We're at the State Fair of Texas

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It’s that time of year again. Time to make our annual trek to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas, where one of the largest auto shows (though they should really call it a pickup truck show) of the year is open for almost 30 straight days, making it the longest running show of its kind anywhere. 

We’ll be there for any news pickup makers announce and, from we’ve heard, there will be plenty of it. Rumor has it that Ford will be doing something pretty big this year (and remember, it showed the all-new Super Duty last year); others are reporting that General Motors will announce some power upgrades to its current Duramax turbo-diesel engine to go along with some of the front-end design changes they made to the heavy-duty models. And we fully expect both Ram and Toyota (and maybe Nissan) to have their own announcements as well. 

Look for more stories and video to come later this week. 

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Comments

I see that Ford has brought a crane again, and the FORD sheep goes wild. LOL !

Hopefully we will hear announcements about the next generations of the Ford Ranger and the Nissan Frontier.

Ford will have a major announcement that will shock and awe.

FORD
TRUCKS
MATTER!

Ford will have a major announcement that will shock and awe.

Posted by: Dave Z. | Sep 28, 2016 1:17:02 PM

Speaking of shock and awe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4FS6oBuMxxU

But seriously though, Ford will probably be announcing an on board fire suppression system. Good for Ford.

Ford will have a major announcement that will shock and awe.
Posted by: Dave Z. | Sep 28, 2016 1:17:02 PM

Yeah, more recalls...

Full coverage
Ford Recalls Focus Hatchbacks For Latch Release Problem
CBS Local - ‎5 hours ago‎
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 74,000 Focus hatchback cars with manual transmissions in the U.S. and Canada because the hatches can be unlatched too easily while the cars are moving. The recall covers certain Focus hatchback and RS vehicles ...
Ford recalls Transit Connect, Focus to fix two defects
LeftLane News - ‎3 hours ago‎
"In the affected vehicles, an improper bond may exist between the panoramic roof and the vehicle body, resulting in wind noise, water leaks and, in some cases, separation from the vehicle," Ford cautions. "If the entire panoramic roof separates from ...
Recall Alert: 2013-2017 Ford Focus, Focus RS
Cars.com News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 64,000 model-year 2013-17 Ford Focus hatchbacks manufactured between Feb. 12, 2012, and Aug. 26, 2016, and equipped with manual transmissions; and model-year 2016-17 Ford Focus RS cars manufactured between ...
Ford Recalls 74000 Focus Hatchback Cars Because Of Latching Issues
9&10 News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The company says the hatch can be unlocked and may open by pushing a single button when the car is moving under four miles per hour. Dealers will reprogram a control module at no cost to the owners. Ford says it doesn't know of any accidents or ...
Ford Motor (F) Issues Safety Recall on 2014 Transit Connect, Compliance Recall for Focus Models
StreetInsider.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 74,000 2013-17 Ford Focus manual transmission, rear hatchback vehicles to update hatchback interior latch release software. In affected vehicles, the rear hatchback can be unlocked and ...

Debating on going this year and now I will.
Thanks, Mark.

It's old news that the new Duramax has 445hp and 910tq. Why hasn't PTC posted it yet? GM leaked the document a few days ago.

This is a truck site. Please post the appropriate truck recalls for Ford, that would be more topical. Oh and add in the Ford truck buyback data - oh only Ram had had a truck buyback ;)

Hope they show the ZR2 and announce when it will be on the lots. I'll buy one in a minute

See the debut of the next level of GMC Professional Grade. Watch our Facebook Live coverage from the State Fair of Texas tomorrow around 11 am EST.

from GMC Facebook

Where is Ford Ranger??? It was a mistake for Ford to leave the US market and left Toyota Tacama untouched for a while. It's time to regain your title. Once and for all.

Where is Ford Ranger??? It was a mistake for Ford to leave the US market and left Toyota Tacama untouched for a while. It's time to regain your title. Once and for all.
Posted by: Vincent D. | Sep 28, 2016 4:39:16 PM

VINCENT IS RIGHT, I HAVEN'T SEEN A PICKUP BURNING IN YEARS! BRING BACK THE RANGER, IT'S GOOD PRACTICE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GteXPzuY9uQ

you know what they say about Texas--lot's of deers and steers.

I'd love to attend the show and see all the great trucks from all the players. Enjoy the show ya all.

Hope to hear bout the ZR2, Ask GM if they will limit power on their 900TQ plus diesel engine like Ford does.

I bet Ford will cry when gm reveal the new diesel ,,,

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f22/2017-silverado-hd-sets-guinness-world-record-texas-motor-speedway-259545/

Im curious to see if chebbie upgraded the axles to handle the extra power. I would have some respect for the gm hd's if they had a super dana 60 straight axle under the front on 4x4 models.

Why you never pull with a Ford, dodge folds in half and still drags it across the pad LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOErdr2ShE

Why you never pull with a Ford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1UZfzICi4

Hopefully this year's show actually has some pickup news. I'd like hear about the Frontier and F150 diesels. I can't think of any other pickup news worthwhile.

Impressing

When towing 23,000 pounds, in 110-degree Fahrenheit ambient temperature, the Silverado climbs the Davis Dam grade 40 seconds quicker than the previous model (3500HD crew cab 2WD with DRW).

from

http://www.gm.com/mol/m-2016-sep-0928-world-records.html

I hear you johnny doe !!

Oh yeah one more thing that I forgot to ask in my post last night, ask GM when they are going to replace or update the 6.0L gas HD engine. The Duramax was fine if you ask me, we need a more up to date gas engine in GM HD trucks. That is the only place I see GM really lacking in current truck market. Sure the 6.0L is bullet proof but its been around since 1999, time for an update on gas HD GM truck engines.

Oh yeah one more thing that I forgot to ask in my post last night, ask GM when they are going to replace or update the 6.0L gas HD engine. The Duramax was fine if you ask me, we need a more up to date gas engine in GM HD trucks. That is the only place I see GM really lacking in current truck market. Sure the 6.0L is bullet proof but its been around since 1999, time for an update on gas HD GM truck engines.


Posted by: johnny doe | Sep 29, 2016 4:17:03 AM

Maybe not update it much at all but offer a bigger optioned gas engine instead. It would be nice to see the 8.1L back. but even a 6.5L or something with more low end torque as a diesel alternative to a little more towing power.

As all the talk on here is always Ford, it will be the case in texas as well, notice how not much is ever said about GM

Ford has the F150 diesel to show.
GM has their new Duramax ratings and perhaps a 2.8 Duramax Van
RAM has a trim package (yawn)
Nissan will have their regular cab and could show their Extended cab
Toyota- crickets, right in their own back yard.

I think RAM just stole Fords day in the sun.This morning at the fair RAM unloaded the RAM Rebel TRX,WOW with 575 hp.

You guys do know that the new titan is really a f150 right and has a cummins motor in it witch is also owned by ford

And as for saying ram stood ford's sun well you have 2 different grades of trucks there if you want to try to compare that ram to a Ford then the raptor should be there for the same grade rating because that's what they built it to compete with

Also ford and nissan and Mazda had some very similar trucks that has been out for years. The ford ranger and the little Mazda you can change over parts on the trucks that bolt right up. Weather you know it or not besides chev everything else revolves around ford. Nissan never had a big truck and they all had a different style now they have this new titan that looks like a f150. It's a bigger truck it has the same body style it has the same packages and features as 2 ford models put in one truck. And they even have a model that looks like and has the same body style as the raptor. These companies been together on some of these things for years so when guys say o this one is better then that one there really becoming the same it's just preferences witch looks better to you and features you like and the grade of truck you want. Also there's more to a truck then just o ram got a 575hp gas now there's many other things about the trucks that makes the trucks do what you want them to do or think they can do

O back to not understanding. That dodge that bent in half and still pulled that big ford well did you not notice all the weight sitting in the box of the Dodge that's why soon as the ford started to spin the Dodge pulled it away so you see its not about the make of truck or size it's understanding how it's actually able to pull it away. I'm a Ford guy 100% but it's comments like that people make that tells what you really do and don't understand about

@jimbob

Lets clear this once and for all Cummins is not owned by Ford!

Thats what every F word supporter says. Just because you have shares in a company doesen't mean you own it unless you have more than 50% shares.

in the 90's Ford had a 10% stake in Cummins but those shares were bought back. And ford has no stake in Cummins!

Ford would be asinine not to put a Cummins into there pickups ( They don't make trucks) if they did!

Shows how stupid people are thats why they buy Fords..



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