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Old 06-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #21
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I like how people get upset then run to the admin about threads getting out of hand because of supposedly the 5.0 V8 members getting out of hand. But when you have little headed people talking about their little twin turbo and comparing to the "little naturally aspirated 5.0", it is just a matter of time when they (turbo's or intercooler) fail what will you have, a 3.5L v6 (some cars have bigger engines in them) minus the turbo. Lets see how well those tow with it sitting in a 5k lbs plus truck. Just saying..
I guess those folks wouldn't buy a mustang since it'd likely have one of those lil 5.0's in it. Maybe go buy the camaro since it has something bigger? Or have to step up to the Shelby?
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I guess those folks wouldn't buy a mustang since it'd likely have one of those lil 5.0's in it. Maybe go buy the camaro since it has something bigger? Or have to step up to the Shelby?
His Mustang has a V6 in it. I hope he doesn't tow anything with the Mustang. Oh wait it has a bigger V6 than the F-150 which is good because displacement matters. I'm soooo confused...
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His Mustang has a V6 in it. I hope he doesn't tow anything with the Mustang. Oh wait it has a bigger V6 than the F-150 which is good because displacement matters. I'm soooo confused...

Who's mustang? His if you are referring to mine, it is the wife's baby. No nothing gets towed with the mustang. It is just funny when comparing the towing, torq and hauling between the two 3.5L V6 and 5.0L V8 F150s. There is not a huge difference in numbers. Oh wait we are using the same numbers that the factory provides, just like with MPG that no one is really matching with what is averaged. There are different combinations with engines, gears and body styles. Can't compare yours to mine. Correct me if I am wrong please. The thread started out talking about which f150 and now you are talking about another vehicle that is in our family. Why not talk about my waverunner too? You are a joke man.
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http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/towing/



Regular Cab Regular Cab 4x2 4x4 Engine Axle Ratio GCWR (lbs.) 126-inch wheel base 145-inch wheel base 126-inch wheel base 145-inch wheelbase

3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.15 14000 - 8800 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.31 14900 - 9700 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.31 15100 - 9600
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55 15000 - 9800 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 16600 - 11300 ‡ - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 16900 - - - 11300‡
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55/3.73 15200 - - - 9700
3.7L V6 3.55 10400 5500 - - -
3.7L V6 3.55 10600 - 5600 - -
3.7L V6 3.73 11500 6600 - 6300 -
3.7L V6 3.73 11700 - 6700 - 6500
5.0L V8 3.31 12900 7900 - - -
5.0L V8 3.31 13500 - 8400 - -
5.0L V8 3.55 12900 - - 7600 -
5.0L V8 3.55 13300 8300 - - -
5.0L V8 3.55 13500 - - - 8100
5.0L V8 3.55 14900 - 9800 - -
5.0L V8 3.73 13300 - - 8000 -
5.0L V8 3.73 15100 - - - 9700
5.0L V8 3.73 15300 - 10000‡ - 9700‡

Maximum Towing Capabilities - Conventional/Fifth-Wheel Towing Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.) - Automatic Transmission SuperCab SuperCab SuperCrew SuperCrew 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 Engine Axle Ratio GCWR (lbs.) 133-inch wheelbase 145-inch wheelbase 163-inch wheelbase 133-inch wheelbase 145-inch wheelbase 163-inch wheelbase 145-inch wheelbase 157-inch wheelbase 145-inch wheelbase 157-inch wheelbase
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 13300 7500†
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.15 14000 - 8600 8400 - - - 8500 8400 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.31 14900 - 9500 9300 - - - 9400 9300 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.31 15100 - - - - 9400 9300 - - 9200 9100
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55 15200 - 9800 9600 - - - - - - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55 15300 - - - - - 9800 9700 - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 13300 - - - - - - 7500† - - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 16900 - 11300* - - - - 11300* - - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 17000 - - 11300*/‡ - - - - 11300* - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73 17100 - - - - 11100*‡ - 11300*‡ - 11000*‡
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55/3.73 15400 - - - - 9700 9600 - - - -
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.55/3.73 15500 - - - - - - - - 9600 9500
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.73/4.10 17100 11300* 11100* 11200* 11100*
3.7L V6 3.73 11700 - 6400 - - 6100 - 6300 - - -
5.0L V8 3.31 13500 - 8100 7900 - - - 8000 7900 - -
5.0L V8 3.55 13500 - - - - 7800 7600 8000 7900 7700 7500
5.0L V8 3.55 14900 - 9500 9300 - - - - - - -
5.0L V8 3.73 14900 - - - - - - 9400 9300 - -
5.0L V8 3.73 15100 - - - - 9400 9200 - - 9300 9100
5.0L V8 3.73 15300 - - 9600‡ - - 9300‡ - 9500‡ - 9200‡
6.2L V8 3.55 15500 - 9800 -
6.2L V8 3.55 15600 9700 9800 9700 9600 9500
6.2L V8 3.73 17000 - 11300 -
6.2L V8 3.73 17100 - - - - 11200* - 11300* 11200* 11100* 11000*
6.2L V8 4.1 12500 - - - 6000** - - - - - -
6.2L V8 4.1 14700 - - - - - - - - 8000** -

*Requires Max. Trailer Tow Package
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‡Heavy Duty Payload Package Required

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Who's mustang? His if you are referring to mine, it is the wife's baby. No nothing gets towed with the mustang. It is just funny when comparing the towing, torq and hauling between the two 3.5L V6 and 5.0L V8 F150s. There is not a huge difference in numbers. Oh wait we are using the same numbers that the factory provides, just like with MPG that no one is really matching with what is averaged. There are different combinations with engines, gears and body styles. Can't compare yours to mine. Correct me if I am wrong please. The thread started out talking about which f150 and now you are talking about another vehicle that is in our family. Why not talk about my waverunner too? You are a joke man.
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I like how people get upset then run to the admin about threads getting out of hand because of supposedly the 5.0 V8 members getting out of hand. But when you have little headed people talking about their little twin turbo and comparing to the "little naturally aspirated 5.0", it is just a matter of time when they (turbo's or intercooler) fail what will you have, a 3.5L v6 (some cars have bigger engines in them) minus the turbo. Lets see how well those tow with it sitting in a 5k lbs plus truck. Just saying..
Little headed people ?????? How old are you 16 ???
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I too tow a lot with my truck. I have a 23 ft center console boat and an enclose car hauler that I pull. I had an ecoboost and it pulled them both very well, when it ran correctly. I got between 10.5 and 12 mpg towing them on the interstates that I drive with my Eco. I traded it on a 5.0 after a lot of issues with my Eco. I agree that the Eco won't downshift as far down the gear box as the 5.0 to pull the hills. But... My 5.0 is getting a consistent 13.4-15.6 mpg in comparison to the Eco pulling the two. Places where my Eco downshifted to 5th to pull a hill the 5.0 goes to 4th.

My Eco was geared at 3.73 and the 5.0 has a 3.55. I would say that in my own experience the Eco did better around town but my 5.0 gets better mileage on the interstate, and in towing. Also, when in tow haul stopping is much easier with the 5.0. The engine didnt seem to help slow down as much with the Eco as the v8. I think they will both do the job, I just had one of the bad ones. A test for me was getting onto the interstate near where I live pulling the car hauler. At the end of the ramp I was usually running right at 70 mph to merge with the Eco. The 5.0 does the same for me, it just does it without shifting out of 4th gear until I let off.
I call shennagins. Not possible that the 5.0 will accelerate the way the 3.5 will. The TQ curve tells the story. It is factual data that cannot be argued whether anyone is trying to justify a purchase or preference.

Additionally, when the 5.0 downshifts further and more often, it is because you are harder (necessarily) on the gas pedal. Simply, it will gulp more gas. The more downshifts, the more pedal, the more gas. You will also be pushing into the throttle far deeper to get up to speed, pull hills and generally accelerate even when flat... all of this gulps additional gas.

The 3.5 is better compared with the 6.2. The 5.0 is a nice base engine for those that want light duty or to drive as a car.

To the OP, if you are on the fence between a V8 and the 3.5, look to the 6.2, drive them both and make the decision you will be happy with.
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I call shennagins. Not possible that the 5.0 will accelerate the way the 3.5 will. The TQ curve tells the story. It is factual data that cannot be argued whether anyone is trying to justify a purchase or preference.

Additionally, when the 5.0 downshifts further and more often, it is because you are harder (necessarily) on the gas pedal. Simply, it will gulp more gas. The more downshifts, the more pedal, the more gas. You will also be pushing into the throttle far deeper to get up to speed, pull hills and generally accelerate even when flat... all of this gulps additional gas.

The 3.5 is better compared with the 6.2. The 5.0 is a nice base engine for those that want light duty or to drive as a car.

To the OP, if you are on the fence between a V8 and the 3.5, look to the 6.2, drive them both and make the decision you will be happy with.
Call what you wish. I've owned both... The Eco accelerated down that ramp and would be in 6th gear by the bottom of it. My 5.0 is in 4th when it gets to the end but is easily up to speed. Now, the 5.0 probably does burn more gas getting up to speed but in my experience gets better mileage towing overall. I don't think it burns as much once up to speed
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To the OP, if you are on the fence between a V8 and the 3.5, look to the 6.2, drive them both and make the decision you will be happy with.
I am actually considering a 3/4 Ton truck now with a 6.2L. (It doesn't appear to me that an F150 with HD Payload package is offered with the 6.2L) The reason for my initial thought of going w/ an F150 was because of the 3.5L twin turbo motor pulling like my old diesel.

But because of hearing some horror stories re: the ecoboost, I'm leery of dropping that kind of money on a truck that has a real potential for problems. If I knew for sure there wouldn't be issues with the engine, I'd definitely go for the ecoboost. (And if my dad didn't tell me I was crazy for considering the ecoboost, I'd have already placed and order for a new truck). Now I'm just sitting here trying to decide what way to go, and I may just have to way for the 2015 models and hope they don't have problems.........but then being a totally new redesign, they will probably have issues for the first couple of models (but I would hope they would have the ecoboost problems fixed by then).
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