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Grit dog

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Posted: 06/19/20 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^Yeah if power is the main goal and you’re only going with a gasser, the Ecoboost will smoke the 6.2 and 7.3 at altitude as well.
7.3 I’d say will almost keep up though. With 4.30s it might.


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Posted: 06/19/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pull close to 12K with mine and am never short for power. Traction sometimes, but not power. And that is using the cheapest gas that I can find. The 4wd auto setting that comes with Lariet and above comes in handy for the traction issues.

I bought mine with load range C tires and max tow package. I have added 2K airbags and Rancho 9000 shocks. I made sure that the load distributing hitch is set up properly and that the trailer brakes work well and it tows solidly.

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Posted: 06/21/20 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 3.5 EB absolutely dominates in the mountains. I can't tell you how many NA half tons I pass on hills and at altitude doing 65+ in my EB while they're struggling. Then you can add the Livernois tune's (best $600 I ever spent) and outside of a diesel there is not a **** thing that'll touch the 3.5 for towing.


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