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Old 01-05-2014, 08:36 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replys so far guys!

We were out to eat with them when he told me what he was think about, he got a dirty/stunned look from his wife when he said that he had priced out a F250 also. Then I got an even dirtier look from her when I told him if he was going to get a F250 he mite as well just get a F350 since it wouldn't cost much more and it would be the same truck as the F250, but just more payload capacity for a bigger camper in the future.

He was liking the F150 because of the unloaded mileage, the dealer was telling him 19-20 unloaded on the highway with the Ecoboost vs 13-14 with the F250 6.2L. And the dealer said he would probably get 9-10 towing with the Eco and 8-9 with 6.2L, so basically a wash there. I was kinda surprised, the MPG numbers that the dealer gave him actually seemed to be about what I have seen from others posting online.
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He has a good dealer and he sounds like a smart guy!
Now start talking about dif ratios. I have the 4.30's. My truck is the first one my dealer has seen.
I'm using a tune from 5Star and I am seeing 1 mpg better around town than last week.
Have your friend register on this site. It will be good for him.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #13
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I have an F250, should have spent the extra coin to get a F350.
Me too...

If both trucks are the same cost, bigger is better... F350 sounds even better.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:36 PM   #14
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I have the 4.30's. My truck is the first one my dealer has seen.
I'm using a tune from 5Star and I am seeing 1 mpg better around town than last week.
Hey Twisty; What is 5Star?
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:30 PM   #15
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Hey Twisty; What is 5Star?
5 Star is a company that does custom tuning of a vehicles computer, here is their website Custom Dynomemeter Chassis Tuning Products and Services - 5 Star Tuning. They do primarily tuning of Fords, but have branched off to GMs and Rams in the last couple years.


Twisty, I sent him a link to this thread so maybe he will join and chime in, even though I have been trying to get him to join for over a year already.
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I recently sold my 2013 FX4 Eco-boost and purchased my F350 FX4 PSD. Before choosing the PSD I had made up my mind to go with the 6.2 gas motor. I test drove one and found it to be a gutless pig from a performance stand point. Now to be totally honest about it I made the mistake of driving the 6.7 diesel first. The two motors should never be compared to one another side by side from a performance view.

From the choices of vehicles he is looking at I would recommend the F250/350. One for payload value and the other for the 6.2 V8. The Eco-boost is an impressive motor, but not with out issues that have yet to be worked out. The 6.2 offers good HP and TQ, it is just the manner in which it is applied to the rear wheels that make it feel sluggish. Plus it is a naturally aspirated motor, sometimes simple has it's benefits.
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"...the 6.2 gas motor. I test drove one and found it to be a gutless pig from a performance stand point."
The tune also changes the tranny shift habits.
I broke the engine in hard and it has responded.
The 6.2 likes to spin so don't expect it to be as torky on the low end as the bunker fuel burner.
"The 6.2 offers good HP and TQ, it is just the manner in which it is applied to the rear wheels that make it feel sluggish."
It jumps pretty well with the low gears.
Don't make the mistake to think that it is easy to get over 7600 lbs going down the road.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:08 AM   #18
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Check this out...
6.2 0-60 8k trailer video - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

This engine with get it done, let it rev! As far as gears, I have the 3.73 which from all I have read is the same in 5th gear as 4.30 is in 6th. I usually lock out 6th when pulling anyway unless I’m on a dead flat road with no wind. The tranny on these things have a few options for controlling them and it is not as much of a weak point as it can be annoying if you let the computer control things.

EDIT...http://www.5startuning.com/product/x...-f150-3-7l-v6/

I run the 93 performance towing tune...
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I have always drove chevy's but if I could do it all over I would get a Ford F150 and pull my Cedar Creek with it. A Ford F150 is a pulling truck, I saw one pulling a Blue Ridge 41 ft fifth wheel in montana, I pull the 34 ft C/C with a 3500hd diesel but I would be better off with the F150, I don't pull the camper all the time. I would just keep the F150 for now and then when I got ready to trade for something else then look for another truck. You might get big eyes and get something a little bigger or want something bigger than 28ft. I wanted to keep the camper I wanted under 30ft but now days it's not always easy to find, not with anything on the camper. I would just keep the truck I had and take my time and look for a camper, then look for a truck to pull camper with. I had a 2500 diesel and I should have kept it, truck had air bags on it and a onboard TPMS and the 3500 does not plus the 3500 rides a little more firm
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"...the 6.2 gas motor. I test drove one and found it to be a gutless pig from a performance stand point."
The tune also changes the tranny shift habits.
I broke the engine in hard and it has responded.
The 6.2 likes to spin so don't expect it to be as torky on the low end as the bunker fuel burner.
"The 6.2 offers good HP and TQ, it is just the manner in which it is applied to the rear wheels that make it feel sluggish."
It jumps pretty well with the low gears.
Don't make the mistake to think that it is easy to get over 7600 lbs going down the road.
Come on over - I'll take you for a ride.
I didn't mean "Gutless Pig" in a bad way....really I didn't. It just didn't feel responsive in direct relation to the pedal push in the cab. It is a high rev motor bringing on the TQ and HP in a manner that while there doesn't register on the "Seat of the Pants" meter. I have no doubt that it will get the job done.

My latest gas motors before the test drive was that of my 2013 FX4 Eco-boost F150 and my 2007 F250 reg cab 6-speed manual 3V V10 both of which came on strong from the first nudge of the go pedal.

And I appreciate the offer to come over for a test drive, but there is really no need to do so. My son has a 2013 F150 Raptor with the 6.2 under hood, he invites me often to go with him in his truck. Things like to go pick up a sofa, lumber, and such. The kind of things that require two stout backs to load and unload....Bless his Heart!!!

There are times that I wish I had gone with the gasser over the diesel, and there are times I glad I went with the diesel over the gasser. Basic maintenance and fuel are less with the 6.2, but my MPG is higher on the diesel, but I do pay .70+ more a gallon.

I sure don't think anyone would be disappointed with the 6.2 over all. It just wasn't for me.
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