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Old 04-30-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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New truck to replace my old 1 ton

I just got a Ford F-150 E-co 3.5 turbo with 355 rear axle and tow packages. It has a cargo weight of 2200 lbs that posted on the door sticker and is a 2 wheel drive with 6.5 bed so far it has lived up to all of the Ford hip. My trailer tongue
weight is 1130 lbs there about and we do not pack heavy. We go to Branson mo. for three or four days and some other small towns in Missouri and Arkansas within a two hundred mile radius we use the trailer five or six times a year. So far the Ford F-150 has done a good job.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:59 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new truck. You'll like it a lot. I am running the 3.5 EB as well, and continue to be impressed with its power. I've pulled an 8528RKWS for about 7500 miles now. The only issue I've had with it at all is that the stock brake rotors can't tolerate the heat cycling. When the rotors are true, there's plenty of stopping power, so I will be upgrading the rotors to see how well that works.

We spend maybe 50% of our time heading into the Smokeys, so that works them pretty hard. The engine braking in a gasser just isn't enough to manage that much weight.


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Old 05-03-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for sending me your comments. I do have some questions have you done any MODS to your truck changed shocks added tembrins or anything like that. Are you running on the stock tires or did you go to E-rated tires. I got the two wheel drive do to it having better payload.
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Thanks for sending me your comments. I do have some questions have you done any MODS to your truck changed shocks added tembrins or anything like that. Are you running on the stock tires or did you go to E-rated tires. I got the two wheel drive do to it having better payload.

I am still running on my stock tires and have not done any other mods to manage the load. Whenever I do start replacing tires, I will go up from the current 111 weight rating to the next level. I have 20" wheels, so the options are somewhat limited. Based on all the feedback on here and recommendations for towing speeds in the 60-65 mph range, it handles plenty well the way it is.


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I put smaller wheels on from a Lariat with Michelin Load Range E tires. Difference was night and day towing my fiver. I ended up getting $500 for my platinum 20" wheels which helped offset the cost of the Michelins.
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There are several load index 117 tires that will fit my wheels, which adds over 400 lbs capacity per tire. That will be plenty of cushion for me over the rated specs of the truck. That will take me to 11,200 lbs vs. the 9,600 rated.


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Has anybody had a problem with the Ecoboost torque body failure.Our 2015 Expedition has been out of service for two weeks waiting for a replacement part from Ford.
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Correction-the part that failed was a throttle body failure. Ford HDQ informed me today that the part will arrive no sooner that May 24th.
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