Check Out A.R.E.’s SEMA Custom F-150 Platinum!
For the 2015 F-150, Ford allowed companies to apply to purchase a 2015 F-150 for $1 ahead of the official debut. A.R.E. out of Akron, Ohio, was awarded one of the trucks and made something quite special. We recently had the opportunity to check it out.
Switching to an aluminum body from the steel used in the 2014 F-150 saved the truck nearly 700 pounds of weight. A lighter truck means a more fuel-efficient truck, and that was the claims that Ford made on the reason for the change. We tested the smaller 2.7L EcoBoost earlier in the year, but now we have the top-of-the-line 3.5L in for review and put it to the same fuel economy test.
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Switching to aluminum for the construction of the body of the 2015 Ford F-150 brought out a lot of skeptics. Would the aluminum be as strong as steel? Would it be as safe as steel? Would it be expensive to repair? Throughout the launch, both Ford and other sites attempted to answer those questions.
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