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J-150

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    J-150 reacted to FordBuyer in Hackett to retire 1 October, Jim Farley to become CEO   
    It's about more than just the stock price. And Ford just lost 1.9 billion in latest quarter if you don't count the VW contribution. Furthermore, Ford was struggling before the pandemic.
     
    CAP has been a very problematic plant for decades and never deserved such an important investment. Only now is the Explorer starting to sell a bit better after a very damaging launch that set back Ford in many ways. Hackett is leaving for one reason
    ..Clay Jr. lost faith in him for many reasons. Going from U of M Athletic Director to CEO of Ford was a stretch that never made sense. Kind of like Martha running the Detroit Lions with the same results. 
     
    And if you believe Hackett is the brains behind the Bronco and MachE, I have some swampland in the Everglades to sell you. The sleeper Executive in all this is the President of Ford North America.
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    J-150 reacted to FordBuyer in Hackett to retire 1 October, Jim Farley to become CEO   
    I'm glad he is leaving. No matter what criteria you use to grade him, it comes out bad. Farley may be no better, but it would be hard for him to be worse.
     
    Anyone who was in on decision to invest BILLIONS into Chicago Assembly should be gone. CAP never deserved such an important launch as in upscale Aviator/Explorer. To threaten Oakville with closure and spend all that money on abysmal CAP was a frickin joke.
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    J-150 reacted to Moosetang in Hackett to retire 1 October, Jim Farley to become CEO   
    Autoextremist tomorrow will be 2,000 words worth of wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
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    J-150 got a reaction from 70 Stang in Ford Maverick tailgate leaked   
    Not every pickup hauls lumber. Many contractors will use these to pull trailers with their tools and material.
     
    Not to mention that a Supercrew with 4' of length can still haul a pallet with 500lbs of items or a 36" reel of cable weighing the same.
     
    These buyers know exactly what they are buying and how it will fit their needs. 
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    J-150 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Bronco and Bronco Sport World Premier July 13th!!   
    I already told you, MAP is closing (no way we could ever keep up) and they’re building as many as 5 plants for Bronco. Trusted source said so. 
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    J-150 reacted to T-dubz in Ford Maverick tailgate leaked   
    Any supercrew f150 that has a toolbox only has about 4 feet of useable bed behind it.
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    J-150 reacted to BoomerSooner in My New Toy.   
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place (I've never started a topic before), but I just got my new toy and I wanted to share.  Enjoying it so far! 

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    J-150 got a reaction from jcartwright99 in Report: Ford gets 1-year extension on billions in loans   
    Apparently the banks also watched the Bronco launch.
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    J-150 got a reaction from jcartwright99 in Report: Ford gets 1-year extension on billions in loans   
    Apparently the banks also watched the Bronco launch.
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    J-150 got a reaction from jcartwright99 in Report: Ford gets 1-year extension on billions in loans   
    Apparently the banks also watched the Bronco launch.
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    J-150 got a reaction from jcartwright99 in Report: Ford gets 1-year extension on billions in loans   
    Apparently the banks also watched the Bronco launch.
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    J-150 reacted to rmc523 in Retained Customers When Ford Cars Are Gone.   
    160% of profits, now THAT'S impressive.
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    J-150 reacted to 2005Explorer in Adventures in Stupidity   
    Trailer Park Boys did it first.

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    J-150 reacted to jasonj80 in The Bronco Is Back, Thanks to a Group of Obsessed Ford Employees   
    Ford's problem has been it makes the best product when its back is against the wall. After a few years the MBA's come in and rule with the we can make more $$$ off this product if we do/don't do this. It is the cycle of life at Ford. 
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    J-150 reacted to jcartwright99 in Official 2021 Bronco 2 door and 4 door reveal   
    Off roading doesn't like overhangs.
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    J-150 reacted to mackinaw in Enjoy today, Boys. it's Bronco Time   
    i just watched a seven minute video on Facebook narrated by Bryan Cranston.  It's mentioned there.
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    J-150 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Enjoy today, Boys. it's Bronco Time   
    I haven't had a chance to deep dive on that yet. I had a load of doors come over from Stamping right at 8 I had to put away and I've been busy ever since 
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    J-150 got a reaction from jcartwright99 in Official 2021 Bronco 2 door and 4 door reveal   
    After that launch, wow!

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    J-150 reacted to akirby in Hyundai Is Making a Real Manual Transmission That Doesn't Use a Clutch Pedal   
    A complicated answer to a question nobody is asking.  Working the clutch is half the fun.  And if you don't want the clutch a DCT/DSG works much better.
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    J-150 reacted to blwnsmoke in Hyundai Is Making a Real Manual Transmission That Doesn't Use a Clutch Pedal   
    Wonder how it works at a red light, stop sign or stop and go traffic.
     
    And I would not want this.  I like engaging the clutch with my foot.  I find this very similar to tiptronic type shifters moving it up/down (+/-) and not what I want in a manual.
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    J-150 reacted to CoolScoop in Bronco and Bronco Sport World Premier July 13th!!   
    I thought the exact same way for a long time too.  But as I recall the 460 made 200 hp at 4500 rpm while the Ranger 2.3 with Ford's new performance kit makes 315 hp at the same 4500 rpm.  In the past I would have argued that the big block V8 was still a superior truck engine because its huge low end torque couldn't possibly be trumped by a little 4 banger.  Pretty sure the 460 I had made 200 ft-lb at 3000 rpm and maxed out at 280 ft-lb at 3500 rpm.  But surprisingly (at least to me) the 2.3 with performance kit is already making it's max torque of 370 ft-lb at just 2500 rpm!  I've had numeous Ford V8 trucks and SUVs over the years, but I had to totally reprogram my big block vs turbo banger way of thinking when I purchased my F150 Ecoboost... which easily trounces my 5.4 3V Expedition at any rpm.
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    J-150 reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Bronco and Bronco Sport World Premier July 13th!!   
    Ooh ooh ooh I know the real answer! 😝
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    J-150 got a reaction from PFA in 2021 Ram TRX Raptor Slayer to be revealed this summer   
    I'd rather see the GT500 powerplant in a Lightning.
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    J-150 reacted to Anthony in Michigan-assembled Ford Ranger named ‘most American-made car’ in annual list   
    I gotta say my MAP built Ranger is light years ahead in fit and finish than my wife's Oakville built Edge (even though it has been an absolutely flawless vehicle).  Every panel is misaligned as if they had someone putting it together by Braille. No offense to anyone who works at Oakville, but damn...go buy a straightedge or something.
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