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Old 06-12-2016, 07:25 PM   #1
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Ecoboost vs. Tundra

I know I'm probably starting something with this question, but..... Is there an appreciable difference between a Ecoboost Screw 2wd, 3.55 rearend and a tundra 2wd. 5.7 with 4.3 rear end. The F-150 would be a Lariat with standard tow package. I know there are a lot of you who have these TV's and could provide some real world info and not just quote numbers. Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
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I know I'm probably starting something with this question, but..... Is there an appreciable difference between a Ecoboost Screw 2wd, 3.55 rearend and a tundra 2wd. 5.7 with 4.3 rear end. The F-150 would be a Lariat with standard tow package. I know there are a lot of you who have these TV's and could provide some real world info and not just quote numbers. Thanks.
Is there a difference ? wheres the Chevy and dodge in this comparison, if you're going to start something start something big
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:46 PM   #3
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Is there a difference ? wheres the Chevy and dodge in this comparison, if you're going to start something start something big
I figured just with those two it would be big enough!

My family needs all the cab room we can get and those two are the biggest. I know a lot of people really like their Ecoboost and their Tundra's. I've had people tell me that the Tundras are closer to 3/4 ton than 1/2 ton and just wanted to get some other opinions before I buy a truck. Going to look at a 2013 F-150 and a 2014 Tundra tomorrow.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:11 PM   #4
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I am on my 2nd Ecoboost. I had a 2011 Lariat 4x4 and now have a 2015 Laiat 4x4 with max tow. I tow a 7,500 loaded toy hauler out west every summer. It handles Colorado mountain passes with ease and rarely goes to 3,000 rpm.

I have no complaints with this truck. Towing I get around 10 mpg and not towing get around 18 in town and 20 hiway.

I hope this helps.

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:12 PM   #5
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You're going about the comparison all wrong. Look at the resale value in 3-5 years,thats your real answer.
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if he trundra or 150 are close to a 3/4 why waste your time and money just get a 3/4 .
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You're going about the comparison all wrong. Look at the resale value in 3-5 years,thats your real answer.
I plan on having whatever I buy for the next 8-10 years hopefully. Resale isn't my top priority.
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I've been driving Toyotas for 25 years. I've only had 3 including my current Tundra. In my opinion, they are very reliable. Technically the Tundra is 1/2 ton but is designed and built as a 3/4 ton. I have only had my FW for a year and have not taken it out west yet. Before I purchased my Tundra I did a little research on 3/4 ton trucks that use gas. I considered a GMC but the horsepower was something like 345 HP and towing capacity was 7,000#. My Tundra has a 381 HP engine and 10,000#+.

I have only been to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania and as far south to North Fort Myers, Fl. I travel 60/61 MPH and average 9.2 to 11 MPG. Unless I decide to get a bigger or heavier FW I will keep my Tundra. Over the past 25 years I have only needed to replace oil and filters, tires, batteries and windshield wipers.



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I previously was using a Tundra before I found my cherry 2000 chev 2500 that I got for a song and a dance, much better than a payment I had on the Tundra, but it is half the truck that the Tundra is.

I am not much of a Ford guy and I have experienced the Tundra and I can totally recommend it to you.
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Thanks for all the replies. They are exactly the kind of experienced opinions I am needing. My current TV is a 2008 Chevy 5.3. I know either of the two I'm considering will be way better than what I have now. My main concern with the Ford is the longevity of the Ecoboost.
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