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The OFFICIAL Steel vs. Aluminum Fact-Checking Thread

 
Old 11-01-2018, 10:44 PM
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U simply use patience and when the glue lets go you scrape it off with the plastic tool and re-glue again and pull it again. 'Again patience and care are the real winners of the day. I have pulled creases on an edge of a hood that I really thought were going to take a new hood. It can be done. U don't pound on aluminum, U glue and pull it with a puller bridge that pulls on adjacent parts of the hood, the aluminum skin is incredible strong .
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I think Aluminum is better than Steel as it's long lasting but it's also true that aluminum is more costly as due to materials consumption.

Also i fell that for Ford it will be best select.
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Originally Posted by meghan.mccain View Post
I think Aluminum is better than Steel as it's long lasting but it's also true that aluminum is more costly as due to materials consumption.

Also i fell that for Ford it will be best select.
Alum has its place, just NOT ALL . Smart for Ford - cost more, more profit, more to repair. High-strength light-weight steel is far better for some components in a vehicle.
aluminum has been used in cars for a long time just not every part. for a Truck, the frame,bumpers,maybe doors, internal structure and bed should be STEEL I seen a new 2018 F150 in a small accident last week and it peeled like a tomato ( the bed was destroyed and was only hit at a slow speed ) I will keep my 2014 STEEL F150 until the Ranger or Bronco Arrives., hopefully the ranger will be off-road capable as they are saying it will be. The Ranger will have a mix of Steel and Alum.
In addition, the most advanced steels for the auto industry are two to three times stronger than the highest-grade aluminum, which is why automakers continue to use steel for their pickup frames.


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The Aluminum F150 stops really fast, extremely fast. It is a huge vehicle and it stops real fast. Thas huge Crew CAb F150 will stop quicker than a tiny car !

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