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quote: then why even consider buying a pick up truck when you don't need the towing power and off-road capability for a commuter vehicle
quote: If you don't need to tow something but you still buy a truck, well, I think you're just an idiot.
quote: The truck market makes a lot more sense when you realize that 80% of the market of new truck buyers fall into the categories of "short people that want to feel tall for their commute" and "people who want to pretend they do manly work".
quote: I don't understand the truck market. If you want fuel economy don't buy a truck. If you need to tow something go ahead and get a truck that can tow what you need. If you don't need to tow something but you still buy a truck, well, I think you're just an idiot.
quote: new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engines manages to produce 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. While the horsepower number compares favorably with the EcoBoost V6 in the F-150, it's down quite a bit in torque.
quote: You get a big rush of power which is annoying a lot of times when you want linear power.
quote: No turbo car built in the last 20 years gives a big rush of power. Do you know how a turbo works?
quote: Ford has spent a great deal of time and money developing and marketing its EcoBoost family.
quote: I never said in my post that VTEC is the same as Direct Injection; I was making the connection that VTEC is to Honda as Direct Injection is to VW and Mitsubishi.
quote: I believe Ford started using their version of VTEC and Direct Injection in their EcoBoost engine lineup's introduction (circa 2008-2009 when Ford declared it had to "re-innovate" and not take government bailout money in order to survive)
quote: GM says that in 2x2 trim,
quote: They also experience lower temps, and less back pressure , .......and are relatively low boost.
quote: I guess I could have been more clear. A typical diesel exhaust temps (500-800) compared to gas 1k-1.4k.
quote: A typical diesel exhaust temps
quote: When you say 26+lbs are you talking about inches of manifold pressure?
quote: Oh and Spuke......Those powder forged rods(PFR) that Ford uses were one of the first things to go. Went with machined titanium. Too many of my friends cracked/broke/bent those PFR when they went over about 450+HP.
quote: direct injection (which provides cylinder cooling...it's why compression ratios are higher nowadays)
quote: Compression ratios are higher with direct injection not specifically due to cylinder cooling.
quote: If they made the Ram 1500 smaller or weigh significantly less, I could see that truck getting 30mpg on the EPA test cycle.
quote: not everyone needs a hulking truck
quote: What they need is to split the models into two categories, since there are really two separate usage patterns for truck buyers.