Three different instrument cluster designs give each series a distinctive look. Engineering advances in the F-150 lead to exceptional handling, ride and quietness. The fully boxed frame with hydroformed front rails is the strongest in its class and reduces shake and shudder on rough roads. The F-150 offers the industry-first modular overhead rail system that allows owners to customize interior storage options to suit their individual needs. The massive wheels give this ride undeniable attitude.
The technology produces a seamless and consistent engine response, improved fuel economy and enhanced integration of vehicle systems, such as the transmission, variable camshaft timing, vehicle speed control and idle speed control. The floor shifter, another F-150 first, is a sophisticated design, detailed in warm steel and chrome. Four-wheel vented-disc anti-lock brakes are st andard. It is built in Norfolk, Va, Kansas City, Mo. Later in the model year, a flex-fuel version that can use up to 85 percent ethanol will be available. This year, 4×2 V-8 models can be ordered with Traction Assist to improve acceleration and stability on slippery surfaces. With a maximum tow rating of 9,900 pounds when properly equipped and maximum payload capacity of 3,060 pounds, the F-150 is the most capable full-size pickup under 8,500 pounds.
Selected options include: Mechanical or automatic shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive, skid plates, limited slip axle, 35. The Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized with rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails — a segment exclusive — for a smoother ride and improved control of body lean. Safety and Security The strong hydroformed front frame rails are built to help manage crash forces. The suspension reduces unsprung weight to help provide better ride and stability on choppy, broken surfaces. Inside, F-150 boasts passenger comfort and head-turning style.
The Lariat Chrome Package adds chrome mirror caps and door and tailgate h andles. It delivers 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm. All cabs feature four doors for easy access. Heavyweight genuine zinc die-cast badges on the fenders celebrate the Ford Harley-Davidson alliance. The new all-wheel-drive system continuously monitors the wheel speeds and throttle position to determine the appropriate amount of power to send to the front of the truck to help prevent slip.
Chrome tie-down hooks and a twin-tip chrome exhaust add even more street-rod appeal. The bold front end conveys strength with quad-circle-styled headlamps, designed in clusters, and incorporates a wrap-around fascia treatment that communicates refined sophistication and precision. Ford F-150 sets new st andards in the industry for toughness, strength, safety, interior spaciousness, refinement, driving dynamics, stability, functionality, cargo capacity, comfort and style. Always wear safety belt and secure children in the rear seat when possible. A rack- and-pinion steering system — the largest and strongest ever used on a Ford vehicle — was engineered to provide improved steering response. Segment-first torque-based electronic throttle control uses driver input from the accelerator pedal to actively modulate the torque at the drive wheels. Both 4×2 and 4×4 models use coil-on-shock, long-spindle, double-wishbone front suspension with cast aluminum lower control arms — a first in the pickup truck segment.
In an impact, these areas of the frame are designed to collapse in an accordion fashion, dissipating energy before it reaches the passenger compartment. The mainstream F-150 offers three engine choices for 2006: a 4. . Customers now also have the choice between 4×2 and all-wheel drive, with the capability to h andle more challenging driving conditions and road surfaces — ranging from dry pavement to winter weather. With it, occupants may easily snap in additional modules, such as first- aid kits, toolboxes, flashlights and two-way radio holders. The custom stripe creates a sense of motion and speed, while a bold front-end design features a chrome billet grille and blacked-out headlamps. The striking interior features a stunning display of chrome, including unique chrome-ringed instruments, chrome h andles, vent rings, floor shifter and door pulls.
All models, including the base version, feature an upscale two-tone instrument panel. Design and Equipment The new 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson SuperCab has hot-rod-inspired custom looks that communicate power. . . .
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