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04OUTBACK
11-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Bit the bullet.. been toying with another truck for while.. after towing from NY to LA and then LA to Moomba Jam on trinity, i was craving more power.. looked at a chip for my 1500.. looked at F250s (mandley was perpetuating that).. $4/gal fuel was the big vote against.. looked at GMC with 6.2l...
finally settled on f150 with Ecoboost. tons of folks on Wakeworld are towing with and are pleased.

WE'll see.. AT least it matches the boat..

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picked up Saturday afternoon and parked it.. been out of town since. only put a few miles on it. Got a long drive today up to N Louisiana.. we'll see how that goes. got some break in to do before it tows...

KG's Supra24
11-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Very nice. Congrats

kaneboats
11-07-2012, 11:00 AM
Like! Good looking truck.

bergermaister
11-07-2012, 11:03 AM
Sweet Ride Brad!

My buddy got an Ecoboost almost a year ago and loves it. Pulls like a dream - only neg thing he mentioned was that when towing his 30ft travel trailer it really pushes him around compared to a heavier truck. (He used to have an F350)

maxpower220
11-07-2012, 11:04 AM
I'm putting my Avalanche up for sale soon. Looking at the ecoboost, the f250, or another avalanche. I just want/need 4 wd. This is my first 2wd truck, and my last.

Keep an update on your truck, and the gas mileage. Thanks.

sandm
11-07-2012, 11:11 AM
good looking truck... congrats...

04OUTBACK
11-07-2012, 11:39 AM
one cool feature i am looking forward to is there is a Digi screen on dash that has a tow info function. not sure what all it shows, but looking forward to seeing.

mmandley
11-07-2012, 11:48 AM
Good looking truck man. It makes me want to go look at them but in the end i know id be disapointed once the new shine wore off. I love my big azz diesel LOL.

04OUTBACK
11-07-2012, 11:59 AM
oh, you got the LWB Crew.. this thing would feel like a go-cart.
We drove to houston Mon/Tues in a 250 Diesel (somehow this truck has police chip it)... IT SCreams! but i just cant stomach the fuel bill and parking that beast..
i think the ecoboost will be fine..

mmandley
11-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Sweet man, i dont have a police chip.

I do have 5inch straight exhaust from the turbo back
Cold Air intake
Mini Max tuner running 300 hp tune

When ever i want to go fast my traction control kicks in. When i turn it off the truck trys to go sideways LOL.

The fuel guage goes down pretty steady when i do that.

I do really like the Eco Boost, everything i hear is pretty positive about them. I am curious how the engines will do with 50K + on them. I havnt read to much on them after getting some decent milage.

I bet its got so get up and go though with twin turbos.

I know when i went from a Single on Black Betty to Duels in Serenity it was a serious kick in the pants when you punch that skinny pedal .

04OUTBACK
11-07-2012, 12:50 PM
i'll let you know.. about to head out on a 150 mile drive shortly..

jpetty3023
11-07-2012, 01:12 PM
i have driven two in the last month in a half or so and love them. want to pull the trigger so bad but right now im to upside down on the family war wagon. the FX4 with appearance package is so sweet. last i heard ford has up to 10k in rebates so maybe the closer we get to 2012 i can slide into a deal

dusty2221
11-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Nice Brad....keep us updated on how well it tows/daily drives.

rdlangston13
11-07-2012, 03:55 PM
oh, you got the LWB Crew.. this thing would feel like a go-cart.
We drove to houston Mon/Tues in a 250 Diesel (somehow this truck has police chip it)... IT SCreams! but i just cant stomach the fuel bill and parking that beast..
i think the ecoboost will be fine..

You went to Houston and didn't call me??


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jmvotto
11-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Brad, congrats. Looks nice.

Jumped from Chevy eehh.

Mikey
11-07-2012, 09:33 PM
As an owner of one for a few months i think your really gonna like it. Mine is still fun to drive, although i,m still not getting the milleage they claim it should.
I still have issues with heavy foot so that may be the problem ,but i have heard ,like many new vehichles there is a Breakin point ,that is actually holding the vehichles back from optimum milleage.... Still waiting.
I have a service appointment this weekend , Slight vibration ... suspecting driveshaft,unbalanced so a new one is ordered, gotta ask about the milleage issue when i go. Forgot the last time in.

As for the trailer screen on the dash , READ the book because it can and will do lots of things, i try not to mess around but i did notice when pulling another trailer once all kinds of sensors and a screen display came up . I did as little as possible trying not to mess things up.

I really love this truck and i think you will too.There now are many upgrade packages out there to give more power and mileage, ive pretty much picked what i want, but want to wait till a little more warranty has expired as most are not Ford approved. Rousch which is approved , HAD a cold air box but has taken it off the market as they have/had some issues,so hopefully they get it figured out soon, then cat back exhaust from Rousch ,maybe and a tuner. Winter is apon us so i will wait till i can actually use the extra power... Anyways good luck . Keep us posted.

maxpower220
11-08-2012, 08:29 AM
So what mileage are you getting now?

moombadaze
11-08-2012, 09:18 AM
Nice looking truck

Grady
11-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Sweet truck Brad, I've been looking at them for a while, just can't talk the wife into it.

Mikey
11-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Max to your reply . My average mileage is 15.8 L per 100km . I used to have a converter for this but can,t find it so too tired to do the math , will have to get back to you on this one. DAMN METRIC......

mmandley
11-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Max to your reply . My average mileage is 15.8 L per 100km . I used to have a converter for this but can,t find it so too tired to do the math , will have to get back to you on this one. DAMN METRIC......

15.8L is 4.17 Gallons
100km is 62.1 miles

Milage would be 14.89 miles per gallon

Mikey
11-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Grady its just a matter of finding the right price/ financing. I had a 2010 5.4 . Was 13 months old. Went in for an oil change and tire rotation and found out Local Fords had a 4 day 0% financing ,so basically just resigned papers and traded keys. We are going through this again here with a few Chev dealers offering same deals as are the Fords again. Now making room for 2013,s .. Don,t think i'm allowed near the dealer anymore though... as per the Boss(Wife) but thats ok i really like this truck.


One word of advice to any and all . If any of you are in SNOW country and really NEED SNOW tires. Don,t suggest going to the 20" rims. Did some enquiring on cost of snow tires to fit...1800.00 for 4 tires ,mount,balance .
Another option i asked about is separate 17" rims with Snow tires ,Rims mount and balance minus tire sensors(80.00) each also 1800.00. Yikes... We have snow and usually make due fine with a few sandbags and 4x4 and drive carefully but if i want to drive alot in the snow this may be an option i need to look at.

Mikey
11-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Ok Mike gotta throw this at you is that US gallons or Imperial there is a difference. thats where the calculator chart helps.

mmandley
11-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Ok Mike gotta throw this at you is that US gallons or Imperial there is a difference. thats where the calculator chart helps.

US of course but a Liter is a Liter is a Liter as fare as i know LOL. I just divided your Liters to Gallons and your Killometers to Miles. That number is what i would honestly expect for a Ecoboost so the math looked right to me LOL

Mikey
11-08-2012, 10:12 PM
A litre is a litre but a Us gallon is smaller than a imperial gallon and yes km,s = X miles but thats where a conversion chart helps and i can't find mine.

mmandley
11-08-2012, 10:20 PM
Ohh wow guess im learning Here.. Didnt know Iimperial gallon and US gallon was different. Never herd of em LOL.

OK then more like

15.8L = 3.47 Imperal gallons
100Km is 61.1 miles

17.89 miles per Imperial Gallon? LOL

Mikey
11-08-2012, 10:26 PM
Ok thats getting better but still shy of the advertised 25 mpg i was told about ....even if thats highway we are still a ways off.

Mikey
11-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the calculations just the same...

mmandley
11-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Ok thats getting better but still shy of the advertised 25 mpg i was told about ....even if thats highway we are still a ways off.

Yea thats way off but then again i find it hard to believe any full size truck is going to get 25MPG. Even my diesel doesnt do that and anyone who has one who has said it gets it i call BS on them LOL

I think seeing 18 out of a Full size is impressive.

KG's Supra24
11-08-2012, 10:34 PM
Are we converting from uk or European standard?

If uk then you are getting 13.
If European then almost 15.

http://www.markporthouse.net/rangie/fuelconsumptionconversion.htm

Unless I'm reading something wrong?


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rdlangston13
11-09-2012, 02:14 AM
I have never seen an ecoboost advertised to get 25 mpg. And it may with the AC off at 50 mph on flat ground. I know at 60 mph in my dodge hemi I am getting over 20


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wolfeman131
11-09-2012, 08:21 AM
The 2011 commercials stated 22 mpg and the Ford website has the 2013 spec listed at 23 mph. I'll take either over the 15.7 my Silverado shows I'm getting today.


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rdlangston13
11-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Single cab 4x2 lol


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mmandley
11-09-2012, 08:51 AM
IDK i still think anyone claiming over 20 with a GAS full size truck is full of it. No way in Hell you will get that in Oregon.

No way since 06 they have changed the F150 so much as to get 8+ MPG better. That would be a 50% increase in milage just by changing an engine?

My 06 F150 got 12 in town and 16 on the highway. 4x4 Supercab wighed in at 6500lbs.

I have said before i know when i goto AZ i can get 20 in my Diesel on the highway and about 17 to 18 in town but its FLAT there.

I also havnt seen any modified Diesel get worse milage then a Gas truck, only exception would be the Chevy V8 that turns cylinders off to make it a 4 banger on the highway but that only works when there is no load on the truck

I also find it hard to believe a 3ton truck with a V8 is getting comperable milage to your average V6 car weighting in at 2 tons. IDK, the math just doesnt add up. More cyclinders more weight larger wind surface but equal mileage to a smaller engine, smaller windsurface and lighter vehicle.

Grady
11-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Mikey I been watching them deals, I seen one few weeks ago 10k off msrp. The wife wants a new suv so I'm closer to having a suv sitting in the yard then a eco. lol

rdlangston13
11-09-2012, 08:45 PM
IDK i still think anyone claiming over 20 with a GAS full size truck is full of it. No way in Hell you will get that in Oregon.

No way since 06 they have changed the F150 so much as to get 8+ MPG better. That would be a 50% increase in milage just by changing an engine?

My 06 F150 got 12 in town and 16 on the highway. 4x4 Supercab wighed in at 6500lbs.

I have said before i know when i goto AZ i can get 20 in my Diesel on the highway and about 17 to 18 in town but its FLAT there.

I also havnt seen any modified Diesel get worse milage then a Gas truck, only exception would be the Chevy V8 that turns cylinders off to make it a 4 banger on the highway but that only works when there is no load on the truck

I also find it hard to believe a 3ton truck with a V8 is getting comperable milage to your average V6 car weighting in at 2 tons. IDK, the math just doesnt add up. More cyclinders more weight larger wind surface but equal mileage to a smaller engine, smaller windsurface and lighter vehicle.

Mine shuts off 4 cylinders like the Chevy you mentioned under light loads. Ford has changed more than just the engine, they went from a 4 speed automatic to the 6 speed which saved fuel before the new engines came out, also the new innovations such as electric power steering and electric water pumps decreased engine load saving fuel. And yeah it's alot more flat down here tha. It is where you live.

I drove through the Texas hill country last week and at 50-60 mph I only got around 17 mpg due to all the ups and downs. The manufacturers mileage numbers are best case scenario meaning everything is ideal for optimal fuel mileage


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Mikey
11-09-2012, 10:37 PM
As lots of you have mentioned, there are so many contributing factors. Speed, load, ac,on/off level road ,wind at your back , i did forget we are at pretty high elevation 3500ft so we lose power due to altitude as well. not quite as bad as Colorado? but close enough. I notice quite a difference when we go on holidays to places at lower elevations,with my boat so obviously truck is gonna do the same.

I guess in a perfect world , i'd get 25mpg but for now i will quit complaining and enjoy my ECOBOOST. As for hemi,s getting 20 i find that one a little hard to believe and as for cylinder deactivation again i call BS. Think about it .... How often do you really think they shut down? Under normal driving ? Thats next to never gonna happen. Maybe on a roller dyno with zero resistance under perfect conditions. Likely the same place Ford got there 25mpg number?

moombahighrider
11-09-2012, 10:50 PM
I don't know guys, you all sound like you have it pretty good to me...
I live at 7000 ft and my drive to work and driving during the day takes me from 9000 and up to 12000, depending in which house I'm working at.

MPGs are not ideal, obviously, and I paid $4.60 per gallon today. At 35 gallons, that adds up. I do about one tank a week.

As I see it, you all get killer MPGs!!!

rdlangston13
11-09-2012, 11:12 PM
As lots of you have mentioned, there are so many contributing factors. Speed, load, ac,on/off level road ,wind at your back , i did forget we are at pretty high elevation 3500ft so we lose power due to altitude as well. not quite as bad as Colorado? but close enough. I notice quite a difference when we go on holidays to places at lower elevations,with my boat so obviously truck is gonna do the same.

I guess in a perfect world , i'd get 25mpg but for now i will quit complaining and enjoy my ECOBOOST. As for hemi,s getting 20 i find that one a little hard to believe and as for cylinder deactivation again i call BS. Think about it .... How often do you really think they shut down? Under normal driving ? Thats next to never gonna happen. Maybe on a roller dyno with zero resistance under perfect conditions. Likely the same place Ford got there 25mpg number?

As far as the 4 cylinder shut off at 70 mph it only does it on the down side of an over pass. At 60-65 mile per hour is cycles back and forth spending probably 70% only the time in 8 cylinder mode. It tells you when it does it so you can keep track.

As far as 20 mpg at 60 mph, my computer in the truck claimed 22.4 but I have hand calculated it out before and it lies by about 2 mpg pretty consistently so I just took it off the top and said 20. I didn't hand calculate it tho.


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