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What do you think is the best and most affordable wiper blades for F150? Here is what other F150 owners say.
The weather will be turning throughout the country shortly and drivers are starting to think about preparing for the rainy or snowy weather. As people think about winterizing their vehicles, pickup owners are talking about what are the best wiper blades for the Ford F-150
. Mary Conway reports in this story, originally published at TorqueNews.com.
Not only is the F-150 the most popular vehicle sold in the U.S., it is a workhorse, used in construction, farming and landscaping. It is out in all types of weather conditions and drivers are picky about what makes the best wiper blades for the F-150. Any car or truck needs good wipers. No one wants smearing or skipping. They need to be long lasting and hold up, especially in dreadful weather.
People posting on an F-150 Facebook page have strong opinions about what makes a great wiper.
One driver, Brandon S., likes a specific combination. “ I can’t stand a dirty windshield. I use rain x blades, rain x washer fluid, and rain x glass cleaner and all that combined works beautifully.”
Some drivers, from Florida, say that the OEMs supply the best wiper blades for the F-150, but they say the secret is treating the windshield with a packet of Aquapel. Orlando B. says “It lasts about 2 months with all the afternoon rain and makes the wipers work great.”
Aquapel, like Rain X, is a water repellant. On its website it promises to bond with the glass to make it easier to clear ice, snow and even dirt. It also says that it reduces glare at night in the rain or winter weather.
The majority of people responding to the question about the best wiper blades for the F-150 like the Bosch Icon blades. Keith G. says “It’s what came with my new ’14. I won’t put anything else on my vehicles.” Rob V. adds “Bosch Icon, hands down.”
What do you use? What wiper blades work the best for your F150?
Just in time for the return of the NFL football season, the Ford F series is starting a 3-year stint as the official truck of the NFL. To celebrate the new partnership, Ford is also joining forces with Uber, providing a special fleet of F series super duty trucks that can be ordered for tailgating. The super duty truck is a bigger, more rugged version of the F-150. The trucks are usually F-250s. Mary Conway reports for TorqueNews.com in this original story, titled Ford F-150's big brother and Uber team up for football.
Football and trucks have been synonymous for years. General Motors used to be the big sponsor but Hyundai signed a contract to be the official car and SUV of the NFL last year.
The most interesting thing about the new partnership is the use of a specific vehicle and its availability through Uber. So far the special ‘Built Ford Tough Tailgate Trucks on Demand’ are only available in New York City. They have to be ordered through the Uber app and the F-series Super Duty trucks will come loaded with tailgate food and merchandise.
Throughout the football season, a fleet of the trucks will be available in other NFL cities. Ford and the NFL will also team up to highlight the Offensive Line of the Week, to honor some of the toughest players in the league. According to Ford vice president Mark LaNeve “Both brands – each a leader in its category and known for toughness, capability, excellence and innovation – are coming together to give fans exclusive access to events and games, and to highlight players in a new way.”
The 2017 Ford F150, F250 and F350 get a new STX package - adding premium styling and infotainment for a base-level price. Reprinted from TorqueNews.com and written by Patrick Rall.
Based on the input from their buyers, Ford Motor Company is introducing a new STX trimline for the 2017 F150 and the Super Duty – a low cost package which adds premium styling features on the outside and a premium infotainment system on the inside.
Building on the success of the aluminum bodied Ford F150, the Motor Company will introduce a new STX trimline for the 2017 model year, but unlike the previous generation STX package - which was only available for the half ton trucks – this new STX option will also be offered on the all-new aluminum-bodied Super Duty. The 2017 Ford F150, F250 and F350 STX models will be positioned just above the base XL models, with a price below the XLT and a handful of features not offered with the XL models.
“STX is for customers who want the utility of an F-Series truck in a stylish, well-optioned package at a competitive price,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager.
2017 Ford F150 STX
The 2017 Ford F150 STX will sit one position above the base model, between the XL and XLT packages for the top-selling half ton pickup. The F150 STX package is available with the SuperCab or SuperCrew configurations, rear wheel drive or four wheel drive and either the 2.7L EcoBoost, the 3.5L EcoBoost or the 5.0L V8. In short, the 2017 F150 STX doesn’t come with the base 3.5L V6 or the regular cab configuration.
The STX packages starts with the base model F150 XL and on the outside, it adds 20 inch aluminum wheels, a black billet grille with a body color surround, body colored front and rear bumpers, privacy glass, STX bedside decals and fog lights. On the inside, the F150 STX includes the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8 inch touchscreen, a “flow through” center console, a column shifter and unique black cloth sport seats.
2017 Ford Super Duty STX
For the first time, the STX package will be offered for the 2017 Ford Super Duty in F250 and F350 trim. Super Duty STX buyers can opt for any of the available cab configurations and either the 6.2L gas engine or the 6.7L... [Read More]
Although the new Raptor will offer impressive levels of on-road performance, Ford F150 fans still want a proper modern Lightning. Patrick Rall reports from TorqueNews.com
We have been talking a great deal about the new aluminum-bodied Ford F150 and the upcoming Raptor F150 over the past two years and shy of the blind negativity surrounding that new aluminum skin, I really haven’t read many unpleasant comments from Ford fans. I have, however, spent the last two years reading comments from Ford fans who aren’t happy with a Raptor that offers solid on-road performance. These folks want a proper F150 Lightning which follows the design process of the previous SVT Lightning back in 2004 and while they don’t seem to really care what is under the hood — they want a short bed, short cab pickup with a powerful engine, rear wheel drive and the ability to tear up sports cars on the quarter mile.
Why Not a Raptor?
When Ford Motor Company introduced the 2017 Ford Raptor F150, they were quick to point out that this off-road performance truck would offer impressive on-road performance. The company hasn’t announced power output, but we know that the new Raptor will have a specially tuned version of the 3.5L EcoBoost twin turbo V6 with somewhere in the area of 450 horsepower. We also know that the new Raptor V6 will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that will most certainly assist with impressive low end acceleration and we know that this new Raptor will have the most advanced four wheel drive system ever employed by FoMoCo. Finally, we also know that the Raptor will feature next generation Fox racing shocks and tires designed specifically for the new F150 and we know that the Raptor is available as either a SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration.
Based on what we know, there is a good chance that the 2017 Ford Raptor F150 will be one of the quickest full size trucks sold in America on pretty much any surface — especially among four wheel drive, extended cab pickups.
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