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Old 04-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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F150 Ecoboost Torture Test Videos.

http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/experiencef150/

In case anyone has any doubts of the durability/performance of Ford's new Ecoboost, these series of videos should help to change your mind. I drove one of these the other day and I was crazy-impressed. Check it out....
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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IMPRESSIVE... but they failed to mention that it will require premium fuel..
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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I researched this. Premium is recommended but not required for best performance while towing. This is a bummer to me. I am the type of person that would feel compelled to run it all the time. At the current prices, this is not an option. Oh well, 6.2 it is.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #4
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Needing to run premium in the Eco is making the 6.2 even more attractive. Now if only they would offer the 6.2 in the XLT package. I need a Lariat like a horse needs a pogo stick.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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My owner's manual suggests premium only for towing in hot and extreme conditions. Otherwise it suggests 87 is sufficient. I suspect one should run 87 if and until engine knock is noticed. I'll post my experience this summery. I'm hauling x23b with the ecoboost.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/experiencef150/

In case anyone has any doubts of the durability/performance of Ford's new Ecoboost, these series of videos should help to change your mind. I drove one of these the other day and I was crazy-impressed. Check it out....
That is so cool, I wish they would do the same on the 3/4 ton class. But that won't happen because F250 vs Ram 2500 and Chevy 2500 would not be close Ram And chevy/GMC would win hands down.
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Way too cool!!! Now to talk the wife into one. :hihi:
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #8
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Rusty, look forward to your research. Didn't get the Eco, waiting for exactly what you are doing.
good post!
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That was a good video. Now all they have to do is make an ecoboost with a V8 with around 5.4 liters.
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The videos are impressive and almost made me consider buying a Ford. I have to wonder, I know the tow rating is around 11k but do you feel the suspensions and brakes will be up to the task of towing the larger trailers. The 2500's are able to tow with more stability becaue everything is beefed up. Now it can be done with a 1/2 ton? What about a 5th wheel with all the weight over the smaller axle. I don't doubt the engine, just the other components. What are the opinions of the owners?
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