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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: New truck
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 07:57:17 PM »
so far I do like the eco boost, plenty of power, I have been a little easy on it until I hit 500 miles, then I might have to spin the tires  :evil:
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Offline kevint

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Re: New truck
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2015, 10:06:09 AM »
I have the 2011 FX-4 and really like it.  The extended cab is very roomy and comfortable (at least that is what I am told by my passengers.  I hope you are as pleased with your 2014 as I have been with my 2011.  My only regret is that I did not get the eco-boost so you are ahead of me on that count.
Now, are you ready to put a few pinstripes on it?  My truck was about 4 months old when I christened it with some pin stripes on a short hop into BBRSP.
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

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Offline JimRockford007

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Re: New truck
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2018, 07:58:54 PM »
I know this is old, but , hows the eco boost doing , I read alot of people had problems  so I went with the 5.0 in my 2014 .. love it. 22mpg on the highway,
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Offline CC

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Re: New truck
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 05:47:39 PM »
Iíve got a 2013 eco boost and itís been doing great.  Only two trips to Big Bend so far. The stock Goodyear wrangler LT all-terrains did just fine on the back roads, but the new BFG KO2 I put on last year are excellent. 

Iíve made many trips down the sand at Padre Island Natl. Seashore in all kinds of weather and had no problems either.

I really wanted a Rubicon right up until the time I test drove one.  After realizing that besides all of my daily driving, every trip to PINS or BIG Bend for me will be 90% highway driving, I opted for comfort, space, and capacity.  36 gallon tank is nice too, though I donít see 22mpg unless I keep it under 65 with a tailwind.


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