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Old 01-13-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 revealed | Fox News

Wondered what you guys think about this.

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Old 01-13-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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No big HP option?


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Old 01-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
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They said the goal was to take 700lbs of weight off. If they add some of that savings back into the payload capacity I think it sounds great. And anything that doesn't rust sounds good to me!

The marketing team at Ford is trying to compare it to aluminum in military aircraft because they are worried the perception is going to be its a big beer can.

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Body parts are not the workings of a truck. So losing weight can't hurt. Same engine options aswith 2013 probably, not just the ecoboost. I like, don't need, but I like.
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I am holding on to my iron giant for a few more years, but will likely go as far towards the aluminum as I can when it is time to replace. They are so much more green.

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from what I have read the engine lineup is changing. The 3.7 is replaces witht a 3.5, a 2.7 v6 ecoboost is added and they are dropping the 6.2.

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If aluminum is good enough for Boeing, it ought to be good enough for Ford.

we have already had aluminum engines, aluminum driveshafts, aluminum transmission cases, aluminum bumpers, aluminum brake rotors/drums and on and on.

Aluminum body don't scare me none.

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Old 01-17-2014, 02:50 PM   #8
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the f150 is the no.1 selling motor vehicle in the usa so I guess they know what they are doing. they have made all the right decisions so far, and from a business standpoint may end up being the sole surviving American car company. not looking to good for the other two. you can't survive with old technoiogy and giving your products away.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:08 PM   #9
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It's a huge game changer. But I'd wait until they get the 8, 9, or 10 speed auto in production.
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Isn't Aluminum very expensive, especially compared to the steel sheets they normally use ? If the price of the trucks goes up considerably then any gas savings will be completely negated. Am I thinking wrong ?

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