I've experienced the sway control kicking in one time...It was a harrowing experience. I was thankful for the intervention, but it damn near lets you shat yourself first before it kicks in.Well, I am back..... Lots to say about the 19 and its towing ability.....
1st off, the 5* tow tune is a beast........
second......... I have never experienced the trailer sway thing like this 19 F-150 produced on this trip in just 12mph of side wind.... same hitch, same trailer as I towed with my 15 F-150, that by the way never swayed left or right.....ever!
No happy with the trailer sway..... at all... it was down right scary a couple of times
Trip up the mountain, 3 1/2 hr from sea level to over 6500ft... 93 degrees out... pulled the mountains at an average of 65mph... never seen the trans get over 219..... averaged 11.1 mpg for the trip... Sometimes on the flats she was rolling rigt at 68-70mph with ease... I know I could have backed off, but I wanted to put the truck through it on its 1'st trip
coming home, kept it pretty much at 65mph..... 12 mph siode wind when I hit the flats.... WOW... the trailer sway was all over the place..... after coming out of an over pass crossing under, the trailer sway light kicked on the decreased the power.... scared the crap out of the wife...Lol
After that it was white knucles for the last 70 miles, with 12mph side wind...... I am not happy at all with the sway!!!!
I thought the same, and looking at replacement part #s, seems they are the same.... but I am no expert....I think maybe the raptor got different turbos in 19. They are port shrouded and have new turbines. I think the regular 3.5 might be the same.
Tweaks for the Raptor are a little more subtle. Goslawski explained that there are really four significantly different power-parts a Raptor gets that a regular F-150 doesn’t:
- New pistons, which allow for higher compression.
- The compressor wheel on the turbo, which allows for a peak boost of 18 psi.
- The exhaust, which is a true dual system on the Raptor with a stainless manifold instead of cast-iron.
- And cooling, which gets an extra cooling radiator right up front in the engine bay with dedicated fans that, “yes, are submersible in mud.”