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Old 06-27-2012, 07:52 PM
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You think they just built the Ecoboost in 2011 and hoped for the best?
Why not, they tried it with the 6.0 and 6.4 powerjokes........
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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You think they just built the Ecoboost in 2011 and hoped for the best?
You really want to argue facts? They did not put ecoboosts in F150's until 2011. If you really want to roll the dice get the turbo model. Hang out in the F150 forum and read what the concensus is.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:35 PM
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The Colorado is out- no 8' bed. It's a compact, not a full size.
There are no inline 6 gas engines available in any pickup that I know of-all V6.
Not sure what you mean by "no technological mastrubation"- All are fully computerized with EFI, etc. Trucks have been for nearly 20 years now.
8000 lb GVWR- None of these trucks will be close to that, unless you go with an F150 HD, which IIRC is not available with the base 3.7 V6

To me it sounds like you may be leaning "penny-wise, pound foolish". Asking a light duty pickup with a small engine to tow 3500 pounds and haul around an 8' bed full of debris will max it out, and mileage and durability will suffer as a result. The fact that you want an 8K GVWR suggests that a 1500 series truck will be too light for your needs.

I bought a new 2005 Chevy 2500HD, regular cab, no frills and installed a dump insert. Yes, it sucks the gas but will pull that 3500 lb trailer with a ton of debris in the bed without breaking a sweat or affecting the durability of the truck. If I occasionally need to tow very heavy- say up to 10K, it will handle that too.
The Colorado is a midsize and has 2 inline 5 cylinder options for 2012. 3500lbs can be towed and stopped just fine with a midsize. We are talking your typical 5X8 trailer here. A 2500 is just more gas down the hole. You won't find a 8ft bed on anything less than a fullsize though.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:26 PM
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You really want to argue facts? They did not put ecoboosts in F150's until 2011. If you really want to roll the dice get the turbo model. Hang out in the F150 forum and read what the concensus is.
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The Ecoboost has been out for years and is slowly entering into the entire Ford line up
I will will argue the facts because I said nothing about the Ecoboost in the F150, in the quote above is what I said^^^. The Ecoboost Launched in the MKS and Ford SHO in 2010. You can also take a look at the Volvo S60 concept in 2008 with a GTDi engine and guess what it is? Remember a few names like twin force and Cyclone engines?? I will argue the facts all day.
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Why not, they tried it with the 6.0 and 6.4 powerjokes........
Do you know who built the Ford 6.0 and 6.4?
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:34 PM
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I will will argue the facts because I said nothing about the Ecoboost in the F150, in the quote above is what I said^^^. The Ecoboost Launched in the MKS and Ford SHO in 2010. You can also take a look at the Volvo S60 concept in 2008 with a GTDi engine and guess what it is? Remember a few names like twin force and Cyclone engines?? I will argue the facts all day.
You want to argue semantics. A modified car engine is absolutely no indication how it will hold up in a much heavier platform under high stress conditions. 2010 is still only 2 years of history under completely unrelated conditions.

Still waiting for you to go to the F150 forum ans tell me what users are saying about the Ecoboost in the F150.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:36 PM
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Do you know who built the Ford 6.0 and 6.4?
Still went under the hood of a Ford. Everybody knows they were rushed into production with the plan to iron out the kinks under warranty. Turned out kinkier than they ever imagined.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:16 PM
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Do you know who built the Ford 6.0 and 6.4?
Uh, Caterpillar, right?

No, no, I heard Ford was going to use Cummings.

Or was it Detroit?

I don't care, they were sold with a blue oval on the front and Ford had to play the HP game to compete with GM and Chrysler which caused a lot of the problems. Give me torque, not HP for work trucks. Which is what a 450\550 are.

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Still went under the hood of a Ford. Everybody knows they were rushed into production with the plan to iron out the kinks under warranty. Turned out kinkier than they ever imagined.
Ain't that the truth.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:56 PM
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I'll have to read all of this later. I've got grass to cut.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:33 PM
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You should be able to get an F150 XL regular cab 8' with the 3.7 V6 for $20-22k as long as you don't get it too optioned. Personally, I'd get 3.73 LS, decor group and power equipment group.
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