With the colder weather quickly approaching, a guy who describes himself as an Ecoboost veteran asks the question about returning his Ford F-150 for the winter grade of gasoline. He says, in Minnesota, he gets terrible mileage in the winter.
Last week we brought you the first preview of a customized Ford F150 headed to the upcoming 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and while that truck was built to rule the street – today’s SEMA-bound F150 has been built by Bojix Design to dominate the dirt.
We know that there is a Hellcat Hemi-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee on the way in the next year or so and we expect that it will be called the Trackhawk, but before the Ram Rebel TRX Concept we had never seen a Hellcat in anything other than a rear-drive car – leading me to believe that the Hellcat Ram Concept is intended to tease the Hellcat Jeep.
Germany is trying to outlaw all diesels by 2030. Could that type of action in the European Union take hold in America? Would they ever legislate the demise of popular trucks, like this Ecodiesel that was voted Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year in 2015?
General Motors has just announced the new All Terrain X package for the 2017 GMC Sierra HD, which includes an array of off-road friendly modifications and the optional Duramax diesel – packing 910lb-ft of torque into this aggressive-looking sport package.
The question just popped up today, from a guy named Glenn who is buying his first Ram truck. He wants to put a bed cover on it immediately. “I think I only need an 'entry level' cover and I have been looking at the TonnoPro Soft Tri-Fold cover. Are there any "Beware" stories about ANY covers? Things to watch out for, etc?”
Ford Motor Company has offered up artwork and brief details on a few of the F150 pickups which will line their sprawling display at the 2016 SEMA Show and today, I bring you a look at the high performance street machine built by Hulst Customs.
After investing all that money in a beautiful truck, what is the best way to keep it looking new? Truck fans offer their favorites for the 5 best waxes and sealants for a glossy, wet look for the black Ford F-150.
Much has been said about the 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150s being made of aluminum. Parts of the truck are still high grade steel. Ford has done extensive testing on the new trucks but questions like this one from a Canadian truck fan remain, “Did you get your new truck undercoated, not sure if I should with the body being aluminum? “ The next question is “What is the best undercoating to use?”
Whether you are looking to dress up your Ram or just personalize it, what is the best aftermarket bumper for a 2010-2016 Ram truck? A driver asked a Ram forum about a bumper that doesn't protrude too much and got plenty of suggestions.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has many drivers hot under the collar because of continual problems with the truck’s air conditioning. There are multiple forums dedicated to the same issue. Some drivers had problems right after buying their pickups. Others are suffering with sweltering temperatures right now.
The 2017 Ford F150 pickups equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost will come standard with the new 10-speed automatic transmission and a whole lot more torque, but the jump from 6 gears to 10 is only causing a slight improvement on the fuel economy numbers – but it is still enough to beat the Hemi Ram and the Chevy Silverado Hybrid.
A Ford UAW boss recently stated that the Ford Bronco will return to the lineup and it will be built in the same Michigan production facility as the upcoming Ford Ranger, but when the Bronco does return, we shouldn’t expect it to look like the F150-based renderings floating around the internet for the past few years.
The American performance world was rocked yesterday when FCA introduced their new Hellcat Hemi-powered Ram Rebel TRX Concept, but in looking at the features which make this truck so special – I believe that this incredible performance truck could reach production in pretty much the same form as the image shown above.
General Motors has announced the official power numbers for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD with the 6.6L Duramax diesel and after lingering far below the competition over the past few years, the GM diesel finally has the power to properly compete with the Ford PowerStroke and the Ram Cummins – although we still don’t have towing or hauling numbers for the new Chevy.
While leaked dealership information suggested that the 2017 Ford Raptor F150 would have 450 horsepower and 510lb-ft of torque, the Motor Company announced the official specs this morning and as expected, those figures of 450 and 510 are accurate – making the new Raptor the most powerful F150 ever.
This morning we brought you the news of the incredible new Ram Rebel TRX Concept, featuring the supercharged 6.2L Hellcat Hemi and while the collection of high resolution images didn’t include engine bay pictures – we have acquired a set of shots showing the Hellcat Hemi nestled into the engine bay of the gorgeous Ram 1500 concept.
FCA announced this morning that the incredible Ram Rebel TRX Concept will debut at the 2016 Texas State Fair with Hellcat Hemi power – although this monster performance truck doesn’t pack the same big power as the Hellcat-powered Dodge Challenger and Charger.
Some truck owners are stunned to find out that they are paying twice as much per month to insure their F-150s compared to truck owners in other states. Much of insurance costs depend on your driving record, but some states force drivers to pay higher rates.