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New Truck: 2013 F-150

I'm glad to say that I'm back into a Ford truck!  My brother bought my '10 Silverado ext cab, which allowed my to go buy this supercrew.  It's a Lariat which is amazingly luxurious for a truck...really nicer than what I wanted/needed but I got a really good deal on it.

It's blue jeans metallic with I believe the 501a package.  It also has the 7700 gvwr package along with (my favorite part) the 6.2 engine.  It's fairly rare to find in a non-Raptor F150.

I really like it so far.  It's a lot more solid feeling and better riding/handling than past F150's I've owned and has plenty of HP to boot.  I drove it about 3 hours home from the dealer where I bought it and was really surprised to see 19 mpg on the display.

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'88 'bird, 10.9:1 306 w/TFS top end, forged rods/pistons, T-5 swap & bunch of other stuff, 1-family owned, had it since ‘98, 5.0tbrd88 on Instagram and YouTube

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #1
Looks like a nice ride. Had no idea you could get a 6.2 in a non-raptor.

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #2
Nice!

I think the 6.2 is only available on the SD now and not the F-150.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #3
Nice truck! looks like my 12 I just traded in.  Also had no idea you could get a 6.2 in these!
Brian R.
88 2.3t Ranger
83 TC  gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #4
Thanks guys.  Finding the 6.2 in a non-Raptor is very rare which is why I jumped on this one when I found it.  I believe in the first few years (2011+) the 6.2 was only available in the raptor, Harley-Davidson edition, and the Lariat limited.  In '13 and '14 they opened it up to some of the other trim levels. 

Thunderjet302; I believe you are right, they phased the 6.2 out of the F-150 line with the 2015+ new models.  ��
'88 'bird, 10.9:1 306 w/TFS top end, forged rods/pistons, T-5 swap & bunch of other stuff, 1-family owned, had it since ‘98, 5.0tbrd88 on Instagram and YouTube

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #5
Checked the oil in the new truck last night and found it to be waaaay over full.  My guess is either 1.) dipshiznit dealership employee overfilled it carelessly or 2.) the truck was started, moved 10 feet and shut off again multiple times resulting in moisture and/or Unburnt fuel in the crankcase.  We used to run into this from time to time at the John Deere dealer I previously worked at.

I called the wife to see if she could stop and grab some oil on her way home tonight.  Looks like the 6.2 holds 7 quarts of synthetic oil so it won't be a cheap oil change.  But the peace of mind is worth it I guess.
'88 'bird, 10.9:1 306 w/TFS top end, forged rods/pistons, T-5 swap & bunch of other stuff, 1-family owned, had it since ‘98, 5.0tbrd88 on Instagram and YouTube

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #6
I would guess 1.  Looks like a nice truck.  I have a Chevy with a 6.0, let me know what your real MPG are, my 6.0 is a gas drinker.  Guess my 1500HD is a heavy pig.

My buddy with a Raptor, is getting around 13 avg.
Mike

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #7
congrats, nice ride

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #8
Quote from: mcb82gt;456315
I would guess 1.  Looks like a nice truck.  I have a Chevy with a 6.0, let me know what your real MPG are, my 6.0 is a gas drinker.  Guess my 1500HD is a heavy pig.

My buddy with a Raptor, is getting around 13 avg.

I averaged 16.3 mpg on my first tank.  This included the 3 hour drive home from buying it along with some short trips and idling in park with the a/c blasting to keep the wife and kids cool while I ran some errands.  I'm pretty impressed so far.  The truck has 3.55 gears which seem to be ideal.
'88 'bird, 10.9:1 306 w/TFS top end, forged rods/pistons, T-5 swap & bunch of other stuff, 1-family owned, had it since ‘98, 5.0tbrd88 on Instagram and YouTube

New Truck: 2013 F-150

Reply #9
Quote from: 50tbrd88;456508
I averaged 16.3 mpg on my first tank.  This included the 3 hour drive home from buying it along with some short trips and idling in park with the a/c blasting to keep the wife and kids cool while I ran some errands.  I'm pretty impressed so far.  The truck has 3.55 gears which seem to be ideal.


That sounds really good!  Nice truck.
Mike