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    Bought a 2018 LX570

    When did I broadly claim F150's had overheating issues? In fact, I think I specifically said "my F150". And I dont think YOU belong in my thread just like you don't think Ecoboosts don't belong in trucks. Please leave my thread and delete your posts as you are derailing its intended purpose...
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    Bought a 2018 LX570

    Some light reading on F150 overheating issues since you're so skeptical: https://www.f150ecoboost.net/threads/running-hot-when-towing-controversial-idea.74204/#replies I know of 3-4 people here in Utah who have had anything from 2012 to 2019's with the max tow package and have experienced bad...
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    Bought a 2018 LX570

    Imho, everything about the LX is nicer than the GX unless the width is really a concern. The 5.7L is MUCH stouter than the 4.6L and the 8 speed is tuned infinitely better tuned than the GX's 6 speed. I even had a Yotaworks tune on my GX and it still sucked in comparison. I really liked my F150...
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    Bought a 2018 LX570

    I have been hunting for a vehicle for a while that was smaller than my F150 for the trails, but more capable towing than my GX460. I poked around Gladiator Ecodiesels and the new Colorado ZR2, but everything seemed like a fairly large compromise. The Gladiator was great when I test drove it, and...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Just an update. I decided to skip the Gladiator. While I really liked it and enjoyed driving it, there was just too much bad feedback about coolant temperatures and what not towing. I decided I didnt wanna deal with that nonsense since I had already fought that battle with my F150 since the...
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    New Tacoma vs Colorado vs Ranger

    And the headlights and pretty much everything in the truck.
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    New Tacoma vs Colorado vs Ranger

    The ZR2 comes factory with the HO/TurboMax making 430 ft-lbs. I dont have a 10 speed, which was kind of my point. I have a much shorter top gear than the 10 speed as well as shorter axle ratio and I felt like the RPM's were kinda high on the ZR2. No I did not but ZR2's have only come with the...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    I ended up test driving a 2023 ZR2 and was seriously disappointed with how that engine felt. No way was it making 430 ft-lbs in the real world. I went down to the dealer thinking I would likely be walking away with the truck, so I took my 6400 lb 2014 F150 Ecoboost(the one that made 420 ft-lbs...
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    New Tacoma vs Colorado vs Ranger

    That is a bit odd. But at least in my experience with my F150 and the Ecoboost motor, big tires dont really bother it. I went to 315/70R17 KO2's on my truck and it was a pretty minimal drama, unlike going to 285/70's on my GX460. Also, I was kind of surprised at how many RPM's it turned on the...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    I agree, the Ecodiesel is a very nice motor after driving 3 of them.
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Thats strange because the Ranger Raptor here is something like $55.5k but is fully loaded. The only major option is the spray in bed liner. An optioned out ZR2 is like $52k or 53k.
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    New Tacoma vs Colorado vs Ranger

    So I test drove the ZR2 tonight. Pretty much fully loaded except for the bose sound system. It had the Convenience Package, Safety Package and Tech Package. Overall a very nice truck and the interior felt and looked nice. Its a little tight(we fit two car seats in there and its a squeeze) but...
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    New Tacoma vs Colorado vs Ranger

    Three ZR2's finally arrived at a dealer here so I think I am going to go take a look. I did sit in a Colorado WT the other day though and, even being the bottom of the barrel trim, the interior was not half bad. I do think the rear seat is smaller than the Gladiators I have been looking at so...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    No, the dealers seem to be throwing 7% discount on themselves in addition to the 15% Jeep is doing, for 22% total. At 22% discount these Jeeps are still coming in at ~$57000. You can get them cheaper than that, but then there is no hard top, heated seats, led headlights or any of that stuff...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Sorry, back on track. I have a few Jeeps that are in transit that I have identified as winners, but my goodness, the prices are insane. Even with the 15% off msrp plus what the dealers are throwing on top of that(i figure 22% total), a decently equipped Rubicon Ecodiesel is coming out to like...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    I just wanna point out that, since I got my Chevy Bolt, it would take me about 30 years to hit 160,000 miles. Not all of us care. My F150 is almost 9 years old since I bought it and has 116k miles, 8.5 of those years it was our primary vehicle. If I bought a Gladiator right now with a 5...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    2218 post about overheating. Tons of different people with all years and options of trucks. You'll find a ton of posts from me in there trying to remedy my situation. https://www.f150ecoboost.net/threads/running-hot-when-towing-controversial-idea.74204/page-111#post-1417866 The F150forum.com...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Everyone ive ever talked to with an Ecoboost F150 here in Utah has had issues. They got better over the years but still could overheat. The first gens were really bad. 2015’s were a little better due to the larger radiator. 2018+ were even better. But still, i know several people here in Utah...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Yeah the key really is radiator frontal area from my experience. Any trucks that are built for high load towing have really large radiators in height and width, but are not necessarily thick. Like the Godzilla 7.3L Radiator is thinner than my stock F150 radiator but dwarfs it in the height and...
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    Gladiator - Good/Bad?

    Ford didnt start using J2807 until 2015 at which time the radiator in the F150 increased in frontal area by 20%. But the GCWR of the 2015 F150 stayed the same as my 2014 at 17100 lbs and stayed there until the 2018 F150 got chassis upgrades and an even bigger radiator. So a 2018+ F150 with...
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