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Old 12-02-2010, 10:13 PM   #11
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The ecoboost v6 has 50 foot-lbs LESS torque than the 5.4 liter v8, so how is it going to pull as hard? Answer; it ain't.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #12
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No, the V6 EcoBoost has 55 ft-lbs MORE torque than the 5.4 (420 for the EB, 365 for the 5.4), and has it at a lower RPM with a superior (ie. diesel-like flat) torque curve from 1700 to 5000 RPM.

Seriously, the 5.4 won't hold a candle to the 3.5 EB. It won't be close, and I have a 5.4 that I think tows pretty well.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:32 PM   #13
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:41 AM   #14
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The ecoboost will be a great daily driver, but I wouldn't use it to do any serious pulling. I am surprised at "The Ford rep said he is getting 22 to 24 highway on the 4x4 Platinum Crew", as my 2010 Dodge does just as well.
But Ford does build great trucks, and it will be a hot seller.
Don't forget that is 24 us mpg so it will be close to 30 imp mpg which we use. I mean I can get 22mpg with my 2500 megacab 4x4 hemi on the highway in the right conditions. And that Eco boost with the max payload package is rated higher in every way compared to my megacab 2500 and by alot. Also I fall into the niche that the truck was designed for "ocassional towing"
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:09 AM   #15
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Yes, I realise the Ford rep was talking US mlieage, and so was I, as my Dodge's computer is calibrated for US gallons.
As for the rep talking about 22 to 24, you would know that the 24 number is stretching it. At times, my computer is running at 30 mpg, and it is accurate.
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The computer in my truck runs at 30+ MPG too...coasting with my foot off the gas.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:16 AM   #17
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My Dodge does it on cruise at 105 km.hr, with a slight tail wind.
Otherwise, it averages about 22 US, or over 26 Canadian.
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How do you get them to bring one by for a test drive?
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How do you get them to bring one by for a test drive?
F-150 EcoBoost Test Drive Registration

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whats the best axle ratio?

also what do you guys think of the mid-box option for it?

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