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I’m not exactly sure how to figure it out, so I the GVWR is 6500 lb, so I subtract the payload right? And that’s the weight of the truck?
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Weight it, surprise follows! You can bend your head around the factory ratings but a Cat scale will give you a solid result. KM
Yeah I just don’t know where to weigh it. If my calculation is correct I’m sub 5000 lbs. like 4900 without me in it.
 
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My 2013 with that kind of calculation puts my 4x4 screw XLT at 5829 without me in it. I guess the 3.5 and steel body adds a lot of weight. I’m going to have to put my truck on a 91 Octane diet to get it to feel lighter.
I’m pretty sure the difference between the newer 3.5s and 2.7 is like 500lbs give or take.

That’s what I like about the 2.7 a lot. It feels so light and nimble. then when I drive my moms 3.5L it just feels slightly sluggish in terms of light throttle and how much rpm it gives.
now, if you get on it, it pulls, but it seems to have that power delay compared to the 2.7.

And something about the tune and the engine design makes it was to rev up in rpm much faster than the 3.5L. And I’ve heard people say it’s the size of the turbos. 2.7 has smaller turbos thus less turbo lag and wants to rev up faster. Not true, at least in my experience. My 2.7 still revs up fast, but has a slight torque delay because of the big turbos, but it still revs up quickly nonetheless. The 3.5 still has that engine rpm delay in my opinion. It has something to do with the design, maybe someone here knows exactly what im talking about.

Geez that was long winded.
 

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Have you driven a well tuned 3.5?
Don't get me wrong. I love the 2.7 and pulled my toy hauler all over America with that drivetrain. Incredible truck. Still have 2 of them in the family fleet.
But a well tuned 3.5, at least Gen2 as far as my experience, doesn't have a perceptible lag. It's frisky and ready at an instant. Of course that's assuming you aren't cruising at lug rpms.
No I have not driven a well tuned 3.5. I’m comparing my moms stock 3.5L to when my 2.7 was stock.
Tuned versus tuned would be interesting. It would be cool to grab a 3.5 tuned and a 2.7 tuned, both making very similar power and torque and take each for a test drive.

I guess I should ask you the same question. Have you driven a well tuned 2.7? Especially with larger turbos? 😁

But what I’m talking about snakebitten, is the engine design of the 2.7. I guess for this instance it would be best to compare a 2.7 6spd to a 3.5 with a 6 spd. The 2.7 just feels more rambunctious.
 

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May as well add mine for comparison sake. I know it's a RCSB 2WD XL, but it does not hurt to know the extreams.
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Compared to mass-hole mine is 1000 lighter on the front and 800 on the rear.

On the 2.7 compared to 3.5 remember the 2.7 is only offered on the lightest version fewer base options, 3.5 on upper gade versions adding more options and weight. KM
Yeah so my truck is about 500lbs heavier, but I have 4x4, and supercrew.
 
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No you dont. You can get a 3.5 in any trim. The only thing you cannot get the 3.5 in is an RCSB
That’s true. My boss had a 3.5L in an XL with an 8 foot bed.
 
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Understandable.
But down here an F150 is often the family's stationwagon or SUV or Minivan.

They pull up to Whataburger and a crowd climbs out. Often more than the number of seat belts onboard. :)
You live in Texas right? Down there everyone drives trucks and they’re mostly f150s and you’re right, those are peoples “family cars” haha. I’m not from Texas but that’s how me and my family are. 😂
 
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