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Old 02-22-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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First Tow with 2016 F250 6.2

I'll weigh in here with my first review of the truck and trailer in my sig. To put my comments in context, I recently had the 250 built after selling my 2011 F150 EB maxtow tuned by 5 Star. That was a beast.

Anyway, the 6.2...I am running the 5 Star 87 daily/tow. This past weekend we hitched up the trailer and made a run from DC to Williamsburg and back on I-95. Traffic is typically stop and go for a good many miles outside of DC. This meant many standing starts at the bottom of a decent grade. The 6.2 with 3.73s worked great. Pulled strong with shifts around 3700 rpm under load using tow/haul. Had no trouble accelerating right along with the cars. Cruised at 64 mph with 5th locked out - 2200 rpm. A real sweet spot. Occasionally had a downshift to 4th on a long grade, but the upshift came back around the 3k rpm mark.

There is no doubt the 6.2 is a capable motor, made even more so by 5 Star. I think I could tow around 10k-10.5k comfortably. After that I think a diesel would be better.

Now if Ford would just drop the EB 3.5 in an F250...
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:04 PM   #2
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Which one has more pulling power?
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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Why did you change trucks? 2011 isn't that old. Sounds like you liked the F150, and wish you still had it.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:02 PM   #4
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Honestly, the 3.5 outpulled the 6.2 with the same trailer on a similar trip. With a 5* 93 perf/tow tune, the EB was making about 425 HP and 445 TQ. Two reasons I sold the 2011: reliability of the EB- even with only 42k miles, I was gun shy about the turbos (and I raced turbo cars a lot); and a supercrew F150 mini-bed is just a little too small for a 35 ft TT. The equalizer hitch worked great, but it still wasn't a 100% comfortable ride. We tend to tow 300-400 miles in a day.

This is the second time I upgraded trucks to pull a 35' trailer and I know it was the right move both times.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:30 PM   #5
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What's not to like? Stronger frame, brakes, axles and transmission, cast iron block engine, more payload capacity and the list goes on. If Ford felt the Ecoboost could handle HD trucks requirements they wouldn't have developed the 6.2L. Your new truck is really going to shine when you are coming down that mountain. You will be shocked at how little you have to use the brakes. I have the smaller 5.4L in my SD with 91,000 miles now, with 21,500 miles towing 8.5K (mainly in the mountains) and am still on the original brake pads.


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