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Old 12-19-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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Any Ecoboost F150 owners here?

Well I think I've come to terms with buying a new vehicle for myself and my girlfriend in the future. No matter how much I want a 2015+ Mustang GT, I think I'll have to go the family route. I've been looking at the 2015 3.5L Ecoboost F150 crew cab and it puts out some serious power. Even more so with a better FMIC and a better exhaust and a tune. Full-race made 353WHP and 520WTq with simple bolt ons. That very impressive to me. MPT built theirs as well and did a 12.53 in the quarter at 108 in a 4 door! Do any members here have one and what are your thoughts?


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I have a F150 but not an Eco Boost. I have the 2015 XL 3.5NA and love it. There are a few reasons I had to pick this combination. So if you have to ask yourself a few questions.

1How are most of my miles going to be driven city or highway
Highway 3.5 Eco city either the 3.5 or the 5.0 NA. When driving in the city you are contently using the turbo using gas

2 Are you pulling then the 3.5 eco is the way to go

3 I just want a race truck then the 3.5 eco

4 Look at the 2.7 eco it is out pulling the Chevy 5.3 and gets better mileage

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I drive mostly highway but city as well. During a work week 75% of my time is on the highway. I take the back roads to get there.
I've never had to haul anything because I've never had anything to haul. But that will change if I get the truck over the mustang. I'll have to haul the mustang to the track.
I don't really care about gas mileage. I like power. Trail riding is big here might be fun to do.


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I'm a huge F150 fan; currently drive a 2007 as my daily driver. It pulls my camper as well. Not sure though if the eco 150 would be for me; I need it to pull 7500 pounds.
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I'm a huge F150 fan; currently drive a 2007 as my daily driver. It pulls my camper as well. Not sure though if the eco 150 would be for me; I need it to pull 7500 pounds.
If you have the 5.4L the Eco out pulls that with ease. Check out the Ford site and see what they recommend for pulling now a days.
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If you have the 5.4L the Eco out pulls that with ease. Check out the Ford site and see what they recommend for pulling now a days.
I've read lots of great reviews on this engine, but I'd have to drive one first hand with a trailer attached to be convinced.
Besides, my next camper is going to be a 5th wheel arrangement, and an F250 diesel is my plan for the next truck.
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They do have a very impressive towing capacity. The 3.5 ecoboost beat out every engine excluding diesels. But if you're going to have a 5th wheel the diesel is for you. Google the ecoboost torture tests. They beat the crap out of the engine and it doesn't even sweat it. Plus Ford left a lot of potential on the table as far as power with it. Like I said it is a monster with a few bolt ons. Full-race nicknamed it the Freakoboost. And it makes all its power down low where it counts.


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MPT made theirs run 12.53 in the quarter. I wish my mustang could do that with bolt ons and 1500 extra pounds.


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Well I think I've come to terms with buying a new vehicle for myself and my girlfriend in the future. No matter how much I want a 2015+ Mustang GT, I think I'll have to go the family route. I've been looking at the 2015 3.5L Ecoboost F150 crew cab and it puts out some serious power. Even more so with a better FMIC and a better exhaust and a tune. Full-race made 353WHP and 520WTq with simple bolt ons. That very impressive to me. MPT built theirs as well and did a 12.53 in the quarter at 108 in a 4 door! Do any members here have one and what are your thoughts?

'14 SuperCrew owner here!

They definitely benefit from a tune. I threw a SCT Canned tune on and it's surprisingly quick for what it is. It only has about 14k on it at the moment so I'm waiting to drive someones with an Intake/downpipe/exhaust etc before I start going overboard with it.

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I'm a huge F150 fan; currently drive a 2007 as my daily driver. It pulls my camper as well. Not sure though if the eco 150 would be for me; I need it to pull 7500 pounds.
I've towed 29 foot TT's with both the 5.4 (2010) and the EcoBoost (2014).........you will NOT believe how well the EB tows over any other engine currently offered in a 1/2 ton. Accelerating up to speed is no problem, and where the 5.4 was wailing at 4,000 unhappy rpm (towing up a highway grade), the EB did the same thing at a nice quiet 2,900 rpm.
The 5.4 wore me out when towing just from listening to it.
Check out all of the tow ratings for all the different setups. The 5.0 tows well too -- but again at higher rpm's. The torque peak of the 5.0 is at 4,700 rpm. The torque peak of the EB is 90% all in at 1,900 rpm. That should tell you all you need to know if you are going to tow serious weight.
If you want a top of the line towing 1/2 ton, consider the Max Tow option = 12,700 pounds! Whatever you buy --- carefully look at the rear axle ratio, and then the tow chart. Salesmen will try to sell you what is on the lot, rather than what you might actually want or need.
There are LOTS of posts over on the F150 Forum where guys want to change their axle ratios to the 3.73's. There is almost no difference in the mpg of different ratios, but there is a huge difference in tow ratings between them -- GET THE 3.73's!!!
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I agree about the gears. I wanted to get them right off the bat.


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I will say when my lease is over in 2017 I will be getting a Raptor with the Eco Boost engine. If that is what they have in it. I am thinking Just Cause I can.


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I would get the 5.0 personally we have both at work and as the miles pileup the 5.0 feels better and not much difference in combined fuel economy.


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I don't know. I have been lurking around an Ecoboost forum. One member test drove them all for charity. The test drive was the same path for each and included getting up to highway speeds and going up a 6% grade. Ecoboost destroyed the 5.0 by a long shot.


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I have a 2014 Supercrew Lariat with an MPT 91 octane street tune on it and it's a beast. The ONLY thing you'll like about the 5.0 is the sound. The Ecobeast will out perform and run circles around it. I love mine.

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I agree about the sound. I listened to some exhaust videos of the ecoboost with various sizes and manufacturers. A couple of them sounded like a Subaru wrx sti to me.


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Wait till you have to swap O2's on the ecoboost f150 its a pain in the A


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If you want a family vehicle but also want something sporty like a Mustang look into the Focus RS. Uses a beefed up 2.3 turbo from the Mustang Ecoboost (about 350 horsepower and torque), and is AWD, 4 doors, and hatchback. Would be an awesome daily/family and sporty car. Can even take it off road since one of the main focuses on the car was inspired by Ken Block, who is a professional rally car driver. It should handle very well off road.
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I agree about the sound. I listened to some exhaust videos of the ecoboost with various sizes and manufacturers. A couple of them sounded like a Subaru wrx sti to me.
I don't care for the quietness of the ecoboost but I do like that it is a "sleeper" and will fool unsuspecting people.
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Wait till you have to swap O2's on the ecoboost f150 its a pain in the A


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I haven't read anywhere that the O2's go out a lot. But If they do, then I guess I'll find out if it is a pain.
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I haven't read anywhere that the O2's go out a lot. But If they do, then I guess I'll find out if it is a pain.

They do I have replaced them on 2 separate trucks with less than 50k on them


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Check the eco boost forums for problem with water ingestion. It's known the eco boost has a problem with ingesting water when the engine is operated in certain rainy or high moisture conditions.
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Yea I saw that. They have a fix for it with an upgraded intercooler. Which I would get right away anyhow.


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Yea I saw that. They have a fix for it with an upgraded intercooler. Which I would get right away anyhow.
It was common in the 2011-21012's I think, but was redesigned for the 2013-2014's. I've had zero issues with my Ecoboost.
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Redesigned inter cooler in 13-14 did not fix issue. Water ingestion would still occur if vehicle was driven in steady speed conditions for 30+ minutes and outside air was moist...rain or high humidity. Once those conditions were met, if you excelled or boost jumped, then condensation on inside of inter cooler would be pulled into the intake...causing engine running rough, loss of power and may throw some misfire codes.
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I live 16 miles from the Gulf of Mexico where the humidity is high most of the year. I pulled the pipes from the CAC and looked inside and it was bone dry.
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I live in Jax Fl. It's humid all year as well. Even worse I live on the saint Johns river. It's always sticky outside here. I would upgrade the CAC first thing and a tune.


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