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Hi all. I've been reading this forum as an unregistered user for the past few weeks and finally decided to dive in. I'm currently running a 2006 F-150 4X4 SCAB with the 5.4 and 3.73 limited slip. It's a great truck and only has 70,000 miles, but my two year old is quite cramped in the back with his car seat. Time to upgrade to a SCREW! I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone can help me out with.

1) I'm not entirely sold on the ELD. Since I trailer occasionally I definitely would like to stick with the 3.73, or the 3.55 and probably get the Max Tow package. However, I would really like to do a two-wheeled burnout! What are your thoughts?

2) I've got a good relationship with a Ford dealer and since my grandfather retired from Ford I get the Z plan discount. Has anyone had any problems ordering a truck? I've never done it and am thinking of doing that rather than buying off the lot.

3) What else do I need to know? You guys are the experts, so please weigh in.
 

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You won't be disappointed! I have 4 kiddos. 1 still in a car seat and 2 still in boosters and there is plenty of room in my Screw.

I like the e-locker. I will go out on a limb here and say that if you lock the rear diff you will do some amazing 2 wheeled burnouts if that is important to you.

I used X-Plan but bought off of the lot so I cant help you there.

Whet else?

These trucks are awesome! You will not be disappointed at all.

Lots of great information here so enjoy!

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Go to the Ford website and build your own. I would definitley get the max tow package with 3:73's and the trailer towing mirrors.. The trim level (XLT, Lariat etc.) is up to you and what you can afford. Go to your dealer and show him what you want and have him order it for you. I prefer the 4x4 as I live out in the boonies and need to go through snow sometimes. You can still do a burn out in two wheel drive. These trucks will burn out too. As SPPD mentioned, lots of room in the back seat of a SCREW. Good luck with your purchase and welcome to the forum.
 

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Thanks guys. It's actually less about doing burn outs and more about having a nicer pull while towing. Historically LSDs have been better for towing than an open rear. Anybody seen a hiccup or anything with the ESP controlled open end while towing at highway speed?
 

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Not sure what you mean by ESP. I have towed my 27 foot travel trailer with cruise control engaged in both auto and manual. Locking it in 5th gear doesn't seem to change the MPG very much. Tow/haul mode is nice when going down hill. Gas mileage while towing is not good but, these trucks sure do tow nice. Lots of information in the towing thread on this forum.
 

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Thanks guys. It's actually less about doing burn outs and more about having a nicer pull while towing. Historically LSDs have been better for towing than an open rear. Anybody seen a hiccup or anything with the ESP controlled open end while towing at highway speed?
I am towing a very large conventional Travel Trailer and have had absolutely no issues towing on the Highway. I just set the cruise to 55mph or 64mph depending on road conditions. The truck has never struggled, groaned, and will hold 6th gear on all but the longest up grades. I have never had the trucks Electronic Sway Controller kick in using the Andersen or the ProPride hitches. Die Hard 3/4 and 1 ton drivers will scoff all day when they see me pulling down the highway, but they just don't accept or won't accept that the EcoBeast is built for towing and does tow extremely well. Then when I unhitch I get about 23+ mpg on the Hwy and around 18 in the city. IMHO the EcoBeast is the best of both worlds. Empty comfort, ride, economy and towing and hauling powerhouse.

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