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Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-20-2010, 1:31 PM Reply   
Agreed.... That would be nice to see. I'd like to see them compared unloaded, too. The new chevy's are doing pretty well with regards to economy since they intro'd the 6 speed gearbox.
Old     (wakeboardingdad)      Join Date: Aug 2008       12-22-2010, 7:40 AM Reply   
Not on the Ford site yet, Ecoboost Baja Test:

Old     (HateAndPain)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-22-2010, 7:46 AM Reply   
Bad ass! Thanks for posting that up wakeboardingdad.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       12-22-2010, 8:19 AM Reply   
Damn, that will be the next motor in my next truck, cant wait for 2012.
Old     (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       12-22-2010, 11:06 AM Reply   
Very cool. It'll be interesting to see how it looks on the inside. I'd like to see an independent company tear it down though and give a real review.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-22-2010, 11:41 AM Reply   
Awesome vid, that motor sounded alot bigger than a v6 in the video. Looks like they really aren't sparing any expense on testing this one out, guess they expect big things from it. I've got an exploder with the v6 in it and I can't get 20mpg out of it so not sure how they will pull that off with a much heavier vehicle?
Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-22-2010, 5:23 PM Reply   
the 4.o in your exploder is about as old technology as you can get. That thing is a turd. Thus, the reason it is not in production. Ecoboost=420 lb/ft 4.0L=200ish? thats like a 1991 non turbo power stroke to a 2011 psd. New technology makes it appels to oranges.
Old     (HateAndPain)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-22-2010, 5:40 PM Reply   
Nu, the 4.0 is pretty crappy. In fact the Ranger and the new 5.0 F150 get the same fuel economy! The new motors are just so more efficient in every way. The newer motors all but shut down fuel when breaking or decelerating, heck they even use alternators that are more efficient. Anything to squeeze out better numbers for CAFE.

Incidentally, I drove the new F150 with the 5.0 (365HP/380TQ) and it rips compared to the 5.4. HUGE difference. I'll do a little write up on it soon.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-22-2010, 6:00 PM Reply   
Good to know, also good that the price is right on the exploder and gas for it hahaha.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-22-2010, 6:07 PM Reply   
Yeah, lol I was thinking an oil company guy (with free gas) gives a Schitt

When you get your new Explorer you should insist on the 4 cylinder Eccoboost. It'll be good PR for an oil company, show em how much you care
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-22-2010, 6:18 PM Reply   
Give me a shout when you get an F-150 with the ecoboost and we'll go on a test drive.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-22-2010, 7:03 PM Reply   
Will do.
Old     (wakeboardingdad)      Join Date: Aug 2008       12-26-2010, 7:50 PM Reply   
Hey Hate! I've been messing around the Ford site and I see where the 2011 has a 5.0 FFV option. Is this the same 5.0 you drove which is what I guess is the Ti-VCT?
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-27-2010, 10:02 AM Reply   
Yeah its the same motor. Again, I was very impressed with it. The 5.0 just seemed so much more powerful than the 5.4 and married to the transmission better. The shifting was fluid.


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