The 6 speed has been programmed for fairly smooth shifts in the normal transmission mode. Obviously it doesn't have to deal with as much torque as with an EcoBoost or the V8, so maybe it can have slower shifts without danger of clutch damage. After the 1-2shift, all the shifts are clutch only, with the torque converter locked up. Both the 6 speed and 10 speed have been used with all the engines in various generations, it'd be interesting to compare them.Was it smoother because of the 6 speed or the engine?
When I see posts like this I completely cringe... you realize that the stock 3.3 has more horsepower than any truck engine ever offered in an F150 prior to the 12th generation when the 5.0 and 3.5 EB were introduced... right?I’m looking to buy a F150. Read a couple places the 3.3 motor is light on power. I don’t like turbo motors, at least on passenger vehicles. Has anyone ever put a chip or programmer modification on their truck?
8200 is too much for it. We have a 4x4 screw XL work truck with the NA V6 and it’s very serviceable until it’s time to tow, then we use the 2wd V8 Silverado or the ExpeditionNow that this motor gets the 10-speed auto, I am very interested in seeing a review video or someone giving their experience in how this drives. With the 3.73 this is rated to tows 8,200 pounds according to the towing guide. It seems like a reasonable way to go. But I'm curious how it sounds and feels to drive.