Ford has redesigned the F-150 from the ground up for the 2015 model year, but even before these trucks hit dealer lots Pro Comp had already engineered a complete 6-inch suspension system that fits 35-inch tires. The new F-150 uses aluminum in order to shed weight and increase fuel economy, and Pro Comp optimized the design of their suspension to complement the Ford’s features with new high clearance, one piece crossmembers tailored to maximize strength while reducing weight. Ductile iron knuckles span the increased distance between the control arms with geometry designed for OEM stability control function and steering feel.
We were already aware of a 10-speed transmission being co-developed by Ford and Chevrolet, but we had not heard of any transmission possibilities featuring more gears. Ford has announced this new 10-speed will be used in the 2015 F-150 Raptor, but could there be other transmission options for its truck line in the future?
We ask these hypothetical questions after sister site AutoGuide.com recently uncovered a new patent document published on April 9th by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggesting that Ford may be developing an 11-speed automatic transmission.
Complement your Ford’s aggressive, good looks with Rough Country’s 6″ Radius Arm Lift Kit. Rough Country’s 6″ Lift Kit was engineered to retain the impressive Ford factory specs while bumping up performance and durability where it’s needed most. The result is an aggressive, lifted beast with a mean profile and balanced on and off-road ride quality.
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (April, 2015) – The 2015 Ford F-150 is the lightest version of Ford’s best-selling truck, but “light”, doesn’t mean light-duty. The V8 variant makes 385 horsepower and most owners are looking to hear every single pony, and now thanks to MagnaFlow, they can in both MagnaFlow and Off-Road Pro Series styles.
CLEVELAND (February 10, 2015) – ACCEL Performance Group, a performance auto parts manufacturer of brands including Mr. Gasket, ACCEL, ACCEL Motorcycle, Hays, Lakewood, QuickTime and Prestolite ProConnect, today introduced its latest innovation for automotive enthusiasts and racers, Mr. Gasket HeadLock™ Header Bolts.
Ford really kept the lid on its second-generation Raptor leading up to the Detroit Auto Show. Sure, there was some grumbling about a new Raptor incorporating the weight loss on the all-new 2015 F-150 thanks to its all-new aluminum body, but if anyone outside of Ford knew about it they certainly didn’t spill the beans.
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There’s been a lot of speculation regarding Ford’s future with the Raptor, and finally we have some answers. Ford announced the second-generation Raptor today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Yes, it’s lighter that before – 500 pounds, to be exact. And yes, it also features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost motor. The only downside? It won’t be in dealers until late 2016.
Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) has introduced two new Spicer high-performance third member drop out axle housings for Ford 9-inch applications. The new Spicer third members are available in either nodular iron, delivering the strength and durability required for off-road conditions, or premium-grade aluminum, for weight savings in circle track, street rod, and other racing applications.