Spied! 'Stacked Super Duty Could Be a Joke

We just heard from our spy-photo friends about an interesting vehicle they caught. Here's what they wrote us:

"We caught a Ford F-Series Super Duty prototype sporting some serious big-barreled smokestacks, ready to expel its exhaust big-rig style. We're not quite sure what to make of this one, as it's not your traditional factory exhaust treatment. All we know at this point is that the 'stacked Super Duty is parked in a lot loaded with test trucks that we know to be part of active devleopment programs, and it's registered on manufacturer 'M' license plates, like every other prototype and test car running the streets of Dearborn.

"Is Ford developing a smokestack exhaust for production trucks? Who knows, but it's an interesting curiosity to see as part of the Detroit test scene.".

Our guess is that this is likely to be a clever ploy by Ford engineers to get us to think they're doing something interesting; however, with the 2013 Ram HDs ready to come out at the Detroit auto show with new (and supposedly class-leading) towing and payload numbers, you can bet Ford and GM are working on bigger and stronger setups. How it plays out exactly, especially with all the J2807 tension lingering, is anyone's guess. 


This could be a pretty saleable option for them. People will still remove all the exhaust equipment though to roll coal. I could see this going either way... either it will be a hit, or people who want stucks would rather have them custom made to their own specifications.

I've scene people with these. I personally think you have to be a full blown redneck to put stacks on a pickup truck but thats just me.

Rumor has it, that it's the Central Florida Red Neck Edition

Let's face it everyone. The Super Duty is a joke with or without the stacks. It is the most outdated HD truck on the market. RAM is the best and most up to date of all HD trucks at this time!!! I feel sorry for Ford fans....what a relic.


Do these go thru the bed or they slide in between the bed and the cab?

Do it Ford! I dare you :)

Ya the Super Duty is such a joke thats why EVERYONE buys them and they are the TOP selling HD PERIOD. Nuff said!!

GUTS = Which are made in Mexico
GLORY = For the Italians who own RAM

The only point in stacks i see, is if you have a highley modified diesel that rolls smoke. Some pulling tracks and drag ways around here will not let a built up diesel run without stacks so the smoke goes up instead of out into the crowd or in the oppsite lane at the strip

This has to be to throw off the spy shooters. Stacks makes you think it's a truck already off the lot, not a test vehicle. After all, what value would there be on testing a truck with stacks.... even for an option, little to none.

With those fenders and what I can see of the wheels this looks to be a 450 or larger. Maybe Ford is readying a Ram 5500 Longhauler competitor.



F = FROM America
O = OWNED by American company
R = RATED #1 Best selling truck
D = DOMINATES the truck segment

Those smoke stacks are mightly clean for a diesel.

Hey guys calm down on all the over seas stuff, and remember, Ford and GM frames are built in Montereay, Mexico so you can't say all american





Doesn't matter what it is or how its make, thier junk

Knowing Ford this should increase tow ratings by a bunch. LOL

"With those fenders and what I can see of the wheels this looks to be a 450 or larger. Maybe Ford is readying a Ram 5500 Longhauler competitor."

ight be right- I bet this is a show truck of some kind- SEMA is right around the corner. Development trucks usually have ID numbers in the window and a lot of other uglyness. I bet this is some high power salvo show rig.

Looks to be great camofloge. Every time I see a Dodge with a 12" single stack or a Ford with stacks, I quickly dismiss them as Idiots.
Who would take this truck seriousley, when looking at the stacks?
Since they are clean, I would bet they are dummy stacks.

In North America, Ranger and F-series trucks are built in Oakville, Ontario; Dearborn; Claycomo, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Paul., Minnesota; and Edison, New Jersey. Trucks also are built in Mexico, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina and England.

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lol when I was a kid, my dad used to haul junk cars to the scrapyard. Pulled his gooseneck trailer with a 76 F250 (with a 79 front clip and grill and heavier springs) that he dropped a 460 out of a lincoln into. It had stacks. Sounded mean as hell too, especially when going up Norse Farms hill with the trailer loaded. Good times, good times.

Yeah if this had been a dodge spam it would have been the best thing since sliced bread. NO GUTS, NO GLORY, JUST A BUNCH OF GOAT HERDERS.

O yeah,what a great looking SUPERDUTY!



Chrysler Group LLC, whose U.S. pickup sales are growing faster than Ford Motor Co. (F)’s and General Motors Co. (GM)’s, will gain an edge by introducing revamped pickups before GM does, an executive said.

“We’ve got a long glide path before GM is in the market and I think that’s going to be a huge advantage for us,” Fred Diaz, president of the Ram truck brand, told reporters today during a briefing in Detroit. The company has started making 2013 Rams and “from every indication we’re hearing,” it doesn’t expect GM to start selling revamped full-size trucks until “the summer of next year,” he said.

Class leading 1500

Best in class Heavy Duty

All Guts

All Glory

Best in class Ram!

Stacks are awesome, although those are probably the worst looking ones i've seen.

I joke is on Hemi. The makeover for Super Duty is due in 2014 for the 2015 MY. GM will also have a new HD for 2015. Ram can try to be competitive with their 2013 update. Just to be trounced again a year later.

The joke is on Hemi. The makeover for Super Duty is due in 2014 for the 2015 MY. GM will also have a new HD for 2015. Ram can try to be competitive with their 2013 update. Just to be trounced again a year later.

@ Hemi V8 Ford makes the edge at oakville ontario not no Ford trucks lol get your facts straight i wish i could buy a Canadian made Ford truck! i think Hemi V 8 should get a job he blogs on pickuptrucks.com all day like dude get a job mommy wants you to move out of the basement ! Hemi V8 is a joke thinks he can change someones mind by blogging his bs Ram crap on here you are the last guy on this planet that anyone would listen to for makeing a truck choice . Ford the number 1 in trucks sales and Canadas biggest automaker by sales!

@Dave Reed it and weap.

Chrysler preparing to launch 2013 Ram 1500 advertising blitz

Get ready for another Ram advertising blitz.

Chrysler said Monday that it will launch two advertising campaigns to support its heavily upgraded 2013 Ram 1500 pickup: One aimed at its mainstream buyers and another for the Latino market.

Five new ads, which will continue to include the tagline "Guts, Glory, Ram," will begin Friday on TV as part of the campaigned aimed at a general audience.


The Spanish commercials feature Latin musician Juanes, a 17-time Latin Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

Seventeen percent of Ram buyers are Latino.

The new Ram comes with a 20% improvement in fuel efficiency due to a new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a new eight-speed transmission.

The Ram will get 25 m.p.g. on the highway, which is 2 m.p.g. better than the competition.

With the 2013 Ram 1500, Chrysler is hoping to lure buyers from competitors even though truck owners are fiercely loyal to their brands.

"We know that if we can get ... somebody into our dealership, get them behind the wheel of that Ram truck, they are sold," said Fred Diaz, president and CEO of the Ram truck brand.

The Ram brand has been gaining market share since it was split from the Dodge brand in 2009, Diaz said.

Market share for the brand in the U.S. has increased from 14.6% in 2010 to 16.2% in 2011. Through September, Ram's market share has increased to 18.4%.

"We deeply believe in brands," said Olivier Francois, Chrysler's chief marketing officer. "And the way that you tell a story is paramount."

Francois and Diaz declined to say how much Chrysler will spend on the campaigns but noted that Ram is a high-volume vehicle with profit margins that are higher than most other vehicles.

"We are putting more money than we every had before into the Ram brand," Diaz said.

Desperate times bring desperate measures.

Something must be scarring ford.

I wonder what it could be?


Ram's Diaz Says Earlier Introduction "Huge Advantage" Over GM

2013 Ram Refresh Hitting Showrooms Nearly Year Earlier Than 2014 GM Models

Diaz said by all indications, the GM trucks won't be in showrooms until summer 2013, whereas Chrysler has already started production of the comprehensively refreshed 2013 Ram 1500 models at its Warren, Michigan, plant. The 2013 Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and new eight-speed automatic transmission achieves a combined mileage rating of 21 mpg, better than Ford and GM's current offerings.

Source: Bloomberg

Read more: http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2012/163_news121008_rams_diaz_says_earlier_introduction_huge_advantage_over_gm/index.html#ixzz28qWOKAqz

@Dave Ram also recently unveiled the 2013 Ram HD models, announcing a class-leading 850 lb-ft of torque from the available Cummins diesel. Chrysler is speeding up the line rate at its plant which builds the HD models, in anticipation of HUGE demand for the new models.

Hemi V8 is a joke thinks he can change someones mind by blogging his bs Ram crap on here you are the last guy on this planet that anyone would listen to for makeing a truck choice .

Posted by: Harley f150 | Oct 9, 2012 5:56:43 PM

“We know how incredibly loyal truck buyers are,” he said. “If we can get somebody into our dealership and get them behind the wheel of that Ram truck, they’re sold.”

What's with the Rambo Motard Goat Herder's Association trying to dominate a Ford thread?
They must be reminded of their impotence when they see large erect pipes.

Girly F150, Shrinking,The number of Ford plants dropped from 22 in 1997 to 21 in 2003, while annual vehicle production dropped by about 1.5 million cars from 1997 to 2003. Nearly 14,000 workers lost their jobs during that six-year period.

In 2006, Ford announced it will cut 20 percent of its workforce because of poor sales, and close 14 plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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@Lou--Ram guys don't like tall stacks on Fords. They don't want something blowing more smoke then they blow. They are blowhards.

Chief Goat Herder - Fiat's American facilities are reported to be at full production whereas their European operations are in trouble. Fiat is under pressure to start building Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep products for export in Italy and other European plants. Pickups are subject to the chicken tax (unless made in Mexico) but their other products are exempt.
We will be seeing Italian products with Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep badges showing up in the next few years.

One more point - most experts feel there is a 20-25% over-production capacity globally. Considering global markets - plant shut downs and shift curtailments are no surprise. China is booming but to enter that market one must partner with a Chinese (read government/communist/socialist) company. That is a Faustian bargain of epic proportions.

“We know how incredibly loyal truck buyers are,” he said. “If we can get somebody into our dealership and get them behind the wheel of that Ram truck, they’re sold.”

I would have to be HIGH and DRUNK to get me to a RAM Dealer, but I will still walk away.

Bahahahaha @ Hemi V8 man u are a man in need of a job did Ford layoff you in 2006 ? Is that why u are so bitter 6 years not working and all the American automakers layed alot of ppl off Chrysler should have never got bailed out lowlife company makes me sick. I was reading on cnn that GM is hireing 13000 workers in the USA and Ford is in the best shape out of the big 3 . Ford is the best selling automaker in Canada Ford has the best selling trucks here for over 35 years month after month Ford leads in truck sales in the USA. Say what you want Hemi V8 no one cares you are just a man with no job

If buying a RAM makes you act like a retard, like some of the pro Mopar bunch on this site then I am never going to buy one period. On a side not had a newer 2010 or 2011 Hemi Ram try to race my 05 6.0 equipped Diesel. You would think since he has the HP and weight advantage it should have been his for the taking. That poor bastard is still looking for me. He stayed even with my door until about 50 mph then all he saw was tail lights. Pathetic!

Side note*

Some of you fanboys can't see the forest for the trees. Isn't it good enough that the Detroit 3 are all doing well and are not in bankruptcy. Why not just love your brand and be glad that all are succeeding.

Ford blows!!!




Those are fake, way too clean at the top. Nothing wrong with stacks, they can be useful depending on the height of the vehicle. Dropping a Cummins into my old Ford and will probably go with stacks to avoid filling cars with smoke.

@ Built Ford Tough...

High Five brother ! The best never rests.

All this Guts Glory Ram crap is such a pile. The Super Duty is a best seller for a reason. IT has the most Guts thats why it has the Glory. Fords superduty is a terrific truck.

This is definitely a show truck. Apparently, Ralph Gilles of Chrysler said that they recently looked into stacks, but determined that they were illegal from an OEM standpoint. Does anyone know why they would be considered illegal?

@ Harley f150 ,

You are so wrong !!

Chrysler in Canada and U.S.A sales have been up for the last few years (even when imports gm,ford were still sinking)

Ford sales are declining in Canada and the U.S,monthly sales gains are getting to be non existant.

Chrysler is Canada's 2nd best selling Car Company for a long time,Canadians always loved Chrysler's.Chrysler is gaining on Ford,and they actually passed Ford a few times..Ford only gained as GM tanked,before it was GM,Chrysler,Toyota then Ford,in the last few years it shifted to Ford,Chrysler,GM,Toyota..

Ford took the bailout,never went bankrupt but took more money than was loaned to Chrysler,and Ford didnt/dont have to pay it back..as Chrysler paid the loan money back !

Ford keeps is sales up because its trucks are the lowest priced around,A F-150 in Canada is $5000 cheaper then the same comparable RAM !

In Canada the Chrysler 200 is the best selling mid size,Grand Caravan best selling minivan,Dodge Journey either best selling crossover or 2nd best (was the leader for a few years here) RAM H.D best selling Diesel Truck in Canada !!!

@ Shaun ,

Really in Canada the RAM H.D is the best selling Diesel truck around !!


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