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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Built Ford Tough

For nearly 40 years the slogan "Built Ford Tough" has been synonymous with the F-150. But are they really "Built Ford Tough" or is that more of a marketing gimmick?

Well the guys over at FullMag decided to find out if the old 3-valve Modular V8 available in the 04-08 F-150. Loaded up with armor piercing incendiary rounds Richard Ryan takes aim at engine and puts two bullets in the valve train/cylinder heads.

And you know what, the 5.4 keeps on ticking. It stalls when put in gear but it will start and idle just fine.

Built Ford Tough indeed, wonder how the 3.5 EB might hold up...

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 03:52 PM
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That's quite impressive. Good for armoring companies since this just goes to show how 'bulletproof' the engine can be although most armoring is done for protecting occupants.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 10:30 AM
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not for anything but put one in the block and see what happens.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2016, 12:04 PM
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Not only is the engine tough, so is the exterior. Was just reading a report on ice road accidents and found this:

At 3:09 p.m. an accident occurred when a Buick Lacrosse was approaching the red light at the intersection of S. Sixth Ave and W. Main St. She was unable to stop and slid on the ice, colliding with a Ford F150 driven which was stopped at the light. The Buick sustained slight damage. The Ford was undamaged. No injuries were reported.

Wish there were pictures to see how damaged the Buick was compared to the F150.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2016, 01:26 AM
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I've seen situations like this in person and its amazing, an entire front end of a compact would be smashed in beyond the rebar meanwhile rear of the truck looks normal. Probably what we have here.
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