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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Looking at jumping back into a truck after a decade or so. Leaning towards the Supercrew in a XLT with the FX4 package. Drove the 3.5 and the 2.7 Ecoboost. The 3.5 definitely has more grunt up top which I appreciate being that 90 percent of my driving is on the highway. Will not do a lot of towing so the standard tow package will suffice for my needs. I briefly considered the 5.0 Coyote motor, but honestly it seems pretty dated and performance wise the Ecoboost puts up similar numbers with better fuel economy and tons of aftermarket support.

So that said, anybody have any input or package "must haves" that I should be looking at? Any real world experience with the current generation, things to look out for or issues?


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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 11:39 AM
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Me personally, I would get a 5.0 with the sport package. Only problem I know that gets consistent with the Fords is cracked exhaust manifolds and possibly spark plugs.
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I just bought a 2019 F150 King Ranch w/ FX4, Max Tow, and other stuff. It has the 3.5 EcoBeast motor. I think you'd be fine with the 2.7 EB unless you really want the extra oomph.
The max tow pkg was worth it to me as it netted me the 36 gallon fuel tank and the 3.5 EB. For as much as I drive, I was filling the Explorer 3-4x weekly. Now I can get over 700 miles in a tank of gas. With a 100+ mile round trip commute, that makes me happy to not refill so often.
the FX4 pkg is questionable. If you aren't taking it off road, why the need to add more weight with the skid plates? You also get better shocks and other stuff, but not sure I see the value in it. Will depend on where you want to drive it.

The F150Forum.com would net you more responses (and confusion! ) There ar ea lot of builds with the XLT configuration. Worth looking there. almost too much information, so I don't really post there, but search for what I want, such as the builds and reviews. The great thing about the F150 is that you can take a lower trim vehicle and equip much like a Limited or Platinum. By going with the XLT or Lariat, you can spec it out to get just the options you want or feel the need for. The wife and I have always admired the appearance of the King Ranch and that interior, so that is where we went.
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Oh yeah, did I mention the Roush supercharger availability that maintains the factory warranty (if installed by a dealer or ASE Master Certified Tech) and makes the 5 liter Coyote a 600+ HP street sweeper!
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I like the 5.0 liter. I picked one up in June.
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Im stupid impressed with that 5.0. You simply cant kill them. The mustangs are boosting the 5.0 with 17lbs of boost and spanking 10 second quarter mile times then going home and picking the family up and going on vacation.
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The real problem I see is circled right there on the grill.
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Maybe its the circle between your butt cheeks!
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I'm kinda old school when it comes to this, "There's no replacement for displacement". I have a 2010, the last of the 5.4. Sure there are issues with the cam phasers and spark plugs, but I only get 16 mpg when driving like grandma. My work truck 2016 F350 has a 6.2 gaser, 12 MPG. Thank God I'n not paying for gas.
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Oh yeah, did I mention the Roush supercharger availability that maintains the factory warranty (if installed by a dealer or ASE Master Certified Tech) and makes the 5 liter Coyote a 600+ HP street sweeper!
I'm trying to be responsible here Brad, so just stop. lol!
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