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Should Aluminum F150s be Undercoated?

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:04 AM - by TorqueNews
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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?” The following is reprinted from TorqueNews.com and written by Mary Conway, discussing undercoating aluminum Ford F-150.

There are at least a dozen fan forums set up to address this issue and hundreds of different answers. The questions come from all over the U.S. and Canada. J.B. asks “I just purchased a 16 SuperCrew about a week ago. I live in Ohio where salt is used on the roads during the winter and I'm curious if I should get the truck undercoated. I've heard the trucks come treated from the factory, but I don't know if that's accurate. Is it worth getting undercoated? I really don't want to see rust underneath in two years.”

A truck owner named Rick from south east Michigan sounds like his information is direct from Ford. Rick says, “For corrosion protection, the entire frame is immersed in an e-coat solution and an electric charge is applied. The result is a durable protective shell that bonds with the steel and inhibits rust, even in hidden areas. Ford engineers went to great lengths to inhibit galvanic corrosion, which can occur when steel (and some other metals) comes into contact with aluminum along with moisture. Specially coated bolts, clips and isolated body mounts prevent steel and aluminum from coming into contact.”

Rick adds, “Extensive corrosion testing was also done to ensure the tough adhesives used in the body can stand up to the elements and extreme temperature.”
Aluminum doesn’t rust but it can corrode, getting white spots on it. Steel obviously can rust and often does regardless of the corrosion protection, especially is high-salt areas.
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This Custom F150 is Headed to SEMA

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:22 PM - by TorqueNews
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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 Ford F150 Truck built by Hulst Customs. Patrick Rall reports for TorqueNews.com and is reprinted from there with permission.

While I like all sorts of trucks, my love of drag racing leads me to prefer a pickup built to lay down stunning quarter mile times, so when previewing the Ford F150 pickups headed to SEMA, I have picked the sole on-road performance truck. While we will bring you a look at the other Ford F150 pickups which will be on display at SEMA, I will start with my favorite of the group based on the available information – the F150 built by Hulst Customs.

The EraThr3 F150 by Hulst Customs
As we can see in the image below, the EraThr3 F150 built by Hulst Customs and a low profile street cruise with big wheels and big horsepower.
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What wax do you use for a glossy look for your Ford F150?

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:53 PM - by TorqueNews
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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. Mary Conway wrote this story and originally published at TorqueNews.com. Reprinted with permission.

The best way to keep any vehicle looking new is to protect the paint finish. Just last week, a Ford F-150 owner named Sam asked, “I have a black F-150, and would like to know - based on members' actual use - which wax would result in the most wet/slick look?”

The answers started pouring in with a number of different suggestions, many based on keeping the perfect black finish. An owner named CW from southwest Michigan suggests using a sealant. “Sealants are also sometimes called "synthetic waxes" and are known for their glossy appearance. A natural wax, Carnauba, generally will give you a deeper and "warmer" gloss. I use the Klasse sealant on a black Solstice and like the looks.”

Greg from Tennessee has had great luck with a Turtle Wax product called Jet Black. “Its contains a thicker "pre-wax" you use first, then the carnauba wax final prep. The wax itself IS black (use gloves). Its a kit with 4 bottles (2 bottles of detailer).Leaves a very smooth glassy finish.”
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How Much Do You Pay for F150 Insurance?

Sep 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM - by TorqueNews
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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.

Mary Conway reports from TorqueNews.com in this original article discussing the cost of car insurance for F150 truck owners in various states.

An owner named Ryan C. mentioned on Facebook that he was paying $47 a month for full coverage on a 2016 F-150 and the comments started pouring in. Ryan happens to live in Idaho and he is paying lower rates than just about everyone who answered.

A lot of different variables go into insurance rates, the age of the driver, past driving record and the make and model of the vehicle. The Facebook group found a huge range in rates. Michael F. says he is paying $60 per month in Arizona for a 2016 Supercrew Xlt 4x4, while Devin L. is paying $67 per month in North Carolina.

But some other drivers say they are really being hit in the wallet. Kenny B. responded “Jeeze $150 in Louisiana lol” and the responder who really has the blues was Travis S., “Wow, 200 a month in Michigan. Good old no-fault insurance.”

Travis is absolutely correct in blaming the Michigan rules about insurance. For the third year in a row, a study finds that Michigan has the most expensive auto insurance. Prices in Michigan are twice the average price for all of the states. Insure.com studied what the average rates are in every state for a 40- year-old male, with a clean driving record and good credit. They priced full coverage for the top 20 selling vehicles, F-150 was #1, and then averaged the rates.
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