F150 Ecoboost Builds

Discussion in 'All Non-S197 Media' started by S197 GT, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    I wonder if that loss of boost is the turbo, the tune or both.

    The cost of used trucks is so high, it's almost better to lease a truck for my needs. Been thinking about 4x4 for winter and the camper in the summer. Keep my Focus for summer.
     
  2. Mach2burnout

    Mach2burnout 05 Redfire GT

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    What truck do you have? 2wd?

    I have a set of lowering shackles I bought from a member here for my 13 a couple years ago and never installed. Mines a FX4 so I’m now looking at lifting. There yours for $50+ shipping if they’ll fit your truck! 2” drop.


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  3. skwerl

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    Thanks, but I just finished fixing it. I removed the stock spacer between the axle and spring which lowered the back 1.25". Now I have about 1" more clearance on the back fender than the front fender so it looks level without the 'Bully Dog' look. I really wish I didn't need to modify it but I just want a normal height pickup and not one all jacked up to the sky.
     
  4. Shotokan1509

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    I put about 17thousand on the truck per year, overall average around 15mpg (trucks computer lies it averages missing 2 gallons which is about 1 mpg more optimistic than real calc) so the difference for me using todays prices $2.49 vs $2.93 would be about $500 per year extra. Edit, that mpg is mix driving, when on highway usually 75-80 which kills mpg and town driving lot of hills, I drive 600' vertical just on my hill least once daily, I probably average few thousand feet across day.

    While I lay in to it relatively aggressively sometimes, I rarely floor it and when I do most times is "clean it out". Basically doesn't make sense to pay for tune & tuner AND additional gas cost for 93 something rarely needed/used, other than I want it haha

    Now the 87 one takes torque 300 to 350 in the 2500-3500 rpm range and looks like about 40 horse across the rpm range, so while not peak big gains it's probably decent for regular driving conditions.

    Got a 2011-2014 F150 3.5L Ecoboost_ - 5 Star Tuning.png
     
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  5. joe_momma

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    My vehicle MPG calculator is a bit optimistic as well, around 1-1.5MPG. Highway driving at 70+ kills it, but if I stay below 70 it will get around 18 combined (hand calculated). That's after the level and wheels/tires. I'm just running P-rated 275/60/20. so they aren't terribly heavy.
     
  6. 01yellerCobra

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    FWIW I had a 5 Star tune in my Expedition and the tow/performance tune gave me a couple more mpg. I had the economy tune and it gave me the exact same mpg. So I stayed with the performance tune. This was 87 octane by the way.
     
  7. Shotokan1509

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    I run same size Falken AT3W's, it really is amazing the wall feel as you pass 70. Steep downhills other vehicles are on brakes, I'm in the gas. I just can't bring myself to slow down for the mpg when I'm cutting an hour from a trip haha

    Is the Expy an ecoboost?
     
  8. 01yellerCobra

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    Nope. It was a lowly 5.4.
     
  9. joe_momma

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    I'm running Nitto Terra Grappler G2s, love them. Honestly I'd like a bit larger tire, but the next size up are all E-rated, and a good bit heavier. It's a truck, I didn't buy it to save gas, nor do I expect "good" mileage from it. It is a tool, and I live with it as such.