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Old 08-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #91
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Then you better not drive one! You will have to either eat your words, or be disappointed that you drive an inferior product.
Don't think the eco toy could pull my
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #92
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Then you better not drive one! You will have to either eat your words, or be disappointed that you drive an inferior product.
Besides the weight issue he's already driving a superior product in every way... The only improvement he could make is to get an LML
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #93
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Then explain to us why manufacturers don't send the product out the door with the aftermarket exhaust that adds 35 hp. If they could advertise that there product has an extra 35 hp and all they had to do to get it was include that other exhaust, you can bet your boots they would do it if it didn't introduce a compromise in another area.

Everything is a tradeoff, and the manufacturers have done tons of testing to get the best with the least compromises all around. Maybe it's just sound, maybe it's less low-end torque (which are both driveability issues that acadianbob mentioned), but any aftermarket device will have compromises.
Aftermarket exhaust is "louder" than oe exhaust. "Most" don't like that.
I bet ford performance has an exhaust kit for the eco boost.
There's ALWAYS the potential for improvement on oem .

Don't get Me wrong what ford has done with the eco boost is spectacular.
If you'd read the first post of this thread you'd clearly see I started it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #94
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Don't think the eco toy could pull my
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No, the max rating is 11,300 (which is too much in a 1/2 ton IMO). But, you said you'd never buy a Ford. Ford does make more than the EB.

And, callign the EB a toy makes you sound rather uneducated about the EB. It'll go toe-to-toe with any V8 (gasser) available in a truck today, and run away from big blocks of just a few years ago.

A toy compared to a one ton diesel? Maybe, but compared to other half-ton trucks on the market, it's definitely no toy.


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Aftermarket exhaust is "louder" than oe exhaust. "Most" don't like that.
I bet ford performance has an exhaust kit for the eco boost.
There's ALWAYS the potential for improvement on oem .
True, but to make an improvement, you generally have to make a compromise in another area...driveability, fuel economy, longevity, etc. Noise is a driveability issue, and is a good reason OEM's put quieter, less powerful exhausts on.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #95
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I work on fords for the company I work for.
Which is one of the reasons why I won't buy one.

I hope great success come with the ecoboost .

I was just funnin with toy comment.


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Old 08-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #96
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I work on fords for the company I work for.
Which is why I won't buy one.

I hope great success come with the ecoboost .

I was just funnin with toy comment.


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Just wondering why if the ecoboost is such a wonderful, powerful beast, why is everyone making mods to them? Seems kinda strange. Think I'll keep my old Chevy.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #97
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Just wondering why if the ecoboost is such a wonderful, powerful beast, why is everyone making mods to them? Seems kinda strange. Think I'll keep my old Chevy.
Same reason we mod our campers .
To make them better suit our needs.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #98
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Same reason we mod our campers .
To make them better suit our needs.
But we mod our campers for our own convenience, not performance.
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Just wondering why if the ecoboost is such a wonderful, powerful beast, why is everyone making mods to them? Seems kinda strange. Think I'll keep my old Chevy.
I have only seen 1 person on this forum (milcop4523) claim that they modded their Ecoboost. This thread was started by a Goverment Motors owner.

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But we mod our campers for our own convenience, not performance.
So you put shocks on yours for looks then? How does that make your RV more convenient
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #100
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So you put shocks on yours for looks then? Never said anything about looks. How does that make your RV more convenient
Not for looks, for convenience of no bouncing/jerking in the cab of the truck.
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