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Old 07-16-2017, 11:59 PM   #101
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While those other crappy excuses for a truck "might" get slightly better(better than the 20 I get now?) MPG, my 3.5EB will still out tow them all. I'll challenge any of those brands with a liked geared truck/payload and like sized/weight trailer up any grade because I know it will out pull them.

Thats what puts the Ecoboost ahead of the pack, not that it's a turbo V6, but has the torque of a diesel in a gas engine.
2017 Lariat 3.5EB 10 spd Max tow pkg here. YUUUUUUP...went to CA Redwoods this last month (14 hrs north then 14 hrs south) and bombed ALL the NorCal hills over my buddy's 2500 diesel. It left my buddy speechless (in a good way) ..I had my 32' TT (8k wet) and left him in the dust several times over, without all the running starts. Funny thing is that we weren't even racing I just drove ... period. Id chose EBTT over v8 any day. Not sorry.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:24 AM   #102
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Hi, final analysis:


Ecoboost wins for towing especially at altitude.


5.0 Coyote sounds better.


Both get similar gas mileage.


Both engines were beat to death by Ford and survived.
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Hi, final analysis:


Ecoboost wins for towing especially at altitude.


5.0 Coyote sounds better.


Both get similar gas mileage.


Both engines were beat to death by Ford and survived.
overall selling point for me
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Hi, final analysis:


Ecoboost wins for towing especially at altitude.


5.0 Coyote sounds better.


Both get similar gas mileage.


Both engines were beat to death by Ford and survived.

We have a WINNER!!
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Hi, final analysis:


Ecoboost wins for towing especially at altitude.


5.0 Coyote sounds better.


Both get similar gas mileage.


Both engines were beat to death by Ford and survived.
Long term reliability?
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:13 AM   #106
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The funny part to me about this stupid discussion is all the claims the EB can outpull this or that and %99 EB equiped F150s dont have the payload to support its max trailer rating.
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I'm coming from the BMW world and I can guarantee you that more complexity brings more reliability problems.
To me that's a fact.
Maybe, If Ford have done a really good job, the reliability between the 5.0 and 3.5EB will be the same within the warranty period but after that it's really hard to believe the EB will not have more problems.
The additional lines for lubrication, cooling, vaccum, etc and the additional wastegate valves, actuators and vaccum pump on the EB don't have the same life span than the additional pistons, valves, etc of the 5.0. Rubber and plastic will not last the same as aluminum and steel....
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Back in the day, people just like us argued about whether or not to abandon the flat head and the straight six, and whether or not to avoid automatic transmissions and power windows.
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RACaval gets it. 👍🏽
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:25 AM   #110
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The funny part to me about this stupid discussion is all the claims the EB can outpull this or that and %99 EB equiped F150s dont have the payload to support its max trailer rating.
This is NOT about max trailer weight. This is about towing in general.

I have pulled 7K lbs with BOTH engines. Clearly this is not max towing rating. The EB and the 5.0 are significantly different in capabilities. All you have to do is look at the torque curves or have actual experience in towing the same load with each engine (which 99% of you do not have.)

Sound is a preference. Capability is not.
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