2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Road Test

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It's not often we get the chance to drive a vehicle that offers this amount of fun. And we mean FUN! The last time we saw the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor was on a quick trip to the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn several months ago. NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski drove it, giving us some fun time in the passenger seat.

We recently had our first chance to get some driver-seat time in the truck and do some real-world driving, along with testing the Tremor for a few performance times. We can honestly say this trim package is as close as Ford has come to the F-150 Lightning in a long, long time. The fun factor is sky high because, truthfully, this is one of the quickest pickup trucks you can buy — and it's not that expensive. We had a blast tooling around town in the Tremor, getting more than our fair share of thumbs-ups while driving and quite a few questions about the truck when parked.

What You Get

To quickly recap, the Tremor Package (always a regular cab short bed) is unique because the EcoBoost engine was never designed to be put under the hood of this kind of F-150. But all that changed once someone said, "Hey, you know what we could do..." There were a few fitment issues that had to be addressed with the transmission and rear driveshaft lengths, as well as some front and rear spring fine-tuning. We give a lot of credit to the integration engineers who tuned the suspension to the transmission shift points to the traction control, just to name a few of the important systems.

Our F-150 Tremor test unit started off as an FX2 Sport Package, which lists for $35,465 (including destination) but, like all Tremors, gets 4.10:1 axle gears, the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, unique decals, a special interior and a locking rear differential, all for $1,795, so the base price is less than $40,000. But our Tremor unit had a few other goodies.

The Tremor Plus Package ($1,995) gave us a navigation system upgrade, remote start, a bed extender, a tailgate step, a trailer brake controller and a rearview camera. Additionally, the FX Appearance Package ($2,480) gave us extra hood and door decals, tubular sidesteps and 20-inch smoked aluminum wheels. The spray-in bed liner rang up at $475, bringing the grand total for our test unit to $42,210.

Our test truck weighed 5,160 pounds (we should note the EcoBoost, although all aluminum, is not a light engine), so with 365 hp we had a power-to-weight ratio of 14:1, which should make any driver smile when going deep into the throttle. During our timed runs (with our own RaceLogic VBOX equipment) we ran a fastest zero-to-60-mph time of 6.32 seconds; our best quarter-mile time was 14.8 seconds at 94.6 mph. Although these numbers may not seem spectacular, they are a clear indication that this little twin-turbo V-6 does exceptionally well when compared to much larger V-8 engines, even when they have similar power-to-weight ratios. For comparison sake, during our 2013 Light-Duty Challenge, the Ram Hemi competitor was almost three-quarters of a second slower to 60 mph than our Tremor.

Interior

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From the driver's seat, it seems like Ford has done a solid job of making the interior feel sporty and deserving of the "sport truck" moniker. The black leather bucket seats offer a healthy amount of hip and abdomen bolster for a snug, locked-in feel. Unique red-piped seats and a modified center console provide the Tremor's interior with a tight, cockpitlike feel. Brushed steel accents and an FX gauge cluster round out the sporty, high-quality look.

How It Drives

Launching the EcoBoost at wide-open throttle took some getting used to because there was always a good pause when hitting the throttle pedal off the line, as if the computer was trying to figure out if you really meant it. But as soon as the computer got the information, the power transfer was sharp and progressive — not what we typically experience in a full-size pickup, V-8 or not. Even around town, we became confident about the Tremor's agility and took advantage of openings in traffic that we normally wouldn't consider. And on the open highway, given how quickly the small turbos kick in at speed, you will never again worry about getting from 50 to 70 mph (which takes a little more than 3 seconds) to get past that tractor trailer.

The Tremor's standard 4.10:1 axle gears have a lot to do with how well this truck does off the line and when passing. And even under quick acceleration, the well-balanced, high-performance 275/55R20 Pirelli Scorpion tires offer plenty of grip. These tires are just about the only option that would work with this setup; Ford specifically matched these Pirellis with the suspension tuning (Ford even specially tuned the Tokico shocks) in order to make this small truck both quick and nimble. The grip the Scorpions offer in hard cornering and braking is, simply, stunning. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to execute any official brake runs from 60 mph, but it wouldn't surprise us if they were just about the best we've ever tested — meaning somewhere in the 120-feet range.

Fuel Economy

We racked up about 500 miles in the Tremor, filling up at the same gas station two separate times. During our real-world driving, which included an equal amount of Los Angeles freeway driving with around-town errand running, we averaged 17.6 mpg; our best observed mileage was 23 mpg when leisurely cruising along the highway around 65 mph. However, did notice that our fuel economy quickly dropped below the early teens when driving enthusiastically. We've had the same experience with the EcoBoost in the past when doing heavy towing, in some cases averaging in the single digits.

Towing

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That said, we do appreciate that this performance truck, with its gross vehicle weight rating of 6,650 pounds, still offers almost 1,500 pounds of payload as well as an 8,140-pound towing capacity. Both of those numbers are better than the real-world towing and payload capabilities of a Super Cab SVT Raptor. (The Tremor has a gross combined weight rating of 13,300 pounds.)

What We Think

The Tremor won't be around for much longer; in fact, it's only offered for 2014. So even if you don't ever see this pickup in your driveway, consider taking one for a test drive before it's gone. The Tremor is a great example of what can be done with a versatile and flexible platform. This is a street-smart, high-performance pickup that thinks it's a small rocket ship. And its price is nowhere near the craziness of some other premium packages. There's a bucket-load of value here and plenty of fun to be had. Our hope is that Ford offers something similar (or better?) when the 2015 models debut. Stay tuned.

To download the price sheet for our test vehicle, click here.

To download Ford's product sheet on the 2014 Tremor, click here.

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams

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Comments

I wonder why they couldn't have used a twin turbo 5.0 or 6.2, or better yet supercharge on of those engines. The thing about the Ecoboost is that it's only a V6. The fact that it's turboed is what makes it in the same league as the V8. Now if they took a V8 and added a turbo or supercharger, that would put it in a whole different territory. Sorry, but to me, the Ecoboost doesn't really seem to fit the image of the Tremor. I wouldn't be surprised is at some point Ram came out with some type of 1/2 ton performance truck with the 6.4 Hemi. If I was going to spend $40k or more on a truck like that I would want a V8. I don't have any problem with V6's, its just why wouldn't you want a V8 in a truck like that?

Not a gm fan but there new half ton with 6.2 would crush this and it's a crew cab, not impressed

BTW, I forgot to mention, the article says it's only going to be around for '14? It seems like I haven't heard much of any buzz about the Tremor. I'm wondering if Ford just didn't follow through with marketing it or if they want it to be one of those collectors trucks later on.

As a Mopar fan, this sounds like a nice truck. The real competitor for this (0 - 60) would be the Ram R/T, not the crew or quad cab as mentioned in the feature. It would be good if PuT.C could test one of those sometime ! I did hear a rumour that '14 would be the last year for the R/T too. Anyone know anything about that ?

@Hemi, that's true an EcoBoost 5.0 would be even better. There's a lot they could do, but what makes the Tremor attractive is the bang-for-the-buck. The purchase price, fuel economy, and performance are a very good balance.

@Mike C, maybe it will, maybe it won't. But they're just words until somebody proves it.

@Mike C - TFL Trucks ran an EB 3.5 against a 6.2 Chevy pulling a trailer up the Ike gauntlet. The Chevy transmission was very confused under load and the Chevy was killed by the Ford. My brother has had similar complaints about the transmission shifting on 3 Chevy HD's he's had with the 6.0.

They Chevy 6.2 from what I've seen needs to rev high to put out power. The EB 3.5 has better power if it isn't revved beyond 3,500 - 3,800 rpm.

How MUCH??? $42,210 !!! How about if they chuck in some furry Dice and call it $50 k even. We are just talking about One reg cab truck right? Not 2 ??
What if i brought a stock reg cab truck with a v8 5.0 and put a super charger on it. some go faster stripes and furry dice. could i maybe save 12k and still beat the tremor in 0 to 60 ?

Only 100 in Canada according to dealers.

Create Regular Cab Short Bed EcoBoost for a final hurrah on the last gens. Check.

Add a few high priced options to increase ATPs with minimum effort. Check.

Put all resources into the all new 2015 F-150...... Check.

Ugly check, stupid check, useless check, g#y sounding weak v6 check, Yeah it checks out its a Pos Ford. ;)

So I started my new career with Ford, managing a large Ford dealership here in NJ, and I got a chance to drive one of these trucks, and It was a very nice truck. 6.3 seconds seems a little conservative, considering Car and Driver tested a 13 4WD Crew Cab, that weighted in around 5900 pounds, 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. Maybe the lighter weight has the torque management working overtime to keep those tires from spinning from all of that rich low end torque. I am still having an excellent time with my 11 FX4 Supercrew, now with 76k miles. My families horse farms 11 Supercrew XLT 7700 w/ 115k miles has been perfect thus far. I swear by this engine, for I have two higher mileage hard used examples to go on. I know many people who are happy with ther Ecoboosted 3.5.

I'm not a big fan of those black rims and grilles.

Actually I'm not a fan of black, I like chrome, but not overly done. Black is a $hit colour (black isn't really a colour).

I do think this vehicle could have been made more pleasing to the eye with some better design details.

Visually, steps on the side of a performance vehicle, really? The front end doesn't do it for me, it appears to be a mish mash of ideas.

Did several people have responsibility for the design or did on person finish this vehicle?

It looks like a consensus was reached for the final look of this truck, yuck. It could have been made far more attractive.

But, I would love to take one for spin, even though it doesn't suit what I need a pickup for.

And I'm sick to death of my auto correct when typing these blogs. I just bought a new computer several weeks ago.

In all honesty I don't find it cool or anything similar.

If the A Team is ever remade this vehicle would be suitable. A vehicle that would please school kids.

Posted by Lou BC

TFL Trucks ran an EB 3.5 against a 6.2 Chevy pulling a trailer up the Ike gauntlet. The Chevy transmission was very confused under load and the Chevy was killed by the Ford. My brother has had similar complaints about the transmission shifting on 3 Chevy HD's he's had with the 6.0.

They Chevy 6.2 from what I've seen needs to rev high to put out power. The EB 3.5 has better power if it isn't revved beyond 3,500 - 3,800 rpm.

I hope you are kidding about the truck lane! They are total morons. They claim to be truck guys, yet have no idea how to adjust trailer brakes. On one episode they had to slow for traffic on the ride up in one truck, and declared the other truck as being quicker because it didn't have to slow for traffic. Another, they screwed up so bad there was no comparison, yet they posted the video just to boost the views to make money from the youtube ads.
Anyone that would put an oz of stock in anything they post knows very little about trucks.

In all honesty I don't find it cool or anything similar.

If the A Team is ever remade this vehicle would be suitable. A vehicle that would please school kids.


Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Apr 5, 2014 3:54:53 PM

^^^^
@BAFO
You posted the exact same thing on the article for the Ram "stealth" package. I'm talking word per word, you said the exact same thing. If you want anyone here to take you seriously, you might want to try and think of unique commentary instead of spewing out the same garbage over and over. I realize you don't like full-sized trucks and probably have some type of agenda against them, but the majority of us do like them and are here to discuss them. Probably 80-90% of the articles here involve full-sized trucks. You've come to the wrong place if you want to come and multipost with you "canned" statements. It's getting old. Very old.

@HEMI MONSTER
Why don't you stop with the use of other people names?

You seem to be the only person who is responding to the blogs under my name that I haven't posted.

@Mark Williams
Can you do something about HEMI. I do know I haven't been the only person who has put forward complaints about this guy.

Black is a $hit colour
Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Apr 5, 2014 3:44:04 PM

@Mark Williams,

Please ban BAFO and his vulgar comments. There have numerous complaints about him.

@HEMI MONSTER Oh no! Now you done it, you made Ms. Big al cry.

@BAFO
I have a typepad account, you can tell if it's the real me by whether my screen-name is hyper-linked to my typepad account. Whoever is using other HEMI names is not me. There are only 2 HEMI posters I know of who are regulars, that is HEMI V8 and myself. How am I supposed to know which posts are the real you and which ones are made by someone impersonating you? I respond to the comments that I see. If someone besides you posted the comment I responded to, then please accept my apologies. The whole situation here is getting ridiculous. Something really needs to be done about this.

@johnny doe
I have nothing personal against BAFO. Apparently it's not even him making all of his posts. What I do is respond to comments I feel are unreasonable or ones that I don't agree with. If someone chooses not to get a typepad account(best option right now), then they shouldn't complain when someone steals their username.

@HEMI MONSTER Agreed!

Nice toy, that is all it is! But Al L. said it when he mentioned the Ram R/T would be the one to run against it! as the R/T Ram has the 4:10 rear and locking rear also, plus is a lot lighter than the SLT Crew Cab in the 1/2 t shoot out, plus that Ram had 3:55 rear gears, and the Ram R/T is a little cheaper to boot, but if you ask me the Ram Express with a Hemi and 4X4/AWD is the way to go! and is also 10K less!!! Sure you will not get the really nice interior as the Tremor, but the Ram will ride and handle better and get better mpg! I know all this first hand as if you all can remember I was very close to buying a Tremor! so close that I went a test drove two different Tremors locally, and a Ram Express, I can really close to buying the Ram, what changed my mind? I took a ride in a new Charger R/T AWD, and got a great deal on one for 30K! all black, with the 20" black chrome forged wheels from the SRT line! I was also able to buy a set of 17" plain steel police Charger wheels, and I had some Bridgestone Blizzak Ice&Snow tires on them for the winter, and the car is great in the snow/ice! Just this weekend I have changed the wheels back to the 20" high performance tires, and hope it does not snow anymore! I love black chrome! It has been a long time since I owned a car! The Tremor was really nice, but they just do not sound right! But if Ford was to use a supercharged V-8 in the reg cab, they would have to call it a Lightning! and charge 50K unfortunately! Like the engine in the Shelby GT 500!!!! a 665hp V-8! and they charge 65K for that car!

@sandman4x4
I own a '13 Charger R/T. Mine is RWD. It's a great car. I've been more than happy with it.

@The Dreamer and Detractors,
My problem with this truck is the overall design of it.

That is the aesthetics, not the mechanicals.

The truck should sit lower, remove the side steps and put some skirts on it, use better looking rims (not black), fix up the abortion looking front end into something slated as a performance vehicle. Remove the 'blacked out' headlight lenses. Or, if you are going to use blacked out headlight lenses make sure it flows and matches something.

Look at or even remove those gross decals, use some chrome to scantly highlight certain features like the grille border and little chrome highlights on the mirrors and door handles.

The truck looks almost as if it was an after thought. It reminds me of the Japanese minitrucks of the late 70s and early 80s idea of how to 'spruce' up a vehicle.

For the price I would have expected a more prestigious and performance orientated look.

Adding lots of bling doesn't cut it this day and age if performance it what being projected.

Make it look like it can perform, not just a spruced up cheapskates vehicle (from DiM).

Eh, not impressed.

@Hemi Monster,
Agree but those are indeed BAFO's posts. When someone calls him out on a post and he gets back into a corner, he claims it wasn't him. The post may bounce around Australia a few times and multiposted, but the all of the posts originated from BAFO.

Just give me one with a 351 Windsor, twin 4's 11/1 compression, steel rods and crank, Clevor heads and hot ignition system. I wouldn't care if it was down HP to the V6 because it would sound better.

"Oh, Papajim, don't you want to get better gas mileage????"

No, f**k no!

In all honesty I don't find it cool or anything similar.

If the A Team is ever remade this vehicle would be suitable. A vehicle that would please school kids.

Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Apr 5, 2014 3:54:53 PM

You have a lot of nerve saying things that with an ugly truck like yours. Think before you write.

Thank you very much DenverMike.

I can multipost too.

@DenverMike
When debating you, you have always asked for proof. I always have provided relevant information that would be considered credible.

Now its your turn to provide credible proof, like you always ask others to provide. Fair is fair.

Provide proof including links that the Chicken Tax and the trade barriers don't impact pickups imported from outside of NAFTA. Rember I want PICKUP TRUCK information, that is current and valid, this will improve your credibility.

Not providing proof means your views are incorrect.

Don't provide links that don't support your belief.

DenverMike, you can have opinions, but when many sources of information are against your opinions don't you think you are incorrect? Your opinions make you look fanatical.

There is no need to ask me any questions or don't try and deviate from the debate.

You think you are good at debating, now prove you can debate, but on equal terms and place the same expectations on yourself that you expect on others.

Real proof.

Lou, I'm not insane, I have always supported my arguments.


Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Apr 7, 2013 8:15:56 PM
@Lou
I'm sorry for what appears to be my single minded approach.

DenverMike has always asked for proof which I have and you (and others) have provided countless times in the past.

He rejected credible sources of information, then always asks re-questions to validate information already given.

In my mind the guy should cough up as he has failed provided any valid information as of yet supporting his view.

If his views are as strong as they are they DenverMike must think his views are based on some form of factual information. He should be able to provide links and documents supporting his view.

It isn't rocket science to find information on Google. If you can't find it then it probably doesn't exist.


When I first started posting on PUTC I had little knowledge of the depth of the barriers in place. All I wanted to know was why the US has a very limited range and performance capability of midsizers.

I don't and have never thought there is no full size market. Also I'm more pro diesel than midsizer, only when diesel is suitable, as diesel isn't suitable for short trips of less than 10 minutes as you have mentioned in the past.

The rest is history.

@DenverMike, should all trade barriers and taxes on pickup trucks be removed?

Yes or No.


Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Apr 7, 2013 8:49:52 PM

I will be very happy when the F-150 comes out with the 3.2 Duratorque diesel.

I don't get it, any full size truck with a regular cab and a short bed just looks dopey.

Been shopping GMC (Girlie Man Chevy's) SLT Double cabs with the 6.2 with no options and was getting prices of 35-36k, that was before GM threw more money on the hood, 'cause of the recall debacle. Hoping to get it closer to low 30's and that's with leather, but no 4:11. In order to get a 3:73 have to go ugly Chevy. GMC has only 3:42. Weight is listed as only 4860, and EPA is 15/21. That's 300 less than this Tremor's 5,160 pounds, 55 more hp and 40 ftlbs more toque.

Now the GM down side:
Governor limits speed to 95 mph (adjusting this nullifies the warrantee), and OnStar broadcasts speed and position, and full audio to DHS, NSA, FBI, BATF, local police if anything goes down in the vicinity. OnStar also sells your accumulated data. However it is possible to snip the OnStar antenna. Like previously mentioned, 6 sp tranny is sluggish and slow to down shift.

It's a great deal if you can get 10,000 incentives. I for one wouldn't buy a new truck unless I could get at least 7,500 off msrp because I know I'll be able to at least at some point during the year. I'm thinking when the '15 f-150 arrives there might be some awesome incentives on a '14 too good to pass up. I want a '15 probably but if I can save 10 grand on a 14 I don't think I could justify the extra price of the new, unproven truck.

@hdmax - GM fans don't have too much to be hopeful for.

First it was "Just you wait until the 2014's hit the market".

Then it was "just you want until the "Polar Vortex" ends.

and there has been plenty of "just you wait for the 6.2".

GM advertising implied that the 5.3 would be THE engine......
It was what? 4th for the Chevy and 3rd for the Sierra in the PUTC shootout.


"Referring to the launch of GM’s K2XX-based pickup trucks — the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra – a recent statement from Barclays Capital analyst Brian Johnson stated that, ”the launch has been arguably the least successful large pickup launch over the last 15 years.”

The analysis states that the recent decline in sales started with the 2014 model year trucks, yet despite their all-new nature, GM still hasn’t been able to close the gap with Ford’s F-Series — which has reigned as the single best-selling truck nameplate for over three decades. But one could argue that this is due to the awful weather conditions affecting much of the U.S., relegating potential consumers to their homes rather than shopping for new vehicles.


Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/03/despite-sales-uptick-barclays-says-gm-suffering-least-successful-truck-launch-in-15-years/#ixzz2y4HWuWi1

A lot to be said for this thing--and a few against. The fact that it's a Ford sits strongest against--for me. And while by weight it could easily carry the load I currently have residing in the back of my 1990 model, that bed extender is a pure fail--it would not let me carry as many of what I'm carrying at I'm currently carrying with my tailgate up. That aftermarket rig posted a few days ago would have a better chance for my typical load.

SORRY FORD, Looks like a grandpa's sport truck. Sounds like $#!^. The Ram NOT only looks the part. It sounds the part. Some say the HEMI sounds like GOD laughing. I agree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSl7eSYFgUU

The baddest sport truck was the SRT 10 with viper V 10 and 6 speed manual. Listen to this truck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWTNsO-yLY&feature=endscreen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BX70NbwN-I

V6 SOUND weak.

2013 SRT Viper vs C6 Z06 and Ford GT500 - All American Battle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xh07dUDGKE

"Launching the EcoBoost at wide-open throttle took some getting used to because there was always a good pause when hitting the throttle pedal off the line, as if the computer was trying to figure out if you really meant it."
Meeh , that's turbo lag.


Good battles can be found everywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11W7c7nteYo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbmhYYF6EeM. For Trucks like those I would use my tuner to my Supercharged Tundra with long tubes from around this http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34240&d=1217867898 to this https://www.flickr.com/photos/94201225@N08/12255790105/in/photostream/ with my tuner. I know people are going to use a tuner for the Tremor a long with CAI and probably dual 3" exhaust or a 4" single exhaust that sounds like a loud angry blender. I think these could be a YouTube monster with mods.

"...while by weight it could easily carry the load I currently have residing in the back of my 1990 model, that bed extender is a pure fail--it would not let me carry as many of what I'm carrying at I'm currently carrying with my tailgate up"

@roadwhale

Please, just let bygones be bygones. Consider letting your wife's fat sister ride in the cab again. Your neighbors are probably going to call DCF again if you don't stop making her ride in the back.

Agree but those are indeed BAFO's posts. When someone calls him out on a post and he gets back into a corner, he claims it wasn't him. The post may bounce around Australia a few times and multiposted, but the all of the posts originated from BAFO.

Posted by: chris | Apr 5, 2014 5:28:02 PM

You nailed it 100% Ms. big al can't stand the heat so he fights invisible people(makes up fake post). The dude is CLUELESS and when you show him up he runs off topic as ALL1 has pointed out to try and confuse the person he is talking to. He's just a village dumb dumb trying to force his ways and veiws on people(China/North Korea/Russia leaders ring a bell). There are a few other people on here from outside of the US that post here and no one gets mad at them. They share their view and move on. Trace back the biggest b/s on this sit the past year and a half and you will see the name Big Al From Oz show up every time!

Big Al From Oz's forceful B/S posts make good people outside of the USA's post like Robert Ryan seem less important and uncredible. We are tired of Big Al From Oz's dictatorship style post. The people have spoken ban this want to be power hungry fool!

A performance 'pickup', with a Coyote V8. Here they cost about $50k, which if it was in the US about $35k.

It even looks fast.

http://images.drive.com.au/drive_images/Editorial/2008/07/31/xr8Ute_03_L_700.jpg

I thought this was "Rampickuptrucks.com" ?? Why are they saying good things about a Ford when we all know Ram is #1 ? I guess they have to be fair, but I still don't believe them.

I'd simply order the regular cab short-bed XL with the Coyote V8 in (stealth) fleet white. No silly gadgetry. Stripper cab in true muscle car form. Opt for the 3.73s/limited slip, power group and you're still way under $30K. The dealer thinks you're spec'ing out a plain truck for serious, hard work. With added rebates, you're around $25K.

I'm just not into the racer boy look.

KONI shocks and done. Steel wheels and all..

Forget about big rebates with the Tremor. Lucky if the dealer doesn't force extra options and "market adjustment" BS.

Ran a "best quarter-mile time was 14.8 seconds at 94.6 mph" in this configuration and a tuned EB Screw 4x4 ran a 13.67 at 97.45 mph. I am thinking this light configuration should be good for low 13's or high 12's with a tune and some other mods.

@Beebe

Wait for next year and see if the 2014's come down? It didn't happen with the F150 in 2011 (when the 4 new engine choices came out) and I'll be surprised if it does next year.

Ford still dumped God knows how many F150s into the 2011 rental market and still the earlier models held up pretty well against price cuts.

I was shopping "price" real hard back in early 2011 and ended up with a Chevy, even though I gave Ford and Toyota a hard look.

@Denver Mike

Good formula. I'm surprised the EB reg cab's numbers weren't better. A motor with that much torque in a light short WB trim should be getting close to six seconds Zero to Sixty. WTF?

@papa jim
But how well will it handle? Only good in straight line acceleration?

If I was going to buy a performance vehicle as opposed to a powerful vehicle it would at least steer around corners.

With the price of this truck you'd be better off spending a few more grand for a Chev SS and have a VERY quick performance car (4.5s 0-60mph) that can handle as well as an M Series.

Hey, but all the roads in the US must be straight.

My view is Ford is screwing the consumer with this truck for the price. It just is lacking.

@PapaJim: "Please, just let bygones be bygones. Consider letting your wife's fat sister ride in the cab again. Your neighbors are probably going to call DCF again if you don't stop making her ride in the back.


Posted by: papa jim | Apr 6, 2014 1:47:16 AM"

Well, if my wife's fat sister (she doesn't have a sister) looked like 23 heavy event tables at 3'x8'x3" sitting inside the bed of my "ancient" F-150 then maybe I would acknowledge your advice. Considering the fact that you felt you even had to make that statement, I would consider you prime for banishment. Be glad I'm NOT the moderator of this forum.

@Roadwhale- Yes that comment he made was uncalled for.



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