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  1. Dependency on China is a problem. As AGR says S. Korea is a democracy and an ally. But Joe has been railing against Toyota “taking over” NASCAR and generally hating on anything foreign, especially Asian.
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    Factory Screw-up

    Teslas only have a few options.
  3. https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/fords-new-house-maverick-hybrid-e-motor-20-percent-lighter
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    As was the original 302. 302 ci = 4.94L. 307 = 5.03L.
  5. Because logic and common sense don’t matter when juries see companies with deep pockets and big insurance policies. They’ll claim that Ford could have made the roof safer but chose not to. Its almost as bad as the Explorer driven by a drunk driver, left the road, came back on the road, rolled over and ejected the occupants who weren’t wearing seatbelts. The family of the driver sued Ford for not using laminated safety glass on the side windows which would have kept the occupants in the vehicle. And they won, at least initially. Utterly ridiculous.
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Thats on purpose….. The old “5.0” was really a 4.9…..
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    You don’t need the pin until delivery. If you already generated one and it expires you have to get a new one.
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Its more about the $3K (just guessing) premium they can now charge for the 7.3L.
  9. Or 50 bags of mulch. Or 30 bags of gravel. Or 20 pieces of lumber 10 feet long. Or 1800 lbs of veneer stone. Or a tablesaw. Ive done all that with my F150 and Lightning would not break a sweat or use more than half a charge doing it. If it doesn’t work for you don’t buy it. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for hundreds of thousands of other buyers.
  10. No, it makes it a bad choice for people who tow heavy loads long distances. Easily 75% of F150 buyers don’t do that so Lightning is a perfect fit for them.
  11. BTW the 3.3 isn’t good for towing heavy trailers either.
  12. Truck stuff is a hell of a lot more than just towing a heavy trailer. Hauling furniture, appliances, mulch, lumber, plants, concrete, mortar, etc and towing a motorcycle or a jet ski or a small utility trailer are all “truck stuff” that doesn’t compromise range much. But by all means let’s focus on the 5% that haul heavy trailers instead of the 95% who don’t.
  13. So the few people that use them that way shouldn’t buy a Lightning. Why is this even a debate?
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