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I can't say this enough and many people don't get it. The 2018 5.0 is a completely different, all new engine. The only thing it shares with the previous 5.0 is the 5.0 name. No surprise that it is outperforming the previous 5.0 engine.

As far as reported gains, 5 Star Tuning is a very reputable company. Mike used to post here, but I believe he is too busy these days. I used 5 Star for my V10, the results were great as was the customer service. I'l probably get around to tuning my 3.5 EB, but I'm pleased with the way it performs from the factory.
 
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I sold our 13 3.5 Eco max tow and bought a an 18 5.0 with 3.55's. Both SC's, I am impressed by both especially the mpg of the 5.0. With a carefull foot I can get 20 in town which is better than the 13's 15 mpg.
we are currently at 8k miles with 6k being on the open road on vacations. My only beef is the 5.0 is noisey when idling and I'm sure when running to. The 3.5 was always quiet. The 5.0's noise seem to be from the front of the engine. I complained at the first oil chain and heard "that's normal" which I'm not going to accept this time. Diesels are quieter and I'll have the service manager go start a few 5.0 mustangs on the lot and tell me it's normal.
As for punch they both could easily step out and pass a line of cars with no sweat. My reason was direct injection and f**ked up intakes in the future.
Im guessing you will never take a boring bar to one of the 18's because of the new cylinder wall process but who knows...
 
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Originally Posted by Delta Echo View Post
Anyone who is towing 10k on a regular basis should be using a 3/4 or 1-ton, not a half-ton. That's near the max rating, not a suggestion for towing on a regular basis.
Then if you are scared of 10k put 5k behind them both and the answer will be the same. I just towed 6500 lbs behind my ecoboost (two RZR's on a 24' aluminum trailer) at 80- 85 mph mph and was running around 2500 rpm. Let's see the 5.0 do that!
 
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Then if you are scared of 10k put 5k behind them both and the answer will be the same. I just towed 6500 lbs behind my ecoboost (two RZR's on a 24' aluminum trailer) at 80- 85 mph mph and was running around 2500 rpm. Let's see the 5.0 do that!
I'm not "scared" of it and I wasn't talking about whether it had enough power to pull it. The 5L won't have problems pulling 6500 pounds on occasion. Back in the old days, I pulled 8-10k farm equipment and 4-place enclosed sled trailers behind 3/4 ton trucks with half the power of the 5L. I was talking about pushing the payload limits (tongue weight) and the stability of the tow vehicle. Even with a weight distribution hitch, these aluminum half tons are just too light for pulling 10k on a regular basis. Keep in mind that some of us tow on slippery roads, not just in good conditions. We have snow for over 1/3 of the year around here. And 6500 pounds is along way from 10k. So yeah, your entire post was full of fail.
 
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As I said I've got a 18 now. But before the 13 was an 04 250 6.0 diesel and before that a 96 F-150 single cab 8' bed with a 351" ALL of them have towed the same 20" enclosed Carson car hauler with the same race car inside #9000. Each of them performed well including the 96, just slower up long grades. None never over heated and loaded each got about the same fuel economy 10-11. I not worried about towing up to 10k with any Ford truck even one with a 3.3 you just need to know its limitations, plan ahead, and learn how to use your transmission gears.
 
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