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Old 04-05-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Vs vs vs very interesting!

Watch "Frame Twist Test: 2014 Ram 3500 vs. 2014 Ford F350" on YouTube
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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Repeat of tests run several years ago with same results.. Some claim twisting-to a point- is better and others say no twist is better. I don't know.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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Youtube should ban these sort of vids because of the potential fraud involved.
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Youtube should ban these sort of vids because of the potential fraud involved.
Why, because the FoMoCo tailgate buckled?
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Why, because the FoMoCo tailgate buckled?
No because the Chevy one was sponsored by Chevy and hosted by a paid Chevy spokes person.








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Old 04-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #6
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These tests are specifically designed to exploit and emphasize a perceived "flaw" in a competitor's product, and they do an excellent job of it. However, how "real world" are they? Has anyone heard of a Ford customer actually experiencing this issue in daily use? If I put run-flat tires on my truck, drive it over a set of spike strips and keep going, does that inherently make it an obviously better choice? Modern marketing: All the truth, but less than half the facts.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:02 AM   #7
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Well that was interesting.
I believe all 3 have high strength steel frames on hd trucks.
Just an fyi from a company meeting on auto manuf. Sales Rankings for 2013. (I believe this was globally)
1.toyota
2.vw, audi, porshe, etc.
3.GM
4.kia /hyundai
5.ford
(Your findings may vary, but this was as presented by our CEO at a company wide, mandatory meeting. And we have a presence in all but toyota)

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:09 AM   #8
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Honestly every frame needs to flex....just not to the point that the tailgate buckles!
Oh, and all the frames suck to repair, I'd rather just swap them myself.
Honestly, I think that dodge frames have less rigidity than the fords....or at least they are easier to pull and straighten. The hss (high strength steel) frames on fords just crack if you try to straighten much, but any hss will if kinked enough. The previous gm hd frame was much easier to work with.

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No because the Chevy one was sponsored by Chevy and hosted by a paid Chevy spokes person.
And you think FoMoCo would endorse it? Who cares who paid for it? The results are what they are.
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First off I would rather see real world test not some contrived test I don't rock crawl with my dually so my bed never twists that much. Also when will I ever drive over terrain that angled? give me a break really? I have built a lot of trailers car and utility and they flex if they didn't they will break at the weakest point same goes for truck frames. If you look at the new trailer frames that FR is using on the Wildcats you will notice that they are bolted not welded now to allow flex keeping frame from bending or breaking.
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