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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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2011 Max Tow 3.5 EcoBoost only

The new 2011 F150 are up on the Ford sites. If you select Max Tow, it automatically selects 3.5 EcoBoost engine. Why can't you have the 5.0 with Max Tow. Will the $600 Optional Tow package give you the extra Leaf spring and 20:1 steering ratio like the Max Tow. I don't think so because GVWR has gone down to 7200 vice 7700. Also the Tow package does not give you the EBC, it's an extra option. Seems weird the lighter 5.0 with more HP and Torque than the 5.4 is rated less in towing capability which begs the question were the 09/10 5.4 overated at 11,300lb towing capability, not that I would tow more than 8000lbs with a F150 anyway but that's just me.

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I see the 3.5 EB now showing up at dealerships across the country.

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I looked at several different dealerships across the country and could not find one 5.0 with a Max Tow package. A Super Cab or Super Crew 4x4 with 3.73 or 355 Ls and 5.0 has a GVWR of 7200 while the Limited with 3.73 Ls and 6.2 has a GVWR of 7350. All the Max Tow had the 3.5 EB w/373 LS and a GVWR of 7700 the same as my 2010 F150 3.73 Ls and 5.4

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If your building a 4x2 truck.
This is what i have found
Ford doesn't want you getting a 5.0 with a Max tow pkg. Also it seems as though you can not get LSD 3.73 gears with the 5.0.

Now if building a 4x4
Same deal goes for the Max tow pkg. have to have a 3.5L Eco.
but for the 5.0L you can get it with LSD 3.73 gears
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Will the $600 Optional Tow package give you the extra Leaf spring and 20:1 steering ratio like the Max Tow?
I've looked everywhere I can think of and I can't find any mention of different steering ratio or an extra leaf with Tow or Max Tow. Where did you get this info?

Everything I've read says that the only difference between Tow and Max Tow is the brake controller, an upgraded bumper, and tow mirrors.

An extra leaf makes sense since none of the equipment I've listed boosts GVWR, but I can't find any mention of it anywhere.
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I've looked everywhere I can think of and I can't find any mention of different steering ratio or an extra leaf with Tow or Max Tow. Where did you get this info?

Everything I've read says that the only difference between Tow and Max Tow is the brake controller, an upgraded bumper, and tow mirrors.

An extra leaf makes sense since none of the equipment I've listed boosts GVWR, but I can't find any mention of it anywhere.
Here is what I found on the US Ford sites in 2010.

Max Trailer Tow Package - $680
Upgraded rear bumper; Trailer towing preparation includes tow hook; Class IV trailer hitch receiver; 7-pin wiring harness; Heavy duty engine cooling system; Auxiliary transmission cooler; Upgraded rear springs (with 18" tires); Heavy Duty front eye bushing; 20:1 steering gear; Requires: [99V] 5.4L Flex Fuel 3V EFI V-8 Engine And [54P] Side Mirrors, Manual Telescoping Trailer Tow w/Power Glass And [X26] Optional Axle Ratio (3.73); Or [XB6] 3.73 Limited Slip Rear Axle.

Thats why I'm wondering about the 2011's Max Tow

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