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News: 2018 Ford F-150 Is Here – With a Diesel

Powerstroke Inside

2018 F-150 update more than skin deep.

By SID297

The fact that the 2018 F-150 was getting a 3.0 Powerstroke Diesel engine was the worst kept secret in the auto industry since the S550 Mustangs IRS.  Still, the updated F-150 has a lot of changes the Ford faithful should be very excited about.  Beyond the obvious new styling (which I think looks great), there are a host of powertrain updates.

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News : Ford Temporarily Idling Four Assembly Plants

 Business Matters

Is halting production a smart business move or a sign of troubled times ahead

By SID297

According to The Detroit News, Ford will be shutting down the following plants for a week so later in the month:

  • Kansas City, MO – One of two facilities that produces the F-150 – The Transit line will continue operating as normal
  • Louisville, KY – Escape and Lincoln MKC
  • Hermosillo Mexico – Fusion and Lincoln MKZ
  • Cuautitlan Mexico – Fiesta

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Tech: VMP Gen2 TVS Coyote F-150 Install

Picking Up Power

VMP Performance boosts the performance of its truck with a better blower

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Performance

When we last climbed aboard VMP Performance’s 2016 F-150 project truck it had put down over 566 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque to the wheels with a TVS supercharger and a VMP custom calibration (check out that story  here). The full-weight, otherwise-stock truck charged out of the gate with 12.06-second e.t.’s at over 113 mph and eventually dipped into the 11-second zone. Continue reading

News: Ford F-150 at SEMA 2016

Desert Haulers

Ford is set to show off a quartet of hopped-up pickups at The SEMA Show

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Get ready for the excitement to start building. I less than a month automotive aftermarket will converge on Las Vegas to show off its wares for the coming year. The display vehicles built to show off these products are a major part of The SEMA Show experience. Over the years, the original equipment manufacturers became involved as a way to showcase their vehicles as a basis for these modifications and Ford is a major part of this.
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Tech: 2015+ Coyote F-150 Blower Test

Powerful Pickup

Installing a Whipple supercharger on a 5.0 F-150 delivers over 500 rwhp

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports

There has always been a strong interest in hot rodding Ford’s ever-popular F-150 pickup. Even the Blue Oval’s performance divisions can’t resist rolling out hopped up versions like the Lightning and Raptor. These days, however, the V-8 version of the trucks has a lot in common with the Mustang and that means they both like superchargers.
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