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  1. And the factory clutch driven limited slip diffs are damn near useless for any real off roading - they're good for getting you off wet grass, but if it's a helical gear driven unit like the detroit trutrac... I've had good luck with those on customer installs.
  2. Off roaders would call that a cutting brake. Twin sticked gear driven transfer cases you can pop the rear drive out, hold one side on the brakes, and use the front wheels to walk the truck around an obstacle. I'm sure it's more electronically controlled in a brand new truck, but that's a promising feature if it's what it looks like.
  3. I mean if EVs become the new norm I'm sure there will be a solution to put a "charge station" in your driveway or curbside if you have street parking. Wasn't Ford partnering with someone to make that happen recently? Doesn't take much to trench a hole for the feed line and put up some sort of junction box for a regular cord or even feed the higher volt charge stations.
  4. Must be metric miles
  5. These guys aren't wrong.. solid axle is hands down better on technical/low speed trails for the guys that use them like that .. That said, I don't think it'll have any affect on sales and for 95% of buyers the IFS is going to be better overall. The hardcore guys wouldn't be using a front d30 or d44 it'd come with, they'll be going to one tons with aftermarket long arms/coilovers/beef components that wouldn't come factory anyway. As someone with a heavily modified 78 fullsize (one tons/40s/etc) I'm a little disappointed the new one isn't coming with a SFA.. but in all reality if I got my hands on it I wouldn't be using the factory junk ifs or sfa. So you have to cut a little more engine cross member off and weld on some link brackets, have to do that anyway if you want it to be "hardcore"
  6. Captainp4

    7.3 teardown

    We shall see, I'd hope they offer it as a turnkey package eventually.. but I imagine it's a few years out still. No inside info, just a guess.
  7. Captainp4

    7.3 teardown

    We called the local Ford parts place earlier today just to see.. looks like a replacement engine can be had anywhere from 7-10k depending on which model it came out of or is going in. Of course that doesn't include the transmission or computer. I'd figure at least 15k all in to swap it into something older buying new.
  8. Captainp4

    7.3 teardown

    Impressive.. almost 600hp with a cam and intake. I wasn't expecting much in the way of the aftermarket for this thing, but looks like they're already getting a jump on it.
  9. Captainp4

    Interior Lighting Issue

    Any notices on dash about any of the doors being open? Saw something pretty strange on a newer F150 the other day... hood was closed and latched, but apparently wasn't closed hard enough to trip the sensor.. remote start wouldn't work until he opened the hood and slammed it back down because truck thought hood was open. Might not be it, but easy enough to go all the way around and make sure everything is closed all the way.
  10. While I would like to see a solid axle option as a trail rider/rock crawler (and owner of a 78 bronco on one tons).. The fact is that anyone doing things hardcore enough to require one is going to one tons anyway and at that point it doesn't much matter what it came with because you're cutting it up and fabricating mounts anyway. IFS has come a long way since the early days and is just as strong in comparable setups... and is a better option in go fast/desert situations. I don't see it affecting sales in any measurable way and the aftermarket will take care of those that want to spend 35k+ to bounce a brand new truck off trees and rocks.
  11. Captainp4

    New light & medium duty news

    We have a couple 6.2's in our landscaping fleet. While they have been as reliable or more so than the older v10s we had, they are absolutely gutless down low. Even the old 6.4 psd will walk away from it with a heavy load. Hell, my 7.3psd will walk away from it (not stock). You can definitely tell when there's a load behind the 6.2 and we're almost at sea level here. I wouldn't want to venture into the mountains with 12-13k on a 6.2.
  12. Captainp4

    2019-20 6.7 dyno pulls

    While they didn't mention it in the video, I imagine they corrected the numbers for the gearing difference on the 19... Regardless, the numbers are still impressive
  13. The tech is really coming along and the numbers are getting very impressive. Very excited to see Ford getting out ahead of the other automakers on this. Was just curious where they were on longevity and replacement costs. It's a great time to be a Ford fan with the extremely diverse product line unfolding over the next few years.
  14. Out of curiosity, what is the battery life and replacement cost like on these newer hev/phev/bev? I remember when they were first coming out the replacement cost long term was usually more than the vehicle was worth.
  15. Captainp4

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Depends if you're trying to turn or not I guess lol. This engine might make sense to the 1/4 mile guys if there ends up being any aftermarket support. I do agree coyote will be better in most circumstances though.