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Unread 01-03-2010, 11:20 PM   #21
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then why did the F150 (or maybe it was a 250) commercial say it was a 2 and a half ton truck?
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Unread 01-04-2010, 01:17 AM   #22
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2.5 ton?

Dude that was an F650 or something.


1/2 ton refers to how much payload it can carry. A half-ton pickup is rated so because it can safely carry 1,000 pounds in it's bed. A 3/4 ton can, thusly, carry 1500 pounds and a 1-ton can carry 2,000 pounds. That rating has jack all to do with towing capacity.

More than likely, that commercial was referring to that towing capacity, and it is quite amazing how much trucks these days can tow. What would have required an F250 with a 4.11 9" and granny four in 1985 requires a mere tow/haul package on the halfton. 2.5 tons would be 6,000 pounds, which sounds about right for an F150 of today's generation with no tow/haul package. Mine is rated for 5500 pounds.
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Cluff, i thought this was common knowledge but i'll clear it up.

1/4 Ton truck: Smaller S10, Ford Ranger
1/2 Ton truck: Some Blazers, all Chev/Dodge 1500s, all Ford F150s
3/4 Ton truck: All Chev/Dodge 2500s/2500HDs, all Ford F250s
1 Ton truck: All Chev/Dodge 3500s/3500HDs, all Ford F350s

It's towing capacity. My Blazer weighs about 4500 pounds, but it is rated for 1/2 ton.
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I'm a car guy who just happened to drive F350's and a Ram 2500 with a V10 and straight pipes.
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Dude I showed you how many freaking wires go to it in my car.
It communicates through the can bus connected to your ecu.
That would me a major pain to replicate just get a good pioneer unit that has all of the controls it would be much easier to install.

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Dude I showed you how many freaking wires go to it in my car.
It communicates through the can bus connected to your ecu.
That would me a major pain to replicate just get a good pioneer unit that has all of the controls it would be much easier to install.
He wants to do it for kicks and giggles, not for practicality. He's bored.
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You would probably be better off finding an aftermarket solution. Maybe a CAR PC and some discount speakers. Plus any junkyard would sell any thing new like that around OEM prices anyways. >.<
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I know. I still want Sync. People say it's too hard to do so I'm just going to do it.


People also said I should scrap the whole truck. lol
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Unread 09-22-2010, 06:39 PM   #29
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Thats awesome Kenny, go for it man.

This thread reminds me of the TCCoA anytime anyone makes a thread about either a 390 or Coyote 5.0 engine swap... Haha. Insta-flame war...

And I sit back and watch the flame war and go... "I wanna see him do it, that would just be awesome enough to warrant the work involved..."
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I think it'd be much cooler to build up a car pc, and have it do all of these things better and faster and it would be so much more functional. But that is just me...
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