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Old 03-16-2014, 08:56 AM
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The new SMALLER 2015 F-150!!

If you are waiting for the new F-150 go to an auto show and see it in person.

Ford has reduced the overall size of the truck considerably...the press photos are definitely misleading.
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It depends on which cab you're looking at. The crew-cab short bed truck is actually slightly larger than current truck in wheelbase, width, and track. Whereas, the regular cab/standard bed truck is significantly shorter in length and wheelbase.

The new truck does average about a 1 inch shorter reach-over height into the bed. Might not seem like much, but it really has impact on the visual proportions of the truck.
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I saw the supercab short bed and the cab is lower for sure. The hood is lower and the whole front is less substantial.
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Lower bed rails is a great move IMHO. Very few adults could reach over that bedrail and pick something out of the bed.
Would like to see some stats before I get too worried.
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I wouldn't get too worked up over something like this. Few inches here and there would barely be noticeable and pictures are usually misleading anyway. Not sure if I missed the Minneapolis show...if I did I'm gonna be p'oed. Been wanting to see this new truck since the Atlas concept.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:22 PM
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All the guys who want the truck to look more macho will be getting a lift right away anyway. Myself, I like it close to the ground.
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2015 F150: Y'all know, of course, that all the body panels, including the beds, are now made from aluminum.
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Straight from the may/june 2014 Truck trend:

the truck is wider but it's about the same length and height as it was in 2014. The body mounts were moved outboard. The rear leafs were shortened and the front track is 15 millimeters wider.

The front doors and windows have been pushed forward, the base of the windshield has been moved forward, the edge of the front windows have been pushed forward 4 inches, the bottom front edge of the glass has been lowered 2 inches and the rear cab glass is now flush mounted.

The Screw trucks will get slightly over 700 lbs in weight reduction while the smaller cabs will see a little less. Payloads and towing capacities will be increased by the weight reduction.

Starting in 2015, Ford will strictly adhere to the recently revised SAE J2807 tow ratings and GM/Ram are expected to follow suit.

Remember when the 2009's first started hitting the dealers? We all commented on how they looked shorter and smaller than the 2008's. Simply not the case.
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Who cares if its aluminum? Its alloyed with Magnesium (5000 and 6000 series aluminum) so it'll be light weight and rigid. Plus you do know that when you bend metal a certain way it becomes stronger. We've had this discussion before. It wont have the galvanizing effect people were worried about.
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Who cares if its aluminum? Its alloyed with Magnesium (5000 and 6000 series aluminum) so it'll be light weight and rigid. Plus you do know that when you bend metal a certain way it becomes stronger. We've had this discussion before. It wont have the galvanizing effect people were worried about.
Doesn't bother me if it's aluminum, but I'm don't like the front end styling and the dash looks like it was plucked from a Titan.

IMO, 2004/2014 F150's have the best looking dashes of any Ford trucks, and I've bought 8 of them new. 1965 F100 was the first, 2011 F150 most current.
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On a side note, the dimensions for the new F150 have already been published. If you go on media.ford.com and look under products you can look at the spec sheet for the new truck and compare it to the 2014.
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I have a tough time accepting the safety trade off in driving a lighter vehicle....fuel is cheap and there are too many bad distracted drivers. The heavier the better imho. Fuel sippers getting good crash ratings is greenie propaganda.
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Just load the bed with sandbags and scap iron. You'll be extra safe then bud.
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If your worried about safety buy a tank. Then you have 70 tons of metal protecting you from distracted drivers.
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