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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 AM
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my family all owns fords and my first three vehicles were ford trucks. I like them but decided to experiment with dodge. My uncle just bought the ecoboost, says a common problem these guys are starting to have is when its raining/humid the intercooler for the turbo is suckin up water and bogging out the engine for a few seconds. He said its scary when trying to stand on it to pass someone and the truck doesn't go anywhere...of course Ford doesn't have a solution yet
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Which Dodge are they talking about?? Dodge hasn't made a Truck since 2010




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Ya, I was thinking this same thing.
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I really like that commercial!

For the first time Ford (Largest of the 3 NA truck makers) has publicly indicated it sees Dodge (Ram) trucks as a formidable competitor!
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I haven't seen this commercial. I was looking on youtube, is it for the 2012 or 2013 truck?
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We have owned several Fords. My wife drives a 2008 Taurus and my work vehicle is a 2009 Edge. My first truck was a Ranger and I later owned an F150. I think Ford makes some great, quality vehicles all way across the board. If I didn't need a truck I would buy myself an Edge in a heartbeat. I also think the Ecoboost is a revolutionary engine but yeah, they might have a few kinks to iron out. I do agree that Ford's styling does tend to hang towards the conservative side, especially compared to Ram. I think the Rams are by far the sexiest trucks on the road right now and I don't even own a fourth gen.

All that being said, I've said it before and I'll say it again. Chrysler has really picked things up in the last couple of years and it will always be a competition. I wouldn't put too much stock in something you hear in a commercial, especially a statement so vague.
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I really like that commercial!

For the first time Ford (Largest of the 3 NA truck makers) has publicly indicated it sees Dodge (Ram) trucks as a formidable competitor!
That's what I thought as well which is why I started this thread. The first time I heard this commercial I wasn't really paying attention, I thought I heard the Dodge word but wasn't really sure. When I heard it again I definitely heard Dodge mentioned at the end which made me think we have a real winner with our RAM trucks.
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One of the guys at work just picked up a 2012 FX4 Ecoboost and I have to say it's not a bad looking truck. Of course it's no where near as nice as the Ram but they are trying to close the gap on fit and finish. Funny part is he won't come out and play with the Hemi!
I'm real curious to see what his towing numbers will be with it. He has a fair size holiday trailer he will be towing around all summer and I just can't see that 6 being able to pull a 32' trailer loaded to the gills as easy as our Hemi can.
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Not trying to take the Ford's side but bighemi04 is correct. The Ecoboost is pumping 420 ft lbs at only 2500rpm. My guess is with the proper gearing it will tow just fine.

I know there are a lot of factors to consider but according to Car and Driver's acceleration test, the Ecoboost edged the Hemi by a couple of tenths to 60 and in the 1/4. The article does not, however, mention what axle ratios the trucks were running.
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The ZF transmission that is now in the 2012 & 2013 Chryslers is in big demand
Chrysler is building a Chrysler/ZF plant or 2 right now
Ford is going to build one very soon
ZF is also building a plant of their own
they can't import everything from the ZF plants in Germany
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