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One of the most discussed topics in the automotive world is trying to find a vehicle that "does it all." The Ford F-150 is the best selling truck in North America to date. When it came time to get a new shop truck, the answer was obvious. TAG Motorsports retired its old workhorse for something a little more fun and effective for daily use. The turbocharged V-6 has been well received by F-series buyers and it is quite right for TAG as well.

A few days after this idea was thought of, a new 2012 Ford F-150 FX4 EcoBoost was at the shop. We quickly got to work on this truck and it was shortly off to get wrapped in matte-red. We want to show the TAG colors, but do it in a fun and different way. It is not too often you find a matte red F-150 running around the streets!

Ecoboost stats:

-EcoBoost V6 model Bone Stock makes 365-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, with 90% of that torque at 1700 rpm.
-40 more pound-feet of torque than the V-8 (420 pound-feet total) and does so at a lower RPM
-Ecoboost F-150 gets 16/22 mpg, which beats the V-8 version
-Capable of towing 11,300lbs

After we got the truck wrapped, it was on to the wrenching! The end result was a beautiful work of art for the new TAG Motorsports F-150 shop truck.

Mod List:

-35" Goodyear MTR Tires
-17" KMC Enduro Beadlock Wheels Custom Coated Matte Black with BeadLock Ring Coated To Match Vehicle
-Front Suspension - Custom valved FOX 2.5" Reservoir Coilovers Giving Us 11.5" of Useable Travel
-Front Suspension - Camburg 1" Uniball Upper Control Arms Retaining The Factory 4WD System
-Rear Suspension - Custom Valved FOX 2.5" Reservoir Shocks Giving Almost 12" of Travel
-Custom Designed Factory Front Grill Integrating a 30" RIGID LED Light Bar
-AFE Cat Back Exhaust Ceramic Coated in Black
-Injen Intake
-BullyDog "TripleDog" Gauge/Tuner Custom Mounted in Dash
-ModernImage Burnt Red Wrap
-AMP Research Power Retractable Running Boards


We would like to give a shout out to our friends at the following companies for helping make this project happen!
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
WHEEL PROS & KMC WHEELS
CAMBURG ENGINEERING
MODERN IMAGE
EVANS TIRE & SERVICE CENTERS

The final result.... A shop truck perfect for Running Parts or Towing Customer Vehicles - while doing 16+ MPG's ;)

For more information - Please visit us on the web at TAGMotorsports.com or give us a call at (888)920-1766









 
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looks great! I never knew the Ecoboost V6 made that kind of power stock. Very cool seeing where trucks are headed
 

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nice shop truck!

i wonder what type of power the ecoboost is capable of with ECU tuning and more boost?
 

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nice shop truck!

i wonder what type of power the ecoboost is capable of with ECU tuning and more boost?
The rods are powdered crap but everything else on the motor is pretty stout. It has big power potential. The turbos themselves are very small and are already hitting the limits on the stock block, to break the 500hp mark those will need to be swapped.

I have setup over 100 of these trucks with new software, and have a few supercrews pushing low 12sec 1/4mile times with just custom tuning and light bolt on's.
 

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It is nice to see shops building up Ecoboosts. It is a quite a beast stock.
 

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what power did it make after you guys were done?

any vids of this beast?
 
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