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What Motor Should You Buy in an 2018 -2019 F150 ?

 
Old 11-13-2018, 07:56 PM
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Ford didn’t add the dual injection and 10 speed to the 2018 2.7 and call it the “second-generation” and “all new” in their press release?

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Ford didn’t add the dual injection and 10 speed to the 2018 2.7 and call it the “second-generation” and “all new” in their press release?
They changed all that sure. But he's saying in the tune they didn't alter much besides having the DI/PI mixture tables and driver demand is increased and that's it.
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Good points , its about the whole curve not just a number .. the 50 makes lots less TQ where one drives thats what stands out to us here. the diesel is just a good reference point for the got to have a diesel engine. i cant imagine the 50L being around in a gen 3 in a truck unless its turbo charged or something . the local dealer here as more 50 on the lot than any other engine. in our opinion the 2.7 gen 2 is the best motor of all of them gets the best mileage and makes good tq. and is calibrated the best from Ford. again our opinion. one other point in the 27 15-17 vs 18 all Ford did was command more Driver Demand to get more power thats it aka turned it up
so essentially you’re performance/tow tune, I’m assuming 93 octane, is what a 2.7 in a 18+ makes stock?
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Originally Posted by Darnell Umagat View Post


so essentially you’re performance/tow tune, I’m assuming 93 octane, is what a 2.7 in a 18+ makes stock?
seen a few 2.7a 2018s Dyno numbers 310-315 rwhp and 370-400ft lbs at wheels . That tells me the 2.7 is way underrated ...probably 360hp/440 in actuality

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I currently own an 08 RCSB F150 4x4 with a 4.6 and soon to be in the market of purchasing a new truck. There is no comparison with my current truck and the drivetrain setup of the new trucks. I have every intention of buying the same configuration that I have which eliminates the 3.5 so I would be choosing between the 5.0 and the 2.7. Having owned many vehicles with a v8 I can honestly say that I will miss the rumble but I am keeping an open mind with new technology and performance and even the potential of better mileage. My current truck has been tuned so for sure tuning the new truck would be on the list regardless of engine choice but supercharging is out of the question. The dyno charts posted show that the 2.7 and 5.0 are close in power, especially tuned but what about the performance on everyday use?
My truck is my daily driver/one size fits all vehicle. I average around 25,000 miles a year. I drive 35 miles each way to/from work mostly on the highway with the cruise control set on 75 to roll with traffic. I haul dirt, firewood, landscaping stuff for around the house, I will be buying a fishing boat soon with a package weight of about 2000 pounds and I would tow it as many weekends as possible, those trips would mostly be within 20 miles but occassionaly would tow on vacation for trips that could exceed 500 miles. Oh and it is also nice to have a sporty little truck to zip around on the weekends. As far as mods that could affect performance ans MPG's I would level by either using leveling shocks or pulling the rear blocks and possily going with larger tires, from 265/70-17 to 285/70-17.
Looking for some opinions and advice from those that own them, drive them and tune them and have everyday experience with similar set-ups. Not being familiar with how the 2 different engines may differ in power and where they make power is confusing to me and maybe I am overthinking it. I don't want to buy a truck to find out the hard way that it struggles to tow, runs out of power where I need it or has to stay in boost to cruise.

Thanks in advance for any info or recommendations.
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Originally Posted by kennyday View Post
I currently own an 08 RCSB F150 4x4 with a 4.6 and soon to be in the market of purchasing a new truck. There is no comparison with my current truck and the drivetrain setup of the new trucks. I have every intention of buying the same configuration that I have which eliminates the 3.5 so I would be choosing between the 5.0 and the 2.7. Having owned many vehicles with a v8 I can honestly say that I will miss the rumble but I am keeping an open mind with new technology and performance and even the potential of better mileage. My current truck has been tuned so for sure tuning the new truck would be on the list regardless of engine choice but supercharging is out of the question. The dyno charts posted show that the 2.7 and 5.0 are close in power, especially tuned but what about the performance on everyday use?
My truck is my daily driver/one size fits all vehicle. I average around 25,000 miles a year. I drive 35 miles each way to/from work mostly on the highway with the cruise control set on 75 to roll with traffic. I haul dirt, firewood, landscaping stuff for around the house, I will be buying a fishing boat soon with a package weight of about 2000 pounds and I would tow it as many weekends as possible, those trips would mostly be within 20 miles but occassionaly would tow on vacation for trips that could exceed 500 miles. Oh and it is also nice to have a sporty little truck to zip around on the weekends. As far as mods that could affect performance ans MPG's I would level by either using leveling shocks or pulling the rear blocks and possily going with larger tires, from 265/70-17 to 285/70-17.
Looking for some opinions and advice from those that own them, drive them and tune them and have everyday experience with similar set-ups. Not being familiar with how the 2 different engines may differ in power and where they make power is confusing to me and maybe I am overthinking it. I don't want to buy a truck to find out the hard way that it struggles to tow, runs out of power where I need it or has to stay in boost to cruise.

Thanks in advance for any info or recommendations.
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Honestly you sound like a perfect candidate for the 2.7, I've always been a big V8 guy and I've been thoroughly impressed with the 2.7, even more so after I tuned it with 5 Star.
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Originally Posted by Sirikenewtron View Post
Honestly you sound like a perfect candidate for the 2.7, I've always been a big V8 guy and I've been thoroughly impressed with the 2.7, even more so after I tuned it with 5 Star.
The more I read about the 2.7 the more I am impressed. I do not know anyone that has a new one but follow along on the threads here and definitely appreciate what I can get from those that contribute, lots of great experience here.
Honestly looking forward to some more input on this, especially how the 2.7 configured as I stated will perform on the highway cruising. Just don’t know how efficient or affective those small turbos will running at speed. Will slightly over-sized tires keep the turbos working to stay in boost. What should I be looking for in rear gears, the ones that I have seen listed currently have the 3.55 gears with the electronic locking rear.
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I own a blown 5.0, but family members have owned the 2.7eb and 3.5eb, and I have to say I was really impressed with that 2.7. In stock configuration it felt the fastest from 0-45mph, and it never had a lack of power anywhere. Returned better fuel economy then the 3.5 and 5.0 as well. I'm a V8 guy...I just like the sound and experience, but for a general duty truck the 2.7 is an excellent engine and one I'd happily own.
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I own a blown 5.0, but family members have owned the 2.7eb and 3.5eb, and I have to say I was really impressed with that 2.7. In stock configuration it felt the fastest from 0-45mph, and it never had a lack of power anywhere. Returned better fuel economy then the 3.5 and 5.0 as well. I'm a V8 guy...I just like the sound and experience, but for a general duty truck the 2.7 is an excellent engine and one I'd happily own.
And with the 2.7 you can use true e85 with a tune and zero fuel upgrades
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Originally Posted by BadCon View Post
I own a blown 5.0, but family members have owned the 2.7eb and 3.5eb, and I have to say I was really impressed with that 2.7. In stock configuration it felt the fastest from 0-45mph, and it never had a lack of power anywhere. Returned better fuel economy then the 3.5 and 5.0 as well. I'm a V8 guy...I just like the sound and experience, but for a general duty truck the 2.7 is an excellent engine and one I'd happily own.
If I were willing to drop the $$$ to supercharge and utilize the potential of the 5.0 then there would be no question as to my decision but for practical use I would rather put that money elsewhere.

I really appreciate the responses and good to see the open minded opinions, especially from guys that have the 5.0, I did not want this to become another pisssing match between the 2 engines.
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