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Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 02-21-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 52,449
Posted By zx12-iowa
Incorrect. An ecoboost is the chuck norris of...

Incorrect. An ecoboost is the chuck norris of engines and therefore the horsepower curve is too fearful of the ecoboost torque curve and doesnt dare cross it.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 02-10-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,851
Posted By zx12-iowa
Makes sense if one doesn't fit in a sports car. ...

Makes sense if one doesn't fit in a sports car. Im 6'5' and very broad - so I get that. But handling as well as a sports car - Now that's just silly. I think if you tried to hang with me on some...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 02-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,598
Posted By zx12-iowa
Let us guess, you own a small v8. lol. son, you...

Let us guess, you own a small v8. lol. son, you "know" very little about the year 2028... lol.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 02-03-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By zx12-iowa
Yes the n/a v6 is a good engine. Ford has always...

Yes the n/a v6 is a good engine. Ford has always (as far as I know) had good v6 engines and there is no reason to doubt the 3.3. So it will be fine for non towing/hauling. mpg wont be much diff...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 12-09-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By zx12-iowa
sport mode really just adds more pedal...

sport mode really just adds more pedal sensitivity. a tune adjust timing, etc. and actually changes the trucks programming.

its best to stick with a reputable tuner. on thr 5.0 gains are just...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-30-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 32,801
Posted By zx12-iowa
so.how often do you keep those revs at 4k rpm +...

so.how often do you keep those revs at 4k rpm + to start to get where that v8 begins to match the eco in hp but not torque? most agree that the big eco walks away from the 5.0 towing (even if there...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-19-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By zx12-iowa
congrats. I like the upgraded white. looks...

congrats. I like the upgraded white. looks classy
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-18-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By zx12-iowa
agree. plus you will end up "happier" that...

agree. plus you will end up "happier" that way
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-16-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By zx12-iowa
this is really spot on. its not that the 5.0...

this is really spot on. its not that the 5.0 cant do it but it will drop 2 gears and be screaming compared to your 3.5 eco. some say they like to hear all that engine noise and have it rev, some...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-14-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,931
Posted By zx12-iowa
nice. plus u can tow just as well as the v8 and...

nice. plus u can tow just as well as the v8 and get better mpg. good decision.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-13-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By zx12-iowa
Great responses above. My 2 cents: ...

Great responses above. My 2 cents:


Beyond that, I'm curious about the following:
1) Obviously it's not a luxury car, but in the truck segment how is the ride quality?
-For a truck - it rides...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-11-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By zx12-iowa
trade it and buy an eco. lol

trade it and buy an eco. lol
Forum: Performance, Tuning, and (LEGAL) Racing 11-04-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,687
Posted By zx12-iowa
you can run 4wd at any speed. this has been...

you can run 4wd at any speed. this has been discussed many times. i run 4wd fir hundreds of hwy miles at a time (70 mph)
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 39,851
Posted By zx12-iowa
Hey man sorry this happened - its not fun but as...

Hey man sorry this happened - its not fun but as they say (and seems like you know), it is what it is.

however, your post will help a LOT of people who believe that:
1..a tune by a reputable...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-30-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 39,851
Posted By zx12-iowa
"conservative" tunes from others are also linked...

"conservative" tunes from others are also linked to blown engines - just saying. Any tune creates risk which may or may not materialize in an owner out of pocket for a new engine.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-29-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,321
Posted By zx12-iowa
yet the 5.0 guys cant seem to accept this. yes...

yet the 5.0 guys cant seem to accept this. yes both ecos are amazing engines
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-29-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 39,851
Posted By zx12-iowa
2011-2016 have a very slight tendency to throw a...

2011-2016 have a very slight tendency to throw a rod. if it happens its usually under 30k miles. usually people are running a tune.

then the debate begins as to whether the tune caused the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-12-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By zx12-iowa
usually but not always... maybe its a trust but...

usually but not always... maybe its a trust but verify type of thing
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-10-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,743
Posted By zx12-iowa
5 star is a soft tune. essentially it feels like...

5 star is a soft tune. essentially it feels like it just adjusts shift points and pedal sensitivity.

also the 5.0 doesnt gain much rwhp with a tune so it really comes down to shift points and...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 10-04-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By zx12-iowa
The 5.0 is pretty durable. As other have said, a...

The 5.0 is pretty durable. As other have said, a conservative tune should be a non issue. Stangs have been pushing the envelope at 3x the power the f150 puts out stock.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-02-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,934
Posted By zx12-iowa
u r absolutely correct. even the entry level...

u r absolutely correct. even the entry level engine is very good.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-02-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By zx12-iowa
ive run several tunes incl mpt. to answer...

ive run several tunes incl mpt.

to answer your question/concern concisely: mpt tunes are not known to be harmful to the f150 transmission. i never had any issues running their race tune. ...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-30-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,525
Posted By zx12-iowa
its a compromise. one will tow better but ride...

its a compromise. one will tow better but ride will be worse. one will ride better, be faster and get better mpg. which is more important to you.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-27-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By zx12-iowa
most dont. they used to be bigger and deflect...

most dont. they used to be bigger and deflect more wind. now they are small and streamlined
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-23-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,608
Posted By zx12-iowa
reliability is always best stock regardless of...

reliability is always best stock regardless of generation. also a tune wont yield better mpg. a few may claim this, but it just doesn't measurably add to mpg. what it does on an eco is give you...
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