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Merrykalia

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We had an F150 Ecoboost and I dearly LOVED it! We just decided to get a larger RV, so had to go the F350 diesel dually route. I still miss that truck and it was as comfortable as any vehicle I've ever ridden in, including Mom's Cadillac Deville and my Benz.


My DW said the same thing when we had a loaner F150 last Nov. Think tho that had the lil Ecoboost motor.



We had the 3.5L EB and it had as much torque and power we could ask for. When I ordered it, I spec'd it out. I had the Max Tow Package, but also got the HD package in a 4 X 4 Crew Cab. It had more payload than any F250 on the lot and within 100 lbs of the F350s. We had 50K on it and were just worried that it might not be in for the long haul. Someone locally bought it and we still see it towing a 30' long trailer filled with two side by side 4X4s. I saw him at Lowe's a few months ago and he said he had 125K on it now and it was still towing away.


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I'm impressed that the rest of the drivetrain can hold that power.


Once the drivetrain can handle spinning the wheels...more HP doesn't put more stress on an empty truck...at least nothing significant.

It can't put more torque on the drivetrain as the wheels just spin releasing the excess torque.

That said modern stock engines are incredibly powerful compared to 30-40yrs ago.

I believe last time Andre was there testing a tuned EcoBoost F150, he sheared the driveshaft off due to excessive torque and traction.




That was a 2.7 EB that has a lighter drivetrain (except transmission) compared to the 3.5 EB.



And IIRC the little 2.7 spanked the 5.0 V8 in the towing acceleration test- before Andre broke it.

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My Duramax doesn't drag race worth a ****.

But it sure can pull my 12K home on wheels up a 10% grade in 110 degree weather. [emoticon]

I think I'll keep it despite it's shortcomings! [emoticon]


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and it will pull any size 5W you want to hook to it, ask Ford.


Or your local rv salesman.

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Merrykalia wrote:


We had the 3.5L EB and it had as much torque and power we could ask for. When I ordered it, I spec'd it out. I had the Max Tow Package, but also got the HD package in a 4 X 4 Crew Cab. It had more payload than any F250 on the lot and within 100 lbs of the F350s. We had 50K on it and were just worried that it might not be in for the long haul. Someone locally bought it and we still see it towing a 30' long trailer filled with two side by side 4X4s. I saw him at Lowe's a few months ago and he said he had 125K on it now and it was still towing away.


Show me that from the Ford spec sheets. There is no 150 that has the weight capacities close to an F350. Why would Ford build F250's & 350's when all the needed to build was F150 with all the tow capabilities. By the way that maxed F150 costs about what an F250XLT would cost you.

You will run out of pay load on that F150, with RV, passengers, equipment.

* This post was edited 11/13/19 09:09pm by Edd505 *


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Merrykalia wrote:

ACZL wrote:

Merrykalia wrote:

We had an F150 Ecoboost and I dearly LOVED it! We just decided to get a larger RV, so had to go the F350 diesel dually route. I still miss that truck and it was as comfortable as any vehicle I've ever ridden in, including Mom's Cadillac Deville and my Benz.


My DW said the same thing when we had a loaner F150 last Nov. Think tho that had the lil Ecoboost motor.



We had the 3.5L EB and it had as much torque and power we could ask for. When I ordered it, I spec'd it out. I had the Max Tow Package, but also got the HD package in a 4 X 4 Crew Cab. It had more payload than any F250 on the lot and within 100 lbs of the F350s. We had 50K on it and were just worried that it might not be in for the long haul. Someone locally bought it and we still see it towing a 30' long trailer filled with two side by side 4X4s. I saw him at Lowe's a few months ago and he said he had 125K on it now and it was still towing away.


Baloney is what I'm calling on your payload comparisons. A F-250 gas version can be well into the 3k range, even nearing 4k depending on options. So your saying your F-150 was more than that?


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I'm impressed that the rest of the drivetrain can hold that power.


Once the drivetrain can handle spinning the wheels...more HP doesn't put more stress on an empty truck...at least nothing significant.

It can't put more torque on the drivetrain as the wheels just spin releasing the excess torque.

That said modern stock engines are incredibly powerful compared to 30-40yrs ago.

I believe last time Andre was there testing a tuned EcoBoost F150, he sheared the driveshaft off due to excessive torque and traction.


Drag racing is hard on most drivetrains. Keep drag racing with a tuned 5L and you will likely break something sooner or later.


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You might break the rearend when you run over the crank![emoticon] Part of making big HP

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I didn't buy my EB to drag race. I rarely go half way to the floor with the gas pedal, no need. The only time I hammered it was when some dip wad kept speeding up and slowing down to keep me off the interstate in Michigan. That time I slowed down a bit with him slowing also and then I floored it and left him sitting there wondering what the heck happened. My wife said that I was grinning when I did it. One of the oldest tricks in the books back in the 70's.


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