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Thread: EcoBoost F150 for Peterson's Ultimate Adventure

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    Default EcoBoost F150 for Peterson's Ultimate Adventure

    Peterson's 4x4 and Offroad Magazine hosts an annual gathering called the Ultimate Adventure. It's a week of mayhem on impossible trails and tough off-road parks. Participating vehicles are highly modified, but have to be road legal, and driven between venues. No trailer queens allowed.

    This year, Peterson's is building a Ford F150 with V6 EcoBoost motor for the Ultimate Adventure. Since the F150 uses independent front suspension, Peterson's is creating a one-off IFS that will be tough enough to handle 40 inch tires, diff lockers, and provide enough articulation to deal with extreme obstacles.

    The IFS project is described here
    http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/ultimat...t_4/index.html

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    I will be watching this project with interest. My next work truck will be another F150 and I have high hopes for the ecoboost V6. My previous work truck was an F150 (2004 Heritage Supercab) that has retired to my driveway as a tow vehicle for my trailer.It has about 310,000k on it and if history is any indication, the new truck will be a winner.
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    My current work truck is a 09 f-150 4x4 ccsb. I only have 37k miles on it and other than oil changes and 3 sets of tires I have zero problems with it. it is also very roomy for 4 adults.

    the truck sees some off road and it is worked hard with alot of idle time etc.

    we burn through mud tires after about 18-25k miles. Im now trying the new falken at tire.

    we run 285/70/17 on our trucks.

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    Hmm looks interesting, wouldn't it be easier to swap in an ecoboost in a Raptor since it already has a beefed up suspension?
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    I don't think the Raptor's suspension would stand up to 40" tires and the trails they tend to do on the UA. My guess is they are going to break the heck out of the front end of that truck.
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    well now that is one f150 i wouldnt mind driving around haha looks fun for sure

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    Marshal, thanks for sharing. The suspension mods seem to be working! The world's largest set of fender flares will be needed to make this F150 street-legal.

    The last two years' King of the Hammers race was won by a buggy with independent front suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haven View Post
    Marshal, thanks for sharing. The suspension mods seem to be working! The world's largest set of fender flares will be needed to make this F150 street-legal.

    The last two years' King of the Hammers race was won by a buggy with independent front suspension.
    it depends on what state you live in as far as making it street legal. for example, Kentucky - the state i live in has no tire coverage laws. fenders are simply not a required item. and if i remember correctly, in California where this truck was built and will live for a while till it starts hitting up the east coasts rock crawling (KY, PA, TN etc..) the tire coverage laws are there, but are not readily enforced.

    here is a photo of the "new" front suspension"

    its fully boxed chromoly 3/16ths plate with uniballs and a 2 ton unit baring from spidertrax as well as a HP60 from dynatrac as the center section, huge CV's and full hydro steering. id be very surprised if it failed.

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    yeah they tend to know what they are doing when they build those UA trucks, they always turn out super sick. that truck is going to be sweet when its done, i love the sound of the eco boost

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