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Old 12-03-2010, 06:48 PM   #21
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I would get 4:10's. That thing has a wicked 6 speed auto so 4:10's would be great with it.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:59 PM   #22
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With the torque curve, I would think 3.55's would be great with the EB. 3.73's would be good too, but I wouldn't think the 4.10's would be necessary.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #23
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If the purpose of buying the ecoboost is to get good mileage while not towing, 4.10 gears would be counter-productive.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:39 AM   #24
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whats the best axle ratio?

also what do you guys think of the mid-box option for it?
Darn, I had no idea the F150 had so much going. I like the mid-box idea. I can't seem to find it on the Ford website. That would make 1 long truck, depending on the bed and cab configuration.

Unless someone is using the truck to tow a really heavy trailer, I would think the 3.73 would be an all around good ratio. I notice that the maximum tow ratings do not go up when switching from the 3.73s to the 4.10s. I didn't even know that Ford offered 4.10s in the new F150 until I read this thread.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:32 AM   #25
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" I didn't even know that Ford offered 4.10s in the new F150 until I read this thread."
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They probably do not offer it.
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Currently, I think the 4.10s are only available in the Raptor (and maybe the heavy duty payload package). Rumors are it may be coming to the FX4 model as well.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #27
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4.10 s might be OK with the double overdrive 6 speed. But when you are not towing that is a disadvantage. My thoughts are, go with 3.73s; and if it is a struggle, go down a gear. With 6 speeds, there will be modest RPm changes between gears. You should always be able to find the sweet spot.
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Darn, I had no idea the F150 had so much going. I like the mid-box idea. I can't seem to find it on the Ford website. That would make 1 long truck, depending on the bed and cab configuration.

Unless someone is using the truck to tow a really heavy trailer, I would think the 3.73 would be an all around good ratio. I notice that the maximum tow ratings do not go up when switching from the 3.73s to the 4.10s. I didn't even know that Ford offered 4.10s in the new F150 until I read this thread.
The midbox is an upfitter item. Ford does not sell it to individuals. Upfitters order the fleet/work trucks (usually XL models) with the midbox prep option which deletes the 8' bed, upfitter installs 5.5' bed and midbox in front of it.I have seen a lot of the highway work companies using them around here.
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I think that mid box would be awesome for a genset and other goodies to hide in. looked like on the drivers side there is a sliding rail for it.
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you can only get up to 3:73's and they are part of the max tow package and the system then specs the EB as well. The EB is $1000.00 here in Canada. $1700.00 for the 6.2.
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