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Old 08-20-2012, 08:14 AM   #21
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Pulled my toy hauler from Florida to Colorado, South Dakota and other points west in July. Toy hauler weighed in at just over 8,000 lbs. Most towing at about 2,000 rpm in 5th gear (locked out 6th) while in mountains at about 63 mph. On the really high climbs, and there were many, it would downshift and pull at about 2,500. Never went over 3,000 rpm. Plenty of power and 8,000 mile average of just over 10 mpg. I have a 2011 super crew short bed with 373 rear.

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That sounds pretty darn good to me. Most gas engines are screaming while they struggle in the high country. 3000 rpm on a 6cyl is nothing, let alone 2500.
While I probably wouldn't load one to the max, for those pulling a load in the 7-9000 lb range, and also using their trucks for everyday use, there isn't a better combination, period.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #22
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If you had read the link to the guy reporting what his EcoBEAST did, you would have seen that he was driving in 4th gear and at a slower speed, which is still very impressive.
Don't let that EcoBEAST envy get the best of you!
Don't worry, it won't , and no 9,000# at a slower speed is not impressive with a six speed gear.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #23
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Don't worry, it won't , and no 9,000# at a slower speed is not impressive.
Well, I hear lots of people talking about downshifting into 1st gear and just crawling up the grades, and I have seen it many times myself.
So pulling in 4th gear at any speed is impressive, and I know the road the person was driving on, and going faster is not an option.
So he obviously had the ability to go faster.
Everyone else who has reported on the EcoBEAST has stated they have absolutely no issues pulling the grades at full speed.
If you haven't ridden in one, it is difficult to comment. I have ridden in one, and was impressed.
Try it, you'll like it!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #24
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I think what some people are missing is the fact that the EcoBEAST is only a 3.5 litre engine, so the power and performance truly are amazing.
And I found this little bit of info;

"In 2009 Ford modified an experimental 3.5 V6 EcoBoost engine with E85 direct injection and gasoline port fuel injection, which achieved a BMEP (brake mean effective pressure) of 395 psi (27 bar), which translates to approximately 553 pound-feet (750 N∑m) of torque and 316 horsepower (236 kW)@3000 rpm (flat torque curve from 1500-3000 rpm)"

553 foot-lbs of torque? Out of a 3.5 litre gas engine? And a flat torque curve from 1500 to 3000 rpm?
Are you kidding me? That is something!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #25
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I think what some people are missing is the fact that the EcoBEAST is only a 3.5 litre engine, so the power and performance truly are amazing.
And I found this little bit of info;

"In 2009 Ford modified an experimental 3.5 V6 EcoBoost engine with E85 direct injection and gasoline port fuel injection, which achieved a BMEP (brake mean effective pressure) of 395 psi (27 bar), which translates to approximately 553 pound-feet (750 N∑m) of torque and 316 horsepower (236 kW)@3000 rpm (flat torque curve from 1500-3000 rpm)"

553 foot-lbs of torque? Out of a 3.5 litre gas engine? And a flat torque curve from 1500 to 3000 rpm?
Are you kidding me? That is something!
Bakken, it is truly impressive, but for some reason there are a few members here that every time the Ecoboost is brought up they are compelled to talk it down. I'm not sure if it's jealousy, ignorance or what. I would never go into a thread about Dodges, Toyotas and GM's and talk them down. I believe in the saying "If you don't have anything good to say, then say nothing at all", but to a few here it sure doesn't apply.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #26
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Bakken, it is truly impressive, but for some reason there are a few members here that every time the Ecoboost is brought up they are compelled to talk it down. I'm not sure if it's jealousy, ignorance or what. I would never go into a thread about Dodges, Toyotas and GM's and talk them down. I believe in the saying "If you don't have anything good to say, then say nothing at all", but to a few here it sure doesn't apply.
Well put.
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I would never go into a thread about Dodges, Toyotas and GM's and talk them down. I believe in the saying "If you don't have anything good to say, then say nothing at all", but to a few here it sure doesn't apply.
Don't think the F in FRF stands for Ford.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:48 PM   #28
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Don't think the F in FRF stands for Ford.
Your point being that Ford shouldn't be discussed on FRF? So anytime another manufacturer thread is created, it's ok to go into that thread and bash them?
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Your point being that Ford shouldn't be discussed on FRF? So anytime another manufacturer thread is created, it's ok to go into that thread and bash them?
Nope! Didn't say that at all. Just that evidently some folks don't believe all the claims some post about the Ecoboost and they should have the right to state their opinion without being criticized or labeled as bashing.

Some of the claims seem to stretch the facts a little.

I personally could care less what is posted about the Ecoboost one way or the other. It is just something to read.
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Don't think the F in FRF stands for Ford.

What does the other F stand for?
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