Late Model F150

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by chrishf12, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to get into a newer model F150, 2011-new. I am wanting to know what to stay away from in regards to models, powertrain etc.

    I have been doing some research and seeing issues with the new 10 speed transmission.

    First hand good and bad experiences are appreciated!
     
  2. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    My dad has a 2011 F150 4x4 Supercrew 5.0 v8 6.5ft bed and it has been trouble free for 70 or 80k miles or however many he has on it. Needs more power, but don't they all?

    Also, it might be for sale soon.
     
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  3. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    The new ones can tow 2 jeeps to Harlan
     
  4. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    What motor and trans? Seen any issues?
     
  5. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    My uncle has an 11 with the 5.0. I think he's around 220,000 miles. Nothing but normal stuff. Spark plugs, oil changes, brakes, trans services, and air filters.
     
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  6. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    I have been driving Toyota's almost exclusively, and have depended on the reliability. I have heard good things of the Ecoboost, 5.0, and the 6 speed transmission so far.

    Is the Ecoboost the better engine over the 5.0?
     
  7. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    :shaking:
     
  8. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Ecoboost has a lot more low end torque because it's a turbo motor. Fuel economy is better if you drive super gentle. It's only slightly better if you drive like a normal person. 5.0 wins out on reliability and sound. Ecoboost on power.
     
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  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    For real world experience...I was hauling a 30’ trailer and a 6600lb rig on top of it with my wife’s new 3.5 Expedition a couple weekends ago from Riceville, Tn back to Salisbury...and it did in fact make the trip as well or better than anything pre-Y2K. Bonus benefit...ventilated seats, so my balls were nice and chilled the whole trip.
     
  10. ghost

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    Mines an '09..... 5.4 auto 175K and is only towing one to Harlan.... J/S!
     
  11. CasterTroy

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    Watch for Van's loaded with nuns
     
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  12. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    ...or vans with loaded nuns.
     
  13. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    Going to check out a 3.5L with the 10 speed this evening to see how I like it.
     
  14. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    I daily a '17 F150 XL 2wd lwb 3.5 turbo-delete V6, 6-speed auto.....no problems for the two years & 46,000 miles.

    I have towed lightly, but it has been an all-around great truck. The regular cab has a ton of room, knocks down 20 mpg mixed driving (21-22 if I stay sensible on the interstate)
     
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  15. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Wait, thats a thing?
     
  16. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    Smart ass way to say I bought the base 3.5 V6....
     
  17. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    I've heard the Ecoboost 3.5 will also turbo delete if you tow too hard.
     
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  18. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Van's what?
     
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  19. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Famn autoerrect
     
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  20. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    I used to have that in math class back in high school.
     
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  21. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    Well took the plunge. ‘19 Lariat, FX4 sport package.
     
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  22. orange150

    orange150 Well-Known Member

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    I've got the same motor in my mostly commuter F150. I've been happy with it.

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  23. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Hey, get that real data out of here! :p
     
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  24. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    What motor did you go with?
     
  25. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Well-Known Member

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    Went with the 3.5L EB. Pretty happy with it so far.

    Ive put just over 300 miles on it, down to EI and around the area since Friday. 24mpg trip average on the way down and has dropped to 21.8mpg avg around town since.

    Drove a Buddy’s ‘12 5.0 today and around town couldnt tell much difference.
     
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