2017 Ford Super Duty: Everything You Need to Know

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We've covered the reveal of the 2017 Ford Super Duty in several different ways, from in-depth technical posts to video walkarounds. We've even identified 16 segment-first technologies on this new truck and talked with the woman responsible for the integration of seven cameras on this heavy-duty pickup truck. We're listing all our 2017 Super Duty stories here for your convenience. We'll have more by the time this truck starts rolling off the Kentucky Truck Plant assembly line next fall.

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Comments

Thanks Mark for the news. Any idea on when it will go be available?

I know everyone is wondering what will happen to the take rate of these new trucks. Will this end up the same as the F-150? Can the Super Duty buyers afford to hold off on buying them and move to something else?
That aside, has anyone else wondered why Ford didn't just keep a steel door panel or steel door assembly? They are just bolted on and living in Texas there are literally trucks everywhere and many of them use magnets for work. Makes you wonder if GM or FCA will use Aluminum and other materials...

Magnetic paint will solve that problem

I don't like "Heavy Duty" stamped on the front of the hood. It looks bit cheese to me.

FORD! The best never RUST.

Just oxidizes

That truck sure has a sexy body, hopefully it's a female because it's hot.

That truck sure has a sexy body, hopefully it's a female because it's hot.


Posted by: Frank | Oct 6, 2015 9:09:23 AM


butter face. That front end horrendous. Seriously just ugly. Not to mention the catastrophe the rear fenders are on duelly's. they also look horrendous. Unfortunately, I am not sure there is a better way to fasten big fenders for duellys out of aluminum but that missed the mark greatly.

Do you still have to remove the cab to do anything more than basic maintenance?

@ Tom

Magnetic paint? Sounds good except that now Ford can add another $1500 to the price tag of these overly expensive trucks.

The truck really doesn't look much different than the 1997-2015 model...

The Dually looks like its Plastic.. front fenders/bumper.. If you buy one Ford Sharia guys ,you better get Chrome..

What you get is the #1best selling truck on the planet. Has been for about 50 yrs now. That's about 40 yrs longer that most of these jealouse fanboys have been alive.

Ray Ray - I'm not a fan of those dually flares either. They haven't made a decent looking snout in a long time. I find that trim level determines whether or not I like the snout but that isn't enough to stop me from buying a truck. Durability, ergonomics, and capacity combined with price are my determinants.

Ford sharia, that's just funny

Looks GREAT/Looks like HELL... over and over all so subjective and boring really. After you have decided which camp you fall into you need to continue to look deeper more rationally at the more important pros/cons to the truck. Because its better to be good and ugly than bad and pretty especially in the car/truck world from an intelligent consumer prospective. Because so many buy with just their eyes or some silly dogmatic "my daddy did it this way" approach many are blind to the realities of the situation. From a manufacturer prospective pretty wins every day because most people sadly fall into the latter category of "looks good im in". Granted we all have a threshold for how much ugly we can handle (its called vanity). But when vanity overrides the answer to the question "What makes the most sense/is the best choice?" Then one is doing a disservice to themselves. Since we are all guilty of this to some extent or another AND its basically one victimizing themselves through their own inability to look beyond the crime is personal.

I would be far more interested in learning if the cab does still need to be removed all too often for services/repairs. Or if it does has this been made quick and easy (if that's even possible)?

Montands, I can buy a can at lowes or walmart for around $12, how expensive can it be? It can also be used as primer under any color.

Can you say "North American Truck of the Year"

Cab removal was not necessary on any of the trucks it was an option though. Some truck chassis you could not remove the cab because the body builder attached to the cab. However cab removal makes for a much better repair. The tech no longer needs to climb up and down on your bumber, use weird hood stands, run the risk of scratching paint etc. The cabs remove in under a hour and is very simple. Just think on how they are mounted when built. You have a few wires connectors, coolant hoses, some cables, etc. They are very easy. Now the tech can go in and work on the engine standing up, less strain oN his/her back, able to easily use a torque wrench properly and less prone to drop something. Cab removal is by far the most ideal way of repairing for a QC standpoint. I wished GM cabs were as easy to remove as Ford cabs when I repaired Duramax's.

Toyota doesn't understand the full-size truck market so there isn't going to be much going on with them. Titan is purposely hiding a lot of the news and has given basically nothing on the non-XD. smh.

Montands, I can buy a can at lowes or walmart for around $12, how expensive can it be? It can also be used as primer under any color.

@ Tom

You can also buy a gallon of bed liner from Lowes for less than $50. So why are roll on liners more than $400-$500?
Also most companies charge you more for "more exotic" or upgraded paint options (i.e. pearls with metal flakes).

Those are spray on liners that cover the entire inside bed area. I'm talking about painting a door skin.

Ford..build by Muslims in Dearborn Mich,
WFT??

Are you really that much of a moron, mate?

PUTC, remove this guy from PUTC.

Montands,
You'll find many of those magnetic signs are bought to put on "business" vehicles that are a tax write off.

I do know here in Australia some rules for claiming tax write offs involves advertising.

So, if a person is using a "work/business" vehicle for pleasure let them get some real sign writing or permanent decals on their vehicles.

In some states a business sign must be permanently attached like paint or graphics. Magnetic signs are not permitted. A friend of mine recieved a ticket for a magnetic sign on a company truck.

Just glue the old magnet signs on.

I wonder what FE improvements this aluminium SuperTruck will provide?

If it is anything like the F-150 the improvement will be marginal.

Ford have yet to spin the FE advantage of an aluminium SuperDuty.

Maybe they have learnt from the overspun and overstated comments with the aluminium F-150.

Only fly in the ointment for Ford (with all the press releases, pictures, etc. a year ahead of actual production) is that GM will probably have a brand new Duramax out at the same time. GM has not changed power output for six model years in a row (2011-16). I believe the new engine will have higher output than the current Powerstroke. So Ford will have a brand new truck top to bottom (except for potentially the engine and transmission), but the GM trucks will probably be able to claim superior performance.


I wonder what FE improvements this aluminium SuperTruck will provide?

If it is anything like the F-150 the improvement will be marginal.

Ford have yet to spin the FE advantage of an aluminium SuperDuty.

Maybe they have learnt from the overspun and overstated comments with the aluminium F-150.

Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Oct 6, 2015 3:56:22 PM

Put your mouth where your keyboard is big albert. Lets see all those over stated FE adds. Only ones I have ever seen is where they claimed to have the most FE F150 yet. And that is 100% true. No over statement just the current design is more FE than the last. Why would they not advertise that. In fact, answer that question, WHY WOULD FORD NOT ADVERTISE BETTER FE IN THEIR NEW F150 COMPARED TO PREVIOUS MODELS.


Only fly in the ointment for Ford (with all the press releases, pictures, etc. a year ahead of actual production) is that GM will probably have a brand new Duramax out at the same time. GM has not changed power output for six model years in a row (2011-16). I believe the new engine will have higher output than the current Powerstroke. So Ford will have a brand new truck top to bottom (except for potentially the engine and transmission), but the GM trucks will probably be able to claim superior performance.

Posted by: mark49 | Oct 6, 2015 4:11:36 PM

I think it is pretty easy to say that no number has been released from Ford on power output is because they are waiting for the competition. Ram already announced 900lbs of torque but we all know GM has to update the Duramax. The biggest question for me is what transmission. The Allision is maxed out already. The current Allison is the 1000 but to get over 800lbs they need the 3000 series that is currently in production. It may also be a transmission in the Ford/GM 8 and 10 speed transmission joint venture.

LAMO,
Go back and read all of the press releases of the aluminium wonder truck. ADS, my goodness young man.

Learn how companies, politics or for that matter any group interested in brainwashing (like Frod has done to you) will use all forms of media. Major manufacturers, even motor vehicle manufacturers will use press release to paint a prettier picture of their products, even if it is stretching the truth as Ford has done initially with the FE advantage of the aluminium F-150.

Once it was realised that the aluminium wonder truck couldn't produce the goods, ie, a great a FE advantage as Frod spun, the main advantage was move to load and tow.

But, then as can be pointed out most who buy a pickup buy one as a car. So, load and tow is really quite useless, except for a few. Even then most every pickup manufacturer builds pickups to meet the requirements of the consumer.

Yes, this is hard to believe, that prior to the release of the aluminum wonder truck pickup actually had the capability to load and tow!

So, this so called load and tow advantage is just marketing spin by Frod, to justify the silly move to a material that wasn't necessary.

Aluminium is a great material, a bit more expensive to buy and work, but it's not necessary for all applications, like a pickup truck.

Again, I wonder what the FE advantage of the aluminium SuperDuty will be over previous steel SuperDutys.

Will it be worth the investment?

Ford has no choice but to move the SuperDutys to aluminium to cover the costs of their investment in this material.

But, hey, I can buy a $500 jewel, ie, diamond to cut glass, but will a $5 industrial diamond do the same job??

Hmmm.......LAMO, I'd bet you would of remained on the Titanic as well, yelling "It will not sink, it will not sink, because they told me so!"

Yup, more Big Albert mumbling. Of course maybe you believe that the Ram 3500 4 door 4x4 dually can tow 32,210 lbs too. Im sorry but your a broken record Big Albert, again who care how much Ford is spending on aluminum. And who cares if it is on a pickup. It is one pretty much all other larger trucks and hauling equipment. You act like aluminum is some huge mystery when aluminum has been used for 10+ years on pickups and large SUVs.

LAMO,
The response/retort of someone with no answer, other than fanboyism.

Your Koolaid is getting warm.

It might not be Koolaid, but, Ford Metamucil.


LAMO,
The response/retort of someone with no answer, other than fanboyism.

Your Koolaid is getting warm.

It might not be Koolaid, but, Ford Metamucil.

Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Oct 6, 2015 4:53:52 PM

What is there to respond to, just your typical babble as usual with no direction other than all directions.

I asked you a pretty easy question, If the new F150 has better FE why would they not advertise it? Everyone "paints" a picture to give their product an edge. But if it is true then it is true. But you have a hard on for Ford because of the advertising they do while everyone else does the same. Again you are just a broken record with repeat babble.

@LMAO,

Don't waste your time arguing with someone who will and has never driven one of our trucks. I think they drive those Subaru Brat type cars out there, let it go bro.

Frank,
WFT????

Boy, you must be one of those small town boys, who never left Dade County or wherever you reside.

There are people who travel the world. And some of us even might stay in the US for several months a year, driving all forms of vehicles a country offers.

Hard to imagine, mobility. In my journeys through and around the US I meet many people who travel a lot.

They don't seem to be as narrow minded as many who comment here.

Go out the back Frank into the woods and check up on your still.

@BAFO,

You can say all you want on PUTC, I won't believe a word you say. I really don't mind the insults, keep them coming, it just shows how mature I am when you're twice my age.

Good day Sir!!

Frank just called himself matured! HAHAHA! Good one...

You guys crack me up. Most of you ford boys slam Dodge and GM relentlessly but if someone points out one (of the many) ford flaws your panties get all bunched up and you jump to defend. It's all very humorous

roadram That's why the old saying is true. The only thing that runs good on a Ford is the owner's mouth.

Never heard that one but I like it. Get ready for the verbal spears

Ram and GM fanboys are no different. Ever see Hemi V8 or Johnny doe post anything good about Ford or bad about their favorite brand? And in the past, the Ramboys have been the worst on this site. But it seems like Mark cleaned it up some and blocked some of the spammers who were using this site to spew Ram guts and glory all over the comment section. I do agree with you about some of the commenters being blatant Ford fanboys, but just wanted to point out that the other brands have some of the same type of blind sheep.

Really... U fiat guys run ur mouth more than anybody on this site. I also think it's funny you guys are still talking about aluminum because all three will be made of aluminum soon. Gm has already said they will. Fiats are the biggest rust buckets out there so they better hurry up

The only thing one needs to know, General Motors trucks still put it to shame. Ford fails again.

Who cares what the truck is made of. My kw is aluminum and fiberglass big deal. You have proof of Dodge rust issues or are you just defending the indefensible Danny? You see, instead of trying to disparage those you haven't a clue about you should extoll the virtues of what you like. That's the mark of smallness and something comrade barry does everyday. You don't want to be like comrade barry do you?
And the fiat reference is played out.

I agree there are some blind rabid defenders of their favorite brand around here. Some guys wouldn't drive brand x if someone gave it to em.

Ford should have gone with steel with the HD, that market is different from the light duty.

Proff of rust issues? Just look around. Even fiat dealers admit there's a design issue. And as far as the fiat playing itself out...that's who makes it. It is a fiat ram. You deal with it. I think the switch to aluminum is a good thing. I guarantee I know more than you do about the trucks and the market.

Where is it written that GM will be going all aluminum? I have read that they would be using "more" aluminum and other lighter weight alloys in the future but not all aluminum all over the body of the truck like Ford did. I also seem to remember talk about GM using better technology than rivets and glue to hold the body panels together when the do start incorporating more aluminum. The reality is that if they did make the truck out of aluminum to the extent that Ford does, it would be ~500 lbs lighter than the ford and the 5.3 would get even better real world gas mileage, furthering the gap from today. .

Gregory J. - IIRC, a long time ago you had posted a link about GM going aluminum pre-F150. Do you still have that one?



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