I hear you, but if you have turbos capable of producing X amount of BTUs over X amount of time and you know the cooling system can only handle Y amount of BTUs over Y amount of time, then what you have is something with untapped potential. It's simple math. It's like saying "We know the motor is totally capable, but instead of enabling that, we're just going to cut it off with computer logic." Certainly there is a limit to the stock engineering, but it's much more capable than they allow. This IMO is a deliberate handicap.I'm maybe a little less cynical about the complexity of all this. I'm not defending complexity for the sake of complexity, but I think we might underestimate just how much sophistication is actually REQUIRED to operate a motor like the 3.5 Ecoboost.
I also believe that while we can scratch our heads sometimes and think "what were they thinking?", if you look at it from another perspective you can't help but notice that there must be some REALLY REALLY smart people working at Ford.
Boostking's posts are the perspective that I am pointing out. I don't want to put words in his mouth but guys like him and Matt at GearHead are the kind of people that in an effort to speak to someone like me about what is underlying in these trucks, they may not know it but the one thing that I DO understand that they are conveying is that Ford did some AMAZING engineering.
My 2021 Hybrid is just a huge leap in bringing even more of that engineering prowess to the consumer. I'm currently digesting some of what is in it from Fords own documentation. It's mind blowing.
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What's interesting is they haven't even capitalized on the potential. Get some REAL cooling in there, slap a tune on it and sell a F150 HP for 10K more.