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Old 02-08-2012, 10:26 AM
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6.4 F250 to Ecoboost F150

I am thinking of making the switch from my 08 6.4 F250 to the F150 Ecoboost and wondering if anyone else has made the switch and whether or not they are happy with their decision.
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I am thinking of making the switch from my 08 6.4 F250 to the F150 Ecoboost and wondering if anyone else has made the switch and whether or not they are happy with their decision.
I just traded an 05 F350 Harley for an 11 FX4 EB. So far I'm happy. The new ride doesn't turn heads like the old on but it starts and runs. I do miss the big beast but for me it was worth it. :/
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:36 PM
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You can check out the details in my "Tundra" thread but I drove my 2008 F350 6.4L on company business for 232,000 miles.

I was offered a new 2012 Ecoboost from the company so I took them up on the offer & have driven it about 4,100 milesin the month I've had it. It had 17 miles on it when I got it. So far it's been great! I had my choice of trucks & could have had a new F250/350 but was kind of tired of climbing in & out of the big truck.

I rarely pull a trailer for work but Friday I will pull a 16' car trailer with about 1,500#'s of tractor rims on it. It will be about 200 miles total over several steep mountain passes. I'll report on how well the Ecoboost does. Not much of a load but I'll try a tractor or something heavier sometime.

You can beat the ride, quiet, & comfort though. So far I feel choosing the F150 was a wise decision.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:26 AM
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I think Im going to pull the trigger. I love the 250 more than any other truck I've ever had but I just can't get over the money I would save with the 150 EB. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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I agree you will save large dough over the 6.4l 250. Once the maintenance starts to creep into the 6.4 you will possibly be paying big to repair it.
Mine is pretty cool, and nice to have a new ride for a change...just my $.02
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:30 PM
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heh,I was thinking to do the same thing trading my 2010 king ranch for a F150 Fx4 with the ecoboost.
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I just went from a 2010 V-10 to 2011 FX4 EcoBoost, and could not be happier
now the V-10 got 8mpg city and 11 hwy.
I only have 2000 miles on my EcoBoost but just got back from key west
got 18mpg driving 65-70, then once I entered the Keys to get down to key west is about 120 miles speed limit in that 120 miles is mostly 35-45 with some 55, had the wind at my back and for that 120 miles averaged 26mpg
on the way home I fought the wind in fact they had high wind warnings in the Keys
averaged 16 mpg in the keys, and and 15mpg fighting the wind going 75 once I hit the highway rest of the way home.
very happy

over all since zero miles average 16.8
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I just went from a 2010 V-10 to 2011 FX4 EcoBoost, and could not be happier
now the V-10 got 8mpg city and 11 hwy.
I only have 2000 miles on my EcoBoost but just got back from key west
got 18mpg driving 65-70, then once I entered the Keys to get down to key west is about 120 miles speed limit in that 120 miles is mostly 35-45 with some 55, had the wind at my back and for that 120 miles averaged 26mpg
on the way home I fought the wind in fact they had high wind warnings in the Keys
averaged 16 mpg in the keys, and and 15mpg fighting the wind going 75 once I hit the highway rest of the way home.
very happy

over all since zero miles average 16.8

Similar to your experience except in the canadian prairies... My '11 boost gets pretty decent mileage at all times, but when the wind comes up it really sucks it back. Towed a light 2-place sled trailer to BC and back a couple weeks ago. Weighed the trailer @ 1700lbs loaded (not much weight at all). Going to the mountains bucking a very strong headwind and got 8-10mpg @ 100km/h, or 62mph. Return trip was calm, no wind, same load, set cruise @ 125km/h or 77.5mph and the truck got 18mpg. While the truck used lots of fuel in the wind, there wasn't once where it felt like it was laboring. The power is phenomenal.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:09 AM
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Well I did it... Have had the truck almost a week now and love it so far. The guy I bought it from owned an accessory shop and did most add on work for a local dealership so the truck already has cold air intake and mbrp exhaust.....this thing is a blast to drive and great gas mileage. I have noticed that a steady head wind affects fuel mileage. So far I am very happy with decision and have yet to had to stop at a gas station.
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I just went from a 2010 V-10 to 2011 FX4 EcoBoost, and could not be happier
now the V-10 got 8mpg city and 11 hwy.
I only have 2000 miles on my EcoBoost but just got back from key west
got 18mpg driving 65-70, then once I entered the Keys to get down to key west is about 120 miles speed limit in that 120 miles is mostly 35-45 with some 55, had the wind at my back and for that 120 miles averaged 26mpg
on the way home I fought the wind in fact they had high wind warnings in the Keys
averaged 16 mpg in the keys, and and 15mpg fighting the wind going 75 once I hit the highway rest of the way home.
very happy

over all since zero miles average 16.8

BAT -- Those are GREAT numbers! What gears you running???


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Yea what gears?
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bat has an fx4, fx4's come with 3.73 gear sets, optional on fx4's are 4.10's
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Im curious about how much weight you tow? I have a 6.4 that does a lot of sitting around. Its FAR from economical to drive so I primarily use it for towing or hauling. I thought about selling the 6.4 AND my daily car to have just 1 truck in the driveway. However, I tow 11,000 lb enclosed car trailer. Close to the max rating for the EB and not an aerodynamic object hooked to the back. Everyone I know loves the EB but none of them tow half of what I tow so I dont think its apples to apples.
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I just went from a 2010 V-10 to 2011 FX4 EcoBoost, and could not be happier
now the V-10 got 8mpg city and 11 hwy.
I only have 2000 miles on my EcoBoost but just got back from key west
got 18mpg driving 65-70, then once I entered the Keys to get down to key west is about 120 miles speed limit in that 120 miles is mostly 35-45 with some 55, had the wind at my back and for that 120 miles averaged 26mpg
on the way home I fought the wind in fact they had high wind warnings in the Keys
averaged 16 mpg in the keys, and and 15mpg fighting the wind going 75 once I hit the highway rest of the way home.
very happy

over all since zero miles average 16.8
I also had 2010 350 with a v10 and all I can say is I wish I had it back. 3 maybe 4 mpg better is not worth it my opinon . I have tried everything with my eb 3.73 fx4 and it is a joke. There are 5 f150's at work from years 10-12 all 4x4's 1 5.4, 2 5.0s and two ebs. Guess which two get the worst mileage. The two guys with the 5.0 saved themselves 1750 dollars with the 5.0 and get 2 mpg better. The old 5.4 get about 1 mpg better then eb's. I do not drive it hard either. Best mpg either of us with the eb's have had is about 17 cruise set at 60 no wind and eastern north dakota which is one the flattest places on earth. It is pretty sad my 05 150 with 2.5 level kit with 325/60 tires got the same as my stock eco. Oh well the resale will be great:
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Ok guys, Please don't beat me up too bad. First off, I am considering a new Ford (screw w/ 4x4 & max tow package - 3.73). I am hesitant to get a ford as I used to be a die hard Ford fan until I had to rebuild transmissions in multiple trucks (and yes I maintained them routinely because I towed with them). I tried a Chevy Silverado 4.8L w/ 4 speed tranny and 3.73 gears (got an awesome deal). Must say, I love this truck but it has a max tow rating of 6800 lbs. And my unloaded fuel economy sucks (13mpg in city and 16-17mph on the highway - and I drive like an old man) (also, towing my small 5x8 trailer filled w/ two dirt bikes my Silverado obtained 13.5 mpgs going 65mph on flat Florida roads which really wasn't too bad).

My family is thinking of getting a 24' toy hauler that weighs 5800 lbs or so. With one ATV, two dirt bikes, camping gear, family etc, I'm sure I am going to blow right past my limit on my current Chevy.

Now I know Chevy's 4x4 5.3L w/ the 6 speed and 3.42 rear end and heavy duty cooling package can tow 9500 lbs. Now this is great for mpgs but I think I will be to close to my limit and I plan on towing from Florida (which gets really hot) to the mountains of N.C. and we know about the high grade roads there. So the max tow package gives you the 6.2L engine and 3.73 gears which kicks up the tow rating to 10,400 lbs. But your mpgs are going in the pooper with the bigger engine.

With that in mind, this truck will be my daily driver with towing the above mentioned trailer once a month about 400 miles a month and to N.C. or GA at least a few times a year.

I am leaning to Ford because of the larger rear seating area and the EB engine.

So, the question for the day

I am debating on either getting a F250 w/ the diesel or the F150 FX4 with the EB. Now the only think so far I know I don't like is the electronic rear locker. The Chevy has a mechanical rear locker that automatically locked up when needed. It had saved my 2wd from getting stuck on more than one occasion. If I have learned correctly, the Fords 4wd versions will only allow lockup after you turn the selector switch to 4HI.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Any help would be great. Looking to improve my unloaded fuel economy and not having to go 35mph up the mountains because my truck can't pull the weight. If I have to go with the diesel, then great but if I can save money both on the purchase and then the maintenance, then I would go with the EB

Eric
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