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Old 11-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Post Different OEM "tune" on 2013 vs 2011

I recently switched from a 2011 to a 2013, both XLT 4X4 3.7's. I had a Rousch intake, and Resonator bypass on both.
I noticed that the 2013, in addition to many other differences, definitely has less bottom end torque. The throttle is as responsive, but it jumps down a gear or 2 more readily. The sharper transmission response / tune makes the truck feel at least as responsive, but it downshifts more often for sure.

On my previous 2011, I had noticed since the day I bought it, when I got on the throttle, there was a slight, low frequency rattle, which I assumed was light knocking, but never really gave it much more thought. The new truck doesn't seem to do this. It could be that because it's so much quieter, I don't hear it, but it seems to just go for a lower gear, as opposed to loading up the engine as heavily.

Has anyone else noticed this sort of difference between a 2011 and 2013? From what some of the EB owners have been saying, it sounds like the EB may have a slightly milder factory tune now as well?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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I traded in a 2011 FX2 EB on a 2013 Platinum EB. Both have the same manners, get almost the exact same mileage, and feel the same way while driving around. No difference in anything that I have noticed.

I do know that the 13 EB's have slightly different larger turbo wheels and as a result, seem to be a little louder than the 11 was, but that's about all I have noticed. That and the Platinum is WAAAYYYY nicer
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A friend of mine traded his 11 in for a 13 and he swears it doesn't run as hard. I'm also convinced the traction control is more finicky in the new ones based on the couple 11's I've driven vs mine.
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My 2011 got 2-3mpg better fuel economy- both max tow and 3.73.
On my 2013 the cooling fan is very loud- I could never hear it on my '11.
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Boy your not lying about that.... Seems like my damn fan is always running. One of these days my truck just may take off and fly..lol
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Run E85 in in UR 3.7 when the temps go way back up. Let it learn some more use tow/haul. U will discover it has 2 stages of passing, one where it doesn't shift down so hard when U feather the throttle naturally, it will do 4th or 3rd. U get the same results if UR not quite so quick. U pull around the car ahead quite nicely.

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Run E85 in in UR 3.7 when the temps go way back up. Let it learn some more use tow/haul. U will discover it has 2 stages of passing, one where it doesn't shift down so hard when U feather the throttle naturally, it will do 4th or 3rd. U get the same results if UR not quite so quick. U pull around the car ahead quite nicely.
Not sure how this relates to the OP's post about difference's between '11 and 13' ecoboosts?
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The 3.7 is one vehicle and the EB is another. Use tow/haul when working them.

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He has 2 questions there I believe one is about his 3.7l (11) and a (13). He explains how they are different. I answered that question with a possible. His 1st question is more of a statement with a question mark. The 3.7 offers quite a few options when it comes to performance with its little 302 hp. Especially if it is 108 degrees out on the bricks.


I believe U can observe the same type of passing with the EB if U ease up on the throttle some.
Sorry, I didn't read his post close enough. He was asking about the 3.7 in the first question then the ecoboost in the second
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I traded my 2011 5.0 in on a 2013 5.0. The 2011 was an XLT 2wd 3.31, the 2013 is an XTR 4wd 3.55. I can say that the 2013 "feels" smoother but it might just be me suffering from new truck syndrome. The new one likes to shift into 5th a little more frequently but considering it weighs more being a 4wd its understandable. I don't really notice any difference in throttle response or power delivery. Both trucks are smooth as glass and run like bats outta hell when you punch the throttle.
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