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Old 06-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Talking 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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Whenever Chevy releases the Colorado, they should include an Xtreme version (like the old S-10's) to be a Tremor killer
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #9
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I am planning on ordering a 2014 rcsb Silverado with the 5.3. Should be a nice truck.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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I agree we need the SS line back like the trailblazer and Silverado ss
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:51 PM   #11
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Motor Trend's article. http://wot.motortrend.com/365-hp-201...#axzz2XSYV0b6R
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #12
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GM doesn't need to answer to this. If people want a GM performance vehicle they have plenty to choose from already:

CTS-V
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Camaro 1LE
Camaro ZL1
Camaro Z/28 (soon)
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #14
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I am planning on ordering a 2014 rcsb Silverado with the 5.3. Should be a nice truck.
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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
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GM doesn't need to answer to this. If people want a GM performance vehicle they have plenty to choose from already:

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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.
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #22
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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.
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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
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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
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
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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

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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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