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Old 01-30-2019, 01:39 PM
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Default General driving impressions: tuned EB vs 5.0 whipple

It's easy finding NA 5.0 and stock 3.5EB to drive from dealers, however I am most interested in driving experience impressions of a tuned EB vs 5.0 whipple. I'm trying to make the decision and am aware of the cost differentials, etc. I'm trying to get a sense from those who have experienced both (again TUNED 3.5 EB vs 5.0 whipple).

I'm ready to purchase the truck, just deciding on the drivetrain and leaning 75% towards the 5.0 whipple.

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Different tools entirely; both are plenty fast but both come from different sides of the field. What are your goals? Is it just about speed, or do you have vested interest in a turbo 6 or a blown v8? Your post reads like someone who just wants a fast truck, and is not sure if a tuned ecoboost would be fast enough. Am I on the right track? I think knowing your goals and objectives would allow me to give you more insight, because as it is now all I can tell you is they are very different in almost every way except for the fact that both can be fast. The power delivery, sensory experience, and driving dynamics are different, with personal preference playing a big factor in which one a person likes.

I've driven tuned ecoboost's, and I daily drive my supercharged 5.0....different animals entirely and I'm not saying that to denigrate an ecoboost just to highlight the different experience you will get from each platform.
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A positive displacement supercharger makes the engine respond like just a big nasty N/A motor. Turbos take a second to come in and it's a very different drive. They can both be faster, with a higher limit with the 5.0.
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Daily driver. I want minimal lag and linear big cube feel, and like V8 in general, which points to whipple. I not sure if a tuned EB will fit the bill. Sure it's good, but good enough??? I cannot get any seat time in either. I have a Blown 2011 CTSV (580rwhp) that sees nice weather
. I do enjoy the build in RPMs with progressive throttle imput. 2nd and 3rd gear are major fun.
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It's a hell of a lot more money/work to SC the 5.0 then just program the 3.6 EB. Again I have blown 6.2 GM experience, but not with the 5.0. It's a different type of engine with a different power band for sure.

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Biggest turn off for me is how the ecoboost loses steam up top (5500rpm+). A whippled coyote is going to pull like a freight train to 7000+ and the 10R80 is going to keep it at peak power. A Whipple'd Coyote makes gobs of torque at fairly low RPM as well though.

But if this is a daily driver in the city where mid range power feels more fun I *might* choose a tuned EB, but probably not if I could afford both comfortably.
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Less city, more mixed and hwy. Good points. I'm definitely leaning further from the tuned EB. To be honest, the primary reason for going EB would be that is the only engine offered on the 16/17 Limited (I like the interior). Funds are not a problem, however I try not to be cavalier with it.
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Honestly a tuned 3.5eb is no slouch...they can run 12's in street trim with just a tune. I'm sure you'll be more than satisfied. The 3.5eb makes killer torque, and will feel more like a big block then the 5.0. The Coyote is an amazing motor, but like any 4 cam V8 it lives up top and really only comes alive when you drag it into over 7000rpm.
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Or you could get a 19 limited with a HO Ecoboost and then tune that
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Damnit! You guys are making it hard again! What kind of headroom has been seen in the 19 HO? I prefer the grill of the 15-17 (looking for a limited grill), the black sport and chrome grills from 18+ aren't too terrible. I think the new limited looks like *** though. Those wheels and grill.
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