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OT Truck Comparison tests

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by CalvinMD, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Go to the link and watch each side by side road test...its really eye opening

    http://www.autoinsane.com/2008/10/17/news/video-2009-ford-f150-durability-testing-vs-the-competition/
     
  2. M-16

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    What kills me is 1/2 ton trucks today are cars with a bed. When they use to make a car with a bed [ ranchareo ] they couldn't sell them. My 74 torino had a heaver frame and rear end then new trucks
    F-350 crew cab diesel dually 8' bed
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, Ford did the testing and released the video ... like a consultant, they write the check, so the tests and results are skewed to reflect that. I have a new Silverado and it has improved dramatically over the previous two that I have had over the last 8 years and I thought they were both great trucks. Bill Malcolm
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I have both a Ford and a Chevy...love them both so for me its a wash,..but I will say I understand why most heavy duty usage contractors use Fords..the abuse all of them can take is phenomenal
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    M 16, My F350 Diesel has a frame thickness of .270 thats over 1/4 inch. and a 10.5 inch rear. Your 74 Torino had about a .125 or 1/8 inch thick frame and a 9 inch rear. I worked on the chassis tooling for the Torino.
     
  6. ljutic73

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    I like my '72 Chev C20....a real truck...
     
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