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Old 01-22-14, 10:49 AM   #31
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when did you last drive an f-150? they're quiet and smooth.
Last couple of years. I cashed in on the Ford/Lincoln offers at the DC. Auto Show for pre-paid $50 Mastercards for dealer test-drives. Used one on a new F-150 and one on a Fusion Hybrid...a car that I was VERY impressed with.

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also, if likely decent fuel economy improvements come, i'd say ram and silverado will have a very hard time as many who buy trucks would LOVE to save some money on gas, especially farming and construction workers who tend to drive a lot of miles.
Oh, no doubt....and I mentioned that above (the likely effect of the lighter aluminum on MPG and vehicle handling/peformance). But let's see their faces if and when, after some hard use, those nice aluminum panels end up looking like pieces of crumpled-up Reynolds-Wrap.

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Old 01-22-14, 12:29 PM   #32
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Other than the diesel in the Ram 1500. A 2.7L EcoBoost F-150 may be the next mileage champ for the time being
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Old 01-22-14, 09:51 PM   #33
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I made a rendering of what the next Raptor could look like:


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Old 01-23-14, 12:51 AM   #34
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I made a rendering of what the next Raptor could look like:
whoa sign me up

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I do hate the new F150 deisgn, but that Raptor P-Shop looks stunning. Nicely done.
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Old 01-23-14, 02:56 PM   #36
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The lead designer of the new aluminum F-150 shows off some of its signature touches.
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Default Ford dealers offered discounts on tools to fix aluminum

Ford dealers offered discounts on tools to fix aluminum


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With the introduction of the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 (and the likely use of aluminum in future Ford products), Ford is looking to help its dealerships reduce costs related to repairing this more labor-intensive material. Automotive News is reporting that Ford dealers with body shops will require an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 in equipment and training to work on aluminum, and to help alleviate the financial burden of the new F-150, Ford has announced a special 20-percent discount on this equipment.

Dealers will be able to save up to $10,000 on tools such as welders, air-filtration systems and rivet guns and to create aluminum-specific work stations. The new F-150 goes on sale in the fourth quarter, and dealers have until October 31 to take advantage of this deal, according to the report.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/27/f...-repair-tools/

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Old 02-19-14, 03:10 PM   #38
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GM readying aluminum-body fullsize pickups

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Ford's extensive use of aluminum in its 2015 F-150 is a big deal. A really big deal. Big enough, in fact, that General Motors is reportedly changing its fullsize pickup strategy. According to The Wall Street Journal, The General has locked in partnerships with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. – companies that will supply aluminum for the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

"Ford's introduction of the 2015 F-150 pickup truck was a game changer, and it's the first, not the last, conversion of this type," Novelis spokesperson Charles Belbin told the Journal. The switch to aluminum has allowed Ford to shave roughly 700 pounds off its fullsize truck's curb weight. And while official mileage ratings have not been announced, the weight loss should go a long way for improving efficiency, especially when combined other efficiency-minded improvements including better aerodynamics and new, turbocharged V6 engines.

Of course, aluminum-bodied cars are nothing new. But extensive use of aluminum in a major, best-selling product like the Ford F-150 is expected to kick off widespread use of this weight-saving material as availability rises and cost decreases. The WSJ reports that GM had originally explored the idea of moving to aluminum pickups back in 2008, but abandoned the idea due to cost concerns amid economic woes.

The General's next-generation, aluminum-bodied pickups are due to arrive by late 2018, so Ford would appear to have a massive head start.
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Lol.... That was quick. Sorry GM.... FORD did it first.

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Lol.... That was quick. Sorry GM.... FORD did it first.

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And they'll be doing it for sometime . GM's trucks are new and won't be due till likely 2018 (article) as 2019 models. That's always weird to say haha
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note to self: look into alcoa stock
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Looks like a blast in the snow. Would love to see the Raptor too
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I made a rendering of what the next Raptor could look like:


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If they make this with an Ecoboost motor, I'm in. I've been waiting on the sidelines to buy a new truck.
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Old 02-28-14, 06:16 PM   #45
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Wow, it's been a LONG time since I've lusted after a pickup truck. This literally looks like a luxury car that can haul ****.
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