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The new ALUMINUM F 150 gets the ONLY pickup GOOD rating in the corner impact test.... Pickup truck crash test ...


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Old 04-14-2016, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The new ALUMINUM F 150 gets the ONLY pickup GOOD rating in the corner impact test....

Pickup truck crash test ratings - Ford F-150 performs best vs. Ram, Silverado and Tundra






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aluminum is very strong, ask the original land rover owners.
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......ans super easy and inexpensive to repair.
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aluminum is very strong, ask the original land rover owners.
Actually Aluminum is soft.
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Aluminum Alloys and forging can be extremely strong and/or tuff.


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Actually Aluminum is soft.
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Aluminum Alloys and forging can be extremely strong and/or tuff.
which is what I was referring to of course - Iron is pretty soft too until it to is alloyed into steel
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which is what I was referring to of course - Iron is pretty soft too until it to is alloyed into steel
Actually Iron by itself is brittle, it needs forging or alloying to be useful in todays application.
Steel can be an alloy steel, but steel is made by blowing oxygen in to molten iron to burn most of the carbon.
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Actually Iron by itself is brittle, it needs forging or alloying to be useful in todays application.
Steel can be an alloy steel, but steel is made by blowing oxygen in to molten iron to burn most of the carbon.
cast iron is brittle but thats more its crystalline structure and high carbon content (3-4%) than its raw nature... Raw iron can be cut with a knife... why I am replying to these pedantic posts I dunno :)

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Originally Posted by Mick VT View Post
cast iron is brittle but thats more its crystalline structure than its raw nature... why I am replying to these pedantic posts I dunno :)
for once you are correct, but that what iron is by just being iron.

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