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Old 04-04-2012, 05:24 PM
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F150's with 6.2's

Interested in hearing from guys with the 6.2 in their F-150's. How they like it, mileage, why you choose it over the other motors ect. ect. is it worth the $4500 up charge-- seems a little steep to me on fords part- just wondering if its worth it.
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I love my 6.2. I test drove it back to back with an Ecoboost several times on 2 different afternoons before I purchased my truck, and just felt the V8 roar was intoxicating and addictive. I think the upcharge is goofy (I got a fair deal on my truck after rebates so I'm not really complaining) considering the 6.2 crate motor is cheaper than either the 5.0 or Ecoboost, but I like the exclusivity and having a (relatively) rare motor in my F150. I'm averaging 15 MPG right now (4x2, 3.73 rear end).

Is it worth it? For me it was, but I don't know your situation or needs. I understand if you're towing a lot, the Ecoboost has more torque earlier in the RPM band than either V8 offering (reducing the need to downshift as often).
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I wonder what other things in the truck are upgraded for the 6.2? Radiator, tranny, what?
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I wonder what other things in the truck are upgraded for the 6.2? Radiator, tranny, what?
Yeah- now theres a point I never really thought of--

I tow- enough I guess, pulling tractor that weighs in at 8500 is the biggest but now that I changed tractors and got a step deck for my peterbilt- I dont forsee that happening anymore. Couple trips out west snowmobiling and then just the every so often I throw my heavy car trailer on it for what ever. I just really cant see owning a V-6 I know I hear alot of good things about the motor- but a V-6- thats just killing me. My neighbor has a 5.0 and shes getting in that 15 range (will be a 4x4 with 3.73's) and I guess If I'm going to get 15 I'm going to have the big v-8.

My biggest worry is that in a year or two they will be putting alot more of the 6.2 in them- and then you dont have that "rare" v-8 at trade in time.

Sort of aiming at a used Harley or possibly a limited, because you just dont see the 6.2 in the used lariats much. But IF I have to I guess I'll be looking at ordering a new one when the time comes. Just gearing up for a trade in under a year and it will take me that long to make up my mind anyway but I like to go in knowing EXACTLY what I want.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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The 6.2 is a $1,900 upgrade over the 5.0 here in Canada. According to the Ford.ca website, you can only order the 6.2 in Lariat, Platinum or Harley trim...does the $4,200 upgrade include the higher trim package in the US?
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Interested in hearing from guys with the 6.2 in their F-150's. How they like it, mileage, why you choose it over the other motors ect. ect. is it worth the $4500 up charge-- seems a little steep to me on fords part- just wondering if its worth it.
Hmmm....I don't see the $4500 charge for a 6.2L over an Ecoboost 3.5L?

Now...I am visiting the FORD site...and build it now feature. The 6.2L adds $2410.00 over the Ecoboost. It adds $3680.00 over the 5.0L.

If you are adding the Lariat +++ trim levels to the cost of the 6.2L...that is another story.


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I tow a cargo trailer, roughly 7500lbs, about 30,000 miles a year currently with a 2004 f150 5.4. I am looking to upgrade this year. Thought I might get a superduty with the 6.2. I am self employed and gas mileage is a consideration and it occurred to me that the lighter f150 with the 6.2 would get better mileage, is that a fair presumption ? I have been reading about the ecoboost and I understand that it is good for towing, but would it be better than the big V8 ? love to get some feadback on this.
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I tow a cargo trailer, roughly 7500lbs, about 30,000 miles a year currently with a 2004 f150 5.4. I am looking to upgrade this year. Thought I might get a superduty with the 6.2. I am self employed and gas mileage is a consideration and it occurred to me that the lighter f150 with the 6.2 would get better mileage, is that a fair presumption ? I have been reading about the ecoboost and I understand that it is good for towing, but would it be better than the big V8 ? love to get some feadback on this.
Do some research on this site if you haven't already. That topic is covered pretty well. 6.2 and 3.5 ecoboost are powerful motors built for towing. 5.0 configured properly would tow the 7500 lbs you're talking about. Ecoboost torque curve peeks below 2000 rpms and maintains that until 5000 rpms or something around that.......
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Interested in hearing from guys with the 6.2 in their F-150's. How they like it, mileage, why you choose it over the other motors ect. ect. is it worth the $4500 up charge-- seems a little steep to me on fords part- just wondering if its worth it.
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Hey guys, I currently drive a 2006 ford f150 fx4 with a 5.4. I am looking at putting a 6.2l crate engine in it. Any advice?
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Hey guys, I currently drive a 2006 ford f150 fx4 with a 5.4. I am looking at putting a 6.2l crate engine in it. Any advice?


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