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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Chevs New Commercial with Ford

How do you guys feel about this bed comparison ?

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At this point, you might be wondering why all the fuss is all about, especially if you are not into trucks. The situation is easy - Ford’s 2016 F-150 has a body and chassis made entirely from aluminum, including its bed, while Chevrolet and its competitors use steel.
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What's funny is when you start asking questions, the direction Ford went with its truck makes a lot of sense. You have to ask the questions of who's buy? what are they using it for? what's the tolerance of the F-150 for that use? etc. You'll find that even the F-150 in the condition it rolls off the production line exceeds what the average person will be doing to it.

This YouTube commenter said it well:

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okay, so, let's be honest... none of you fat *****, regardless of what truck brand you own, will be doing anything other than hauling yourself around in either of these trucks.
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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely, There's that, and I mean... obviously if you were going to be doing anything in the back, you would buy a bed-liner of some sort
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Honda has since posted a response directly to Chev.

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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 11:06 AM
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Or just buy truck bed liner... Not the best commercial when you think about it, most people won't be dropping chunks of stone from five feet into a bed and they also won't try to balance a toolbox which probably has expensive tools on an edge.

Also, isn't GM going to use aluminium in their next gen trucks and truck beds? How will they try to advertise that in the future I wonder.
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post #6 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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That's what the whole controversy is about. They will be stepping to aluminum in the near future so I wouldn't understand why they would release something that's pretty much digging your own grave. It'll be interesting what route they choose to try and save themselves from this one.
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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 04:07 PM
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Indeed not the greatest of videos. But chances are they did that purposely to get people talking. If they made everything ideal and without flaw... then the shelf life of the marketing material would be very short.
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For sure. Everything is developed with a shelf life. Everything is made to fail within a certain time.

Aside from that, it sure did get a good buzz going on. A lot of automotive news publications were talking about it.
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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 10:54 AM
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Maybe they should all switch to composite like honda, barely see any damage after ht rock dump, even less than the chevy Silverado.
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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It seems like they have something figured out with the new upcoming aluminum beds. I guess it won't just be aluminum, I'm guessing some sort of hybrid that still retains the lightweight but is much stronger ?
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