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Author Topic: "Built Ford Tough Roundup".. test drive the new 2011 F-150.  (Read 5413 times)
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« on: September 18, 2010, 01:47:41 PM »

Ford is pulling a large campaign to promote the new(er) 2011 F-150... Participants, 20,000 to be exact, will be able to get up close and personal with the new 2011 trucks before they arrive at dealerships. Ford will also have competitors' pickup trucks at the "roundup" as well.

The most notable new powertrain in the pickup is Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.

For those that are within the chosen locations, you can sign up at www.driveF150.com. the "Built Ford Tough Roundup" starts off at the Texas State Fair in Dallas next month.. irony  Grin

I'd sign up, but the event is nowhere near my location.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 02:03:51 PM »

hmm, there is going to be one in Fontana, CA but I'm probably not going to go.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 04:44:28 PM »

^Do it! Do it! Just to see if EcoBoost works in a truck. I'm very curious.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 05:10:50 PM »

^Do it! Do it! Just to see if EcoBoost works in a truck. I'm very curious.

Alright, alright. I'll reserve my space. I hope I don't forget about this
My school doesn't get any Ecoboost cars at all so I kind of want to see too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 05:19:14 PM »

^Do it! Do it! Just to see if EcoBoost works in a truck. I'm very curious.

It should do pretty well as a truck engine. They make peak torque at 1500 rpm and hold it all the way up to 5250 rpm.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 05:37:51 PM »

^Damn. Seems like they've thought this through. Ford continues to impress me. They haven't screwed up in a while.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 05:55:37 PM »

I hear a lot of good things about the new 6.7l Diesel.

hmm, I barely noticed that it's on the day after I graduate. Nice
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 08:55:03 PM »

On one of the hunting trips, last year, we rented a 2010 ford F150 4x4....it really wasn't a bad truck, but I need the heavier duty pickup

And, Sting ray....those who say ford hasn't screwed up in a while don't have fords....The brakes and the front hubs suck in the4 super duties. the gas engines lose spark plug holes, and their diesels peaked with the 7.3, then went down hill....The V10 is a torqueless wonder as a load puller......I had to add a powerdyne supercharger to mine, to make it get out of it's own way
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 06:06:54 PM »

^Do it! Do it! Just to see if EcoBoost works in a truck. I'm very curious.


http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/09/ford-f-150-with-ecoboost-rated-at-365-horsepower-420-pounds-feet.html

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Last month, we told you about Ford’s three new powertrains  for the 2011 Ford F-150. At the time, Ford announced the truck’s first implementation of its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 but was mum on power ratings. Today, Ford said the engine is rated at 365 horsepower with 420 pounds-feet of torque on regular fuel.
Those torque ratings beat out all but the new 6.2-liter V-8, available on the top-of-the-line F-150 and base 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty. The EcoBoost’s toque ratings are better than the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s in the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 5.7-liter V-8 in the 2011 Ram 1500, the 5.7-liter V-8 in the 2011 Toyota Tundra and the 5.6-liter V-8 in the 2011 Nissan Titan.
Up to 90 percent of the EcoBoost’s peak torque will be available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm — intriguing figures, considering the 3.5-liter EcoBoost implemented on Ford’s cars and crossovers hits peak torque around 3,500 rpm.
The V-6 can tow 11,300 pounds, which is the same maximum towing figure as the 6.2-liter V-8 and beats the best ratings that Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota can cook up right now. Maximum payload is rated at 3,060 pounds, again the best rating for a half-ton pickup.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will be mated to Ford’s revamped 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission, which is rated for up to 7,000 rpm. The model will also feature Ford’s electric power-assisted steering system, new to the Ford F-150 for 2011.
All of this is supposed to give the EcoBoost not only the best towing, torque and payload figures but also “outstanding” fuel economy, Ford says.
Ford has yet to release final gas mileage figures for this powertrain. The 2011 F-150 will be available later this year; the 2011 F-150 with EcoBoost will be available in early 2011.

    * Best-in-class 420 pounds-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm versus premium V-8 competitors
    * Up to 90 percent of peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
    * Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer towing versus all competitors
    * Best-in-class 3,060-pound payload rating versus all competitors

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 07:30:29 PM »

That's really impressive.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2010, 10:31:02 AM »

The problem I see is they will most likely end up pricing the ecoboost higher than all but maybe the 6.2. It is intriguing though.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 12:54:33 PM »

Im impressed with the Ecoboost but I really dont see them lasting as long as a standard V8 engine in trucks now... Not to say Im flaming the engine its just as it gets with age I doubt it will be as reliable..
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 01:57:40 PM »

I don't think it will be any less reliable, but more complicated, yes.
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 03:31:16 PM »

Im impressed with the Ecoboost but I really dont see them lasting as long as a standard V8 engine in trucks now... Not to say Im flaming the engine its just as it gets with age I doubt it will be as reliable..

Why would it be less reliable than the V8?
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 11:37:22 PM »

here we go again, elmo going to his philosophy^^ haha

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