1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2013 F150 EcoBoost

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Large, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Apr 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    #41
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    Updated OP, included pics, impressions and a small slight review I guess you could say.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:33 PM
    #42
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,994
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon ET Coilovers, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    They probably just didn't have room elsewhere under the hood. No big deal, really, since the bumper is a common location for aftermarket intercoolers, e.g.:

    [​IMG]

    Looks like Ford doesn't paint cast parts. The Tacoma spindle rusts where spotface machining is done:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM
    #43
    Alexb03

    Alexb03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Member:
    #57390
    Messages:
    577
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma Double cab
    3" lift, 285/75/16, navigation,
    nice truck! what did you pay if you dont mind me asking? im looking at trading in the taco for a full size truck. i tow a 18ft car hauler with my crawler on it. not sure if a 1500 would be fine for me, im tossing the idea of a diesel also...
     
  4. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:49 PM
    #44
    Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Member:
    #67737
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Walnutport, PA
    Vehicle:
    02 TRD V6 5 Speed X-Cab
    Borla exhaust, K&N intake, ARB bumper, 16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad wheels, 20% Tint
    I used to work at a Ford/Toyota dealership as a mechanic. We saw a few problems on these. The intercooler (called a "CAC" cold-air-charger) tend to crap out fairly often. Ford put out a new design so maybe you have the updated one. They commonly have a shudder on takeoff from a stop, it's from the slip yoke although Ford will try and remedy it with axle shims. Also the black mat-like cover that covers the oil drain plug and filter will start to smell from getting wet and will eventually tear.

    Hope all goes well for ya!
     
  5. Apr 20, 2013 at 2:57 PM
    #45
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    PMd
    Hah thanks, I have been reading a lot on the F150 forums, a couple of people have it down to a science just like the beloved taco members here. I really wish you still had your 4R for sale :spy: :)
    I think that's most peoples biggest complaint, there are several relatively cheap ones people say it takes about 20 minutes to change out for a more robust aftermarket one.

    I was thinking I would tear down the IFS when I decide to lift it and get them powder coated.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:20 AM
    #46
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG] [​IMG]



    Weather tech mod, these look super sexy. They did need a slight modification to fit in the backseat, the sub woofer was in the way and I was religiously searching for an answer until I read on the actual mat, on the bottom side where it says in plain English "Trim here for Subwoofer" :facepalm:
     
  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:54 AM
    #47
    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Member:
    #59431
    Messages:
    8,202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cam
    Clemson,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner AND 82' Toyota P/U 4wd
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Do you have a build for your taco? I've been trying to find it forever, now I know what you did with it. :p

    Clean looking truck, I have nothing against ford but that thing looks sick man. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:04 AM
    #48
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    I did but I had it removed for personal reasons, I literally have thousands of pics of it though, I'll throw some on here for reference.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:11 AM
    #49
    T4C0CH40S

    T4C0CH40S RINZLER

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Member:
    #50358
    Messages:
    5,814
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stefen
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    THE RECTIFIED PRERUNNER
    ADS Racing Shocks | Dirt King | KMF | Pelfreybilt | BruteForceFab | Total Chaos | HomerTaco | Toywerx | Tepui | Toyo Tires | Stealth Custom Series | Stealth Runner 8 | SDHQ | MaxTrac | TRS | Morimoto | Rigid Industries | VIP | Jumpers LEDs | Wet Okoles | Trailer Products | McNeil Racing | ECGS | AFe CAI | IAS | ...Check out my RECTIFIED BUILD>>>>>>>>>>>
    since the OP has "suggestions?" listed.....id say send your truck to SDHQ and have them do the Raptor makeover....then boom eco boost raptor and I approve your switch from toyota to ford :cool:
     
  10. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:14 AM
    #50
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    Hah... That would probably set me back 15 grand at least. If I did high speed whoops and what not I would think about it but I like to ride trails.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:21 AM
    #51
    T4C0CH40S

    T4C0CH40S RINZLER

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Member:
    #50358
    Messages:
    5,814
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stefen
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    THE RECTIFIED PRERUNNER
    ADS Racing Shocks | Dirt King | KMF | Pelfreybilt | BruteForceFab | Total Chaos | HomerTaco | Toywerx | Tepui | Toyo Tires | Stealth Custom Series | Stealth Runner 8 | SDHQ | MaxTrac | TRS | Morimoto | Rigid Industries | VIP | Jumpers LEDs | Wet Okoles | Trailer Products | McNeil Racing | ECGS | AFe CAI | IAS | ...Check out my RECTIFIED BUILD>>>>>>>>>>>
    eh yea no biggy :) lol its a one stop shop, if i had the money id do it haha! they were working on one, black like yours in fact, when i was in their shop last weekend
     
  12. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:25 AM
    #52
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
  13. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:36 AM
    #53
    T4C0CH40S

    T4C0CH40S RINZLER

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Member:
    #50358
    Messages:
    5,814
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stefen
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    THE RECTIFIED PRERUNNER
    ADS Racing Shocks | Dirt King | KMF | Pelfreybilt | BruteForceFab | Total Chaos | HomerTaco | Toywerx | Tepui | Toyo Tires | Stealth Custom Series | Stealth Runner 8 | SDHQ | MaxTrac | TRS | Morimoto | Rigid Industries | VIP | Jumpers LEDs | Wet Okoles | Trailer Products | McNeil Racing | ECGS | AFe CAI | IAS | ...Check out my RECTIFIED BUILD>>>>>>>>>>>
    Seen in person :) it was awesome! and they did a pretty sweet review on youtube. the new one is in the middle of its build process right now
     
  14. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:40 AM
    #54
    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Member:
    #17221
    Messages:
    17,720
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Devin
    N 39.2249 W -106.16974
    Vehicle:
    2000 4runner
    OME 3 inch suspension lift Toytec 1in body lift Rodger brown diff drop ARB front bumper Big tires, but want bigger! :) Xrc 8000 winch Hella3000 lights Deck plate mod Diff breather relocate Cb radio 1st gen roll bar Addicted sliders Spider trax wheel spacers.
    I had one as a rental car for a week and it was amazing! Be waiting to see what other truck companies do after this. My brother has a raptor and the Eco boost was just as fun to drive on the street!
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:46 AM
    #55
    stroked383z

    stroked383z Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Member:
    #100276
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2012 Spruce Mica DC SR5 TRD Offroad
    I drove every truck on the market in 2011... Owned a 08 Dodge RAM (never again). I bought a 2011 Tundra Crewmax, and last year bought the wife a 2012 DC Tacoma. The Ecoboost would've been my 3rd choice behind the F150 5.0, and then the Raptor. I've been reading about the Ecoboost not getting the MPG they claim, and having transmission and overheating issues when really put to good use. The one I drove had some shrudder in the driveline while not in boost. I suspect it was the TQ Converter setup trying for the best MPG.

    Not knocking the Ecoboost or anything, because it surprised me how good it ran for a 6 cylinder. I just wouldn't want the upkeep of those turbos past 60K miles. I've owned several turbo vehicles and trust me they go out and are $$$$ to replace.

    So far I'm loving my Tundra. It did have a Cam Cover oil leak at 3K miles, but Toyota took care of it and gave me the 8yr/125K mile bumper to bumper Platinum warranty to compensate me for my new truck having a small oil leak :). Nissan was my least favorite truck. Also drove a Raptor.... Tundra will walk all over it power wise. Seems like the Raptor is too heavy, and will break if you really try to use it, and I'm not much on all the frilly stickers lol.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  16. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:55 AM
    #56
    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7928
    Messages:
    4,740
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Meridian, MS
    Vehicle:
    Big Pimpin
    Lots.
    I figured the ecoboost would get better gas mileage :/
     
  17. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:55 AM
    #57
    stroked383z

    stroked383z Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Member:
    #100276
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2012 Spruce Mica DC SR5 TRD Offroad
    Oh and word to the wise... I talked to the Ford dealer about modding the Ecoboost... They told me if it was modded in any way CAI, exhaust, programmer... ALL WARRANTY VOIDED. So be careful. You did pick the best color. That would've been my choice too, with White coming in 2nd.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:59 AM
    #58
    stroked383z

    stroked383z Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Member:
    #100276
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2012 Spruce Mica DC SR5 TRD Offroad
    Got a buddy who has one... 7 MPG towing his camper, and it's about the same weight as mine. I get 10 to 10.5 MPG towing my camper and I have 33's and a 3/1 kit. He says his average is around 18 ish but it's never the same on a tank of gas and that it fluctuates (I think his foot fluctuates lol). I do like his has a bigger gas tank than my Tundra though.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM
    #59
    Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,727
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    Big Easy, USA
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit Upcoming: ATO Gas Tank Skid and Sliders w/ kickout. ATO Shackle Flip Kit. Down the line: Front/Rear ARB Lockers w/ OBA. 4.56 Gears
    Just because they said it doesn't make it true. The federal law trumps their word of mouth.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM
    #60
    Large

    Large [OP] Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,047
    Gender:
    Male
    If it is all highway, I bet I could get 22 easy, but I drive 70% city/ 30% highway.
    The truck makes decent horsepower, and awesome torque as is, I wouldn't do any type of engine mod.. yet. With the warranty, the aftermarket part has to make the OEM part fail to void the warranty for the particular part. If they give me any crap, I'll go to another dealer here in Houston, there is about 15 local dealers.
     
To Top