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Forum: EcoBoost (all engine sizes) 01-20-2015, 08:37 AM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By mackintire
Ford can alter the ratios if they choose, but the...

Ford can alter the ratios if they choose, but the ratios I listed are what they published in the patent.


I'd bet that the transmission is going to skip ratios in normal use.
Forum: EcoBoost (all engine sizes) 01-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By mackintire
Ford built....50% of it was funded by GM. ...

Ford built....50% of it was funded by GM.


Ford built the 10 speed designed for RWD vehicles (trucks) and took lead. GM funded 50% of the development. This will show up in Ford trucks and a...
Forum: EcoBoost (all engine sizes) 01-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By mackintire
Gearing will settle around 3:55 ratio First...

Gearing will settle around 3:55 ratio

First will be around 4: 90 with the final overdrive being close to 0.50


The 10 speed is like having a 4:10 geared truck and a 3:23 geared truck at the...
Forum: EcoBoost (all engine sizes) 01-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By mackintire
I think all parties involved are speaking the...

I think all parties involved are speaking the truth.

The Ecoboost motors are undersized when it comes to maximum efficiency during a city circuit. They usually do fine unloaded on the highway,...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By mackintire
There's two cheap ways for Ford to produce...

There's two cheap ways for Ford to produce something from a development point of view

Option 1 is/was the F100 that they already developed.

If it was aluminum bodied it would weight another...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By mackintire
Exclamation please correct your article

Your article is incorrect. :-X15

Here is the exact quote:

"Our two test vehicles, an extended cab work truck with a sticker price of $23,300 and a crew cab Z71 pickup at $36,210, were the...
Forum: 2015+ F150 06-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,607
Posted By mackintire
New 10 speed has a slightly wider gear spread. ...

New 10 speed has a slightly wider gear spread.

What you get in return is: 1 ring gear choice that give your MAX towing and MAX fuel economy all in one truck.

Wouldn't surprise me if the...
Forum: 2015+ F150 06-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,224
Posted By mackintire
Best guess: EB 2.7 will get 26-27MPG in 2x4...

Best guess:

EB 2.7 will get 26-27MPG in 2x4 config depending on the gearing.

25-26MPG in 4x4 config. It will out perform the current 3.7 liter version, no doubt of that.


Some of your...
Forum: 4.4L Ford Diesel 06-20-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,092
Posted By mackintire
4.4 liter is in the Range Rover. EB verse...

4.4 liter is in the Range Rover.

EB verse diesel.

EB 3.5 liter verses 4.4 liter Diesel


Which is better?

HP: EB has 80 more HP
Forum: 6.2L V8 06-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By mackintire
The area under the torque curve is greater at low...

The area under the torque curve is greater at low RPMs with the 6.8 liter V10 than the 6.2 liter V8.

Personally properly geared the 6.2 should be able to pull the same amount of weight, but it may...
Forum: 6.2L V8 06-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By mackintire
Go with the 6.2 liter, but be aware that Ford has...

Go with the 6.2 liter, but be aware that Ford has not added Direct injection to the 6.2 liter yet. When they do, expect a significant power increase. They may be waiting for the 10 speed auto...
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