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#1763 Do you regret not getting a Raptor?

Posted by Bandala on 28 November 2011 - 09:13 PM

Hello,

More and more I regret not ordering a 2012 Raptor. I like my lariat 4x4 Ecoboost, but I absolutely loved the Raptor... Every time I see one I kick my self for not paying the extra $$$ and living with the horrible gas milage. To make matters worst, I only seem to be able to manage 15-16mpg with the ecoboost babying the truck. I am nearly certain that I could have got 12-13 mpg out the Raptor with the same driving style...

So far the ecoboost is not really much of a mpg improvement over the Raptor's milage and is a big disappointment.....

Any one else regret not getting the Raptor?


I owned a 2010 6.2L RAPTOR (Supercab) for over a year; it is a great truck but believe me, it's not that great.
Gas mileage was about 10.5 combined; slower than my Ecoboost (yes, even with the 6.2), the seats were uncomfortable "for me", needed to downshift on uphills (not with my ecoboost); a pain to park because its width; I had the premium sound that it's not really premium.
Sold it and got a 2011 Ecoboost Crewcab 4x4 XLT, which was about $10k cheaper, installed 325/60/18 offroad (Falken A/T's) tires on custom wheels, bilstein shocks on all four corners, installed a true premium sound; mileage is about 14.7 combined (that's over 40% improvement over the Raptor), it is more comfortable and really roomy.
I've owned many trucks and this is the best...

Just my opinion from personal experience.
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#436 Ecoboost makes light ticking sound??

Posted by kalu on 05 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Welcome to the site. It's GREAT to see the people that build them own them and are interested in their customers :happy feet:


I'm a 4th generation, proud of what I do.
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#5010 2014 F-150 Ecoboost owner.

Posted by Ramtraitor on 30 December 2014 - 10:56 PM

Hope you enjoy your truck. Let me say that I am totally satisfied by my 2011. It gets great fuel economy, tows my 31 ft travel trailer like it wasn't there and otherwise has been trouble free.. If I was to complain it would just be the Goodyear Wranglers that are a car tire and not an LT that came on the truck, and now I wish I had gotten a Lariat version instead of the XLT I got. Didn't realize I would like the truck that much and should have gotten an upgraded model.


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#493 Gas Mileage

Posted by adamnuti on 20 March 2011 - 02:20 AM

I got my truck 2 months ago and now have 3300 miles on it . It is a 2011 F150 Super crew 4x4 FX4 with 3.73 get 16.5 hwy at 70 and 9.7 pulling my 20ft car hauler with 5500 lbs on it not impressed with the mpg- great power. sticker said 15 city and 21 hwy this truck will never see above 18 and the onboard mpg gauge is not acurate at all.
Also have a lot of black soot coming from tail pipe got a white truck and bumper and you guest it bumpers getting black like the old diesel trucks used to ....over all not impressed with the truck overpriced ecoboost engine not worth the money
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#4529 Bravo Ford

Posted by kam on 24 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

I've heard the same thing as well.


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#4510 3.5L displacement

Posted by kmccune on 19 March 2014 - 12:02 AM

And people brag about a 400 cid diesel  out doing it?(I'd feel rather ashamed-lets compare a similar diesel tp it and see how much it out does it)-Kevin


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#4075 F150 Ecoboost Problems

Posted by JacksPapa on 05 November 2013 - 01:31 AM

Replaced boost controller. Still no boost.  2 weeks now and Field Engineers keep telling the techs to replace the boost controller.  What's up with this??????


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#3888 New to Forum

Posted by mjlkwolfe@gmail.com on 22 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

Hi All:

New to forum.

Have a 2013 Taurus SHO & Recently traded a 2011 F150 ECO Boost for a 2013 FLEX ECO Boost

Semi retired Automotive FueL & Emission systems engineer

68 Years old (OFFICIAL OLD FART)

Old drag racer from the 60's

Will probably modify both vehicles initially with tunes & then maybe exhaust & Intakes

Any Body here have experience with tuners & custom tunes?


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#3866 Cooled seats worth it?

Posted by rboychu on 14 August 2013 - 03:32 AM

Absolutely they are worth it, I really notice them. Would not go without in summer.
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#3467 Trailer Wiring Harness - Using the Trailer charging circuit

Posted by GRSMNKY on 24 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Here is an excellent source for trailer wiring...

 

 

http://www.etrailer....faq-wiring.aspx


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#3154 Wanted to say hey

Posted by Caleb best on 20 December 2012 - 01:10 AM

Hey guys new to the site and wanted to say hey iv had my ecoboost like 3 months and just put a grille on it and am in the process of rebadging it.
Caleb best
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#3098 Concerned and disappointed

Posted by Abaxte12 on 26 November 2012 - 01:45 AM

Well figured out the problem. CRUISE CONTROL! With cruise control on I could break 16 mpg going 70 mph took it off cruise and average jumped to 21.3 and stayed there. Problem solved
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#3062 Disappointed!!

Posted by the asphalt rv'er on 15 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

I just got my 150 XLT, Eco, Screw, HD, 3.73 Oct 31st (sp order). I have only 425 miles on it. The first 100 are in town miles and average was 15.2 and the next 325 is bout 95% hiway & 5% town driving and it averaged 22.2. The hiway driving speeds were from 55 - 80. Best mileage was between 60 & 65. Did not use cruise control until bout the 300 mile mark. Very happy so far
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#2940 What you can expect

Posted by dopalgangr on 28 September 2012 - 12:24 AM

I had a 2010 Flex SEL Ecoboost. Very well made, very nice vehicle, had many people ask me if they could look at it. While I had it, it was getting on average 18.5 MPG as a daily driver mixed country/city driving. On th ehighway I have seen it as high as 27, with an average of 24 using cruise. Tons of power, never once felt it was lacking in anything. I highly recommend it.

I have since had to trade it in for an F150, my big truck had too many problems and would cost more than it was worth to repair, so I reluctantly traded it in. I just couldnt afford 3 vehicle payments. I miss it everytime I see one. The F150 though has an Ecoboost engine and it ROCKS!


I think you will be really dissapointed when you start getting only 15mpg in the F-150. Should have kept the Flex. I have a Flex and F150. The Flex is a year old and at that time I also bought a Ford Edge. I traded in the Edge last month for the F-150 and the MPG is kicking my ass. I should have kept the Edge.
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#2771 Heavy Hauler

Posted by Boost427 on 13 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

I hauled my first overloaded load this past week. It was a '86 F350 supercab, w/460, and loaded completely down with junk iron in the bed. I was hauling it to the recycler for a friend. We crossed the scales at combined weight of 14,700 lbs. I have a '20 steel deck car/equipment trailer that is gvw @10,400. I centered the load on the trailer as best I could, and other than being a little bouncy did not know it was back there. The little ecoboost pulled it like a champ, only annoying thing was if I accelerated very hard anywhere between 0 and 15 mph, it would break the tires loose. I did have the truck loaded backwards, The engine was over my trailer tires, and the bed load of junk iron was in the front, truck squatted about 4-5". I wish the ecoboost was available in a F250!
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#2403 5-month old F-150 with rusting doors

Posted by PJJSPA on 09 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

A picture paints a thousand words as they say. I've just got back from my dealer to report that the inner seams of my front doors are rusting on my 2011 F-150 Ecoboost. As you can see, the rust is bubbling up under the paint. I got the truck brand new as a factory order 5-months ago, it only has 8,000km on it. I've regularly cleaned it and it was Crown treated before the snow arrived, so to say that I'm disappointed would be an understatement. I only hope that I'm not heading for a drawn out pissing contest with Ford and that they'll meet their obligation and fix it. Does anyone else on here have the same problem or has seen this in the past?

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#2306 Disappointed!!

Posted by whitlock05 on 07 March 2012 - 03:18 AM

I have 2200 miles on my new 2012 FX4 Supercrew and it seems to me that Ford has talked some shit when it comes to their mpg. I am getting 13.5 to 13.8. I have also had it in the shop now 3 times. Rattle in the door(fixed) Transmission shifting really hard and erratic(not fixed yet) Rattle under hood when under load or lugging, sounds like a heat shield rattling(not fixed yet) AND 13-14 MPG. Give me a break.....i am so disappointed right now that i really dont even know what to do. 50 thousand dollar truck that gets 1.5 MPG better than my 2001 5.4L F150 Supercrew 4X4. I think Ford should be held reliable for what they have claimed. I would definately go drive a GM, Dodge, Toyota or something because i know from experience the GM trucks will average around 17-18MPG. If anyone has any advice please pass it along because as of NOW I sure would not recommend this truck to ANYONE else.
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#2287 Disappointed!!

Posted by birddog on 03 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

Wow my truck gets an average of right at 14 or so in town. If I include any highway miles it goes up but mostly right at the 14 mpg mark. So far in 4300 miles I'm averaging 14.6 thats on both the truck calc and calc by hand. I track every tank on my iPad. Thats with FX4, 4.10, SCrew, 6.5' bed, Max Tow.



I have a 2011 F150 4x4, mileage around town highway and city combined is never under 17. I can get 19.5 to 20 on the highway keeping it 72mph or less with no load. I have seen it as low as 8mpg pulling a 1500# trailer, 500# in the bed in 0* weather, running 75MPH into a 30mph head wind. I have 40,000 miles on the truck and have been very satisfied. The mileage drops sharply under any load. Not sure why so many guys on here are having so much trouble with mileage. Ford had better come up with something...
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#1968 Engine Missfires

Posted by CTBob on 22 January 2012 - 12:40 AM

Check engine light came back on within two days of last service. Finally called Ford's 800# and reported miss fire at 55-60 going up slight grade in 6th gear, as well as poor gas mileage and check engine light. Received a call from Ford who said they are aware of issue of check engine light (made no mention of misfire) and not to worry about driving with check engine light on and they are working on a fix. Too many Ecoboosts with the same problem! Either a fix soon or a class action suit. I also plan to inform Consumer Reports of the problem as they gave the F 150 with Ecoboost a recommended listing.
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#1829 Max Tow Package or Tow package with brake controller?

Posted by bolish on 11 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

Im looking really hard on a 2011 F150 since there is some crazy rebates here. Im looking at 2 trucks from different dealers, and both are more or less comparable 4x4 XTR with 5 1/2' box. But one dealer is offering another 2k off which has a Tow package, with brake controller (and camera:-), vs the other that has the max tow package. Neither have the tow mirrors, and to the best i can find the only difference is the gears 3.55 vs 3.73, and one is rated for 9800lb vs 11300lb, and +1600GCWR.

Is there any other differences for the two options? IE beefier brakes or suspension etc? Any other upgrades / difference?

What real world gas mileage would i see with the 3.55 vs 3.73? Would there be much difference to tow a 8-9000lb travel trailer?

I think 9k is the max i would ever see (with sway and WDH). But I don't want to have a saggy rear end, or light on the brakes.

Any input?



I have the 3.73 and the max towing package on mine. I wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between the 3.55 vs 3.73 but I can tell you that when thinking back to my 2006 Expedition with the 5.4L that had the towing package also, my new Ecoboost blows it away. Got a 34 foot travel trailer...when loaded up with water/propane/gear it's probably about 9,000lbs. The 5.4 always seemed to be working very hard when towing the trailer. When I first hooked up to the Ecoboost I was so impressed, the Ecoboost literally creeped out of the campground without even touching the gas pedal. At idle it towed the trailer out of the campground. On the highway it pulls no problem, if you are aware of the Trans Canada Highway on the north shore of Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay you'll know that there are some pretty big hills. The 5.4 always struggled and lost speed on the hills. The new Ecoboost pulls no problem, maintaining a steady 100km/hr uphill and was even able to pass others towing trailers....they were Dodge Ram's and Chevy Silverado's of course! Now...gas mileage when towing is terrible. Especially on the hills when passing, but I can say this, ANY full size 4X4 truck is terrible on gas when towing, however, the Ecoboost pulls way better than my old Expedition and or the GMC Yukon I had when I first purchased the trailer. Mine doesn't have the towing mirrors, but I found the regular mirrors to be more than adequate. The top corner of the drivers mirror has a convex mirror in it, which came in handy when towing the trailer. The brake controller is awesome. On my Expedition and the Yukon I had to install an aftermarket controller which was a hassle and would always be in the way and banging my knee...so the built in controller works very well. I would highly recommend taking the one with the max towing package and the brake controller. I'm not sure what the suspension differences are between the max tow and regular tow package, but I did notice that there was barely any squatting when I was hooked up to my trailer.

Now, when not towing...the Ecoboost is ridiculous!!! Power is crazy and maintaining speed on hills is awesome. It may be the 3.73 rear, but I notice that there's enough guts for the truck to just maintain speed even on the big hills without ever dropping a gear. The best I've seen in terms of fuel mileage was about 9.7L/100km...not sure what that is in mpg, but I do know that's pretty good. That was on a 1200km trip to Toronto with only highway driving. My current average is mileage is at 13.1L/100km. That includes driving around town, to and from work and some highway driving as well.

Will share one more thing - got a buddy with a Toyota Tundra who is always raving about how awesome his 5.7L is, crawled home with his tail between his legs when I completely blew him away...literally left him behind(eating my dust). He now wants an Ecoboost. :smile:


So...those are my two cents, hope it helps.
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