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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Capemay Eagle, Oct 8, 2010.
Isn't it awesome?!
I am not a truck person so much as others may be... I wouldn't call it awesome... it is kind of like a Raptor, it would be GREAT if I had some where to really play with it.
Has anyone found any feedback on the 3.5L Ecoboost engine on the Ford F150. I thought Ford was putting one of their trucks, equipped with this engine in some sort of race to see how well it holds up?
The engine is not available yet...
Oberaigner makes this truck based on the Sprinter.Unfortunately vehicles this cool are forbidden in the U.S.
I am looking forward to the next few years....we should see how the 3.5l EB performs in the real world....and see what the competition comes up with. I am eager to put my 8mpg Dodge into retirement...I have added a line to my budget...Truck fund.
I think this is what makes me most happy about the EB. Shake things up and force the others to compete for better gas mileage instead of just adding stiffer springs to be able to tow more...
trailmaker, I know the feeling. We miss out on alot of rigs from over seas just like they miss out on what we have.
Knight, I would really like to try out the ecoboost. I just don't really care for the styling on the front end besids the raptor. Along with the price tag. You can get into a f250 for what some F150's cost. I wish it would go back to the good old days not to far back when you could buy a decked out 7.3 cc for 38. Now that same truck is 61.
You can get into a decked out F250 for what some F150s cost... but that has been true for a VERY long time when looking to the higher models (Raptor, HD, Platinum).... Of course spending any where near that for a work truck that is going to get beat up is just stupid.... IMHO.
This engine is holding up pretty well. They had one test engine #448AA and they beat the engine for something like 160K miles. Here are some vids, there are quite a few more!