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Discussion in 'Front Page Articles' started by SID297, Jun 25, 2020.
@SID297 articles also state the 5.0 will have cylinder deactivation, any information on that?
Just in time for truck shopping. This or the Ram?
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Take the emblem out the grill and it looks like a GMC imo.
Those are some cool features though.
Why's everyone hating on the fold down shifter? They did that so you could have that big flat working space there. Tailgate looks cool too with tie down spots, spots for clamps and to hold crap.
I think its more of the fact that Ford already has a dial shifter in one vehicle and other manufacturers have them, why go through the trouble of a fold down shifter when its one more thing to break
It's a stupid idea. Adding complexity for no reason. Are shifters even mechanically attached to transmissions these days anyway? Or just a few wires?
Just rip the bandaid off and stick a rotary knob in there and get it over with. They did that with the introduction of the ecoboost and it's been proven wildly successful. A few people with surely complain, but will get over it when they figure out they can have that nice flat surface 100% of the time.
I agree on the shifter, it is the low point of the interior.
I don't have a problem with the shifter. Even though it is not mechanically connected to the trans it's still a much better option than a dial.
95% of those shifters will never be folded even once, the 5% that do fold them for work will be happy. Win, win.
I want to take a nap in the lay flat seat!
I would use it all the time, hell even on road trips Id fold it down if it'll let you. I usually have my dog on road trips so being able to fold that thing out and eat would be nice.
Ok, for those of you not willing to give up a fake shifter, I'll meet you half way.
At least make it a manual function (via some sort of button/detent), instead of an unnecessarily complicated auto one.
If that's true,....that kills it for me. I'm not really sold on the new F150 anyways.
I have the MDS, (cylinder deactivation), on my '16 Ram Sport. I ABSOLUTELY HATE it. I disable it every single time I drive the truck. I'm sure there will be a way to disable it on the new F150's as well. "Assuming" anyways. lol
I wonder how they're going to work that out on the 2021 F150's that get supercharged, like the Roush trucks and the aftermarket trucks with VMP and Whipple superchargers? They're still not going to cut their balls off, I mean, have the cylinder deactivation as well? Should be interesting. Maybe they can, I'm not sure. I know the Trackhawk has an eco mode and the Hellcat cars have the valet mode.
I think my next daily driver might be an awd car anyways.
The shifter isn't a bad idea. Ford said they went that route because their customer base dislikes the rotary shifter.
Maybe they learned from the GT500?
Also, I'm having a tough time on the front end, but this always seems to happen to me. The profile of the truck looks great though, I think the 3/4" more poke on the tires is a nice move.
I have seen on the HEMIs, taking out the engine engine with failue. DOD on GM is garbage, wiping out cams and potentially more damage. If the the 5.0 has issues like that, not good.
They'll only fold flat while parked, correct? Or is that what you meant, that you'd feed your dog while stopped?
No idea, I can see where it might not fold the shifter down unless in park but I could see where it would be nice to get it outta the way while on a long drive. Probably wouldnt have the lid folded out because Id rather use the front cup holders. Even if you can only use it in park it'd still be convenient for shoving a baconator down your gullet (I usually just eat in the parking lot when the dog is with me vs keeping an eye on the remote started truck etc...)
Yeah,......hard pass for me. lol
Just turning/tuning them off only addresses part of the issue. There are actual mechanical changes (rockers, solenoids, oil passages, etc.) that they do to the engines as well. It quite complicated.
To truly disable it the right way, you will need to install some sort of delete system, which will require you to tear into the engine and replace parts. It sucks.
I want to know when the Super Duty version will arrive. That's when you'll see me in the dealership.