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Aluminum SD not for me, yet!

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Old 12-02-2018, 01:39 PM
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Aluminum SD not for me, yet!

I'm not a fan of being a "beta tester" for new designs.
After hanging back and watching, I'm VERY happy to hold
on to my truck.
The increase in early death wobble, rattles and so forth, makes me pleased to hold
on to my 2013 for a bit longer.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:07 PM
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Death wobble has been out ever since solid axles and coil springs were put together. So jeep dodge trucks and the 05 up super duty plus other manufacturers. Rattles and such are in ever vehicle , I'm keeping my 04 f350 becasue i can not stand boxed chassis rails, and electronic aids for stopping starting braking and ever other thing Associated with driving.
 
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Originally Posted by T diesel View Post
I'm not a fan of being a "beta tester" for new designs.
After hanging back and watching, I'm VERY happy to hold
on to my truck.
The increase in early death wobble, rattles and so forth, makes me pleased to hold
on to my 2013 for a bit longer.
The aluminumm SD hi on its 3rd production year, so you would not bee a beta tester....also, the F150 is on it 5th year I think.....so.,,again, not a beta tester...GM is going to some carbon fiber, aluminum parts also in 2020...
 
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Death wobble has been out ever since solid axles and coil springs were put together. So jeep dodge trucks and the 05 up super duty plus other manufacturers. Rattles and such are in ever vehicle , I'm keeping my 04 f350 becasue i can not stand boxed chassis rails, and electronic aids for stopping starting braking and ever other thing Associated with driving.
Death wobble is not a low mileage issue. It seems to be much more prevalent with the redesign.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:42 PM
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The aluminumm SD hi on its 3rd production year, so you would not bee a beta tester....also, the F150 is on it 5th year I think.....so.,,again, not a beta tester...GM is going to some carbon fiber, aluminum parts also in 2020...
Still seems to have A LOT of irritating issues that should have been addressed.
Frozen door handles, rattley doors, leaking sunroofs, thin paint, ect.
Shouldn't be a beta tester by now, but it seems so to me!
 
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And you think the 2011 to 2016 didn't have similar issues for people?......

As I have said previously, Forums magnify problems. You have a dozen people complain on a forum but yet there might be 500,000 trucks on the road. You have to take reported problems on a forum with grain of salt.....and the same problem by the same person might be reported on multiply forums...
 
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I still don’t understand the concern over aluminum trucks and the idea that it’s a new concept. Semis have been aluminum cabs with steel frames for decades with no issues. I own 3 that are 15 years old with close to 2 million miles on them and have been driven in every condition imaginable and are in better shape than my steel f250 with less than 70k miles. Jets are aluminum and withstand far greater forces and temperature changes than any vehicle on the road. After watching every Ford I own rust to pieces no matter what I do to take care of it I am thrilled to death that they are doing something to help that.
 
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I still donít understand the concern over aluminum trucks and the idea that itís a new concept. Semis have been aluminum cabs with steel frames for decades with no issues. I own 3 that are 15 years old with close to 2 million miles on them and have been driven in every condition imaginable and are in better shape than my steel f250 with less than 70k miles. Jets are aluminum and withstand far greater forces and temperature changes than any vehicle on the road. After watching every Ford I own rust to pieces no matter what I do to take care of it I am thrilled to death that they are doing something to help that.
Hey, if you dump 40,000 pounds of boulders into the bed from 3,000 feet it will dent - LMAO
 
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My 2015 has a lot of interior noises that drive me crazy. My buddy's 2018 F350 does not.
 
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Most of our shop trucks look like golf ***** we stopped counting the dents , We had a bird fly into one of the aluminum body trucks ... while driving put a huge dent in the front fender .
I'm not a big fan of the Aluminum in the thickness Ford should increase to .090 instead of the thickness of a coors light can ... LOL
 
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the 17+ are F-150s with bigger axles
 
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My 2013 has NO squeaks or rattles with 67,000 miles.
 
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Wish my '11 was like that. It has squeaked and rattled in the cab since about 40,000 miles. Washboard dirt roads tend to do that.
 
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My 04 ext cab f350 with 170k, shes quiet as a mouse
 
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