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Looks like a 'downgrade' to F150 in 2014.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kurtandshan, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    If anyone has seen the JUST released Ford Atlas F150 concept truck...looks like I will be finally listening to my wife and 'Downgrading' to a F150. BadA**! Detroit papers say production model should be very close to the concept. I would post a link or pic but I don't know how.ussmileyflag and for our canadian friends:tymusic
  2. Theplower

    Theplower Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    They never confirmed that this is going to be the f150, it could be used for all f series trucks.
  3. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Detroit FreePress story on the unveiling, at the Detroit Auto Show, touts it, with quotes from Ford execs as the new F150. Would be even more tough with a straight axle.
  4. Theplower

    Theplower Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks, didn't know that.
    I wonder if it will be able to hold a plow once it's eventually released, it looks like a pretty strong truck, but I can see some of the new technology on it getting in the way....
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Why would a straight axle make it more tough?
  6. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Guess its personal preference but I feel the simple, strong design of a straight axle is capable of handling more weight and abuse than the complex, intricate design of independant suspension. I'm no engineer, or even an expert, but to me Less parts+larger parts+simple parts= stronger=straight axle.
    When it comes to my plow truck ride quality is not the determining factor.
  7. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    New Fords & Dodges with straight axles ride as nice, if not better then the new GM's. That said, all 3 ride nice and hold plows well nowadays.

    That new F150 looks amazing, they should just release it as is. Its a beautiful truck.
  8. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I liked the ramps that tucked under the bed I thought that was awesome.
  9. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I WANT THAT!!!! wesportwesport

    Seeing this will help me get over my love affair with the SVT Raptor!! :yow!: