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Old 01-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
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2018 5.0 V8 F150 versus 2018 3.5 EgoBoost F150

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Interesting !
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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I saw that video. Not surprising.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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I guess I should care about drag-racing F-150's, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why it matters. Maybe if I was a teenager again....
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I guess I should care about drag-racing F-150's, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why it matters. Maybe if I was a teenager again....
I agree, as we probably won't be taking out our trucks for drag races. I just found it interesting how close they actually were.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:16 PM   #5
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Drive an EcoBoost for awhile and if you're not careful, it'll feel like a drag race. Mine is the smaller 2.7L but it can git up 'n go.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:52 PM   #6
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At high RPM the torque and horsepower are similar, where the Ecoboost shines is all the torque it creates without having to rev the pi** out of the engine.
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The ecoboost will also out perform at higher altitudes where the turbo can force feed the thin air. Great for pulling you trailer over the top.
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I just read the whole title. "EgoBoost". Because it is fun to step on the accelerator and feel the power?
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A truck/engine comparison that might be more meaningful, at least perhaps to some members of this forum, would be something mimicking a challenging entrance onto an interstate. For example, with a 4,000 lb trailer in tow, and from a dead stop like at a stop sign, accelerate up an 8% incline, and time how long it takes you to get up to 70 mph interstate speed. There is an interstate on-ramp like that nearby that has a very short merge lane at the top, so if traffic is heavy, you better be going 70 mph when you hit the top, or someone will be slamming brakes and honking horns.
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You're right Dale. More of a real test. I don't know if you've looked at tfltruck.com and their tests on the Ike Gauntlet, but they are actual towing tests with comparably equipped trucks and standardized trailer loads. In the half ton category, let's just say the F150 is pretty dominant.
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