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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 06:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by soulpatch  
I got my new 2016 F150 4x4 with the V8.....
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Why the V8? The 2.7 and 3.5 turbos are so fuel efficient, I thought no one bought the v8s anymore.

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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 06:14 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by soulpatch  
I got my new 2016 F150 4x4 with the V8.....
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Why the V8? The 2.7 and 3.5 turbos are so fuel efficient, I thought no one bought the v8s anymore.

[Edited on 6-6-2017 by mtgoat666]


I am actually liking it a lot.
A lot of other people must, too, since I was able to acquire one of the very few new 2016's left in the country with the price drop after the 2017's came out.

I had the option of getting the white one shipped from GDL or the silver one from DF.
I went with the white.

It is a proven engine and I had another vehicle with a V6 tuned to the max and this actually gets better mileage..... or is it kilometerage?
Of course, I don't drive with a heavy foot when accelerating so that helps.

Also, availability, the F150 here in the Super Crew is limited..... you have to move up to the bigger pesos Lobo to get that 3.5L turbo.
And, unfortunately, with the Lobo and the F250 with that 6.7L diesel you only get 5 seats vs. 6.
I need 6.

We don't have the choices that you do in the "Land of Everything".
If I had had a choice I might still have gone with the V8.

I am really happy with my purchase and I know that V8 will run a long time if I treat it properly.

I will say, my FD brothers were pretty amazed at all the space inside the engine compartment..... it is just mostly engine, cooling systems and battery.

They said theirs are much cozier in there with the made for USA models.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 08:18 AM


Just curious, I drive to Chacala all the time without a lifted vehicle, where in Nayarit would you even need a baby monster truck? How many inches ground clearance do you have?
I am in Guayabitos, maybe get together for a beer sometime.......




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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 09:28 AM


Its the OPTICS baby, Gotta look Macho...all the Body lifts in the world don't get the important stuff any higher off the rocks..



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 10:00 AM


I strongly suggest a bed liner if you are going to use it as a TRUCK, tossing a Handiman jack into a new Ford with the Aluminum box is a NO NO as several Farmers around here will attest....



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 10:20 AM


Like we fisher peeps say "Its all bs without photos":light:.
Show off the goods:cool:!
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 10:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
I strongly suggest a bed liner if you are going to use it as a TRUCK, tossing a Handiman jack into a new Ford with the Aluminum box is a NO NO as several Farmers around here will attest....



LineX in Guad. Great product and price. I got a early am cita and was outa there by noon.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 12:50 PM


Linex is paint



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 01:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
Linex is paint



Which is much better than those plastic POSs.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 01:25 PM


Throw something sharp in the back and see...IF You actually own an aluminum bed Ford...



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 01:32 PM


True I have never owned an aluminum bedded truck but I have had plastic liners that did alot of damage to the bed. + the amount of water they held if parked down hill in the rain was insane. I´ll take lineX all day long.

That said,are we sure that Mexican f150s have aluminum beds?

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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 01:50 PM


I dunno why you are even commenting..The object is to prevent damage to aluminum truckbeds Which DONT RUST...Linex wont do that...its paint...



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 01:55 PM


You don´t know if its got an aluminum bed:light:. + the amount of damage the plastic liners did to steel beds would be worse with soft aluminum.


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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 02:24 PM


Anybody know the ground clearance of a stock Ford f150?



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 02:42 PM


Rightside up?



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 04:10 PM


I got the F-150 4x4 with the 3.6L twin turbo, the midrange power is much more instantaneous than the V-8. The Tow/Haul mode works great for braking also. Awesome gas mileage. 83 mph cruise @ 2000 rpm in 6th gear. The back up camera and and dial based trailer steer function is a godsend for trailers you can't see too.



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 04:16 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajagrouper  
Just curious, I drive to Chacala all the time without a lifted vehicle, where in Nayarit would you even need a baby monster truck? How many inches ground clearance do you have?
I am in Guayabitos, maybe get together for a beer sometime.......


It is not lifted. The back is the same height.
Where did you get the idea it is lifted?

The front is now level with the rear.

I have a solar installation under way in Guayabitos.

Have we met?

I will be up there next week.
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 04:21 PM


I already have a bed rug in it.

Hey Chippy, I'd post a photo here but I hate doing it on this website.

I think I have your email, I will look for it and shoot you a photo.

Yeah, it is all aluminum. Made in Kansas City.

I think I posted the build on here once with everything it has and doesn't have.

I seriously considered one of your trucks but I went with the Ford.

I have to laugh at the judgement on here!
I take it for what it is worth!:biggrin:
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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 04:26 PM


The new Fords are GREAT trucks...Most of them sold here now are V8 Gas motors....NICE....Diesels when they can be depreciated...



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[*] posted on 6-6-2017 at 04:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaTed  
I got the F-150 4x4 with the 3.6L twin turbo, the midrange power is much more instantaneous than the V-8. The Tow/Haul mode works great for braking also. Awesome gas mileage. 83 mph cruise @ 2000 rpm in 6th gear. The back up camera and and dial based trailer steer function is a godsend for trailers you can't see too.


Cool, couldn't buy that one here with 6 seats.
I have to have a Mexican vehicle.

The V8 responds really well to tunes.... my shifts much better now and the acceleration is all I want or need.
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