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Old 03-17-2014, 07:30 PM
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close to buying a 2014 XTR or FX4. I'm looking at the 5L but thought I would see what you guys thought would be the better choice. I'm not pulling anything but that doesn't mean I won't be in the future. Highly unlikely but you never know. Is the Ecoboost that much fun or should I just get the 5L? I like to step on it a bit and play with other trucks but I think the 5L would hold up just fine.

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Is the Ecoboost that much fun?
oh yeah. Traded my 2012 5.0 for a 13 Ecoboost and absolutely LOVE it for the past year with no problems. The V8 can definitely move, but the eco gives me the performance of a sports car with the size and capability of a beast of a truck. Both great motors and you can't go wrong with either. A LOT of happy ecoboost owners on the road.
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Welcome to 3.5L v 5L thread number 10,000,000,001!!

Sorry I may be off by one or two threads.
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Welcome to 3.5L v 5L thread number 10,000,000,001!!

Sorry I may be off by one or two threads.
Ya, its been about what.... .000001/10000 of a second since one of these has been up. Sorry OP, nothing personal, its just these threads wind up as train wrecks within moments of posting.

Actually...I'm waiting for the new arguments soon to come...

2.7eco vs 3.5 no turbo vs 3.5eco vs 5.0 vs ???

It'll be like thanksgiving at my place...

brother in law...vs mother in law...vs drunk sister...vs lumpy potatoes!...FML!
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I don't have a dog in this fight! I'm outclassed by the new motors. However, that never stops me from reading these and enjoying the quality entertainment that is sure to come.
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I'd wait for the 15 and save 700 lbs. Truck should really smoke then with the eco.
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Easiest way to decide is to test drive both in similarly equipped trucks and decide for yourself.

I'm biased to the 5.0 because its 1.42857142857 times bigger than the Ecoboost.
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Let me save everyone the trouble and just post this now!
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Flippin a coin is a pretty easy way to decide, two different beasts, one awesome truck.
Can't go wrong either way
Either way you will feel like Cinderella going to the ball
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RedKev was always helpful in these situations! Ohhh Why RedKev? Why did you leave us? You were so young!
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