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11 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Imma gonna git me one of those 392L Challengers!! 😆

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Yeah, a bit anachronistic.  Too bad they don't have a modern 7.0 Hemi, 426 would have been better than the obscure 392 designation.  (since the original Challenger was available w/ the 426 in 70-71, and there was a 392 in the 50s, which had no historical correlation to the Challenger..

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• It's actually less anachronistic than hot-rodding a plasticy, out-of-production Crown Vic... since the 392 designation is current.

• [puts on RobertHall Zero Sarcasm hat]The '50s 392 and the current Challenger are from the same company and both are Hemi's; plenty of connection there.[/hat off]

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I think that's a Cutlass

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^^^  Everybody just stop.  I am may not be a mod around here. But put the keyboard down.  Just put the keyboard down. Now bring me a moderator.   There's got to be a better way to discuss the 2021 Ford F-150 without derailing the thread. Unless the plans have been changed.   Who here is a thread critic?   Let us all clap for the wonderful job we've done discussing cars. Other than the fact this is a 2021 Ford F-150 thread, we've all done a good job. Its beautiful.    :smilewide:

 

 

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TOLE YOU IT WAS A CUTLASS!  :smilewide:

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@oldshurst442 Wants a 2022 F-150 with the Supercharged Godzilla Motor in it. He does not care about MPG. :P 

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14 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

^^^  Everybody just stop.  I am may not be a mod around here. But put the keyboard down.  Just put the keyboard down. Now bring me a moderator.   There's got to be a better way to discuss the 2021 Ford F-150 without derailing the thread.   

Actually, you derailed the thread by going off on an engine that isn't available in the 2021 F-150.. pot calling kettle black.

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I want a new (or slightly used) truck so badly. I would definitely look at the F-150... but I’m against buying a first year generation.

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7 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Actually, you derailed the thread by going off on an engine that isn't available in the 2021 F-150.. pot calling kettle black.

Yeah...kinda like Axel Foley? 

But this was addressed a LOOOONG time ago....when CCAP asked me about it...

23 hours ago, ccap41 said:

The TRX is a 1500 and not a 2500, right? 

I VERY highly doubt Ford would put the 7.3 in a F150 and it would be left for their SD lineup. It doesn't need the whole EPA MPG certification and they probably want to leave it that way. If they wanted big power, they'd likely take the supercharged 5.2 or supercharge the 5.0. 

 

23 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

True.

But I wanted to wax poetic about the 445 cubic inch pushrod V8 and the decision to make that engine available for sale to all. 

And the only way I could have done that, was to slightly skew the details in my favour. 

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 But YOU just want to argue with me for whatever reason...

I make SEVERAL jokes about the whole thing in a very Eddie Murphy kinda way and YOU still want to crucify me...  INCLUDING the ORIGINAL explanation Axel Foley GIF and then I had to go FULL OUT scene dialogue JUST to settle the uneasiness...

Like...what do you want from me???!!!

ALL because I wanted to wax poetic about a FORD ENGINE ANYWAY... 

Its NOT as if I talked about a KIA engine... For Christ's sake...  

Like...let it go!!!

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2 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

Yeah...kinda like Axel Foley? 

But this was addressed a LOOOONG time ago....when CCAP asked me about it...

 

 But YOU just want to argue with me for whatever reason...

I make SEVERAL jokes about the whole thing in a very Eddie Murphy kinda way and YOU still want to crucify me...  INCLUDING the ORIGINAL explanation Axel Foley GIF and then I had to go FULL OUT scene dialogue JUST to settle the uneasiness...

Like...what do you want from me???!!!

ALL because I wanted to wax poetic about a FORD ENGINE ANYWAY... 

Its NOT as if I talked about a KIA engine... For Christ's sake...  

Like...let it go!!!

Ya missed the perfect response to him.

 

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'Xcept I dont care for Adam Lambert.  HE puts me to sleep...   :P    (you  see what I did there?)

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4 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

'Xcept I dont care for Adam Lambert.  HE puts me to sleep...   :P    (you  see what I did there?)

 

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      “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what they might have never thought possible,” said Craig Schmatz, Ford F-150 chief engineer. “The F-150 will be tougher than ever, and with fully connected over-the-air updates, it opens up a much wider range of potential enhancements – from system upgrades to feature offerings.”
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      The all-new F-150 starts with a durable, proven foundation – a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. Every panel of the distinctive, rugged exterior is redesigned while maintaining its bold and tough signature look, including an updated headlamp design, new power dome hood and wrap-around bumpers. Higher front fenders, a tucked-in midsection and larger-diameter tires pulled out three-quarters of an inch create a stronger, more powerful stance on and off the road.
      There are 11 grille options available across the series lineup, all differentiated in their design and all unmistakably F-150, plus new tailgate appliqués. Functional upgrades throughout include available LED headlamps and taillamps, and available full-length extended power running boards with kick switch that provide better truck-side cargo box accessibility.
      The all-new F-150 is also the most aerodynamic ever. New active grille shutters, a new automatically deploying active air dam, and new cab and tailgate geometry all work together to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption on every truck.
      The interior is completely redesigned to elevate truck owners’ experience with style, comfort, utility and technology. Featuring enhanced materials, new color choices and more storage, it is built around the functional needs of truck customers. Every surface has been thoughtfully designed, such as more soil-resistant two-tone seats for XL or the new standard dual glovebox.
      F-150 introduces an all-new 12-inch center screen – standard on XLT high series and above – that allows customers to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music or truck features. The landscape design strikes a balance between demands for technology accessibility and the greater convenience of physical buttons. An 8-inch touch screen, standard on XL and XLT standard and mid-series trucks, means every customer gets touch screen functionality and better rearview camera vision. Both screens feature access to the new digital owner’s manual, which can help all customers find the information they need more easily, including how-to videos for additional explanation.
      An available new 12-inch digital gauge cluster features a large information-on-demand area, along with truck-specific graphics and animations that respond to the all-new F-150’s selectable drive modes and can display off-roading data and turn-by-turn navigation.
      Most productive F-150 ever
      Ford’s deep understanding of truck customers informs new features on the all-new F-150 that help take productivity to the next level.
      Creating the ultimate durable, anywhere office, F-150’s new optional Interior Work Surface is ideal for signing documents, working on a 15-inch laptop or enjoying a meal when parked. It is available in both bench and captain’s chair seating configurations on XL to Limited. Knowing many customers prefer a console shifter, Ford has created a stowable unit for F-150, which easily folds into the center console with the push of a button and allows full access to the large work surface when in park.
      Class-exclusive Max Recline Seats available on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited models provide ultimate comfort during downtime. Max Recline Seats fold flat to nearly 180 degrees, with the bottom cushion rising to meet the back cushion and the upper back support rotating forward up to 10 degrees for maximum comfort.
      Available lockable, fold-flat rear storage adds a vault to the F-150 that extends the width of the rear seats. It’s as easy as lifting the bottom cushion of the rear seat, dropping valuables in and locking them away for safe keeping. Great for storing long items like fishing rods or blueprints, it even has a divider to keep gear organized.
      Every all-new F-150 comes standard with new cleats mounted to the sides of the tailgate to act as tie-down locations for extra-long items in the bed. New clamp pockets are built in to the tailgate of every truck, so customers can hold materials down for precision work. An available flat Tailgate Work Surface also includes integrated rulers, a mobile device holder, cupholder and pencil holder.
      Customers can keep going into the night with exclusive available Zone Lighting. This allows occupants to turn on and off individual sections of exterior lights through the SYNC® 4 screen or remotely with the FordPass app on their phone, so they never have to work, camp or do anything in the dark.
      The all-new F-150 is the only light-duty full-size pickup to offer available Trailer Reverse Guidance and Pro Trailer Backup Assist. Trailer Reverse Guidance, made popular on Super Duty, uses the truck’s high-resolution cameras to provide multiple views along with helpful graphics that tell drivers which way to turn the steering wheel while backing up. Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a dial, continues on F-150.
      Most powerful in its class
      The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid V6 powertrain is targeted to deliver the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup. Available on every trim level from F-150 XL to Limited, the no-compromise PowerBoost system – the only light-duty full-size pickup to offer a full hybrid – adds instant electric torque to Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6. It is targeting an EPA-estimated range of approximately 700 miles on a single tank of gasᶧ and will deliver at least 12,000 pounds of available maximum towing – equivalent to the average weight of 43 NFL linemen.
      PowerBoost combines Ford’s proven EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with a 35-kilowatt (47-horsepower) electric motor integrated into the transmission, as well as software calibrated specially for truck use, including drive modes like tow/haul mode to help customers better manage towing heavy trailers.
      The electric motor applies regenerative braking energy capture to help recharge the 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The battery is efficiently packaged underneath the truck, leaving the cab and cargo box of PowerBoost F-150 as spacious for passengers and cargo as other comparably equipped F-150 models. The system is capable of sustained battery usage at extreme outside temperatures or under heavy loads.
      Power isn’t only important under the hood. Available Pro Power Onboard expands F-150’s capability by bringing generator levels of exportable power to work sites, camp sites and everyday life. Pro Power Onboard is available with a 2.0-kilowatt output on optional gas engines, while PowerBoost-equipped F-150 comes standard with 2.4 kilowatts of output or an optional 7.2 kilowatts of output. Power is accessible through in-cabin outlets and up to four cargo bed-mounted 120-volt 20-amp outlets, with a 240-volt 30-amp outlet on the 7.2-kilowatt version. The system even provides power on the move to charge tool batteries in between jobs.
      Most connected F-150 ever
      F-150 represents Ford’s next big step in bringing connected vehicles to customers. The all-new F-150 is North America’s first full-size pickup with standard over-the-air updates, helping customers’ trucks stay at the forefront of purposeful technology. These updates are bumper-to-bumper, and can include all-new functions and additional features throughout the life of the truck. They can support preventative maintenance, reduce repair trips, provide improved performance and ultimately result in more vehicle up-time. The majority of updates will be completed in under two minutes and can be performed at times customers choose, so they won’t have to put their lives on hold.
      All-new SYNC 4 is standard, helping keep owners connected and make their days more productive with more natural voice control available as well as real-time mapping and customizable information on demand. The technology builds on more than 10 years of SYNC innovation by helping minimize distractions with hands-free voice control as well as core features such as making phone calls and selecting music. With twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, new SYNC 4 can wirelessly connect smartphones without the USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ compatibility as well as SYNC AppLink® apps like Waze and Ford+Alexa.
      Customers can access more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content, live channels, ad-free music, sports, entertainment, news and personalized recommendations, and they can search for related content with available SiriusXM with 360L satellite and streaming service. The new eight-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen is available starting on F-150 XLT, while the optional 18-speaker B&O Unleashed system with speakers in the headliner and front headrests is available on F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, and standard on Limited.
      Ford offers complimentary technology including 911 Assist® that automatically alerts emergency responders in the event of an accident, and FordPass, a mobile device app that allows Ford drivers to start or unlock their vehicle from a distance, as well as control new truck-focused features like Zone Lighting, Trailer Theft Alert, Trailer Light Check and Pro Power Onboard.
      Driver-assist technologies
      All-new F-150 offers the latest driver-assist features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0. More features are now standard on XL, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection to help avoid a possible collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist, auto high-beam headlamps and auto on/off headlamps.
      F-150 also adds 10 new driver-assist features and is the only pickup to offer Active Drive Assist, which allows for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in all 50 states and Canada. Its advanced driver-facing camera tracks head position and driver eye gaze to enable hands-free driving when available. It allows owners on certain sections of pre-mapped, divided highways to drive with their hands off the steering wheel – if they continue to pay attention to the road ahead – granting them an additional level of comfort during long drives. The Active Drive Assist prep kit contains the hardware required for this feature, while the software to enable functionality, expected in the third quarter of the 2021 calendar year, will be delivered by over-the-air update or dealer visit. Separate payment will be required to activate full functionality at that time.
      Other new available features include Intersection Assist, which detects oncoming traffic while the driver is attempting a left turn. If there is risk of a collision with an oncoming vehicle, F-150 will apply the brakes to mitigate or avoid it. F-150 is the only light-duty full-size pickup with available Active Park Assist 2.0, which handles all steering, shifting, braking and accelerator controls during a parallel or perpendicular parking maneuver while the driver holds down a button.
      Every F-150 is proudly assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. The all-new F-150 will be available this fall.
      ᶧProjected EPA calculated range. Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2020 calendar year.
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