Configuring a King Ranch - sanity check
So I spent some hours on Ford Canada's website configuring a King Ranch Screw 6.5' box to my liking. I found what to me are some interesting things.
Payload is pretty important to me but it appears there is no such thing as a Heavy Duty Payload package on a King Ranch. I did a comparison of the Lariat, FX4 and King Ranch models and it's available only for the Lariat. Fair enough except it also says that the Max. Trailer Tow package is only available on the FX4 - and that is not true at it appears as a Special Package on the King Ranch when 3.73 axle and ecoBoost engine are selected. Hmm...
I've been deciding on which engine option to go with but now see that there is major difference on tow rating if I can trust the configurator:
- with ecoBoost and 3.55 gears: payload 1560 max., towing 9500 max.
- with ecoBoost and 3.73 gears: payload 1560 max., towing 11100 max.
- with 5.0 and 3.55 gears = payload 1570 max., towing 7500 max.
- with 5.0 and 3.73 gears = payload 1570 max., towing 9100 max.
Conclusion: too much tow capacity sacrificed with the 5.0, must go with ecoBoost. (guess these 2 engines aren't all that comparable power wise after all)
With 3.73 gears selected, you can add the Off Road Package and it doesn't complain - interesting because the Off Road Package includes the 3.55 electronic locking rear axle. Another Hmm..
Off Road Package is more important to me than additional towing capacity of the 3.73 gears so it's the 3.55 electronic locking axle for me.
Of course the summary doesn't tell you what the payload/tow ratings end up being but can I conclude it will be 1560# less the additional weight of certain factory options which in my case would be: Off-Road Package (LT tires, skid plates, special shocks) box side steps, stowable bed extender, wheel-well liners, power heated telescoping mirrors. So what would be a good guess at final payload numbers?
Another question; this truck has the Sony stereo with a subwoofer placed under the rear seat. Does this affect the load flat floor or under seat tray option?
Thanks for your comments.