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Old 04-22-2015, 08:10 AM   #51
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Ford certainly has. That is why the EB is now the top engine with the demise of the 6.2L V8. So have about five thousand people on Youtube. I pass 5.0's all the time on the passes here pulling similar loads and/or empty. Look up TFLTruck on youtube for even comparisons of the Boost.

The Eco part is a different story. . . Your mileage literally may vary.
I hear you. It is kinda like Ford says you get 27 mpg too. Until one does a specific side by side comparison themselves can they say emphatically that (at least for them) what the true performance is.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:30 AM   #52
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Lots of Info on (Trucks) not so much on (Ultra Lite TT)? Youroo!!
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:56 PM   #53
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Lots of Info on (Trucks) not so much on (Ultra Lite TT)? Youroo!!

Very true, and besides I'd smoke em both with my HEMI....lol
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Very true, and besides I'd smoke em both with my HEMI....lol
Not a prayer of that happening.
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Not a prayer of that happening.
Really, you're a big fan of youtube,,, compare them, better yet, here you go..https://youtu.be/OC2KXxb2dTM

And now back to our regular scheduled program,,, Ultra Lite TT Suggestions..
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:39 PM   #56
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Really, you're a big fan of youtube,,, compare them, better yet, here you go..https://youtu.be/OC2KXxb2dTM

And now back to our regular scheduled program,,, Ultra Lite TT Suggestions..
Next time find a video of an Ecoboost and see the exact opposite occur.


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I think the Hemi is a great engine, but you have to be COMPLETELY delusional to think it can out-tow an Ecoboost. There are other arguments that can be made for choosing a Hemi, but that simply isn't one of them. Even the 6.4 Hemi won't hang with the EB, especially when you get into higher elevations. The 5.0 most definitely does NOT tow as well as the EB, either. You put my 9K+ TT behind a 5.0 and it is going to feel like it is fighting that load every inch you pull it- hills would have it absolutely screaming. The EB just chugs right along with ease.
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While I agree with almost all what you wrote, I will take the challenge The key (weight bearing) differences in my NON-max tow (535 package) and a similarly equipped max-tow (AKA load leveling) are the front spring code (mine is rated 150lbs less), my hitch is rated 800lb less than a max tow and I have 3.55 ratio vs 3.73 on the older ecoboost max tow equipped trucks. I do agree that the OP (or anyone else looking to tow with a 2015) would need to do some real research on the 2015 as it (and it's packages) isn't the same as previous years.


Some light technical reading on the 2015 . . . https://www.fleet.ford.com/TRUCKBBAs...tes_010815.pdf

The doc and the stickers give the MaxTow a different axle rating, but my non MaxTow (2013) has the exact same spring code as MaxTow's do, UUGG. Not sure how I can have the same springs but a different weight rating???? Sounds like some fishy playing with the numbers to me, but who knows. As far as the axle ratio, I've always contended that with the 6 speed and the torque curve of the EB, the lower gear ratios aren't really needed for towing. It seems as though Ford agrees because the 15's now have 3.55's for the highest ratings. Even if you make the point about the aluminum body, that's only a few hundred pound weight savings (thinking 400-ish on the 4x4 SCrew?) and cannot account for the 2K+ increase in towing capacity for 3.55 trucks.
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I wish on my 13 ecoBoost that I could have simply had LT tires as an option. I agree with previous posters that for certain trims (ie. FX4 with 20's) the Max Tow added almost nothing. While I can switch to LT tires it won't change my sticker, but if it came from the factory with those tires and 18 inch wheels I have no doubt they would have bumped the payload substantially.

In the real world I have no doubt my non-max tow would handle the same loads as a max-tow. I think it is a valid point on the shorter trailer length though. I switched for that very reason...my usual stomping grounds have some really cool spots for shorter trailers.
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