We've been talking with a potential customer this week about a winch mount for the Ford F150 Ecoboost. Even though the Ecoboost is garnering a larger and larger market share, fully functional after-market winch mounts are still a rare option due to the placement of the intercooler and vent port. Let Sterling Equipment answer this question for the nearly 500,000 F150 Ecoboost drivers:
"Can I mount your winch mount guard to my EcoBoost Ford F150?"
YES, and with no modifications.
Our stock winch mount guards for the 2009-2014 Ford F150 do not block the vent port (as shown in photo) for the intercooler on EcoBoost equipped trucks (almost 50% of all F150's sold in 2013).
Apparently, someone sells a $1000 kit to move the intercooler so you can mount some competitors' winch mounts, costing an additional amount of money. Why spend so much extra time and money, when you can just buy a guard from Sterling Equipment? It will look great, it will work great, and it won't cause any issue with the Ecoboost engine.
We can even add expanded metal mesh in the lower face of our guards to provide additional protection for the Ecotech intercoolers.