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Old 11-21-2015, 10:19 PM   #101
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My F350 1 ton is shorter than F150 Crew Cab and fits fine in my garage. Matter A Fact the F150 Crew Cab won't fit in my garage.
Question of the day: How tall is your garage door? Next question: how wide is your garage door and is your "1" ton a dually? Dually's do not fit in a normal suburban designed garage.
Diesels stink and are noisy. I have owned them before. Great in a diesel pusher motorhome, not so great in an everyday pickup.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:42 PM   #102
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To answer your questions. A standard garage door open is 84" and F350 is 79.3" and F150 is 76.9 for a difference of 2.4 inches in height. The widest part of the truck is at the cab and the F350 not including mirrors is 80.4 and F150 is 79.9 for difference of 1.5". The not retractable and non towing mirrors on F150 is 96.8 and the F350 rear wheels are width is 74.5, so if your mirrors fit the DRW would fit. Now the length of DRW won't fit in my garage but also a Crewcab F150 won't fit in mine either - length is problem with a lot of garages.

The modern diesel burn clean matter a fact there is less soot in my F350 tail pipe then in my Gas CTS. My problem with gas truck is the low torque ratings for towing and the higher noise levels that comes with higher RPM. The exhaust brake is great addition. Mine even has fast heat option the blow hot air out the heater before you can get it backed out the garage.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:52 AM   #103
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My problem with gas truck is the low torque ratings for towing and the higher noise levels that comes with higher RPM.

So, kind of back to the OP's topic, the ecoboost is not a high revving engine while towing. Yesterday, on a 450 mile trip, I forced the truck to downshift to 4th gear a few times to pass on the grades. It was running ~3000 RPMs @ 70 MPH. In 5th or 6th, it's easily below 2500 RPMs at interstate speeds.



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Old 11-22-2015, 10:04 AM   #104
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[SIZE="3"]Noise levels Vs Diesel - The F150 EC Platinum is much less noisier than any Diesel out there bar none[. Smooth ride, very quiet on the road. Who ever is complaining about the noise in a F150 EC (Platinum) has obviously never been in one!

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Old 11-22-2015, 10:12 AM   #105
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So, kind of back to the OP's topic, the ecoboost is not a high revving engine while towing. Yesterday, on a 450 mile trip, I forced the truck to downshift to 4th gear a few times to pass on the grades. It was running ~3000 RPMs @ 70 MPH. In 5th or 6th, it's easily below 2500 RPMs at interstate speeds.



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Old 11-22-2015, 10:48 AM   #106
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My problem with gas truck is the low torque ratings for towing and the higher noise levels that comes with higher RPM
Ecoboost doesn't need to rev to make power. It has 90% of it peak torque from 1700 to 5000 rpm, with its peak of 420 at only 2500rpm vs 4500rpm on the 6.2l.
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LTnTn I am at spot 32 on live oak road. Give me a shout sometime.

Will do. We're at 240 on Gator Road. How long are you here?


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[SIZE="3"]Noise levels Vs Diesel - The F150 EC Platinum is much less noisier than any Diesel out there bar none[. Smooth ride, very quiet on the road. Who ever is complaining about the noise in a F150 EC (Platinum) has obviously never been in one!

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It was a Platinum F150 EB with and we were following my truck come into Branson, Mo from the south and it spent half the time over 3500 RPM and at times over 4,000 RPM and yes it was a lot nosier than my diesel at 1800 RPM. But I will say this it had 7200 lbs dry 5er and I convinced him to weigh on CAT scale when we stopped for gas. It was 1350 lbs over GVWR 200 lbs over axle ratings and what worried me even more than that was 100 lbs over tire ratings on OEM tires and that was just him in the truck without his wife and teenage son. Remember those are static weights, coming down some those hills apply brakes can increase pin weight by 30% to 40%. Iím sure him being over his ratings that amount had something to do with it. Needless to say I got back in my truck for the rest of the trip LOL.
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I tow a fiver that is about 7300 lbs dry and I live in Colorado. My vehicle 85% of the time is below 2500 rpm on the flats, the other 5% it is between 2500 and 3000 rpm when climbing, and on the steeps, I'll take it up to 3500 rpm and perhaps 4000 rpm if I'm a hurry while accelerating.

The only time my engine is seeing 3500-4500 rpm for any amount of serious time is when I'm rolling down the Ike Guantlet and my engine downshifts to help slow me down.

Something doesn't smell right with the previous comment unless the driver is leaving their tranny in 3rd gear the entire day while towing.

I drive very gently and do not need to drag race vehicles when starting out from a stop. 1/2 to 3/4 throttle on steep 6% grades is all I need for the engine and tranny to get me up to speed safely without impeding traffic. I typically shift manually and prefer to keep the engine at 2500 rpm on steep climbs cruising and no less than 2000 rpm when cruising on the flats.
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