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Old 08-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
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I am happy so far with the engine. Definitely has lots of poop and will likely pull the 197 okay. A buddy of mine was talking with a service manager at a Ford dealership in AB, and the guy said the Ecoboost doesn't give much trouble, but the 5.0 does.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #12
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Mine has more pep then poop. Just a spelling error I hope. lol
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:40 AM   #13
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Re: New TV - 2013 F150

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Not sure exactly what the XTR gives you. This one has a 157" WB, tow package, 7300+ GVW, backup camera, brake controller, chrome bumpers & grille, 135 litre fuel tank (35 Cdn gal.), Ecoboost engine, etc. I would much rather have had a 5.0, but there wasn't one on the lot that had the same equipment and color with a 5.0. It also is cell phone and Sirius ready, with a free 6 month subscription, USB and aux in line for the radio. We had two of these trucks at the last RCMP detachment I worked at, and I was impressed with them. Very quiet, easy handling (compared to the el cheapo F250 pigs they had!), and very comfortable.
For pulling your trailer, the EB is a way better decision than the 5.0. While the 5.0 has some decent payload and towing capacities- it is pretty high strung and likes to rev. An added bonus- altitude won't affect the forced induction EB like it would the 5.0

As to the XTR package- its basically a trim upgrade to the XLT. A few minor cosmetic and luxury bits. Nothing extravagant. Those are nice trucks. I had a '10 before going to my Ram.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:51 AM   #14
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Congrats they are awesome trucks
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #15
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New TV - 2013 F150

Glad to see the positive comments on the F150 with ecoboost. Not to threadcap, but I just picked up a 2013 FX4, with the 3.73 rear end, max tow package with the trailering mirrors. It's a sweet ride, can't wait to tow with it, but have to wait for the break-in period and my camper is already napping for the winter.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #16
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Re: New TV - 2013 F150

Nice! I like the FX4 trim. They are excellent TV's as far as half tons go. Mine would hold that load as straight as an arrow, the only downfall it had was the 5.4. It was a great, reliable engine, but it ran out of breath in the hills. Giving the Hemi a shot, since I can't afford the mileage of the 6.2L and even though I think the ecoboosts are awesome tech- they're just not my cupof tea
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:11 AM   #17
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You'll be happy with the EB. It pulls like a champ. Nice looking truck.
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That's sweet! Congratulations. I've been wanting one for a while. Love the new Fords.
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