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Old 01-03-2011, 17:24   #1 (permalink)
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5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Our new 5.0 came in last week. Isn't she pretty? :-X20
I am getting windows tinted today and we have some XLT rims i want to put on.
Then time to hook up our 10k 5ver see how it pulls :-X24







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Old 01-03-2011, 17:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Took a 150 mile round trip today in the new truck. Very smooth and comfortable speeds at 60-65 mph flat roads lie o meter had a 21.8 mpg reading.

Also here is a sneak peak at our Stage 1 Intake for the truck thats coming soon.




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Old 01-03-2011, 17:40   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Shes a screamer... :-X22



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Old 01-06-2011, 05:54   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Small update

Finally got the xlt rims on look mucho better. Its amazing the weight difference between the 2 wheels. If your after economy those steel wheels need to go.

Also did some stock tow/haul testing yesterday. Truck did good but needs some changes in the shifting in tow/haul mode, way too much lugging is higher gears.. kind of the same thing we have seen in the 6.2L Super Duty. Hopefully should get some base lines on the rollers this weekend.



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Old 01-06-2011, 15:59   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice. Loved the video.

The 5.0 hauls that truck along nicely.
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Old 01-09-2011, 16:15   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

thanks
:-wink Worked with the truck this weekend getting some base lines and finally loaded on 87 octane calibration. Truck has some good gains on torque and power through out the trucks working RPM range :-X22 these are to the rear wheels and for those and before i get asked, our dyno reads lower than say a dyno jet. Overall a positive day with the truck. Trucks much quicker with the extra torque and correcting locking to soon 3rd gear torque converter.

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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Ok spent the last 2 days working on the factory tow/haul mode strategies with trailer in tow running our 87 perf-tow calibration. Background on trailer is it’s a max 7000 lb. capacity trailer and with the dyno gear in it, it is approx 4000 lbs. The crappy part about the trailer is it’s a brick moving through the air. Also our truck has 3.55 gear set.

Factory tow/haul strategies in a nut shell i think are weak. 6th gear is useless under 60 mph towing even this trailer. Coasting or slowing down the downshifts do not come on soon enough to keep the rpms up in torque range and when back in throttle multiple down shifts occur. Gears 2nd, 3rd and 4th are the gears the truck likes to run at under 60 mph towing this trailer but its in 6th gear at 50 mph lugging engine. Once rpm builds to 3000 plus the truck pulls like a champ but factory strategies keep rpms low.

For you guys going to tow a travel trailer camper or trailers over 5000 lbs the factory strategies will hunt all over the place in tow/haul mode. This is the same thing we have seen with the 6.2L SD tow/haul mode. Lugging the engine and not knowing what gear to stay in is terrible. (my opinion) And after about 150 miles and multiple changes the tow/haul mode works like what I feel it should keeps the engine RPMs elevated to take advantage of the torque band in this 5.0 less downshifting and taking advantage of gears 2nd, 3rd and 4th more. And by the way in our testing we avg. 10.4 mpg pulling this trailer at speeds to 65 mph and in stop and go traffic.


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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Thought i would share a vid of our 5.0 in action with the 87 perftow calibration. Truck seems to like the 6000 mark for shifting. It sure likes RPMs

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Thats kickass in a truck.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:16   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Stars New 2011 F150 5.0L

Hi Lance
Thanks the 5.0 does a great job in these trucks and still gets 21-22 mpg on the highway
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