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Posted: 01/06/20 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And the Jeep Ecodiesel smoked them all (at elevation cough..cough..)

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Something tells me the Ike is going to be a big disappointment for the big Ford.

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hvac wrote:

Something tells me the Ike is going to be a big disappointment for the big Ford.


It would be hard to pick a more challenging test than the Ike for a naturally aspirated engine. On the other hand, I have only done the Ike once in my nearly 60 years and I live at 600ft. I don't think that I really care how any engine does a high altitude. But I do like the way my EcoBoost performs at 600ft.

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hvac wrote:

Something tells me the Ike is going to be a big disappointment for the big Ford.


Heavy duty trucks with gas engines turn into turds when you strap on a big trailer and hit a grade. It'll only be disappointing if your expectations are unrealistic.


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IdaD wrote:

Heavy duty trucks with gas engines turn into turds when you strap on a big trailer and hit a grade. It'll only be disappointing if your expectations are unrealistic.

I was a no replacement for displacement guy... EcoBoost changed me [emoticon]

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philh wrote:

IdaD wrote:

Heavy duty trucks with gas engines turn into turds when you strap on a big trailer and hit a grade. It'll only be disappointing if your expectations are unrealistic.

I was a no replacement for displacement guy... EcoBoost changed me [emoticon]


True. That initial statement should have read "naturally aspirated engines" not "gas engines".

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IdaD wrote:

Heavy duty trucks with gas engines turn into turds when you strap on a big trailer and hit a grade. It'll only be disappointing if your expectations are unrealistic.


More precisely, NA engines turn into turds towing uphill at elevation.

As Ford EBs have proven, they can be monster towing machines (fuel economy and longevity is another story compared to diesel).

On the other hand, I've owned "NA" Detroit Diesels that were absolutely turds at elevation.

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mich800 wrote:

philh wrote:

IdaD wrote:

Heavy duty trucks with gas engines turn into turds when you strap on a big trailer and hit a grade. It'll only be disappointing if your expectations are unrealistic.

I was a no replacement for displacement guy... EcoBoost changed me [emoticon]


True. That initial statement should have read "naturally aspirated engines" not "gas engines".


Has there been a HD gas truck that wasn’t naturally aspirated?

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Considering this forum is for TOW vehicles, put a trailer behind them so the test means something.


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