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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-12-2016, 11:08 AM
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Doubt it, an aluminum frame won't be able to compete against a frame that's mostly made of steel. Maybe if ford comes out with a very strong aluminum compound for their frames.
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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We'll know how tough the F-150 diesel frame is when it's put through the safety tests.
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post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 11:34 AM
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Its possible for them to create something consisting of an aluminum composite material but I mean.. we just gotta see what they come up with. The testing is of course what'll show us what it can do on a controlled scale.
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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Whatever they come out with, it should at least get a 'top safety pick' rating from the IIHS. That's the rating that the 2016 Ford F-150 extended cab and crew cab is getting. Doubt Ford will change the frame and body composition too much.
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post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 10:03 AM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

They've been holding up well for multiple years for that top safety pick haven't they ?
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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 11:01 AM
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The crew cab got the award for two years in a row and the extended cab only has it for this year. At least this shows that Ford is improving in safety.
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post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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The frame will probably stay the same, especially the engine structs and body pillars so safety shouldn't be a concern. It's a pickup truck, unless you're hit by another pickup or a truck, the f150 will keep you safe.
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post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 11:20 AM
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Pretty much. You need to get hit by something equally as heavy or heavier to really get a serious impact on these things. Or a rice rocket flying at you redlining 3rd gear doing 100km/h lol
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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 07:02 PM
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Exactly, all comes to weight and impact of it. For the most part we're safe. A lot of compacts out there and even SUV's that are more car based rather than truck based like they used to be. We have little to worry about.
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