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I just watched half of the livestream last night.
Is anyone getting text or email's that tell when they show up?
How many did I miss?

https://www.ford.com/support/vehicle/2022/Ford/F150-Lightning/discover-your-ford/livestream/

My firewall blocks it too.
No emails, no communications, nothing from Ford on these -- basically nothing at all new official from Ford yet. I just happened across the October livestream posting when I had checked the link after someone mentioned there was one last month that nearly everyone (including myself) missed. On top of that, I don't think Ford is recording nor sharing them outside of the one-time live events. Bummer.

Though, assuming you have already looked over the Tech Spec sheet, have been reading the threads about the survey details some of the chosen folks got, and watched some of the YouTube videos posted from one or more Lightning Tour events, you will have read/seen/heard pretty much the majority of what they covered on the stream last night, aside from cameo appearances for a bunch of Milwaukee tools and toolboxes.

Definitely room for improvement communication-wise, leaving much to be desired for most people. It's been scarce at best since May.
 

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Has anyone found a way to watch a recording of the events? I didn't find this one on youtube...
 

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Here is a list of upcoming live streams:
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hopefully, by December they will figure out everybody charging related and be able to answer questions that folks here have been asking.
 

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Stone Grey is brown. Smoked Quartz is blue. Looks better than Antimatter IMO because it doesn't look black.
Smoked quartz is not blue at all in some pictures, but it does like like it has a blue tint in others. It's a very dark metallic grey for sure with a hint of blue. Kind of odd really, but it does like nice when the blue shows.
 
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Smoked quartz is not blue at all in some pictures, but it does like like it has a blue tint in others. It's a very dark metallic grey for sure with a hint of blue. Kind of odd really, but it does like nice when the blue shows.
In the full sun it looks amazing. I like that it looks dark gray otherwise, but when you see the blue pop it's almost purplish.

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Don't be disappointed with 8400# towing capacity. The percentage of F150's that are actually towing 8400lbs is miniscule. You run out of Payload by that point anyway.

And as much as I love the Lightning, EV & towing aren't exactly a match made in heaven. Especially anywhere near towing capacity numbers.
I want to expand on the 8,400 lbs towing capacity for the Platinum question. I would like to know what is it about the Platinum trim that makes one lose 1,600 lbs capacity (Assuming both with ER Battery)?

What if I order a loaded Lariat and give up a few of the unwanted luxury goodies on the Platinum to get back those lbs. Another benefit would be getting 20 inch wheels instead of those 22 inch Uglies.

Would this not be the best of both worlds? It looks like the only Platinum options I could not get would be Reclining seats, Nirvana with Active Motion Seats, 18 Speakers, and the big wheels.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if those wheels are actually the reason for the drop. Because you are correct that the Lariat appears to be capable of being configured almost identically to the Platinum as far as tow-related platform.

The current HDPP option on the ICE F150 would lock in a very specific 18" wheel and if you tried to substitute any other wheel the configurator would drop the HDPP package.

Still, I'm only guessing, but there's just nothing I see that is structurally different from the Lariat VS Platinum except that wheel.
 

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I'm guessing it's the load rating on the tires associated with the 22 inch wheels.
 

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I'm guessing it's the load rating on the tires associated with the 22 inch wheels.
They are targeting 1800lbs payload according to the livestream (which seems high when compared to how much it drops on the ICE trucks). The platinum will weigh more than the lariat due to the few additions, so im guessing the 1600lbs drop is maybe because of the 200lbs less payload? This 200lb drop is close to what the recommended tongue weight would be for 1600lbs (a little high, but leaves some room for carrying things in the truck).

8400lb towing would be approx 840lb tongue weight, leaving 960lbs for passengers and cargo (adds up really fast with 4 adults - that alone is about 800lbs).

I dont think it has to do with the tires because the truck can carry almost the same amount and will weight slightly more.
 
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Unfortunately, there was not much to see that most folks didn't already know (at least in the last one, I didn't get to see the first installment).

For what it's worth, they dropped 3 more Livestream dates and times today:

November 30, 2021, 10:00 PM, EST
December 6, 2021, 8:00 PM, EST
December 17, 2021, 8:00 PM, EST
 
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