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    I was having Sirius Sattelite radio put in my tundra today when they bought an ecoboost f-150 for people to test drive to the shop I was having the install done I didn't test drive it but has anybody here driven one and what did you think? (I would love to know how an ecoboost stands up to a 5.7L Iforce)

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    The 5.0 motor in the F150 is ALMOST as fast. I'd suspect the EB would beat the Tundra maybe by a few tenths. Sweet motor, but my money is on the 5.0 for decent gas mileage (better than the 6.2) with a good amount of power. I think for the first time in a segment, of any automaker, Ford has hit the nail on the head with the 5.0 for a "Mid engine." It is mid level, makes good power, and has good mix of economy too. IMO that's what a mid engine should be. Not one that's down on power but has a few mpg better than the big engine, and not one that's down on power, but gets the same mileage as the big boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogstate View Post
    I'd suspect the EB would beat the Tundra maybe by a few tenths.
    It won't dogstate. As much as I like Ford (I know you do too). The only Ford that will stand a chance against the Tundra 5.7 is the 6.2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidT. View Post
    It won't dogstate. As much as I like Ford (I know you do too). The only Ford that will stand a chance against the Tundra 5.7 is the 6.2.
    Really? I was purely speculating based off a video I saw the other day.

    Some guy posted this on the Ford forum. This is a 5.0 ford vs a Tundra with "CAI and exhaust" or so they think. Definitely exhaust. Either way, the Ford got the jump and held it until the high rpms/speed.



    That 5.0 is stout. The 6.2 will be even better, but at a HUGE cost for gas mileage.

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    They say 6.8 0-60 for the SCrew EB engine. 7.3 for a 5.0. 7.15 for the 6.2. Respectable numbers for the pig the F150 is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogstate View Post
    Either way, the Ford got the jump and held it until the high rpms/speed.
    Um, isn't the whole point of racing to see who is in the lead at the end?? ie, high rpms/speed...
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    Respectable numbers for the pig the F150 is.
    has hell frozen over? I never thought I'd see the day when someone actually tries to draw a comparison where the TUNDRA is the lightweight by comparison. My 06 is a freaking bus!!! An o7+ is an even bigger bus that if any larger would need to be articulated to drive around town
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogstate View Post
    Really? I was purely speculating based off a video I saw the other day.

    Some guy posted this on the Ford forum. This is a 5.0 ford vs a Tundra with "CAI and exhaust" or so they think. Definitely exhaust. Either way, the Ford got the jump and held it until the high rpms/speed.



    That 5.0 is stout. The 6.2 will be even better, but at a HUGE cost for gas mileage.

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    Am I missing something? The Tundra clearly pulls away from that F150. Sure, the first few hundred feet the Ford gets the jump but that could easily be the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONE View Post
    Um, isn't the whole point of racing to see who is in the lead at the end?? ie, high rpms/speed...
    some people like torque so whoever gets ahead at the beginner is the winner does not matter if they cross the line or not. Its like street racing from a light people get adrenaline rush from the light going green and then they pull ahead from somebody even if the other person is not racing they feel that rush of torque..then they stop at the next light to do it again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOCKTHEGLIDE View Post
    some people like torque so whoever gets ahead at the beginner is the winner does not matter if they cross the line or not. Its like street racing from a light people get adrenaline rush from the light going green and then they pull ahead from somebody even if the other person is not racing they feel that rush of torque..then they stop at the next light to do it again....

    Huh? That race is dead even in the begining and the tundra clearly comes out on top in the end. I don't get what you are saying about being ahead in the begining. The guy in the Ford hits the horn in the process of nailing the throttle. I can almost promise you he had atleast half a second throttle advantage.

    Fyi, that exhaust sounds horrible (imo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve&steph View Post
    Huh? That race is dead even in the begining and the tundra clearly comes out on top in the end. I don't get what you are saying about being ahead in the begining. The guy in the Ford hits the horn in the process of nailing the throttle. I can almost promise you he had atleast half a second throttle advantage.

    Fyi, that exhaust sounds horrible (imo).
    Not to mention, if that Tundra did indeed have a CAI and exhaust it probably is hurting the low end torque. A totally stock Tundra would have pulled that Ford from the get go.

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    Notice I said the ford held it UNTIL the high rpms/speed. Meaning, the Ford was walking with the Tundra UNTIL then.

    Sheesh, English people. Rone, yes, that is the point. Can't you guys just respect the fact that Ford finally put a good motor in their trucks? It's as clear as day that the Ford is almost as fast as that truck. From a dig the Tundra might pull away a bit better even.

    What this video proves is that Ford finally has a good transmission that can deliver this power, and they have a motor worth a damn. I know most of you guys want every single Ford and Ford owner to die because they made inferior decisions in vehicular choices, but that's not the case any more. Sorry, but the kool-aid has been spiked with some crappy vodka.

    And yes, while the Ford may not be as fast in stock form, you run a tune, CAI, and exhaust on one of those motors and you'll be in a whole new ballpark. The entire aftermarket will be there for that truck far before the Tundra develops anything worth a damn in a tuner.

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    why are we having so many eco boost topics tht are clearl off topic being postd here? i dont care if its a super duper v6 i want a V8....regardless of power output. theres a stigma in my head about V6 fullsize trucks and it aint going away.
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    I'm with Barney. You won't see me buying a V6 any time soon in a pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogstate View Post
    Notice I said the ford held it UNTIL the high rpms/speed. Meaning, the Ford was walking with the Tundra UNTIL then.

    Sheesh, English people. Rone, yes, that is the point. Can't you guys just respect the fact that Ford finally put a good motor in their trucks? It's as clear as day that the Ford is almost as fast as that truck. From a dig the Tundra might pull away a bit better even.

    What this video proves is that Ford finally has a good transmission that can deliver this power, and they have a motor worth a damn. I know most of you guys want every single Ford and Ford owner to die because they made inferior decisions in vehicular choices, but that's not the case any more. Sorry, but the kool-aid has been spiked with some crappy vodka.

    And yes, while the Ford may not be as fast in stock form, you run a tune, CAI, and exhaust on one of those motors and you'll be in a whole new ballpark. The entire aftermarket will be there for that truck far before the Tundra develops anything worth a damn in a tuner.

    -rockstate
    You said it yourself, the F150 got the jump and the Tundra had to make up that lost time... which makes it look like the F150 is walking with the Tundra. If they'd hit it at the same time, the Tundra would have pulled away from the start just like it did at the end of the video. It's decent for a V6, but still has a ways to go before it's equal to the 5.7L.

    I think we'll see a lot more turbos on vehicles to meet CAFE regulations while still producing good power, but it'll be interesting to see how it holds up to heavy use.

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