2.3 EcoBoost Auto Transmission with Sasquatch Package?

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I live in the mountain's of western Maryland and WV. I'm wondering how many breaks and rotors I will go through with the auto. 10 speed. my wife's explorer sucks. small motor's has no hold back at all. turbo's don't do anything to help that. that's why i was wanting the stick. ford don't test these things driving up and down mountain's day in and day out for year's at a time. I do not like the eco's just for that reason. my buddy's has them in there trucks and they will pull trailers up hill faster then anything else around and burn the breaks off going down hill's.
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This is coming out for the ranger in 2021. It's an in house tune for the 2.3L Ranger
Ford Performance Package 2
This is where things really start to get interesting. In addition to the bits you get with Package 1, FPP 2 adds an engine performance upgrade good for 45 horsepower and 60 pound-feet of torque, bumping the totals up to 315 hp and 370 lb-ft. That's nothing to sneeze at. This package also includes an off-road fog light kit from Rigid, BFGoodrich KO2 tires at all four corners, some Ford-blue tow hooks and a fancy license plate frame, because why not? Level 2 will run you $4,495 before installation.
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/06/30/ford-ranger-performance-packages/
 

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I live in the mountain's of western Maryland and WV. I'm wondering how many breaks and rotors I will go through with the auto. 10 speed. my wife's explorer sucks. small motor's has no hold back at all. turbo's don't do anything to help that. that's why i was wanting the stick. ford don't test these things driving up and down mountain's day in and day out for year's at a time. I do not like the eco's just for that reason. my buddy's has them in there trucks and they will pull trailers up hill faster then anything else around and burn the breaks off going down hill's.
i have a 10spd max tow F150, it has trans/engine braking for that, the only thing the breaks are used for is the radius lane turning stability while towing. I lugged around 8500 lbs, no brake issues and I live in GSNP area.
 
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Sasquatch will be offered in both engines

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I threw 35's on my rubi jeep and did not regear, no issues, just MPH is off by about 3 to 5 and of course gas mileage sucks
 

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Oh boy, sorry I am the one that has to break this to you... but.
Sasquatch is only available with the Automatic ten speed 2.7L.

So... yea
the build and price site shows it with the 2.3 eco boost , it should pull okay , not a race car but the 4.7 gears should help . more worry some is no option for the standard transmission on the sasquatch package..
 

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the build and price site shows it with the 2.3 eco boost , it should pull okay , not a race car but the 4.7 gears should help . more worry some is no option for the standard transmission on the sasquatch package..
Its already been confirmed by Mike L on Twitter that that option will be added later. It's not available now, so it isn't there.
 

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Since I don't really need a race car (or the Sasquatch package) I think I have settled on this build:

Base 4DR
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Sasquatch
Aux Switches
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$40840 per B&P on 11/25/2020.

I may consider adding the capable bumper and pod lights, but that will be a last minute call.

I'm also considering seeing if the dealer can swap me to the Badlands optional wheels and 33" tires.
 

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It is interesting how you can still get a Sasquatch package with the 35 inch tires on a 2.3 EcoBoost 4-cylinder Automatic. How is this possible? Will it "run like a dog?"
I wouldn't worry about the 2.3 "running like a dog". The towing capacity of the Ranger is 7500 lbs and it has the 2.3. There is a whole section here of what people are towing with their Rangers to to give you an idea of what the engine can handle.

If you think you need more hp/torque just tune it later on. I have a Livernois tune running the 91-93 performance tune which add 80 hp/100 torque which brings you right to the 2.7 specs. You can flash back to stock if needed in about 2-3 minutes.
 
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