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Old 01-13-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Aluminum F150

Has anyone seen the new Ford F150 with the aluminum body?
They are claiming 700# lighter on the F150.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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Got this from Ford today. There is an interesting article today in the Dallas Morning News about the truck.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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Saw this on the news this morning...anyone hear about improved mileage?...
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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All aluminum body, wider stance, increased the strength of the frame steel from 22% high tensile to 77% high tensile steel with bigger cross sections. Base engine 2.7 tturbo v-6, wider, increased towing and hauling capacity with the 3.5 tt. 2.7 will give increased gas mileage but they did not release any numbers. Dropped the 6.2 engine. High tech interior with 360 outside monitors. Sales will start in the fall.

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:50 PM   #5
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All aluminum body, increased the strength of the frame steel from 22% high tensile to 77% high tensile steel with bigger cross sections. ...
Stronger is always good - you never know when you might need it...
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:54 PM   #6
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I hope that wasn't you.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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I hope that wasn't you.
No but it was amazing to see what happened to that Ford when this 70 foot blue spruce fell on it. While it was dented and bashed, the passenger compartment was essentially uncompromised - somewhat comforting.
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So glad that did not happen to you, Janet.
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Should help most in the parts of the country that salt for snow and ice.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #10
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Love the look of the 2015, lots of nice upgrades!
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