Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: Tuned F-150 Lights up the Strip

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EcoBoost F-150 with simple mods scoots down the quarter-mile in 13 seconds.

In stock from, the twelfth-generation (2009-2014) Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine is one of the quickest half-ton trucks on the market. The ease of modification which comes with all turbocharged engines allows owners to add extra power without making major changes.

This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video features one of these early EcoBoost trucks fitted with basic, simple aftermarket performance upgrades. The twin-turbocharged V6 has been equipped with a cold air intake, and a cold charge pipe on the intake side. Meanwhile, the exhaust side features a new y-pipe with high flow catalytic converters and a custom four-inch single cat-back exhaust system. To make the most of this extra air flow on both sides of the combustion process, this F-150 also has a custom tune for 93 octane. While we don’t know the exact power figure, we can bet that it is quite a bit higher than stock.

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After a nice burnout, the driver of this F-150 rolls to the starting line. As he brings the revs up he gets a little too greedy and the tires begin to spin. The half-ton Ford quickly scoots down the track with the recognizable roar of the free-flowing exhaust on a turbo engine.

Watch the video to find out the results!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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