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Thread in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by blksn8k, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. blksn8k

    blksn8k Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Traded the Trac on a left-over 2018 F-150 4x4 Special Edition this week. I hated to see her go but it was time. With all the end-of-year discounts and rebates I saved over $12k off MSRP plus I had over $1100 in rebates on my Citibank Driver's Edge card. The F-150 has the 5.0L V8 (395 hp, 400 lb ft), ten-speed auto and 3.73:1 axle ratio with rear E-locker. Towing a car in my 18 ft enclosed trailer should no longer be much of a concern.

    Here's a pic of her replacement:

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  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Nice looking truck. The 5.0L, 10 speed and 3:73 axle should be excellent.
    Looking at your profile of other vehicles. I expect you might even do 4:10 or 4:50 With that 10 speed.
     
  3. blksn8k

    blksn8k Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Thanks Eddie. The 2018 F-150 Order Guide shows that the steepest gear ratio you can get is a 4.10 but that is only available with the 450 HP, 510 LB Ft 3.5L EB HO (Raptor and maybe Lariat). The 3.73's are the best you can get with the 5.0L. But, from what I have seen so far, I don't think that will be a problem.
    My '68 Cougar is still in the trailer so when I get a few more miles on the truck I will do a little towing test. It's not the Ike Gauntlet but one of the hills I have to climb to get to my house is way steeper than the Ike but no where near as long. Based on a combination of Google Maps and a topo map of the same area, from the railroad crossing at the bottom to the intersection at the top is 6/10's of a mile and the elevations are 1300 FT above sea level at the bottom and 1700 FT at the top. That's a 400 foot change in elevation in a little over 1/2 mile.
    I was never brave enough to try that pulling a fully loaded trailer with the Sport Trac. I always took a longer route with an easier grade. I did do it once with a load of furniture and it wasn't pretty.
    The same night I picked up the F-150 I nailed it from about a 20 mph roll on the steepest section of that hill and hit 65 mph in about 2/10's of a mile. My cousin was with me and he said: "A Hemi Dodge won't run with this thing!"
    LOL
     

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