs. There will be skeptics for sure.

Are you going to be the tester Bob and get this truck so the rest of us surveyor owners can learn from you?

The article states that it is the same power train in the taurus and the flex. This is really interesting to me... The flex is only rated to tow 4500lbs. Guess it isn't the motor that is the weak link. Crazy as it is, at least in Canada there could be $8 - 10,000 difference between the flex and the truck. That is with the truck being that much less. We have to buy the top of the line flex to get that motor... right now.

Have a look at ford's sway control electronics in the new trucks, quite impressive to me!
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Ford has definatly upped the game in trucks. If I ever get a new truck it will be an F250 with the new 6.7 TD. 400hp and 800 ft lbs of torque (as of Aug 30th) and mileage too.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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Are you going to be the tester Bob and get this truck so the rest of us surveyor owners can learn from you?
Huh, huh, are you Bob ?? Somebody has to be the 1st.
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HA!! Dudes I would love to be the first but probably won't be!! There's only 60K on my '05 and it runs and performs beautifully. I'm trying to resist this new Ford but it may be futile!! HA! Better not even go look at it. I will say that I am not in the least concerned about how it will perform or its longevity. The testing has been extensive and brutal. I had a turbo four in my last VW and it was an awesome motor; a torque monster for its size. Truly 6 cylinder power and 4 cylinder fuel economy. I put 115K on it with zero trouble and now two of my nieces are driving it. Still runs like a champ.
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HA!! Dudes I would love to be the first but probably won't be!! There's only 60K on my '05 and it runs and performs beautifully. I'm trying to resist this new Ford but it may be futile!! HA! Better not even go look at it. I will say that I am not in the least concerned about how it will perform or its longevity. The testing has been extensive and brutal. I had a turbo four in my last VW and it was an awesome motor; a torque monster for its size. Truly 6 cylinder power and 4 cylinder fuel economy. I put 115K on it with zero trouble and now two of my nieces are driving it. Still runs like a champ.
Well by the sounds of release dates you'll be able to stew about it for 6 months longer... Did you check out the trailer sway control electronics? I bet old reliable doesn't have that! That could be the deciding factor although our 235's tow so beautifully now...

Let me know when you order one!
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Ford has definatly upped the game in trucks. If I ever get a new truck it will be an F250 with the new 6.7 TD. 400hp and 800 ft lbs of torque (as of Aug 30th) and mileage too.
sounds like a fun truck!
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Well by the sounds of release dates you'll be able to stew about it for 6 months longer... Did you check out the trailer sway control electronics? I bet old reliable doesn't have that! That could be the deciding factor although our 235's tow so beautifully now...

Let me know when you order one!
I think the pipeline will be slow to fill as you suggest. You are right, the 235 tows SO nice that there are really no issues. But it is unbelievable how much technology has changed in just 6 years from my '05.
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But it is unbelievable how much technology has changed in just 6 years from my '05.
Oh, yeah. Since I bought my 06, Ford has added extension mirrors to the F150, integrated brake control, trailer sway control, a 6 speed tranny, more HP and torque from the 5.4L engine, box steps......I can't remember what all else.

Bob, we just bought our trucks at the wrong time.
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HA! Chap, at least they don't obsolete as fast as a laptop!!
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