2013 F150 FX4 Family Hauler

uscg2008

Explorer
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So after after transferring to Clearwater,Fl and living in our 5th for a while the wife and kid got tired of it so we sold the beast F350 and trailer as a package and I down sized to a F150. I downsized who we could get my wife into a newer, more fuel efficient car ( got her a 2019 Ford Esape 4wd 2.0l ecoboost) since she commutes 60+miles a day for work.

Specs:
2013 F150 FX4 3.5l ECOBOOST (55k at time of purchase)
6.5ft bed
Factory rear E-locker

Planned mods:
Eibach Pro Truck lift
Total Chaos or Camburg UCAs
AAL (depending how she sits with the leveling kit)
Raptor wheels w/ 315/70/17s
Aftermarket projector headlights
LED fogs
Tow Mirrows
SPD turbo adapters
S&B cold air intake
AFE 3" cat back exhaust
Turbosmart BOV
JLT Oil Separator
Powerstop brake kit
Raptor style grill
BD 30" light bar behind the grill
BD back up lights

Please follow along. I'll try and do a better job at chronicaling the build like my previous builds.
 
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uscg2008

Explorer
One of the common problems with this year of ecoboost is oil blow by and condensation getting trapped in the intercooler. The cheap easy fix is to drill a 1/16" hole in the corner of the intercooler to let it drain.


Also picked up some used Raptor take offs today off of FB for $600



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badm0t0rfinger

Raptor Apologist. Shitpost Extraordinaire.
I don't know enough about the ecoboosts but wouldn't a catch can help you with oil issue? You got a steal in those wheels! Excited to see more.
 

uscg2008

Explorer
A catch can will help and I have already ordered one but a catch can won't help with the water that's being condensed from the charge air coming from the turbos in extra humid climates like FL.
 

ITTOG

Well-known member
I bought raptor takeoffs of Facebook for $350. Unfortunately I had to downsize to 285/75r17's because stock tires wouldn't fit without spacers.

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uscg2008

Explorer
What size lift were you running? I've scene guys running 2.5" lift that just had to do some minor plastic trimming or a little adjustment of the front and rear crash bars


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Jnich77

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So after after transferring to Clearwater,Fl and living in our 5th for a while the wife and kid got tired of it so we sold the beast F350 and trailer as a package and I down sized to a F150. I downsized who we could get my wife into a newer, more fuel efficient car ( got her a 2019 Ford Esape 4wd 2.0l ecoboost) since she commutes 60+miles a day for work.

Specs:
2013 F150 FX4 3.5l ECOBOOST (55k at time of purchase)
6.5ft bed
Factory rear E-locker

Planned mods:
Eibach Pro Truck lift
Total Chaos or Camburg UCAs
AAL (depending how she sits with the leveling kit)
Raptor wheels w/ 315/70/17s
Aftermarket projector headlights
LED fogs
Tow Mirrows
SPD turbo adapters
S&B cold air intake
AFE 3" cat back exhaust
Turbosmart BOV
JLT Oil Separator
Powerstop brake kit
Raptor style grill
BD 30" light bar behind the grill
BD back up lights

Please follow along. I'll try and do a better job at chronicaling the build like my previous builds.

Ya know...with out a proper tune, those performance mods won't amount to much. ;-)
 

Jnich77

Director of Adventure Management Operations
Is Ford aware of the problem? If so what's their solution?
I interestingly enough, Ford makes a catch can for the 5.0 in the F150 and the Mustang.

As for them being "aware" any direct injected motor has the potential to make the valves and head nasty over time...a catch can simply helps keep things clean.

I have run one on every car, truck, or boat that I have ever owned.
 
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uscg2008

Explorer
Ya know...with out a proper tune, those performance mods won't amount to much. ;-)
you are kind of right but better free flowing parts don't hurt a vehicle that has a computer that Is constantly making fuel/air ratio adjustments. A lot of these aftermarket parts just let the turbos spool quicker and help reduce those EGTs. But, yes a Banks Derringer tuner would be in the future as well
[/QUOTE] I have ordered the JLT oil catch can already.
 

Jnich77

Director of Adventure Management Operations
you are kind of right but better free flowing parts don't hurt a vehicle that has a computer that Is constantly making fuel/air ratio adjustments. A lot of these aftermarket parts just let the turbos spool quicker and help reduce those EGTs. But, yes a Banks Derringer tuner would be in the future as well
Lol @ Banks. Try Brew City Boost or one of the other shops that have a muuuuuch better reputation. A "canned tune" like the ones from Banks are not even in the same league as Brew City Boost or 5 Star tuning. Don't go with SSI though, they have a long and well documented history of sacrificing reliability for power.

Adding preformance parts to an EcoBoost that's still running the stock "tune" won't get you much of anything. It has a very narrow window that it operates in and no amount of bolt ons will change that. The truck will literailly ignore them since they deviate from stock.

I'd probably get a tune before any of the parts and then add the parts all at once and then get a revision to include them.

Also, the exhaust will only add noise, not power. If you want to make power, get a down pipe with high flow cats. The stock exhaust flows plenty for a truck with stock turbos.
 
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badm0t0rfinger

Raptor Apologist. Shitpost Extraordinaire.
I have used 5 star and I really liked it.

Banks is really good a the "sell" ... Just go check out their youtube channel. Never would I ever thought I would spend hours watching some old guy talk about differential covers. I don't think their products are markedly better than a similar product.

Also SDP Perfomance makes some good stuff. I've helped a buddy install the turbo adapter kit and man the circumference of their opening compared to stock was insane.... like half an inch bigger.
 

Jnich77

Director of Adventure Management Operations
I have used 5 star and I really liked it.

Banks is really good a the "sell" ... Just go check out their youtube channel. Never would I ever thought I would spend hours watching some old guy talk about differential covers. I don't think their products are markedly better than a similar product.

Also SDP Perfomance makes some good stuff. I've helped a buddy install the turbo adapter kit and man the circumference of their opening compared to stock was insane.... like half an inch bigger.

I like 5 star too...but I went with Brew City due the their Highlander/Macgiver tunes not being octane specific. I do have a very aggressive 93 octane tune for the track, but I wouldn't run it on a daily basis.

Turbo adapters plus a high flow down pipe are always a better investment than an exhaust system.
 
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uscg2008

Explorer
Thanks for the info dudes, got a lot to learn about this new truck since I'm coming back to the gas market after having two diesels previously before this.
 
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