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Old 07-01-2011, 06:21 AM
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Might be leaving the family 7.3 to the new ecoboost

Holy hell I'm actually thinking about doing it.. Going from my 7.3 to the new f-150 ecoboost. Any input from you guys on this ?? good, bad, indifferent? Thought on the new F-150 ? Let’s hear it.

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:26 AM
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Intending to trade in the 7.3L? The Ecoboost is a remarkable 1/2 ton, a lot of power for a V6, and the turbos have almost no lag at all. I test drove a couple when we where shopping for a new truck for my wife. Its a tough call, depending on what you need the truck for over the Ex.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:27 AM
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If you don't need the capabilities of a 7.3, then the Ecoboost would be a great truck.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:36 AM
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Well I do tow around 10,000 -+ 500 lbs toyhauler in the AZ heat. I do like the idea of a more car like ride that it would give me over the "X". I have watched the ecoboost torture test, just don't know if I'm buying off on it yet.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:47 AM
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For that size load, I'd stick with the EX.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:48 AM
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One thing to remember, this is the first year for this motor, recall the 6.0 issues first year or two.

I for one if possible do not buy the first year for anything, body, suspension, drive train or motor.

Give it 2 or more years, let it prove out in the real world.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:02 AM
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I just came out of two raptors to the new super duty. For me it was a no brainer as I wanted a TRUCK. The raptor was practically useless as one. While the ecoboost has more towing capability. Remember that a workhorse it is not.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:15 AM
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I have changed from towing 3 times a month to only once every 2 months, so I don't think it will be that hard on the ecoboost truck. Anybody out there with some miles on their ecoboost?
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For that size load, I'd stick with the EX.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:33 AM
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Also remember you are towing almost at the max of what the ecoboost is rated for and by the time you throw a couple people in and some stuff in the bed you are over.
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