im in the middle dont have a problem with either motor. pulled stuff with both. iv never had a problem pulling with my 5.0 then as for every one saying they tack up pulling i cant say mine does. idk if bein since my trannys has been tweaked a bit for pulling has any effect on the tacking up part but mine seems to pull just fine..with a AOD trans and 3.55s
"black betty"- 1990 f150 5.0 302 3.55s 8.8 AOD
few little odds and ends on her- 3 gauge pillar, shift kit, 94 front end just finished...