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Old 06-07-2018, 11:01 AM
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3 Year Lease. We'll see how it goes but loving it so far. I don't Tow anything and this won't have anything more than a couple big coolers in the back occasionally
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:20 AM
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:21 AM
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Which Motor ?2 or 4 wheel drive ?
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3.5L Ecoboost. 4 wheel drive. 10 speed transmission.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:47 PM
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Great looking truck.
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Can I ask what your lease number are. My son wants one (like yours) as his current lease is up. How do you like the 3.5 EB.
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3 Year Lease. We'll see how it goes but loving it so far. I don't Tow anything and this won't have anything more than a couple big coolers in the back occasionally
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Nice, but where's the truck bed?? :-)
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Great looking truck. You will love the motor.

Check out MPT (More Power Tunes) if you want to really make it perform. Download the tune, enjoy it and take it out when you return it on the lease. Best $600 I have spent on a truck.

I have no affiliation with MPT but am just extremely impressed. I had to take the tune out to get some work done at the dealer and while the stock motor is really great, it is a night and day difference with the tune. I put the 91 octane tow tune in to haul a 6 x 12 loaded U-Haul from Florida to North Carolina and couldn’t even tell the trailer was there. Of course as soon as I dumped that U-Haul I put the 93 race tune back in.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:58 PM
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Nice, but where's the truck bed?? :-)
I like that ! it seems the beds on pickups keep getting smaller. I have a GMC crew cab with a long bed. Full 8'. I also have an F-250 extended cab, with a 6 1/2 " bed I believe.
I was looking at a new Toyota Tundra, with a crew cab, and it had nothing but an uncovered trunk in the back. Pickup trucks were originally designed to "carry stuff" in the back. Cars had a trunk which had a hood and you could also carry stuff in.
At NO Point, should a truck become a car with an uncovered spot in the back to throw a suitcase or 4 bags of groceries. You should be able to throw a full sheet of plywood in the back even with the tailgate down with no wood extending beyond the end of the gate. That is a truck. Everything else is a car with a larger uncovered trunk .

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Originally Posted by lobsterboatman View Post
I like that ! it seems the beds on pickups keep getting smaller. I have a GMC crew cab with a long bed. Full 8'. I also have an F-250 extended cab, with a 6 1/2 " bed I believe.
I was looking at a new Toyota Tundra, with a crew cab, and it had nothing but an uncovered trunk in the back. Pickup trucks were originally designed to "carry stuff" in the back. Cars had a trunk which had a hood and you could also carry stuff in.
At NO Point, should a truck become a car with an uncovered spot in the back to throw a suitcase or 4 bags of groceries. You should be able to throw a full sheet of plywood in the back even with the tailgate down with no wood extending beyond the end of the gate. That is a truck. Everything else is a car with a larger uncovered trunk .
Different strokes for difference folks. And why is carrying plywood, Sheetrock, or dimensional lumber with the tailgate down an offense and worth sacrificing 3 passenger seats and humongous covered interior space for hauling?
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Love the color!!!
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Originally Posted by billablehours View Post
Great looking truck. You will love the motor.

Check out MPT (More Power Tunes) if you want to really make it perform. Download the tune, enjoy it and take it out when you return it on the lease. Best $600 I have spent on a truck.

I have no affiliation with MPT but am just extremely impressed. I had to take the tune out to get some work done at the dealer and while the stock motor is really great, it is a night and day difference with the tune. I put the 91 octane tow tune in to haul a 6 x 12 loaded U-Haul from Florida to North Carolina and couldn’t even tell the trailer was there. Of course as soon as I dumped that U-Haul I put the 93 race tune back in.
Im running an explorer sport with the 3.5.. it's also a lease.. how much more does this tune do? Worried about damaging them motor and having them blame me!
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Originally Posted by lobsterboatman View Post
I like that ! it seems the beds on pickups keep getting smaller. I have a GMC crew cab with a long bed. Full 8'. I also have an F-250 extended cab, with a 6 1/2 " bed I believe.
I was looking at a new Toyota Tundra, with a crew cab, and it had nothing but an uncovered trunk in the back. Pickup trucks were originally designed to "carry stuff" in the back. Cars had a trunk which had a hood and you could also carry stuff in.
At NO Point, should a truck become a car with an uncovered spot in the back to throw a suitcase or 4 bags of groceries. You should be able to throw a full sheet of plywood in the back even with the tailgate down with no wood extending beyond the end of the gate. That is a truck. Everything else is a car with a larger uncovered trunk .
Crew cab short bed is the most popular pickup configuration. Toyota doesn’t sell nearly as many full size trucks as the big 3. Doesn’t really make sense
for them to offer as many configurations as they do. So they sell what’s popular.

Nice truck OP.
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Nice truck and sharp color, congrats !
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:52 AM
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Nice truck. Don't block sidewalk. Wheelchairs can't go through.
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
Im running an explorer sport with the 3.5.. it's also a lease.. how much more does this tune do? Worried about damaging them motor and having them blame me!
How about an over 125hp and ft/lb increase running 93 octane? It is night and day. The dyno chart shows rear wheel numbers not crank numbers advertised by Ford. Crank numbers should be over 500.

It takes 5 minutes to load and 5 minutes to return to stock. Unless an issue can be directly related to the tune they should not be able to “blame you”. Of course, a lousy dealer can try to claim anything.


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I would NOT tune a LEASED vehicle.
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Those are some insane numbers on just a tune. Very impressive!!

But as another poster said, I would not tune a leased vehicle.
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The "8' bed" issue. Some of us see a pick-up truck as a work vehicle which carries stuff..we want a real truck bed, and a gas engine is perfect. Some of you tow a lot, and want a diesel. some of you want a multi-purpose vehicle more rugged than a RAV 4, so a short bed long cab truck works. You can always use a small utility trailer to carry stuff. Frankly, the utility trailer is getting more attractive..trucks are getting so tall that they've developed those goofy tailgates so us old farts can get into the bed.

I've built houses and hauled material with a simple 6 cylinder F150. No real problems. Best truck improvement..automatic transmission. Worst improvement..carpet. Shit gets soaked when I wash the truck out with a hose.....
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