Mud yapster· Premium Member
This is the frame on my Ford F-250 Super Duty 2016 my work truck just from having the bed loaded driving my current constant wait is 7700 lb which granted is heavy but never expected to see anything like this I am now purchasing exclusively Dodges for my companyA group did similar tests back in I think 2011. I don't know for sure, but Ford probably uses the tailgate to resist the frame twist if the truck were to ever get into a situation like that.
To me, the test is meaningless. Who drives their truck in real world driving conditions where the truck gets twisted like that? This doesn't change my mind about Ford or Ram. Ford makes a quality truck. I haven't heard of frames breaking on Ford trucks when towing. What I care about is safety. I'm not real happy with the new report that came out that Ram is dead last in safety for front end crashes. Ford is the safest.
I'm a Ram guy. I love the Cummins engine. People on this website love to bash Ford for some reason. Many bash Ford and have never owned a Ford truck. I can tell you this. Ford is getting the bugs out of their Scorpion 6.7L. They are building the all aluminum F150 trucks which are lighter and crash results are the best in the 1/2 ton class. If they do the same with their Heavy Duty line of trucks, watch out. The trucks will be lighter, won't rust, the engine will feel more powerful because of the high weight reduction, and get much better fuel economy. The downside is the body is riveted to the frame. A joe blow like me won't be able to take off a fender to gain access to the engine bay or make any body repairs. A specialized shop will have to do any body work that have the tools to rivet the body back to the frame.
Ford is #1 in truck sales for a reason. It's not because they build poor quality trucks. Let's keep things in perspective.