FULLYBOXED CONSTRUCTION AND HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL
deliver best-in-class strength. Computer-aided engineering and frame-gauge optimization pare down the weight. The results are greater towing and hauling capacities, plus remarkable improvements in ridecomfort, interior quietness and safety as well.
The strongest frame in theclass is now even stronger and more capable.
Shown here, a completed F-150 chassis and powertrain just before the cab body is added. As it moves down the assembly line, the F-150 rides on a work platform with a height-adjustable“skillet” that raises and lowers the vehicle at each work station. This allows assembly workers more efficient, stress-free access to attach components and sub-assemblies.
THENEWF-150 FRAMEUSES MOREHIGH-STRENGTH STEEL
than ever. It’s found in theframe rails, crossmembers and as a reinforcingcomponent at key stress points. New steels andnew forming and welding technologies make thisframe not only stronger than any frame in theclass, but it’s lighter as well, which contributes tooverall fuel efficiency improvements.
THEWIDESTREARLEAF SPRINGS IN THECLASSAREALSO6" LONGER
to provide improved axlecontrol, and balance ride smoothness with best-in-class load capability. The extra length also increasesspring life, and the rear spring bushings have beenre-tuned to improve ride quality.
at all 4 corners helpdeliver a more refined ride and improved control invarious road conditions. Rear shocks are mountedoutside of the frame rails to reduce body lean andenhance rear axle control.
is thebackbone of F-150’s class-leading capabilities. Italso contributes to the quietest F-150 interior yet,and a smoother-than-ever ride.
are optimized forstrength and are precisely positioned to create thenew flat loadfloor.
help createa highly rigid structure, which mitigates frame flexand contributes to more stable towing.
help isolatethe body from road vibration for a comfortable,quiet cabin.
allowextremely tight tolerances for manufacturingconsistency and enhanced structural performancefor safety.
designincludes control arm bushings for added lateralstiffness, yet the system delivers a smooth ride, crispsteering and excellent control.