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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ford's still leading the way.

The Wall Street Journal reports that GM is building their next generation Silverado out of aluminum for 2018. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the guys at Ford must be blushing furiously right now.

The potential hassles of switching to aluminum have been well documented at this point, but Ford is probably the best equipped automaker anywhere to handle the transition. Still, it's a large scale change that's going to alter the pickup truck playing field permanently. Whether or not it'll work out in Ford's favor is the big question.

GM (and everyone else honestly) will be watching how Ford handles the roll-out of the new F-150 very carefully.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 08:40 PM
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Interesting. Is GM afraid to make moves all on their own these days LOL!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 08:57 PM
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Just another cost cut. Aluminium is cheaper to work with and ship. You will pay more for it and it will corrode faster in winter. Good luck with that. Honda tried this awhile ago. I wonder what happened to that.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 04:54 AM
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You could say the same thing about Dodge putting a Diesel in there 1/2 tons, now Ford is talking about doing the same.
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With the diesel Ford tried to years ago with the 4.5L but couldn't get the cost to where it needed to be so they threw it in the LCF.

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