2011 F150 XLT! 5.0L - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Ford Gassers A Place for Diesel nuts to discuss Ford Gasoline powered vehicles!!!

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-03-2012, 04:23 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nccatfan
2011 F150 XLT! 5.0L

As of last night the wife and I are proud owners of a 2011 F150! Does anyone know much about these new 5.0's? What aftermarket upgrades are recommended? Intake/exhaust kits? Programmer?

This truck rides so smooth and certainly has power to spare. Gonna be the wife's daily driver and she absolutely loves it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-03-2012, 04:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nccatfan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-03-2012, 05:01 AM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,005
Thanks: 109
Thanked 90 Times in 84 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
5.0's a great engine. Can make good power with a tune. Even better with a supercharger kit
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-03-2012, 06:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nccatfan
Lol! Thanks Dave. Only looking at mild upgrades tho, since my Super Duty will remain the primary hauler... don't need much more power than it already has. I'm more interested in squeezing a few extra MPG out of it (yes, I know these trucks aren't intended to be economic).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nccatfan
She wants a grille guard to put on it for her birthday too (I sure love her!). I've looked at the Ranch Hand brand and am considering it, but do ya'll know of any others that would actually stand up to a deer?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-03-2012, 08:36 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hubbard, Texas
Posts: 1,112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Sharp truck. I wonder how the 5.0 compares to the ecoboost. I have just about convinced my wife to trade off her POS Saturn Outlook for a F150.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-03-2012, 08:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: harlingen tx
Posts: 1,139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Shoulda bought the 6.2. The f150 with a 6.2 is an absolute animal!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-03-2012, 10:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 331
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by nccatfan View Post
She wants a grille guard to put on it for her birthday too (I sure love her!). I've looked at the Ranch Hand brand and am considering it, but do ya'll know of any others that would actually stand up to a deer?
Look at a Fab Fours full replacement, I have one that I bought from another member and it looks like it could handle a cow! As for tuning, give Mike a call at 5 Star Tuning, just do an internet search, he does wonders with gas tuning. Nice truck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-03-2012, 11:01 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,361
Thanks: 23
Thanked 23 Times in 14 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
intake, exhaust and a tuner is the way to go for performance...

let me know if you need any prices.. i can get you a deal on a combo setup or individually

-Raul
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-04-2012, 08:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nccatfan
Quote:
Originally Posted by baddkarmaracing View Post
Shoulda bought the 6.2. The f150 with a 6.2 is an absolute animal!
As fun as that woulda been, this 5.0 was just within our price range. REALLY liked the Ecoboosted Lariat we test drove too, but couldn't swing $525 per month
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors