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Old 06-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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I made the switch from an '07 F150 XLT 4x4 CC 5.4L with 3.73's to an '12 F150 XLT 4x4 CrewCab Ecoboost with MaxTow (3.73's) a couple of months ago. All I can say is wow! There is absolutely a huge difference in power between the two.
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Post up your towing impressions when you have some experience!

We moved from an '04 Titan (w/ 5.6 V8) to the '11 F150 ECOscrew. It was a great move and more than power was the trade up in 'platform.' The 150 is has superior towing characteristics. The Titan was a great truck but the F150 has superior abilities.

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:57 PM   #12
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From what I've read, the extra MPG goes away very quickly if you can't keep your foot out of the throttle...
I've averaged just about 10 mpg towing our Roo 23SS with my Eco supercrew with 3.55. It's more dependent on wind direction than throttle position for me, though.

That said, I recently upgraded to an Android phone so I got a bluetooth OBDII adapter and the torque app. We just got back from a weekend trip to Key Largo and I experimented on the way down and back. The results were a little surprising. My best cruising mileage came with 6th gear locked out and with tow/haul turned on. I got 11.5 going down and 11.1 coming back. It runs at about 2100 rpm in 5th and only 1800 in 6th at 60 mph, but 6th requires 8-10 lbs of boost where 5th only pulls a pound or two.

Our next trip isn't until August, but I'm definitely going to keep using Torque to try to find that sweet spot.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #13
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I will definitely let ya know how she hauls the mail.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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That said, I recently upgraded to an Android phone so I got a bluetooth OBDII adapter and the torque app. .
Haven't heard of this yet. You have more info?
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I have a 2010 F150 w/the 5.4L 3v 3.55gears and it has all of those things you mentioned...ie trailer sway control, built in brake controller, sync, 6 speed, etc.... I love my 5.4L.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #16
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I have a 2010 F150 w/the 5.4L 3v 3.55gears and it has all of those things you mentioned...ie trailer sway control, built in brake controller, sync, 6 speed, etc.... I love my 5.4L.
I am also very happy with my 2010 5.4L Lariat with the Max Tow package.. When I bought mine it was just as the EB was coming out.. Figured I would stick with the 5.4L as it is a very good engine and the EB was new Tech...
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #17
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I have the EB 3.55 and love it, I came from a 06 5.4 3.73 and the EB does much better at towing but mostly due to the 6spd transmission, I would think you would be fine with any of those trucks as long as it had the 6spd and a 3.55 or 3.73 ratio, both of mine were screw's with 4x4. I tow in 5th also, it seems to tow so much better then 6th with my 25rr.
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Haven't heard of this yet. You have more info?
Search for Torque in the Android App Store (Play Store). There is a free version to see if you like it. The full version is well worth it. I wanted it for that missing boost gauge, but there are all kinds of other goodies in there, as well.

There are all kinds of OBDII adapters that will work with it. I went with a generic bluetooth one that I got from eBay for $0.99+shipping.
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Thanks. I have the IPhone and was hoping the APP would be available it. I'll keep it in mind because I may go Android soon. Thanks.
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Search for Torque in the Android App Store (Play Store). There is a free version to see if you like it. The full version is well worth it. I wanted it for that missing boost gauge, but there are all kinds of other goodies in there, as well.

There are all kinds of OBDII adapters that will work with it. I went with a generic bluetooth one that I got from eBay for $0.99+shipping.
I was curious, how much boost have you seen on the Eco-Boost?
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