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  1. 2022 Lightning Wheel and Tire Sizes | OEM 20” & 22”

    We need to get the message to Ford that a lot of Platinum Lightning buyers want a smaller wheel size. It looks great, bu 20's or even 18's would be far preferable given the range and ride penalties. I'm still going Platinum but will be forced aftermarket for wheels.
  2. Cybertruck Quad-Motor & Crab Walk Steering announced

    Elon's EU comment long since retracted - deposits being accepted in UK as I write - two of my friends have made them. I guess with Brexit, UK isn't technically EU. Panasonic's pilot production line is WHERE they identified the problems with both reliability/longevity and volume production...
  3. Dumb question maybe, but where does the $80,000 "cap" number for the EV credit come from

    This was never a thing and was never going to be a thing. Some folks around here refused to understand reality so bloviated endlessly about a proposed tax bill that never had a chance of being passed - that bill, which never got to the point of serious negotiation, would have had a limit of...
  4. Ford's epic Lightning bait-and-switch is complete (the official "I'm out" thread).

    As a multi-Tesla owner, and current and former owner of many Fords, and decidedly not an EaglesPDX fan, I'll weigh in that Ford most definitely makes more reliable products than Tesla, and I'm fairly confident that the Lightning will be far better sorted than most Teslas, certainly with higher...
  5. what's your disappointment so far on what Ford Lightning has to offer

    our farm has mission-critical pumps running 24/7 - three hours without power and millions of oyster babies die! Serious enough issue that we have alarm systems on every pump that send texts when a pump goes down. I realize this is not a normal residential situation, but more people than folks...
  6. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    It's the OEM Ford retractable made by Retrax, also sold separately as the Retrax XR tonneau. Great tonneau, have had Retrax on pickups since 2006. The rack is the Overhaul HD by Yakima, topped with their sideloader system for kayaks. It makes loading the kayaks easy for one person who can...
  7. what's your disappointment so far on what Ford Lightning has to offer

    You can add any form of running board, including auto-deploy, and SiriusXM is available through your subscription on streaming. I have SiriusXM in the TEsla, but mostly use my cell phone for streaming it anyway because it has the NFL channels, etc, that aren't on the Tesla subscription. The...
  8. Ford's epic Lightning bait-and-switch is complete (the official "I'm out" thread).

    Agreed on FSD beta. I've had it for three weeks in my MX - simply the most amazing experience with technology in my life - makes it worth getting this far. It show you what it sees - and it sees everything - and reacts amazingly well. I had thought it would have problems with edge cases like...
  9. Ford's epic Lightning bait-and-switch is complete (the official "I'm out" thread).

    I think you're likely okay with the Model 3. They are reporting far fewer suspension and drivetrain issues than the MS and MX. Mostly just horrible paint quality. The MX has a basic front drive design flaw, which is why my current car will go before warranty expiration. That issue may have...
  10. Ford's epic Lightning bait-and-switch is complete (the official "I'm out" thread).

    Huh? As a CR member for 40+ years, I can tell you that their surveys are ONLY for actual owner with experience over a period of time. Yes, first year is included, but also multiple years. They track the entire first five years service experience in their database for every model of car sold...
  11. If you had to order again would you still get the PowerBoost motor?

    Agreed, except with the PB, you are also dragging around the high voltage battery and electric motor weight when the ecoboost is working extra hard and dumping fuel in the turbos. I don't have data, but my experience with two ecoboosts is that they got way better mileage with the same tow than...
  12. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    Thanks, thought it came with mine automatically. I probably just blindly checked all the boxes. That tailgate is pretty sweet.
  13. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    You can definitely spec an F-150 to do this - my son has a '20 F-150 Lariat ecoboost and tows a 31' TT - I drove/towed that rig cross-country this summer with his wife and kids (Navy pilot, was on deployment, so I helped with the relocation to Whidbey Island), from Jacksonville to Washington...
  14. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    How do you leave the powered tailgate off a KR? Though that was standard. I'm thinking of taking my tailgate off when towing. Doing that and putting the spare tire in the boat would provide enough cushion to have a passenger.
  15. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    I would point out that adding the weight distributing hitch makes it a lot more stable - my first 3,000-mile tow up and back I-95 last summer was without this due to having the old surge brake trailer system. Coming back to Florida a couple weeks ago I had the new weight distributing hitch and...
  16. What’s the biggest tow behind camper you would pull with your F150?

    It has a hitch weight below 800 pounds? Because you are likely to have total payload of under 1,200 pounds. Payload on my PowerBoost is 1,140 pounds. A wife, yourself and a couple kids, your remaining allowable tongue weight is under 800 pounds without anything in the bed at all. - no...
  17. Cybertruck Quad-Motor & Crab Walk Steering announced

    Completely incorrect on every point. Every single point that I made and you attempt to refute is fully documented. I'm not going to do your research FOR you. The CT as shown in prototype is WAY bigger than the F-150. Both LG and Panasonic have said they cannot make the new format work in...
  18. If you had to order again would you still get the PowerBoost motor?

    I would not if I had a choice. Great drivetrain for commuting and light duty. Ask it to do any hard work or punch it, it becomes the least efficient vehicle in the Ford pickup lineup.
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