Agreed, my 2019 3.5L Eco F-150 runs consistent 12.90 1/4 mile and my Buddies 2.7L F-150 eco runs 13.07 1/4 mile all day,Why? I have 3.5L ecoboost in my Raptor and it feels quicker than any V8 truck I've owned (had GMC, Chevy, and Dodge) and it gets like 2x the mileage as any of them. I actually get more then my brothers GMC diesel, and my 0-60 is way faster and truck drives better.
Give it a try before you fork over a ton of money.
Or let's take it one step further and drop the 460 (@MaverickMan) and supercharge that puppy... I think we've found the Bronco dream!Sure the ecoboost may very well put up the same numbers and times but what people are forgetting is with the Coyote you can slap a supercharger or Twin turbo on that and it’s game over. ?
Exactly! Lol I love the same comparisons in the mustang community talking about how the EB upgraded enough can be as fast as a stock 5.0.... yea it can be but then the 5.0 does something as simple as throwing a blower on it and now it’s game over again. I get the fact that the EB engines are good and do put a lot of power out but it will never be as powerful as a larger displacement with the same stuff addedOr let's take it one step further and drop the 460 (@MaverickMan) and supercharge that puppy... I think we've found the Bronco dream!
All this talk about tuning this, tuning that, outperforms a V8. Well sure it can, but make them equals, drop the twin turbo on the V8 then talk performance comparisons to me. And let's not forget that sweet sound we'll get.... You know once we install the Cherry Bomb Glass Pack ?
Similar argument can be made on the other side. You mention how it weighs less (which I can assume you are trying to say that added weight won't help while off-roading???). And then you mention money for the swap (which for most of us, maybe not the OP, is basically just a dream).- v8 with TT or blower would be pretty heavy upfront. looking about 100lbs heavier than the 2.7.
- you're going to have to spend quite a bit of money getting a v8 in that engine bay. so why put a v8 in a brand new truck.