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Where the F-150 Lost its Weight: INFOGRAPHIC

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Glad to see they cut weight where they did. Overall cutting weight isn't easy as cost effective weight cutting is a lot of little things that add up, with weight cutting with some components making up the larger chunk of it all.
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I'm surprised that the seats were one of the places that shaved off the most weight. They are second only to the rear axle, and the most if you combine the front and rear seats. Very interesting to see all the areas that took off weight and how exactly they did it.
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I'm surprised that the seats were one of the places that shaved off the most weight. They are second only to the rear axle, and the most if you combine the front and rear seats. Very interesting to see all the areas that took off weight and how exactly they did it.
Why are you surprised that weight was cut from the seats?
Seats are heavy and not nearly as complicated as functioning components that weigh as much as it does.
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Why are you surprised that weight was cut from the seats?
Seats are heavy and not nearly as complicated as functioning components that weigh as much as it does.
For sure, it would be interesting though to see where the weight came from. Was it the construction of the seat frame, the foam material, a combination of both???



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For sure, it would be interesting though to see where the weight came from. Was it the construction of the seat frame, the foam material, a combination of both???
Lol foam is irrelevant, they were trying to cut weight.

Ultimately the structure of the seat and functioning components is where you want to cut, those have weight, not foam.
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I'm surprised because it seems like that weight could have been cut beforehand, like on the previous model. Does it weigh less because of the use of aluminium?

It just doesn't really seem like seats are something that saw a big design breakthrough to make them lighter.
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On the previous model it wasn't nearly as much in need as it is now to cut weight.

During a time where fuel economy standards are set high and companies are coming out with new vehicles at this moment, they have to set a foundation to last them throughout the entire production cycle.
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Yea and I guess that the pickup trucks are one of the worst performing in terms of fuel economy so its important to get those numbers down. Its part of the reason why American companies don't do as well with CAFE regulations compared to brands that don't do pickup trucks.
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Its part of the reason why American companies don't do as well with CAFE regulations compared to brands that don't do pickup trucks.

American companies do just as well as their competition, they have to, to stay competitive of course.

Just because a brand makes pickup trucks doesn't mean they don't do as well with CAFE regulations. Where did you get that from? If what you're saying is true that means Toyota and Nissan don't do as well with CAFE regulations than other japanese brands because they make pickup trucks
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