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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #21
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I think it is awesome. GM really missed out not going to downsized boosted truck platforms. We had some that were built around here around 10 years ago but the focus was on (as often the "usual" for GM) peak horsepower and acceleration times, not fuel economy.

It makes so much sense, it often overlooked. Put a relatively tiny boosted engine in a vehicle that sometimes sees use towing - drive around most of the time unthrottled and get awesome fuel economy - when the demand is there, the boost takes care of it.

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I think it is awesome. GM really missed out not going to downsized boosted truck platforms. We had some that were built around here around 10 years ago but the focus was on (as often the "usual" for GM) peak horsepower and acceleration times, not fuel economy.

It makes so much sense, it often overlooked. Put a relatively tiny boosted engine in a vehicle that sometimes sees use towing - drive around most of the time unthrottled and get awesome fuel economy - when the demand is there, the boost takes care of it.

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That was me, I think I hurt the pride of a few 6.2 raptor owners....especially when I told them it was a stock v6.


I have a little over 3k miles on mine, and so far I love it...much better than my old F150 with the 5.4 in every aspect. One thing ford doesn't advertise is the loaded mpg...they always brag about the unloaded mileage, and power while towing, but forget to mention that they really drink the fuel down while pulling a trailer. It tows great, handles my 24x8.5 enclosed without an issue, but it only gets around 8mpg...and with a 28 gallon tank, I can't even make it to silver lake without stopping for gas.

Mine isn't set up for the best mileage though, 33" MT's with 4.10 gears really drags the economy down. I don't get near the 21 or 22 highway mpg's as advertised, mid teens at best, which was slightly better than my 5.4 was but it has much more power and doesn't hunt for the correct gear while towing like the old truck did. Around town, I have been seeing between 13 and 15 with a pretty heavy foot.

A few friends of mine also have them, and with stock tires and 3.55 gears, one is getting the advertised mileage, but he is only getting around 10mpg pulling a 16x8.5 enclosed. He has over 15k on his already...and those have been some hard miles, not a single issue. Go drive one, you will be impressed. If you can, test drive a similarly equipped truck with the 5.0 and also 6.2. My brother has a 6.2 limited, it feels fast and sounds mean...but he can't catch mine in a drag race, and only gets around 13mpg highway.
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That was me, I think I hurt the pride of a few 6.2 raptor owners....especially when I told them it was a stock v6.


I have a little over 3k miles on mine, and so far I love it...much better than my old F150 with the 5.4 in every aspect. One thing ford doesn't advertise is the loaded mpg...they always brag about the unloaded mileage, and power while towing, but forget to mention that they really drink the fuel down while pulling a trailer. It tows great, handles my 24x8.5 enclosed without an issue, but it only gets around 8mpg...and with a 28 gallon tank, I can't even make it to silver lake without stopping for gas.

Mine isn't set up for the best mileage though, 33" MT's with 4.10 gears really drags the economy down. I don't get near the 21 or 22 highway mpg's as advertised, mid teens at best, which was slightly better than my 5.4 was but it has much more power and doesn't hunt for the correct gear while towing like the old truck did. Around town, I have been seeing between 13 and 15 with a pretty heavy foot.

A few friends of mine also have them, and with stock tires and 3.55 gears, one is getting the advertised mileage, but he is only getting around 10mpg pulling a 16x8.5 enclosed. He has over 15k on his already...and those have been some hard miles, not a single issue. Go drive one, you will be impressed. If you can, test drive a similarly equipped truck with the 5.0 and also 6.2. My brother has a 6.2 limited, it feels fast and sounds mean...but he can't catch mine in a drag race, and only gets around 13mpg highway.
Did you re-gear? Because the eco-boost doesn't come with 4.10s. Does it?
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Did you re-gear? Because the eco-boost doesn't come with 4.10s. Does it?
3.73 comes standard with all the towing options. I didn't even know 4.10's were an option.
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Did you re-gear? Because the eco-boost doesn't come with 4.10s. Does it?
4.10s are an option with the max tow package with the ecoboost, I planned on running slightly larger tires right away and pulling a fairly heavy trailer quite often, so I ordered the truck with them from the factory.

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LOL, Bones is your X-plan buddy. I left Ford's for GM in 2005.
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Very cool, can't wait to see what the aftermarket can do with them.

It would be pretty hard to walk away from having a diesel, but with the new tech. coming out, it may be a tough choice.
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3.73 comes standard with all the towing options. I didn't even know 4.10's were an option.
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4.10s are an option with the max tow package with the ecoboost, I planned on running slightly larger tires right away and pulling a fairly heavy trailer quite often, so I ordered the truck with them from the factory.
I just did a build your own on Fords website and it looks like you can get a 4.10 gear ratio in a FX4
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My neighbor has one. He tows his 2nd Gen Lightning drag truck around the country with it and has nothing but good things to say about it. We retooled most of the in process test stands for that engine a couple years ago, the test engineers keep getting good feedback.
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That was me, I think I hurt the pride of a few 6.2 raptor owners....especially when I told them it was a stock v6.


I have a little over 3k miles on mine, and so far I love it...much better than my old F150 with the 5.4 in every aspect. One thing ford doesn't advertise is the loaded mpg...they always brag about the unloaded mileage, and power while towing, but forget to mention that they really drink the fuel down while pulling a trailer. It tows great, handles my 24x8.5 enclosed without an issue, but it only gets around 8mpg...and with a 28 gallon tank, I can't even make it to silver lake without stopping for gas.

Mine isn't set up for the best mileage though, 33" MT's with 4.10 gears really drags the economy down. I don't get near the 21 or 22 highway mpg's as advertised, mid teens at best, which was slightly better than my 5.4 was but it has much more power and doesn't hunt for the correct gear while towing like the old truck did. Around town, I have been seeing between 13 and 15 with a pretty heavy foot.

A few friends of mine also have them, and with stock tires and 3.55 gears, one is getting the advertised mileage, but he is only getting around 10mpg pulling a 16x8.5 enclosed. He has over 15k on his already...and those have been some hard miles, not a single issue. Go drive one, you will be impressed. If you can, test drive a similarly equipped truck with the 5.0 and also 6.2. My brother has a 6.2 limited, it feels fast and sounds mean...but he can't catch mine in a drag race, and only gets around 13mpg highway.
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I cant wait until they sell a stand alone ECM and crate motor of this, this will make a SWEET swap into my YJ!!! in the mean time I am waiting a few years for these to hi the used market and scoop one up
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I'm still undecided on the electric steering, something about not having the mechanical linkage on a system that important does sit well.
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electric steering has been out on cars for how long know 10+ years
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You know what the difference between owning a ford and having aids is? you don't have to be gay to have aids.
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I'm still undecided on the electric steering, something about not having the mechanical linkage on a system that important does sit well.

what happens when a tie rod breaks, what happens when a brake line burst.

the same out come as a electric steering failure it failed. and you fix it and get on with your day
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