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Old 01-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #51
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I have owned ford trucks for 35 plus years and it seems to me the 5.0 engine is tried and true.
Just wanted to point out that the 5.0L is a brand-new engine for 2010, it has less time on the market than the EB.
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An important question that it seems no one has raised during the whole "my engine is better" competition is where do you live and where do you drive? On flat land near sea level the only appreciable difference will be that you'll need more RPM from the Coyote to make similar power. If you live and/or tow at higher elevations, the Ecoboost will outperform the 5.0.
Pretty much a flat lander(southern Michigan) I head north on occasion with mini foot hills.
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That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I honestly don't notice any turbo lag on my 3.5EB, probably due to it making peak torque at 2500RPMs versus the 5.0's peak torque not arriving until 3850RPMs.

I went to the dealer with the intention of buying a 5.0, but the 'lag' is exactly what put me in a 3.5EB. They're both good engines but the Ecoboost motors feel like a dog trying to get off its chain, and the 5.0 felt like an older dog that could perform if it had to, but you really had to put your boot in his *** first.
The turbos on the ecoboost are so small I never even noticed any turbo lag.

My other car is an 2.0l with a 64mm turbo that has some pretty good lag!
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5.0 all the way!!
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5.0 with supercharger or 3.5 ecoboost.....note the 2.7 Eco is powerful just not to sure on long term reliability.....note you don't see any other motor in the LIMITED other than the engineering marvel the ecoboost
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Too bad the only power blower options for the 5.0 are $7k or better. $3500 kit and there would be one on mine.
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5.0 with supercharger or 3.5 ecoboost.....note the 2.7 Eco is powerful just not to sure on long term reliability.....note you don't see any other motor in the LIMITED other than the engineering marvel the ecoboost
3.5 Ecoboost is a Duratech with 2 turbos.
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Coobie you need to take them all for a spin. Try all the engines.
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2016 5L with 3.73 is what I ended up with (38 gal tank).

When comparing the 2015 5.0L vs the 2016 5.0L I felt the shifting was considerably smoother with the 2016. However I do not recall what the gearing was on the 2015. I did drive the 2015 3.5L and preferred what I purchased.

I do agree with many that all 3 options are good. I just preferred all 8 cylinders. With over 2k miles now in the first week, I'm happy with my choice in motor and gearing. The drive from Oregon to Arizona was great with no shifting issues. It was great making it from Portland to Sacramento on a single tank.
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