2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

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    We know that Ford is investing $80 million into the Louisville plant to enable the aluminum body construction for the next Super Duty. There are many skeptics of the aluminum strategy, but it will be very interesting to see how this will affect the payload and towing numbers. The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 reduced weight by around 700 lbs by using aluminum body and other weight saving components and technologies. The Super Duty should be able to lose at least the same amount.


    The 2017 Ford Super Duty testing is in full swing. Now, we get a detailed look at the lights and the body work on this F-450 dually prototype. The brake lights have a new split design. This dually is clearly showing the dual exhaust pipes of the Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel. Interestingly, the bumper hitch is covered.

    Here is look at the 2017 Super Duty F-450 headlights. It appears like the main beam is an LED light cluster, similar to the 2015 Ford F-150. This is not the best angle to see the headlights, but they do look similar to the LED lights.

    Here is another look at the upcoming 2017 Ford Super Duty prototype, caught by a TFLtruck viewer. This is the so-called “Mega” cab version with an extension to the crew cab. The current crew cab is already roomy, but if it’s not enough – this stretch should satisfy even the tallest people. Also, this configuration will go up against the Ram HD Mega cab.

    Check out this TFLtruck Prototype Hunting video with the F-450 and F-350 prototypes.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Ram makes something like that.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Read this the other day. Interesting that there appears to be a Mega-cab configuration.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    The brake lights looks similar to the ones on the Canyon.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Anyone crashed a 2015 F-150 yet? Do we have any real-world info on how they are to repair?
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    Anyone crashed a 2015 F-150 yet? Do we have any real-world info on how they are to repair?
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    I think the weight savings estimates for the Super Duty might be optimistic. I say that because, while the F-150 had long been on the hefty side for the segment prior to the most recent model, weight hasn't really been an issue for the Super Duty. If they can knock off a similar amount of weight to what the F-50 lost given the already decent curb weight of the current SD model that would obviously be a really big deal, but I expect something less than that personally.

    Really like that Ford is going to do their own take on the 'mega cab'.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    SuperDuty is not hefty??

    I own one. CrewCab V10 4x4 F250 Lariat short bed. It weighs over 7000lbs (about 7400lbs to be exact), and that was weighed on a big truck scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    SuperDuty is not hefty??

    I own one. CrewCab V10 4x4 F250 Lariat short bed. It weighs over 7000lbs (about 7400lbs to be exact), and that was weighed on a big truck scale.
    For a vehicle? Yes. For the segment? No.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    So they're actually going to change the cab this time?
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    So they're actually going to change the cab this time?
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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    More than a few people have suggested that this new Super Duty will return to sharing a cab with the F-150, or at least the basic cab structure.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Super Duty "Mega Cab" and F-450 Dually spied testing

    Quote Originally Posted by syr74 View Post
    More than a few people have suggested that this new Super Duty will return to sharing a cab with the F-150, or at least the basic cab structure.
    I think these pictures were posted here on GMI a while back, but these Jalopnik pictures of a naked 2017 Super Duty suggest they're correct.

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