Bed Toughness Test – Ford’s Aluminum versus Chevy’s Steel
In this article we are going to compare the roll-formed high-strength steel bed of the 2016 Chevy Silverado pickup truck to the aluminum bed of the 2016 Ford F-150. We are going to find out how they held up. The first pickup truck is a third generation Chevrolet Silverado. It was introduced back in 2012 as redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado along with the related 2014 GMC Sierra. The interesting part here is that GM dropped the 900 platform and changed it to K2XX. Changing the platform in this case means only one thing – the new Silverado rides on a fully boxed high strength steel frame.
The pickup truck cab’s frame is also built with high strength steel. On the other hand we have the thirteenth generation Ford F150 pickup truck. This ride was introduced as a 2015 model year. The latest F150 visually is almost the same – its dimensions are the same. The is one interesting thing here – the curb weight is reduced by nearly 750 pounds. Yes, that’s right. Much of the weight reduction in this case is due to the change from steel to aluminum in its body structure. There is a high percentage of the frame itself remaining high-strength steel.
We have one question here – are the Chevy’s anti aluminum ads going to bite them in the ass someday.
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