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Apex Motorsports 06-27-2013 04:35 PM

Ford F-150 Tremor: Ok GM. Next move is yours.
 
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Like most quakes, the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor caught us by surprise. We weren't expecting Ford to offer up another version of its best-seller so soon before the truck's full redesign, but that's exactly what the company is doing.

While Ford calls the Tremor a "performance truck," the new pickup doesn't play on the same level as the SVT Raptor does on dirt, or even the long-gone SVT Lightning did on pavement. Think of it as a parts bin sport truck that probably does a better job looking the part than acting it. The Tremor utilizes the same twin-turbo, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 available across the F-150 lineup, producing 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, but matches it with a 4.10 rear axle the shortest final drive ratio you can get in an F-150 for the strongest possible acceleration.

The Tremor does do a decent job looking the part. Available only in short-wheelbase, regular cab configuration with your choice of two- or four-wheel drive, it struts around wearing the F-150's FX Appearance Package, flat black accents, 20-inch black wheels, HID headlights and a special exterior graphics package. The Tremor is the only regular cab F-150 with a flow-through center console, which means it also gets a floor-mounted shifter and bucket seats that are covered in black leather with red piping. Some brushed metal accents and steering wheel with red stitching round out the interior upgrades.

Silverlsinva 06-27-2013 04:40 PM

I agree Gm better have something in the pipeline to compete with this and the Ram R/t. I dunno how many times ive said it on the forum that GM needs to come out with the 6.2 in a reg cab short box but NOOOOO do they listen now they will be again following and being a step behind the competition. I Love GM but damn they frustrate me.

Stew 06-27-2013 04:40 PM

Ready for the Ram Express/R/T comparison tests :). My only worry is price, seems like the estimates put it around the mid 30s. I have always wanted the Ecoboost in a RC/SWB truck, but can i have a low option XL please :) Agree we need a 6.2 RC Chevy and rumors are starting to float around about the Ram R/T getting a version of the 6.4 Hemi, this could get good.

Silverlsinva 06-27-2013 04:42 PM

Ewwww XL version is ugly with that plastic crappy grill and steel wheels The tremor does look decent for a Ford truck but Ram is still the best looking then its the GMC Seirra 14 Model year.

Stew 06-27-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverlsinva (Post 6724516)
Ewwww XL version is ugly with that plastic crappy grill and steel wheels The tremor does look decent for a Ford truck but Ram is still the best looking then its the GMC Seirra 14 Model year.

i like sleepers and it should be a bit lighter than the Tremor with all it's requisite options :) Honestly, i do wish they would have worked with the suspension on the Tremor at least. I do like it though.

Silverlsinva 06-27-2013 04:48 PM

I was looking the pic again and if one were to say lower the tremor a few inches if it was 2wd no point in lowering a 4wd IMO it would look a bit better. Its a truck so its still kind of a sleeper anyways tune it and tweak it and I bet it would surprise a lot of people.

CamaroSkooter 06-27-2013 04:55 PM

Whenever Chevy releases the Colorado, they should include an Xtreme version (like the old S-10's) to be a Tremor killer ;)

Stew 06-27-2013 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverlsinva (Post 6724542)
I was looking the pic again and if one were to say lower the tremor a few inches if it was 2wd no point in lowering a 4wd IMO it would look a bit better. Its a truck so its still kind of a sleeper anyways tune it and tweak it and I bet it would surprise a lot of people.

true, lower the 2WD, give it some bigger ati-sway bars, nice. That was a great thing about trucks like the Lightnings and even the Dakpta R/Ts from that time period they were good handling and even entertaining when the road got twisty.

1LEMayhem 06-27-2013 05:02 PM

I am planning on ordering a 2014 rcsb Silverado with the 5.3. Should be a nice truck.

gmjack 06-27-2013 05:08 PM

I agree we need the SS line back like the trailblazer and Silverado ss

PYROLYSIS 06-27-2013 05:51 PM

Motor Trend's article. http://wot.motortrend.com/365-hp-201...#axzz2XSYV0b6R

SSOOCH 06-27-2013 06:12 PM

GM doesn't need to answer to this. If people want a GM performance vehicle they have plenty to choose from already:

CTS-V
CTS-V Coupe
ATS
Camaro SS
Camaro 1LE
Camaro ZL1
Camaro Z/28 (soon)
Corvette Z06
Corvette ZR1
Corvette Stingray (soon)
Chevrolet SS sedan

GM builds trucks for what they're supposed to be used for. And we all know GM can do it if they wanted to. Remember the Cyclone or the Typhoon?

GM has so many toys in their toy chest Ford HAS to do stuff like this. What else do they have? The Mustang. That's it.

1LEMayhem 06-27-2013 06:14 PM

You can buy a regular cab long bed xl from Ford with the eco boost for around 24k. I'm not sure this is worth the extra 12k.

PYROLYSIS 06-27-2013 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1LEMayhem (Post 6724625)
I am planning on ordering a 2014 rcsb Silverado with the 5.3. Should be a nice truck.

:word: And it would be a better truck than the Tremor without a pricey appearance package. That would be awesome if they put the 6.2 in a RCSB though. We can't expect them to come out with everything the first year. I wouldn't rule it out down the road.

Kyle2k 06-27-2013 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSOOCH (Post 6724920)
GM doesn't need to answer to this. If people want a GM performance vehicle they have plenty to choose from already:

CTS-V
CTS-V Coupe
ATS
Camaro SS
Camaro 1LE
Camaro ZL1
Camaro Z/28 (soon)
Corvette Z06
Corvette ZR1
Corvette Stingray (soon)
Chevrolet SS sedan

GM builds trucks for what they're supposed to be used for. And we all know GM can do it if they wanted to. Remember the Cyclone or the Typhoon?

GM has so many toys in their toy chest Ford HAS to do stuff like this. What else do they have? The Mustang. That's it.

Being from ND I almost see as many or more Raptors than regular F150's...you are absolutely. dead. wrong.

motorhead 06-27-2013 07:46 PM

This a fail to me. Not worth whatever they're going to charge for it to me. At least with the dodge you can get the big motor in the cheapest truck.

Brian 1LE SS 06-27-2013 07:53 PM

I just bought a new Ram R/T because GM won't put the 6.2 in a RCSB. GM lost a sale because of it. If Ram puts a 6.4 with an 8 speed in an R/T my 13 Ram will be up for sale.

ShnOmac 06-27-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apex Chase (Post 6724488)
Think of it as a parts bin sport truck that probably does a better job looking the part than acting it.

Normally I am all for a performance truck styled for dirt or pavement but this just seems gimmicky.... Ehhh to each their own though.

PYROLYSIS 06-27-2013 08:44 PM

This is the second article I've seen saying it will be priced $23,000-$27,000. http://www.cnbc.com/id/100849583?__s...20Truck%20Powe It's a good looking truck but I would still take a Silverado over it.

christianmotox 06-27-2013 08:48 PM

They never came up with anything to compete with the Raptor, I doubt they will do it with this new model.
Wish they did though.

PYROLYSIS 06-27-2013 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christianmotox (Post 6725480)
They never came up with anything to compete with the Raptor, I doubt they will do it with this new model.
Wish they did though.

I would go for something like this that would be a lot more affordable than a Raptor competitor. They could use the 5.3 and add a few real performance upgrades. With the right look they could have a real winner. Dual mode exhaust on the Silverado anybody? :iono:

KLR ZL1 06-27-2013 09:25 PM

The GMC Syclone was a badass truck in it's day. It was the vette killer in 91'. I had one and it had 280 HP, awd, a Corvette tranny and ran 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and 5.1 in the rain and ran the 1/4 in 13 flat. I see one once in awhile at a local C&C. The only thing with the Syclone was you could only put 500 pounds in the bed.

Russo 06-27-2013 09:31 PM

GM doesn't stand a chance for the next seven years in the truck market.. Ford pulled this out in the last year of that body style and just back slapped Ram and GM

05stram 06-27-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russo (Post 6725648)
GM doesn't stand a chance for the next seven years in the truck market.. Ford pulled this out in the last year of that body style and just back slapped Ram and GM

:laugh: wrong

I can walk by a gm/dodge and breathe on it and the metal does not wave back at me like the broad sided fords do. Close the door on one and watch the metal wave at you.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ideration.html

Russo 06-27-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05stram (Post 6725726)
:laugh: wrong

I can walk by a gm/dodge and breathe on it and the metal does not wave back at me like the broad sided fords do. Close the door on one and watch the metal wave at you.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ideration.html

"under consideration" means we have to trick the taxpayers in footing the bill for an answer to the best street "Baja" truck ever made

the Tremor has nothing to do with what you said or linked

Quote:

Originally Posted by motorhead (Post 6725274)
This a fail to me. Not worth whatever they're going to charge for it to me. At least with the dodge you can get the big motor in the cheapest truck.

you can get a 5.0 in a STX or XLT which will out perform the Ram any day of the week, twice on Sundays..


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