We purchased the F150 5.4l v-8 for its powerful towing capability. We tow a travel trailer that weighs in @ 7200lbs. dry/wt. We have the 2wd SuperCrew with auto transmission. We live in northern California and the F-150 Triton 5.4l v8 has no problem at all pulling over Donner Summit or over the Siskiyou Mountains into Oregon. The ride is very comfortable, for I am 6'4" and I not small in stature, and the handling is smooth. Very road worthy when pulling the trailer. I am very satisfied with the overall performance and comfort of the F150 SuperCrew. The mileage when pulling trailer in cruise control @ 55- 60mph range in overdrive is around 11- 12mpg. Not pulling trailer about 17mpg, not bad for a truck.
This truck is by far the most reliable of them yet. Maybe after a few years then new F-150's will bypass the milestone Ford has set for the reliability of its F-150 models.
Everything except the 2WD grille and bumper.
Put some bigger tires on it. Look into better wheel styles. Keep the front ends the same, I have many problems when ordering parts with different grille styles, different bumpers. I don't know why they had to change the bumper and grille so that the 4WD and 2WD are different.
STARTING AT 1K MILES THE ENGINE
KNOCKED LIKE A DIESEL UNTIL IT WARMED
UP.(65 DEGREE WEATHER SO IT WAS NOT
THAT COLD) FORD CLAIMS THAT PISTON
SLAP IS NORMAL!!! WHEN RUNNING THE
TRUCK KINDA HARD IN EVERY GEAR WHEN
THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTED IT MADE A
SCREECHING NOISE. (DEALER COULD NOT
DUPLICATE) DRIVER SIDE DOOR RATTLED
LIKE IT WAS FULL OF ROCKS. I HAD MORE
FAITH IN MY 1985 F150 W/ 170k MILES
THAN I HAD WITH MY 03 W/ 9K MILES THAT
I LOST ALOT OF MONEY ON WHEN I TRADED
IT IN, BECAUSE I COULD NOT SEE MAKING
ONE MORE PAYMENT ON!!!
NICE BODY STYLING AND INTERIOR
BUILD WITH MORE QUALITY LIKE THEY
CLAIM IN ALL OF THEIR ADS. TAKE SOME
TIPS FROM HONDA!