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Eco Boost IS available in REG cab, SLT trim, with a LONG bed. Go to 'Price and Build" on the F150 site,,,

I still want a twin turbo Pentastar!
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I agree with GrgInAtI,just think a twin turbo 4.7liter.
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Its the most efficient way to make power, hate it or not it is a wise move. Ever heard of a Buick Grand national? V6 Turbo vette killer made popular w/ the '86-'87 models?! (made from 82-87). They killed the car because a family car was hurting sports car sales. (even thought they say it was to go to FWD) Anyone can add more inches, but to make MORE power, MORE efficiently and do it in smaller, lighter packages to not affect handling and allow good fuel economy w/ boost is not falling back in weakness or resting on laurels, it's thinking forward. Chrysler really needs to step up to this thinking. Mopars fix is add 2 cylinders...it's very 1970s engineering and this is why they struggle every 10-15 years to stay relevant.
Sorry, I love the rams, but Cummins is the best thing they have and its a turbo 6! Think about it!
Syclones and Typhoons would outrun corvettes and porsches, how embarrassing, buy a 75k sports car and get beat by an s10!
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1986 Buick Regal Grand National 4.9 13.9
These cars were all of 235 hp.... Not quite a pavement pounder. In my opinion they were way overrated. As for the Ford truck, I think it's kinda cool but boost can be trouble as parts start to wear. AND for the other FORDs out there, they might be boosted but a pulley change and tune gets you 650 RWHP! Sorry but that cleans the clock of an SRT8 for about the same price. Don't get me wrong, I love all the new Dodge power pushers but I also have a blown mustang that is a blast to drive. I was considering blowing the RT just for giggles.... Anyone make a good kit?
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Dodge should answer with a twin turbo hemi!!!

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Ha Ha... Agree!
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I got a chance to drive an F150 Lariat CC with the ecoboost yesterday. A friend of mine (based on his purchase decision, I have to use the term loosely) just picked one up a week ago, and brought it by to show me. He handed me the keys and said "Tell me what you think".....

Impressions - (All tests were done with the butt dyno) Did not feel like a V6 at all. The torque curve is HUGE! The overall performance was akin to driving a Hemi Ram. When run at the high speeds, the subsequent deceleration was very aggressive, as the trans downshifted quickly to use the engine to slow the truck, and did so very well. I noticed on their version of the EVIC (which BTW is beautifully done...color with current trans gear display) that he is getting the same mileage I'm getting with the Hemi. If I 'had to' buy a Ford, it's a no brainer, this is the engine of choice.

Following that drive, we took a ride in my Ram, on the same route. We both noticed the Ram's performance was similar, but felt a bit healthier.

Later this summer, we will do the all important race, but based on what I experienced yesterday, I don't except his front grill to be a diminishing object in my mirrors.
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Yeah when I was making the switch from my 2010 F150 Platinum (5.4L) to the Ram Sport I have now, I did test drive the ecoboost. My impressions were it did have similar power to the Ram but I knew modding an already V6 turbo charged wouldn't even compete with a hemi if I would drop a blower in it. So that's how I based my decision and one of the main reason I jumped shipped and besides the Ram looks like a beast!
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Yeah when I was making the switch from my 2010 F150 Platinum (5.4L) to the Ram Sport I have now, I did test drive the ecoboost. My impressions were it did have similar power to the Ram but I knew modding an already V6 turbo charged wouldn't even compete with a hemi if I would drop a blower in it. So that's how I based my decision and one of the main reason I jumped shipped and besides the Ram looks like a beast!
Except tuning turbo vehicles is a lot cheaper than making a N/A motor forced induction. A good exhaust and tuner on the EcoBoost should give a healthy gain similar to tuning a diesel!
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Except tuning turbo vehicles is a lot cheaper than making a N/A motor forced induction. A good exhaust and tuner on the EcoBoost should give a healthy gain similar to tuning a diesel!
V6 vs V8....No comparison with similar mods besides the ecoboost isn't proven in trucks. I've come from f150 forums and there was a lot of talk of dealers saying that if you put an aftermarket exhaust on your ecoboost your warranty will be void. I know about the moss magnuson act so no need to bring that up. I've done my homework on total performance/mpg (with mods) and ride quality 09+ dodge rams is where its at IMO.
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