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    2020 Explorer Reviews

    Major errors are stuff that can't be corrected while the line moves along, so thanks for corroboration, TGWs are quality things gone wrong on vehicle, kind of the same but used to track drifts in production quality....
  2. Bob, follow my logic, 6R80 is 215 lbs...10R80 is 235 lbs, 6R140 is 325 lbs W/O fluid approx equal to Allison 6AT 3,000 ....therefore a good guess would be 10R140 at approx the weight of Allison 6AT 3,000 and new ZF 8AP Also, I see Allison is about to offer 9AT in 2000 series this year so maybe an 8 or 9 speed 3000 isn't far away?
  3. Ford Medium and Heavy Truck sales May Truck..................May'19.......May '18.....change......5MO '19......5 MO '18.....Change Class 4..............2,228............2,587.........-13.9%.......11,339........14,586.........-22.3% Class 5..............4,761............4,610............3.5%........22,108........21,157...........4.5% Class 6..............2,556............1,962..........30.3%.......10,060...........8,063..........24.8% Class 7................140...............130.............7.7%............896..............634..........41.3% Class 8..................22....................9............144%..............54.................49.........10.2% Total................9,707.............9,289.............4.5%........44,457........44,489...........-0.1% F Series.........84,355...........84,639...........-0.3%.......368,972.......371,934...........-0.8% Class 2 & 3....74,648...........75,350..........-0.1%.......324,515........327,445...........-0.1% My estimation May F150 ~54K, F250 ~18K, F350 ~9K ( Split is usually 2/3 F150 to 1/3 SD, F350 is usually 1/2 of F250, and then Cls 6, 7 & 8 MDs are separate to SDs.)
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    2020 Explorer Reviews

    I forget how many builds is that with max allowable TGWs?
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    Gladiator: Ike Gauntlet

    No wonder Jeep stopped Mahindra from copying it, Imagine $2xK Jeep copies that are just as good, probably better quality/reliability.
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    New Ford Puma

    If I recall, Ford has stopped all production save for Ranger, so perhaps Ford's atin American future is a badge engineered VW......
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    New Ford Puma

    I'm hoping Hermosillo and Cuautitlan become true flex plants, capable of mixing and varying models produced, Ford needs that kind of flexibility to follow market trends more quickly than traditional single purpose plants
  8. What is concerning is that GM is adding a ton of vehicle and engine production capacity, all while Silverado sales seem to be slowing. In the past, Regular Cab 1500s made up about 30% of Silverado LD production but GM cut that out last year and is only now supplying some RCs. The plan was to lower fleet sales and encourage more profitable retail sales of super cabs and crew cabs but that looks to have backfired and cause a drop in sales that GM is struggling to replace.
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    2020 Explorer Reviews

    Maybe it's not a 44 hp motor, that looks to be the amount of HP it adds to the ICE at Max HP. I'm betting its a lot more on its own or am I way off the beam here.......
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    New Ford Puma

    Heck, even Figo down the line for local Mexico/Central American supply to compete with GM sales there.
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    New Ford Puma

    The moment US managers heard that Puma was a possibility, they started pushing hard for Ford Nth America to get it. The Ecosport is "OK" but Ford has a desire to have both chunky and softer styled utilities as well as the Lincolns - Ecosport/Puma, Escape/Baby Bronco/Corsair, Edge/Bronco/Nautilus. Mach E will be made at Cuautitlan suggesting that the plant will remain a subcompact manufacturing point while Baby Bronco, Transit Connect and companion Pick Up will be built over at Hermosillo. So more product is neede to bolster manufacturing at Cuautitlanand Ecosport/Puma as near brothers could be just the ticket.
  12. For the prices Ford was charging for the 2.0 diesel Edge in Europe and UK, the German SUVs looked like dead set bargains. You guys are not aware of, in Europe and ROW, any Ford mid size or larger comes at scalper prices. In places like Australia, you can get Holden (GMC) Acadia or Toyota Kluger (Highlander) for similar money. Ford only has the one 2.0 diesel engine through developed to Euro/ROW LHD and RHD, the 2.0 EB was never considered...
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    Gladiator: Ike Gauntlet

    Yes, Ranger has max towing at 7500 lbs but the Tacoma had less at 6400 lbs, so they went 5,000 lb to make sure that tacoma wasn't over gross combined weight. I have no doubt tht Ranger would do well on a super Ike run with 7,000 lbs, if only to compare like with like. So let's have it guys, a Super Ike with Ranger and Colorado maxed out to 7,000 lbs, maybe do Tacoma at its 6400 lb limit. People say that Jeep is not the vehicle to be towing up Ike Gauntlet but with respect,perhaps Jeep shouldn't be rating it at 7,000 lbs if there's a question with towing that much with a more off road oriented vehicle. Also, the reason Gadilator was moving all over the lanes had to do with truck grooves worn in the lanes being wider than a mid sized truck's track width, Mr. Truck Kent explained that well in the video.
  14. Or a WTF W Block, Turbo Flat plane crank
  15. I guess we'll have to wait and see what's actually offered, Multi Mac could surprise us all...
  16. I don't see them thinking much beyond selling more road cars, the line up is still around the corner for a $400K car and that's a mystique and price command that the new Corvette can never match
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    TFL: Silverado 1500 diesel

    Will GM redesign Colorado/Canyon to accept the 3.0 I-6 diesel or is it orphaned to the Silverado/Sierra and full sized SUVs? The main draw back with using an I-6 configuration is that engine length prevents its use in an I-4/V6 engine bay, RWD or Transverse. I know that with the ending of D3, Ford will never need a FWD/AWD V6 diesel but it had that option with the V6 Powerstroke and there's always Ranger and Transit to consider as well....
  18. Correct, GM did not offer Regular cabs and standard bed configurations on MY19, those have only been added in the past month but that was a decision GM consciously made to increase profits and force buyers to purchase the more profitable double cabs. The 6.6 gas V8 was needed in HD for quite a while and it should hold sales ground but gee, why no 10-speed auto option. and the 6.6 Duramax + Allison branded auto is what GM buyers want to hear and the 10-speed auto is welcom on 2500 and 3500 trucks. I just see Ram coming out hard with its 2020 Trucks, the next gen Cummins with 400 HP and over 1,000 lb ft will keep Ram in front of potential buyers. I just don't see GM really standing out...and that's without mentioning the Ford elephant in the room......
  19. Indeed Ram does flash the cash but GM opened the door with an under performing Silverado, even with truck month after truck month, Chevrolet can't seem to get sales traction....
  20. This. For as good a job GM has done capitalizing on retail buyers in its mid and full sized trucks and especially full sized SUVs, it really hasn't come to terms with commercial fleet sales. That one sided retail argument plays well in board rooms with people reading profits as percentages of income but they throw away so much potential profit and production stability by ignoring it. Sure GM wants back into commercial fleets with its new 6.6 gasoline engine but man, teaming it with a 6-speed auto trans smacks of laziness, couldn't be F'ed....Silverado looks both confusing and disappointing to me, SD team would be ordering drinks at the bar.:) Ford is looking like being all over GM with the Super Duty F600, the 6.2 and 7.3 double gut punch, the 10-speed auto and Powerstroke diesel rounding a comprehensive commercial truck line up. No way is Ford giving any ground on Commercial fleet sales.
  21. I think you just described the C8 Corvette and its Blackwing V8.... I think this is just another Ford GT special like Carbon for more buyers on the list, Ford and Multi Mac can work this for another year or so.
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    TFL: Silverado 1500 diesel

    Amusing, GM fans think that the Colorado's 2.8 I-4 Duramax can easily be replaced by the new 3.0 Duramax.
  23. I guess, any new CD6 means one less CD4/C2 product - that shift in dynamic to CD6 = becoming US centric versus ROW
  24. Correct and looking at it from a logistics stand point, having Oakville as a CD6 plant adds both scales of efficiency and may also offer production balancing opportunities, I just hope that Ford stays mindful of today's needs as well as planning for the future. CD4 Edge is a bust in Europe and global RHD markets, so why not change to CD6 and attract more North American buyers.
  25. I wonder if there's a CD6 Edge planned as a SWB bobtail companion to the Explorer.
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