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05-14-2018, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Mike Up

Well if you must go with a Platinum and want to...

Well if you must go with a Platinum and want to tow with it, I would go with a F250 at least, so you'll have some payload for the current or even a heavier future trailer. These 1/2 ton F150...
05-10-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,499
Posted By Mike Up

I would definitely tell that dealer to get...

I would definitely tell that dealer to get screwed and wouldn't give them another red cent! My dealer, while harder to negotiate with, at least was concerned with my tow vehicle before selling the...
04-11-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 94,739
Posted By Mike Up

?? You obviously skimmed right over the post (...

?? You obviously skimmed right over the post ( https://www.f150forum.com/f118/anyone-regret-getting-3-5-ecoboost-wish-they-could-trade-5-0-a-378060/index70/#post5734408) where that dyno test was...
04-10-2018, 07:50 PM
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Views: 94,739
Posted By Mike Up

That was a special run for the 3.5L Ecoboost as...

That was a special run for the 3.5L Ecoboost as Ford complained the dyno I posted didn't live up to their hype of low rpm torque.

So Pickup trucks.com, changed the dnyo, specially tuned it to...
04-07-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 94,739
Posted By Mike Up

That was a bogus dyno chart by Motor Trend that...

That was a bogus dyno chart by Motor Trend that just isn't accurate and actually was with the 2011 - 2014 engine line-up, not the 2015+ engine line-up.

Here's a more representative dyno from...
03-26-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By Mike Up

My previous 2008 4WD Explorer Sport Trac had a...

My previous 2008 4WD Explorer Sport Trac had a 7000 lbs tow rating fitted with the 4.6L 3V, 6 speed auto, 3.55 axle and Tow Package....
03-26-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By Mike Up

Honestly, if you go with a diesel engine, you...

Honestly, if you go with a diesel engine, you should go to a F350 otherwise your payload goes down into the F150 region.

To give some perspective, my F150 is 5110 lbs and has a payload of 1890...
03-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By Mike Up

If you're going to tow often, and regularly, then...

If you're going to tow often, and regularly, then the F250 gasser may have be a good option if your trailer isn't to heavy. I would never go the diesel route. A 3/4 ton truck especially with the...
03-26-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By Mike Up

I compared my truck with the 5.0L 3.73 axle to a...

I compared my truck with the 5.0L 3.73 axle to a 2016 F250 configured identically with a 6.2L 3.73 axle. The 6.2L on the F250 was good but not even in the power class as the much lighter 5.0L F150....
02-25-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By Mike Up

Once again this information is incorrect. ALL AWD...

Once again this information is incorrect. ALL AWD now do not use a center differential except for Subaru, and all vector 100% of the torque to either front or rear axles when the demand for the other...
02-22-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,842
Posted By Mike Up

Sounds like a larger fart can. I'd rather have...

Sounds like a larger fart can. I'd rather have something quieter when using a small V6 as the 3.5L. Now a bigger V6 as a 4.3L might sound better but never heard anyone buy an exhaust for a V6. Unless...
02-22-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,583
Posted By Mike Up

Most vehicles with TC throttle retarding, advice...

Most vehicles with TC throttle retarding, advice in their owners manuals to disable the TC when in deep snow and sand, so as to let wheel spin get them out.

People who don't live near snow or sand...
02-18-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mike Up

Yeh, I can't praise the Leer Trilogy...

Yeh, I can't praise the Leer Trilogy (http://www.leer.com/trilogy) enough. This time I bought a cover from co-worker recommendations and that was the best way.

No leaks.

Very secure cover,...
02-17-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mike Up

Yep, original leaked also from poor, cheap seals....

Yep, original leaked also from poor, cheap seals. It also bent near the hinges from a bad design that catches dirt, leaves, and other crap. When hinges are full (which can't be seen easily), and when...
02-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,209
Posted By Mike Up

Yep, told others but they think it will be to...

Yep, told others but they think it will be to hard for thieves. Look at the Leer Trilogy. Same style as the Solid Fold but a better design IMO. That's why I bought it. Had the original Solid Fold and...
01-29-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,013
Posted By Mike Up

I felt the wind on the 2012 just as bad as on the...

I felt the wind on the 2012 just as bad as on the 2016.

If you are in a head or tail wind, even if pretty severe, it doesn't feel bad. Now with a side wind, that can be totally different story.
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01-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,013
Posted By Mike Up

I appreciate your experience, but eventually you...

I appreciate your experience, but eventually you will get pushed around.

Up here by Lake Michigan, winds get fierce and gust around 40 mph. Even with a steady 20 mph side wind, it will push you....
01-21-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,295
Posted By Mike Up

Typical Bias. Yes there is turbo lag. Step on it...

Typical Bias. Yes there is turbo lag. Step on it and you'll feel. Hard to deny physics. Even my 2017 Fusion 2.0L has turbo lag, which is a lot less than the F150 3.5L Ecoboost lag.

The 3.5L...
01-21-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,295
Posted By Mike Up

I chose the 5.0L w/3.73 locker for towing my 29'...

I chose the 5.0L w/3.73 locker for towing my 29' 6500# travel trailer, TWICE. Once in 2012, with the 5.0L and 3.73 locker and now in 2016 with the 5.0L and 3.73 locker.

Yes, drive them back to...
01-21-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,908
Posted By Mike Up

Yep, welcome to the world of 18 wheeler...

Yep, welcome to the world of 18 wheeler transmissions in a 1/2 ton truck. :thumbsup: The skips are normal for regular acceleration, with aggressive acceleration, not so many skips.
01-12-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mike Up

Just went through this with a coworker who has a...

Just went through this with a coworker who has a 2003 and wants to carry a smaller truck camper.

The best way to upgrade your suspension is to swap the truck out to a F250/F350. :thumbsup:
01-12-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By Mike Up

My '12 Jay Flight 26BH has 90 gallon fresh water...

My '12 Jay Flight 26BH has 90 gallon fresh water and 32.5 gallon grey, and 32.5 gallon black. I use a blue tote to haul off waste water. The 90 gallon capacity is whats important as State Parks only...
01-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,244
Posted By Mike Up

Nope, my 2012 F150 was configured EXACTLY the...

Nope, my 2012 F150 was configured EXACTLY the same with 36 gallon tank and 3.73 9.75" differential. The 2016 does not have the chrome package the 2012 had though. The weight difference is that the...
01-07-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,001
Posted By Mike Up

I'd say wide spread problems if you read all the...

I'd say wide spread problems if you read all the threads and posts. Myself, I'd wait until the issues are ironed out.
12-30-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,269
Posted By Mike Up

Yes the aux cooler is not mentioned in the 2018...

Yes the aux cooler is not mentioned in the 2018 towing guide so that may be the reason. But the front stabilizer bar is also missing from the 53B hitch package that the tow packages 53A and 53C have....
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