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I drove an Ecoboost after I test drove my truck.... the salesguy told me to step on it to feel the power.... It was all I could do not to laugh afterwards.... very weak compared to a Hemi with a 3.92 rear end.....
Don't be fooled. I drove a 2012 ecoboost while my RAM was being taken in for some dent repair. I was actually impressed with the acceleration mind you this truck was already broken in. I did test drive one when deciding to figure out which truck I wanted to buy just for fun to see what the ecoboost was all about and for some reason that one felt way slower off the line and I too laughed. Unfortunately, I am not sure what gear ratio's they had but I do know they come in 3.55 and 3.73. I do see now that they come with 4.10 if I am not mistaken. Honestly, even if it were quicker I would never get one because I think they look ugly lol.
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I've never been much of a Ford fan. The one I drove had some tow options that I was looking for in a truck. I get " employee discounts" through work with Ford and GM but even with that the Ram was more affordable for me. Even had one dealer tell me they give those discounts to everyone
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I've never been much of a Ford fan. The one I drove had some tow options that I was looking for in a truck. I get " employee discounts" through work with Ford and GM but even with that the Ram was more affordable for me. Even had one dealer tell me they give those discounts to everyone
Yeah, I think the Ford's are way overpriced. The FX4 I was looking at MSRP was like $56,000 I got a much better deal on my RAM (knew a guy) and I have pretty much all the bells and whistles.
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Stock for stock the ram with the 3.92s can edge em out. But tuned for tuned them ecos run
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Stock for stock the ram with the 3.92s can edge em out. But tuned for tuned them ecos run
Did you race one at the track? Im curious because I have a friend who swears the Eco's stock are quicker and I wold love to rub it in his face if this is true. Yeah, I agree with a few mods and tune they can put down some good numbers.
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I've beaten every one at the track I've ran. Granted they were all quad cab 4x4 trucks and I'm single cab 4x2 but most I saw ran about 15.2 to 15.5's at low 90's. Best was beating this FX4 the guy kept eyeballing my truck in the lanes and I made it a point to get a race next to him.
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aren't they v6's?
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aren't they v6's?
Yes they are turbo charged V6's. I have a few buddies who have them and I think they are nice trucks. The thing I don't understand is why pay that kind of money for a turbo charged V6 when you can get a hemi with the same power numbers and equal MPG. The whole thing with the ecoboost was suppose to be good gas mileage. Everyone I know that has one says the gas mileage is no better then the V8 trucks they traded in on them.
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I would think the stress of constantly boosting the engine while towing a load would not be good. It would have to use a lot more fuel to match the pressurized air from the turbos which would be needed constantly to pull the load. The unloaded highway cruising might be slightly better if you can stay in vacuum.

I have a guy in my other car club that has one and he has tried to tell me his truck would get better gas mileage than my Hemi if he followed me around all day and if I have any doubts that we should hook a chain to the hitches and see who can drag who.
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I did all my buddys mods on his and i have to put my drag radials on to beat him hes on 35s. Off the line there stupid quick but after once there over 3500 rpm the truck falls on its face until it shifts.

Heres a couple videos of use racing

http://youtu.be/tm-7UVDuKU4

http://youtu.be/ctLtf8nhVBc

http://youtu.be/R3LpXbW4imM

Heres a one when he was bone stock i had cai, hemifever tuned ,exhaust, 35s and a tool box full of tools and i broke loose

http://youtu.be/FF0GMQysbSM
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