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Thread: 150,000 miles of abuse and the EcoBoost still dyno'd like it was new.

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    Default 150,000 miles of abuse and the EcoBoost still dyno'd like it was new.

    http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/experiencef150/

    I just KNOW someone is gonna react like I did. At certain points it sounds like the truck is rockin' a V8...but clearly they dubbed in sound for some reason. Listen real close at some of the close-ups of the truck as it rounds the circle track, and when it's in the Baja racer, definitely a six.
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    Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
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    That thing's pretty sweet....and yeah you're right, you can definitely hear the V-6 in the Baja.
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    Future: Budget 5.0 300 HP.

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    I would drive one!
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    i would love to put am EB in the TC
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    Nitrous is like a hot chick with an STD you want to hit it but are scared of the consequences.

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    11,300 lb towing capacity V6....Impressive.
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    I would murder Mike Rowe for that truck.




    ...Ok, no I wouldn't. Mike Rowe's awesome. So is that truck. I've already seen that vid and the rest of them too. I looooove the look of the new F-150 and I hope the Ranger is in store for some new powerplants next year. They already gave it a small facelift, so following Ford protocol, it should be getting some engines next year.
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    Don't hold your breath on the Ranger thing, it's riding off into the sunset next year with no replacement. As much as I've chided Ford for being in the stone ages over many things, they are extremely stupid for turning their backs on their two prehistoric bright spots, the Ranger and the Panther. As ancient as those two vehicles are, and as much as the car magazines made fun of them, they absolutely owned their markets. Their costs were amortized decades ago, so they were essentially licenses to print money. And all it would have taken was some modern drivetrains. Ecoboost 4cyl Ranger anyone? Or how about a 5.0 Crown Vic? Or even a 4.6 3-valve CV, for that matter. Hell, many police agencies would have loved to have seen a Duratec 3.5 or 3.7 powered CVPI. More powerful than the 2-valve 4.6 and more efficient to boot. Alas, it all falls under the "what could have been" umbrella now, just like our factory HO powered fox Birdcats....
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    Oh no! Guess I'd better buy one while I've got the chance huh? pshh as if I could afford a new truck I was building one online earlier, even at the cheapest I can't afford one This really sucks. Of course, that will just give me free rain to drool over the Frontier, which is my favorite non-fullsize truck. I can't believe their gonna can it. It does seem like a stupid move. I find it strange that you say that though, cause I could swear I thought I saw pics last year of a leaked 2012 model ranger? and I believe it was 4 door and totally redesigned, like Chevy did with the S-10 back in the late 90's?

    It seems like Ford is about to cut way too much out, if they don't start replacing it with something, I don't know what's going to happen. Sure the Taurus is cool, and the F-150 is a badass truck, but they don't appeal to every buyer. Ford will now have no fullsize sedan am I correct? Or does the Taurus fit that genre? And F-150 doesn't come in a cheap and small form. Between that and Mercury, I don't know. I'm starting to shake my fist at Ford too. I gotta say though, I'm not that bummed about the Towncar disappearing. I think the current version is just plain ugly.
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    Taurus IS a fullsize, Fusion is midsize...

    Ranger sales going down every year, the EB engine will actually mean an even quicker demise of the Ranger...a little less efficiency in a much larger truck with more room= bye bye ole Ranger.

    I'm tired of stuffing myself into mini trucks....add a coupla kids to that, and they're less than worthless to me. I need 2 couches on a 4x4 chassis with some clearance, and enough room left over for 2 weeks' worth of grub and supplies for all of us and 5 dogs.

    Sadly, I'm outgunned on an Expedition or pretty well any big vehicle purchase....THIS year, anyway.
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    Yes, Ranger sales have been going down every year, but when you consider that this is a truck whose body style dates back to 1993 and it still sells as well as it does, I think that shows there is a market for a small truck. I fully believe that with a refreshed body and some new engines while keeping with the Ranger's current strengths (small, cheap) Ford would have a winner. As for "A little less efficiency in a much larger truck", just imagine that efficiency if the Ranger's engine line got the same attention that the F-series does. An Ecoboost 4-cyl putting out in the range of ~250 horses ang getting over 30 MPG would be just what the doctor ordered. And there are many, myself included, who prefer the smaller, nimbler (especially off road), easier to handle (and park) footprint of a small truck...
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