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Old 02-14-2015, 11:15 PM   #21
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Much like Stealth I am overweight on the Rear Axle as well. I do no add anything to my truck box, just the blue hauler. With all the firewood bans I don't travel with it any longer so that helps too. I just rolled over 48,000 km, have a service plan, they change the oil, only issue with the truck was the door keypad LED on the 9/0 button burn't out.
I also came from a 5.4 in a 2009 that towed but the Ecobeast tows much better!
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #22
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EcoBEAST! I'm towing about 8700 lbs loaded with my Flagstaff 8528RKWS 5th wheel. I just recently kicked it up a notch (50 HP/50 lb ft) with a Diablo Sport tuner, and that's staying with 87 octane. 93 octane tune will get you 90 more HP!
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:23 PM   #23
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I just purchased a 2014 ecoboost and love it. Matthews Ford in Oregon, Oh. has a 2014 f-150 XL that's got the max tow and HD payload package. It comes with LT 245/75R17E BSW A/T tires and 7 lug wheels. It`s a supercab w/8` box and 163``WB. The fella I bought the truck from told me to google F150 Ecoboost Torture Test .It`s cool but I`m a Ford guy, you other guys might not like it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:48 PM   #24
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I can hardly wait till they put a Gas Turbo engine in a F350!
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:37 PM   #25
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For 2015, The Max Tow and Big Mirrors are separate options.
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For a rise in all the ecoboost people I am going to throw this out, I have a poor little 4.8l GMC ( 295 hp) you guys are spinning up twin turbo's for 70 more hp out of your engines?
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:03 PM   #27
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For a rise in all the ecoboost people I am going to throw this out, I have a poor little 4.8l GMC ( 295 hp) you guys are spinning up twin turbo's for 70 more hp out of your engines?
No rise here, I remember when we pulled 4-horse gooseneck trailers loaded to the max with 175 HP back in the 70's!

I like messing with the V8 folks though. Every time I pull into a campground, there'll be 2 or 3 gathered around before I finish getting setup saying, "You pull that with this?"
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:57 PM   #28
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I love my EB and it tows our little Roo flawlessly (so far). I'd be a little scared to pull anything heavier or a 5th wheel with it, but that's just my lack of experience towing. After a few years I may want to move on to something bigger/heavier, but by then I should have more years under the belt towing stuff. So far, I'm impressed and more importantly I feel very safe with our combo.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:43 PM   #29
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For a rise in all the ecoboost people I am going to throw this out, I have a poor little 4.8l GMC ( 295 hp) you guys are spinning up twin turbo's for 70 more hp out of your engines?
Sorry to burst your bubble but its the 420 LB-FT of torque that is the benefit with a 3.5l.
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[QUOTE=B and B;784999]I can hardly wait till they put a Gas Turbo engine in a F350![/QUOTE

I'm in for that for sure.
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