Originally Posted by ATXJock
New to the forum - glad to be here!
I'm going to replace my current vehicle with a new F-150 within the next 2 years. When that happens, I'm looking at getting a 4x4 SuperCrew with a 3.5L EcoBoost. I would also like to add a leveling kit - Rancho quickLift w/ 33's or an Icon Stage 2 w/ 34's (I know there's a good bit of difference between the two - any preferences from the audience?).
I know that the 2017 Raptor will receive the new 10-speed transmission, which makes me think the 10-speed will be available in other F-150's on the 2017 model. Given that I want to level my (future) truck, do y'all think that it is better to go with the current 6 speed transmission on a 2016 model, or go with the 10-speed transmission in hopes of getting better gas mileage? I guess my only concern on the 10-speed is that it has been tested by everyday drivers in the real world. I should also add that I do mostly city driving.
I'm not much of a gearhead, so I wanted to ask if anybody would prefer one over the other with a leveling kit setup. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!
Actually, if you're city driving, get the 5.o... it'll be better on fuel.