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Old 06-02-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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2017 Super Duty

Well the release of the 2017 SD getting close the order guide is out and some new options are listed on Ford page. We are still missing the Tow Capacities, Payload Capacities, GVWR and HP and Torque. Talk to a Ford salesman and they don't seem to know either but did say to expect a payload increase do to a higher GVWR and the aluminum body. Anyone heard any news?


Here is the order guide for the 2017 SuperDuty http://www.fleet.ford.com/edms/conte...00cad98296b4c5
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:13 PM   #2
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no, but once I saw it, I bought a 2016 F350. Maybe it will grow on me over time, but not a fan right now. Like some of the features, except the aluminum.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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Not new news but some may not know 2017 will be the first super duty with a fully boxed frame. (2017 Ford Super duty)

Click here for the difference between current super duty frame and competitors.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #4
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If I were buying a new Ford, I'd want to wait at least until the end of the 2017 model year or better yet, get a 2018. Lots of gadgets and gimmicks on that new Ford which I'd prefer to see all the bugs are worked out.

I'm still a big fan of this generation Ford right now (2011-2016). I've had three, I work them like dogs, and they've been great. I've never heard of a frame problem yet.

Would love to see the new 2017 specs as well. Surprising they're not widely known. Not surprised the salespeople don't know.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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...I've never heard of a frame problem yet. ...
Guessing they boxed the frame not because of any issue, but to keep up with the competition.
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Things change in manufacturing for one reason only, profit. It is either less expensive to manufacture or reduces production time.
I would not expect any changes in power ratings. I did not notice any changes to the max payload packages. I started building F-250 specs for our fleet shop this week. I'll check again tomorrow.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:31 PM   #7
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Things change in manufacturing for one reason only, profit. It is either less expensive to manufacture or reduces production time.
I would not expect any changes in power ratings. I did not notice any changes to the max payload packages. I started building F-250 specs for our fleet shop this week. I'll check again tomorrow.
The F250 is stuck with 10,000 GVWR but the F350 SRW has room to increase the GVWR. The sales guy keep saying that the 2017 will have the highest GVWR of any of the big three and also be the lightest truck of the big three with the largest payload. If I'm right they can't increase the GVWR on DRW without moving them up a class only the SRW could increase. We all know how accurate salesmen are with information. Been some talk about having 1,000 foot pounds of torque but just just bragging rights now and doesn't mean much to me. I heard that the turbo upgrades of 2015/16 will allow the increase in HP and Torque. Comments ???
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If you want to know more about the 2017, click the link below. The lighter aluminum body allowed Ford to put more weight into the frame which will reduce frame twist and also enable greater payload. They say they tested the aluminum body for dent resistance and it is the same or better than the steel bodies.

We Own Work: My 2017 Super Duty Experience - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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While at the dealer for an oil change this week the sales manager stopped on his way to the office to chat for a minute. He knows I'm an old motor head and love the diesel. He said the 6.7 now has more HP and torque and the 350 can be ordered to 11,400
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While at the dealer for an oil change this week the sales manager stopped on his way to the office to chat for a minute. He knows I'm an old motor head and love the diesel. He said the 6.7 now has more HP and torque and the 350 can be ordered to 11,400
WOW, the F350 can be order now from 10,000 to 11,500 lbs GVWR in 2016. That information about 11,400 means they might done the same thing they did with the F150 and lower the GVWR when they went to a aluminum body. With the F150 it's close to a wash since they weight of the truck decreased about the same amount.
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