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post #1 of 8 Old 07-15-2016, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Starting to see Aluminum f-150 everywhere!!

It makes me smile when I see the new f-150<s. I was afraid that this bold move could hurt Ford. GM and Dodge are trying to do everything they can to hurt their sales like dumping rocks in a truck without a bed liner.


As soon as that diesel engine is out, they will DOMINATE the truck market even more. Hope it<s a bullet proof engine of the start.


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I see tons of them here too. There is a reason the F150 is the best selling truck in NA.

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In the US it must be even more impressive to see them. Canada is not a big market (despite that they are the best seller here too, our population is very small compared to the US. But still, I like seeing the new f-150 in BIG numbers

Hope we get aluminum in the Ford Suv's next. Escape is heavy for it's class.

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Last time I heard, the Kentucky Truck Plant was retooling its body shop for aluminum, to be in the 2017 Super Duty & future generations of the Expedition/Navigator.

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Yes, glad to see them everywhere here now. They really are nice!
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If the F-150 can have the 3.2L Powerstroke (Duratorq in Europe IIRC) 5 cylinder diesel engine, it will be a SERIOUS competition against the RAM 1500 with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and GM's 4 cylinder Duramax in their Colorado-Canyon twins.

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If the F-150 can have the 3.2L Powerstroke (Duratorq in Europe IIRC) 5 cylinder diesel engine, it will be a SERIOUS competition against the RAM 1500 with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and GM's 4 cylinder Duramax in their Colorado-Canyon twins.
Methinks you've got it backwards. If sales numbers mean anything, both of those trucks are only hoping to be serious competitors of the gas EcoBoost F150.

Let's compare a few specs from MFR websites....

EcoDiesel 240HP / 420 LB-FT
EcoBoost 365HP / 420 LB-FT

EcoDiesel 21 City / 29 Hwy (4x2)
EcoBoost 17 City / 24 Hwy (4x2)

EcoDiesel Payload max 1,600 LB
EcoBoost Payload max 3,270 LB

EcoDiesel Trailer max 9,210 LB
EcoBoost Trailer max 12,200 LB

EcoDiesel DEF required
EcoBoost No DEF

From Owners manuals and market research ....

EcoDiesel - Oil & filter cost substantial due to limited products meeting warranty requirements
EcoBoost - Wide options for oil meeting warranty specs; low-cost filters

From AAA current US average ....

Diesel $2.355/gal
Regular $2.211/gal

I'm a long-time 150/1500 series*owner, use 'em for farm/ranch work and trailer towing (not for 'stylin') and keep 'em a long time (10+ years, well over 100k miles) .... darned if I can see anything that will draw me to a diesel when I look at things overall.

*Don't confuse this with 250/2500 - 350/3500 series trucks .... that's a different thing entirely.

IMHO

As far as the 'new aluminum F150' ..... here in Texas as soon as they hit the showroom sales continued just the same as the 'old steel' F150. In other words, they're everywhere in big numbers.

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I know some people are convinced by the Chev videos that the aluminium is weak.... Hope Ford will strike back with millions of commercials everywhere and educate these people that Ford is way ahead and will eventually be copied.

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