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Old 09-24-2015, 10:45 AM   #21
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Did you opt for a 2wd? Also curious on your rear axle ratio.


My 2012 w/ ecoboost came with 3.73 gears and I often wonder how it would be with 3.55's or even smaller.
My truck seriously hauls a** when it needs to but wow does it slurp gas.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:48 AM   #22
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Wow, news to me. I held off as long as possible buying my last Ranger. Gave up hoping they'd change their mind about continuing on with it. Bought one of the last ones available. The next year I went to New Zealand and saw the latest Ranger with a diesel. You're right, it is larger than even the last version of Rangers made here but I'd love to have one. So, 2017, I can handle that, my truck will almost be old by then.

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Yeah, it is quite nice. up to 3,500kg towing capacity with the 3.2L diesel. For towing a 5.0, you most likely could not use the double cab, as the box is to short though, and I likes me a 4 door truck. You would be fine with any model with your 19.

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Old 09-24-2015, 10:54 AM   #23
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Did you opt for a 2wd? Also curious on your rear axle ratio.


My 2012 w/ ecoboost came with 3.73 gears and I often wonder how it would be with 3.55's or even smaller.
My truck seriously hauls a** when it needs to but wow does it slurp gas.
No, I went with 4x4. On the Lariat you have the option of 2WD, 4WD, and AWD as well.

This truck has the 3.55 rear end. It has a 10,700 lb conventional tow capacity, and a 10,100 lb 5th wheel capacity. Not sure why the difference is, but it is sure adequate. With 3.73's you can get up to 12,100 towing with a regular cab. Not bad for a 6 cyl engine.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:18 PM   #24
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Nice Jim. You're going to love towing with it. As Reace once told me, the Ecoboost towing experience almost brought tears to his eyes.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:23 PM   #25
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Nice Jim. You're going to love towing with it. As Reace once told me, the Ecoboost towing experience almost brought tears to his eyes.
It brought tears to my eyes too, when I looked into my wallet afterwards.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:37 PM   #26
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Well you can always work another five years! LOL!!!!
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:46 PM   #27
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Yeah, it is quite nice. up to 3,500kg towing capacity with the 3.2L diesel. For towing a 5.0, you most likely could not use the double cab, as the box is to short though, and I likes me a 4 door truck. You would be fine with any model with your 19.

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It's also offered in the Supercab model which is what I have now and would get again. Tried using my friend's postal code in Perth to get a "drive away" quote but it won't let me. Very different having the truck come with a years registration and insurance. Notice no Ruby Red there, only True Red The games they play with color names.

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It brought tears to my eyes too, when I looked into my wallet afterwards.
It's only money, Jim. Can't take it with you. Once you hook up that 5.0TA and get on the highway and you have to punch it, when it pins you back in the seat even with the trailer connected, those tears will turn to tears of joy.
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It's also offered in the Supercab model which is what I have now and would get again. Tried using my friend's postal code in Perth to get a "drive away" quote but it won't let me. Very different having the truck come with a years registration and insurance. Notice no Ruby Red there, only True Red The games they play with color names.

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The supercab is not bad, as we really don't carry more people all that often, but I don't like having to open both doors to let the dog in, or even just to access.

The rear seat area in my new truck is massive. I could store a ton of stuff in there, especially with the seat bottoms flipped up. I like that.

I now have to figure out what outfitting I will do in the bed, like boxes, tonneau covers, hitches, etc. I have some ideas, but the only thing I think I will concern myself with right before pickup is the hitch. Who knows though, as I do my researching, I just might pick some of the other stuff up too.
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It's only money, Jim. Can't take it with you. Once you hook up that 5.0TA and get on the highway and you have to punch it, when it pins you back in the seat even with the trailer connected, those tears will turn to tears of joy.
Words of wisdom, Carl. I have no doubt on what you say.

Which engine do you have in your truck?
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:20 PM   #31
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Nice Jim ...But it will still be expensive it has that funny oval on it Did you know 97% of fords ever made are still on the road today.....The. Rest well they made it home :-D :-D :-D :-D
Thank you thank you try the veal I will be here all week :-D Any how nice truck now the wait to get the trailer begins ....

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Old 09-24-2015, 02:34 PM   #32
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Words of wisdom, Carl. I have no doubt on what you say.

Which engine do you have in your truck?
I have the 3.5 liter. But I am considering trading it in for a 2.7 with the extended range fuel tank. Probably not quite as peppy but I haven't made a final decision yet.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #33
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I have the 3.5 liter. But I am considering trading it in for a 2.7 with the extended range fuel tank. Probably not quite as peppy but I haven't made a final decision yet.
I've driven both, and there is a bit of a difference - a few HP and a little bit of torque. But, I'm still amazed at how much power my 2.7L can produce, and I really don't regret the smaller powerplant. It also gets about 3 MPG better than the 3.5L when not towing.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:57 PM   #34
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It also gets about 3 MPG better than the 3.5L when not towing.
The difference is actually only 1 mpg highway, and the same in the city. This is what it said on the window stickers for the same trucks, with the two engines too.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymo...0_Pickup.shtml

That said. I have read tons of reviews, and in one they actually found an unloaded 2.7 to be marginally quicker from 0 to 60 mph.

CR Finds 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Ford F-150 Is Quicker Than 3.5L EcoBoost V6

Carl, everything I have read on the 2.7 raved on how impressed they were with the spunk it had towing. The two reasons I did not get it are firstly that there were none in stock in Canada that suited me, short of the uber expensive ones, and secondly because I found out I could get the 6.5' box with the 3.5L. Not much stock on what I wanted with the 3.5 either, but given the huge savings, I upgraded from my needs, and just lost the tailgate step.

I ended up with a nav system, trim packages, upgraded stereo, and more expensive 20" tires and rims.
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It brought tears to my eyes too, when I looked into my wallet afterwards.

are you saying you had that much cash in your wallet before you nought the truck ? ........you know it's not really a good idea to carry that much cash .....
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Really does look like a beauty !
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are you saying you had that much cash in your wallet before you nought the truck ? ........you know it's not really a good idea to carry that much cash .....
Figuratively speaking.... sheesh!
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:23 PM   #38
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Took a shot of it just a bit ago, when I went up to sign some stuff. Parked pretty tight, so not a great photo. Just a phone shot too. Should get it tomorrow. Will take a few more when after I pick it up. It sure looks purdy.

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Jim, do you know what is the weight capacity for the truck bed?? she is purty
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The payload rating is 2,010 or 2,420, depending on the GVWR of either 7,000 or 7,600, and I kinda forget which one I have. I do think it is the lighter one, as I don't believe it has the payload package. I can confirm when I pick it up. It is modestly higher if you have the 5.5' box instead of the 6.5', like I do.
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