Originally Posted by OldCoot
You have to know what the max payload is based on, springs, axle brgs, frame etc to determine whether you can increase it. To my knowledge, only the mfg knows what it is based on. If it were based on springs, then airbags would increase it. If it is axle brgs, you would not be able to increase it.
THIS... I've been on other forums and heard all the same arguments about payload. In my opinion since the frame is involved and also the GVWR, you really can't increase your payload number. You can just make trucks tow better with a load on them. Remember, unless you can convince a lawyer of this, then it's not official.
Originally Posted by V-Dub
That brings back the memory of the Ford salesman telling me I should be considering the EcoBoost. After having a 6 cylinder Ranger, I thought he was blowing smoke.
Anyway...I'm learning an awful lot from you guys about the numbers and their interpretation.
I'm not a blind believer for ecoboost by any means. I'm an eternal skeptic about a 3.7L V6 with (in some cases) 10K+ of towing capacity. But It's not that much of a stretch any more. The same engine series in many trucks with revisions to valve setups and compression ratios are putting out 50-100 more HP or at least close to it that the same block designs from 10 years ago. I commend Ford for thinking outside the box and giving drivers a reasonable fuel economy for their daily driver and power when needed for their toys.
Someone here said the OP could've gotten a 6.7L 250 for about the same price. But it's sounds like Omega thought about it, bought a premium trim level and balanced that with a lower cost of ownership. Smart move in my opinion.