Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Aluminum Ford F-150's 700 Lb Weight Loss
PEKIN, Illi. – It's no secret Ford's F-150 was hard at work on its beach bod before it made its debut. By now you have probably heard that the new aluminum Ford F-150 dropped a whopping 700 lbs, much of which comes from the extensive use of aluminum throughout the truck. However, it also slimmed down in a few other areas and Ford just released the inside scoop on just how the F-150 lost so much weight!
Of the aluminum Ford F-150's total 700 pound weight loss, 450 pounds can be attributed to the aluminum body and frame, but the remaining 250 pounds came from all over, interior and exterior – every pound counted. Inside, Ford lightened up by getting rid of any unnecessary weight particularly in the front seat system, rear seat, and dashboard underpinnings. On the outside, additional weight was dropped in the front bumper structure, steering knuckles, magnesium four wheel drive exterior transfer case, mechanical parking break, and in the rear differential. Plus, in areas where the F-150 kept its steel make up, Ford utilized high-strength steel which means they were able to use less of it while maintaining safety, quality, and performance.
It goes without saying that the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 is a sight for sore eyes, but what's even better is how the drastic weight loss allows the truck to offer the fuel efficiency you crave. It's the hottest truck on the streets right now, so don't waste any time getting yours. Stop by our Peoria Area Ford Dealership to check out our New Ford Trucks!
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