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My new 2021 F150 XLT Supercrew

Discussion in '2021+ Ford F-150' started by kevinatfms, May 28, 2021.

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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    First round of parts incoming:

    1. AEM dry flow drop in filter.
    2. Gator SFX Tri-Fold Bed Cover
    3. Ford OE Rear Wheel Well Liners

    Update when they come in.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Truck got 20.5mpg on its first tank so far. This is around 5-7mpg less than the Colordao but isnt terrible for a 5000lb truck.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Rear wheel wells installed. Cleans the back end of the truck up immensely.

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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Looking better
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Gator Bed Cover installed. Great cover, same one i had on my Colorado. It runs $329, tri-fold with clips to hold it into the open position and its easily removable in around 10 minutes.
     
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    I bought a brand new F150 2.7 ecoboost in 2015. When I decided to purchase a new 2020 F150...the 2.7 was the only engine I'd even consider. It's that good.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Just depends on the needs. The 2.7 has proven itself after the 1st few years of oil leaks and turbo issues.
     
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    7998 Don't Care Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Nice truck, congrats. I love my '21 XLT with the 2.7. It is equipped similar to yours with the 302a and 3.73's. I also have a 2019 Platinum with the 3.5. My '21 I consistently get 21 to 21.5 mpgs and that's with me doing 85-90 mph everywhere. The sync is lightyears better than the '19. I can say "Navigate to _____" or "Call ____" and it get's it right the first time. I've never experienced that in any of my other 5 Fords.
    I've towed 7,000 lbs recently from a dead stop up a steep 1/2 mile grade and it accelerated no problem to 65 mph. And last week I had 1 1/4 tons of stone in the bed then drove it 70 miles. You knew the weight was back there but it was very stable and settled. I had to induce sway to unsettle it.

    In comparison to my '19 3.5, once I switched to 87 octane I can just manage 18+ mpgs. It is noticeably faster than the 2.7 and power difference is much more noticeable when towing.
    Other than that the '21 is a better truck in just about every measure.
     
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    Very Nice! If you have not put it in Sport Mode and then nailed it you're in for a hella fun time! Huge Difference! Welcome to the club!
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    I have! Its a bit touchy for me. Normal feels great so i could only really see myself using Sport mode sparingly. I do love the cool Eco coach thing also. They packed a bunch of features into the truck that entertain us along the journey.
     
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    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah my wife HATES Sport Mode because it's lurchy if you will. Very touchy as you mentioned...no lag which means not as smooth.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Wondering what parameters are being changed....throttle scaling(literally feels like a Pedal Commander installed), transmission shift schedule, shift timing?
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Crossing 1000 miles on my way home today.
     
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    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    Probably all the above and more stuff I don't understand..lol
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    So thinking of leveling the truck. 1.5" Motofab level spacers + 275/75R18's(33's).
     
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    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    Level will def make it look better. I did end up with a 4” lift so was the level a waste of time and money….one could say so. Depends on what your end goal is.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Just leveling it would be fine. Wont need more than that. Its 99% daily/tow vehicle and probably wont see much more than jobsites for "offroad" adventures. The rake is insane with the FX4 and trailer package though, nearly 3" difference front to rear. Only going to do 1.5" over the common 2-2.5" ones up front. Keep a little rake to it for towing my Fiesta or Elantra.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Purchased the Ford Performance M-18954-F15R tow hook kit. Some contrasting red on the front will poke out from the crowd.
     
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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Picked up Lamin-X yellow fog light film. Have had them on my 05 Mustang, Fiesta, Colorado and now my F150. Always a good product and i love the yellow fog look.
     

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