For new cars and trucks purchased over the past 10 years, the manual transmission take rate has hovered around five percent. That take rate is only headed downward.
While Ford, Toyota, GM, Chrysler, and Nissan said they would adopt the SAE J2807 in 2009, only Toyota would use it on current model trucks. Now, it seems, all manufacturers will adopt the SAE J2807 standard to rate the towing capacity of their light duty pickups for the 2015 model year and on thanks to [...] More »
by Patrick Rall If you’re a Ford truck owner loves modifying his or her truck””for performance or looks””RacingJunk has an endless list of goodies which can add style and power. We’ve taken the liberty of assembling a handful of those items with varying prices and various model year applications to help those who are looking [...] More »
8-speed Automatic Transmission courtesy of Wikipedia In order to meet the increasing demands for fuel efficiency, Ford Motor Company will be introducing an innovative 8-speed transmission. The new transmission will be fully automatic, and is slated to be paired with Ford’s new three-cylinder engine. With a total displacement of only one liter, this is the [...] More »
The 2011 Ford F150 receives four new engines and for the first time ever, just a single transmission option in the form of the all-new six-speed automatic transmission. To give the driver better control over the vehicle and the transmission, the new six-speed features the SelectShift Automatic system with progressive range selection and manual shift [...] More »