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Old 01-15-2014, 09:14 PM   #71
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I had to look at the title to this thread twice because this truck resembles a Toyota Tundra. Does anyone else see the resemblance?
I can see a resemblance, But the Ford logo on the front gave it away.

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Now, with the Detroit Auto show in full swing, more tidbits about the Aluminum F-150 are coming to light. Pay attention when the Ford Exec states that the aluminum they're using 'isn't beer can thin, but HUMVEE thick'

2015 Ford F-150 makes radical jump to aluminum body
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:02 PM   #74
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I had to look at the title to this thread twice because this truck resembles a Toyota Tundra. Does anyone else see the resemblance?
I think it bears a much stronger resemblance to the Ford Superduty trucks, and the Superduty's visual design predates the current Tundra. Perhaps the Tundra was trying to ape the Superduty? I prefer the previous Tundra appearance (the initial design of the 2nd-gen Tundra rather than the 2014+ truck with which I think they got a little carried away.

I think the 2015 F150 is visually a little overdone as well, but looks aren't everything I consider in a vehicle.
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DKB_SATX, I wasn't knocking ford or even thinking about them actually. I was hoping AS would eventually move on to the next best thing.

My point was that a company like AS which is in my opinion a top-of-the-line TT should love to find a super strong/light material that has proven itself. There's even the possibility of fully embedding solar cells into the structure of carbon fiber. Can anyone think of a better/safer platform to figure out the technology on than a simple camper?
Surely you can understand why I thought you were talking about the F150, considering the thread and the last sentence of your post:

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It seems like Ford took a big step backwards here using Al.
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We are (were) in the process of ordering a new truck and had settled on F250 Power Stroke. Are current truck, F150 FX4 SCREW with Eco Boost, was close to being at it axle rating and we wanted a little cushion. We really love the F150, have owned a diesel truck previously, and to be honest was just not that excited about buying another one. Our Ford dealer talked about the heavy duty payload package available on the F150 and how that would possibly be a better fit. After looking at the 2015, and how happy we have been with our current truck, have decided to wait to purchase a 2015 F150 built to our needs. I honestly think that the new F150 is going to be a big success. I know we were really hating getting rid of our 2011, it is a great truck.
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Any word on when the 2015's might be available?
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I had to look at the title to this thread twice because this truck resembles a Toyota Tundra. Does anyone else see the resemblance?

Hi, just the rounded corners at the top of the grill, other than that, no.
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Received an email from Ford yesterday stating that release will be mid-year, probably July or August.
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I know we were really hating getting rid of our 2011, it is a great truck.
Same can of worms here, I would like more payload in the truck. I can wait.
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Same can of worms here, I would like more payload in the truck. I can wait.
Hi, are these F-150's Max Tow and Max Payload? That's what I think I will want to buy when the time is right.
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HD Payload Pkg

You can order the Heavy Duty Payload package in the F150 and that automatically includes the Max Tow Package. You get a larger rear axle, different springs, 17" E rated tires with stronger rims and gain 1000 lbs more carrying capacity. The HD Payload pkg. comes with a 3.73 rear axle ratio with limited slip differential, which I much prefer the locker rear axle. The downside is you currently cannot order it in the upper end models, the Lariat is as high as you can go. Hopefully the 2015's will let you get some more options. Although 700 lbs of weight loss would equate to 700 lbs more capacity.
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When I configured a 2013 King Ranch model, the frills for that package added up to over 450 pounds, so the payload was reduced by that amount. The reality is that if one wants a luxury "car" ½ ton pickup, then the payload could be reduced to that of a car or less.

Do some serious number crunching with pencil and paper before ordering in ink!
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