1 Month review - 6.7l Blue Jeans Tremor

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Just wanted to give everyone my review after one month/700 miles of ownership,

Options my truck has, 6.7l powerstroke, Lariat Ultimate, Lariat Sport package, ultimate trailing towing package, cab supp. heater, LED roof marking lights, windshield wiper de-icer, all-weather mats.

After weeks of staring at my truck, I feel the overall build quality is excellent (way better than my '15);

Exterior - bed/cab/axles are on straight, body panel stampings excellent very few flaws, paint flawless other than a few small specs of dirt. Hood, doors and fender gaps are straight. The only thing that I could find wrong was my rear bumper was put on extremely crooked (can't believe I missed that when I took delivery) I had to totally remove the bumper and adjust all the different brackets to get it straight.

Interior - excellent fit and finish. I only had one rattle in the back seat that developed in the first week of ownership. I easily located it and fixed on my own. It was just the zipper to the rear lower seat cover that was not tucked in correctly and was banging the metal seat frame over bumps. I also had a minor nick in the rear leather seat, which the dealership fixed. The interior is noticeably more quiet that my previous truck, which friends have noticed and commented on when they have ridden in it. The driver's seat at least for me is more comfortable than my old truck. The only thing I do not like about the interior is where they put the cordless charger as it makes it basically useless, because is so hard to get in and out. I do not know what the engineers were thinking on that one.

Electronics - so far everything works correctly, including the bed camera. I love the improved range of the factory remote start system. My '15 you had to be within '25 of the truck to get it to work. I especially like how the truck remembers all your previous settings, when you restart it. My old truck you had to restart the heated/cooled seats with every key cycle.

Engine/transmission - the power from the new powerstroke is hilarious and the engine is awesome. I know I am going to have a hard time keeping tires on this thing. It is a little louder on the outside compared to my old '15, but I like it (more diesel sound). I am still not thrilled with the transmission. Driving around normally the transmission is okay, however medium to heavy driver inputs to the throttle seem to be extremely delayed at times, as the transmission decides what it wants to do. Usually when it does this, it follows up with a harsh downshift. It has improved since I took delivery, so I hope it gets better. My wife has a '20 Lincoln Aviator with the 10 speed transmission and it is so smooth in all driving conditions.

Fuel mileage - I am averaging about 2 miles a gallon better in all driving conditions than my previous 6.7l. Very happy about this.

Steering/ride quality (I do not have adaptive steering) - I love how this truck steers/drives. The steering in my '05 was heavy and my '15 too light. This truck feels excellent. I have adjusted the rear tire pressure to 65 psi, which made a huge difference in overall ride quality. The fronts I left at at the factory 60 psi. The Tremor by far is the best riding super duty I have ever owned or ridden in. I am still amazed that I have yet to get any bump steer out of this truck. The same bumps that would upset my '15, you hardly feel in the Tremor. The wandering from the factory Goodyears has started to calm down and I am extremely happy with them so far. The truck will still drift with the crown of the road, but my previous super duty did the same thing (I blame it on solid front axle makes it more noticeable).

Finally anyone waiting for their Tremor, it is worth the wait and wish you all the luck with your new purchase!! If you are coming from a previous super duty (can't comment on other manufactures), you will appreciate and notice the improved ride and other changes.
 

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Congrats on the best color :D
 

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Thanks for the write up. That was very informative and helpful. I’m waiting on basically the same truck but without the marker lights and in silver spruce. Thanks for making the wait even more difficult. I’m happy with my 16 F150 Ecoboost, but it’s the memory of the pull of that diesel that keeps me awake at night!
 

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I too have a sound I still cannot determine, almost like a rock got stuck in some frame area and just rolls around when I take turns at speed or stop abruptly and then accelerate moderately. My focus ST has many more sounds so it isn't really too big a bother.

Thank you for the detailed write up.
 

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Just wanted to give everyone my review after one month/700 miles of ownership,

Options my truck has, 6.7l powerstroke, Lariat Ultimate, Lariat Sport package, ultimate trailing towing package, cab supp. heater, LED roof marking lights, windshield wiper de-icer, all-weather mats.

After weeks of staring at my truck, I feel the overall build quality is excellent (way better than my '15);

Exterior - bed/cab/axles are on straight, body panel stampings excellent very few flaws, paint flawless other than a few small specs of dirt. Hood, doors and fender gaps are straight. The only thing that I could find wrong was my rear bumper was put on extremely crooked (can't believe I missed that when I took delivery) I had to totally remove the bumper and adjust all the different brackets to get it straight.

Interior - excellent fit and finish. I only had one rattle in the back seat that developed in the first week of ownership. I easily located it and fixed on my own. It was just the zipper to the rear lower seat cover that was not tucked in correctly and was banging the metal seat frame over bumps. I also had a minor nick in the rear leather seat, which the dealership fixed. The interior is noticeably more quiet that my previous truck, which friends have noticed and commented on when they have ridden in it. The driver's seat at least for me is more comfortable than my old truck. The only thing I do not like about the interior is where they put the cordless charger as it makes it basically useless, because is so hard to get in and out. I do not know what the engineers were thinking on that one.

Electronics - so far everything works correctly, including the bed camera. I love the improved range of the factory remote start system. My '15 you had to be within '25 of the truck to get it to work. I especially like how the truck remembers all your previous settings, when you restart it. My old truck you had to restart the heated/cooled seats with every key cycle.

Engine/transmission - the power from the new powerstroke is hilarious and the engine is awesome. I know I am going to have a hard time keeping tires on this thing. It is a little louder on the outside compared to my old '15, but I like it (more diesel sound). I am still not thrilled with the transmission. Driving around normally the transmission is okay, however medium to heavy driver inputs to the throttle seem to be extremely delayed at times, as the transmission decides what it wants to do. Usually when it does this, it follows up with a harsh downshift. It has improved since I took delivery, so I hope it gets better. My wife has a '20 Lincoln Aviator with the 10 speed transmission and it is so smooth in all driving conditions.

Fuel mileage - I am averaging about 2 miles a gallon better in all driving conditions than my previous 6.7l. Very happy about this.

Steering/ride quality (I do not have adaptive steering) - I love how this truck steers/drives. The steering in my '05 was heavy and my '15 too light. This truck feels excellent. I have adjusted the rear tire pressure to 65 psi, which made a huge difference in overall ride quality. The fronts I left at at the factory 60 psi. The Tremor by far is the best riding super duty I have ever owned or ridden in. I am still amazed that I have yet to get any bump steer out of this truck. The same bumps that would upset my '15, you hardly feel in the Tremor. The wandering from the factory Goodyears has started to calm down and I am extremely happy with them so far. The truck will still drift with the crown of the road, but my previous super duty did the same thing (I blame it on solid front axle makes it more noticeable).

Finally anyone waiting for their Tremor, it is worth the wait and wish you all the luck with your new purchase!! If you are coming from a previous super duty (can't comment on other manufactures), you will appreciate and notice the improved ride and other changes.

thanks for the detailed update of how your finding the truck.

give me some relief that all this waiting around for Ford Canada to actually pick up tremor orders. Oh I’m getting so frustrated thatthey will say hey your trade in is worth shit when my order finally gets to my dealer. ?
 

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Great review @Grabber - Just one more reason why I'm super excited to finally pull the trigger on one!
 

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Just wanted to give everyone my review after one month/700 miles of ownership,

Options my truck has, 6.7l powerstroke, Lariat Ultimate, Lariat Sport package, ultimate trailing towing package, cab supp. heater, LED roof marking lights, windshield wiper de-icer, all-weather mats.

After weeks of staring at my truck, I feel the overall build quality is excellent (way better than my '15);

Exterior - bed/cab/axles are on straight, body panel stampings excellent very few flaws, paint flawless other than a few small specs of dirt. Hood, doors and fender gaps are straight. The only thing that I could find wrong was my rear bumper was put on extremely crooked (can't believe I missed that when I took delivery) I had to totally remove the bumper and adjust all the different brackets to get it straight.

Interior - excellent fit and finish. I only had one rattle in the back seat that developed in the first week of ownership. I easily located it and fixed on my own. It was just the zipper to the rear lower seat cover that was not tucked in correctly and was banging the metal seat frame over bumps. I also had a minor nick in the rear leather seat, which the dealership fixed. The interior is noticeably more quiet that my previous truck, which friends have noticed and commented on when they have ridden in it. The driver's seat at least for me is more comfortable than my old truck. The only thing I do not like about the interior is where they put the cordless charger as it makes it basically useless, because is so hard to get in and out. I do not know what the engineers were thinking on that one.

Electronics - so far everything works correctly, including the bed camera. I love the improved range of the factory remote start system. My '15 you had to be within '25 of the truck to get it to work. I especially like how the truck remembers all your previous settings, when you restart it. My old truck you had to restart the heated/cooled seats with every key cycle.

Engine/transmission - the power from the new powerstroke is hilarious and the engine is awesome. I know I am going to have a hard time keeping tires on this thing. It is a little louder on the outside compared to my old '15, but I like it (more diesel sound). I am still not thrilled with the transmission. Driving around normally the transmission is okay, however medium to heavy driver inputs to the throttle seem to be extremely delayed at times, as the transmission decides what it wants to do. Usually when it does this, it follows up with a harsh downshift. It has improved since I took delivery, so I hope it gets better. My wife has a '20 Lincoln Aviator with the 10 speed transmission and it is so smooth in all driving conditions.

Fuel mileage - I am averaging about 2 miles a gallon better in all driving conditions than my previous 6.7l. Very happy about this.

Steering/ride quality (I do not have adaptive steering) - I love how this truck steers/drives. The steering in my '05 was heavy and my '15 too light. This truck feels excellent. I have adjusted the rear tire pressure to 65 psi, which made a huge difference in overall ride quality. The fronts I left at at the factory 60 psi. The Tremor by far is the best riding super duty I have ever owned or ridden in. I am still amazed that I have yet to get any bump steer out of this truck. The same bumps that would upset my '15, you hardly feel in the Tremor. The wandering from the factory Goodyears has started to calm down and I am extremely happy with them so far. The truck will still drift with the crown of the road, but my previous super duty did the same thing (I blame it on solid front axle makes it more noticeable).

Finally anyone waiting for their Tremor, it is worth the wait and wish you all the luck with your new purchase!! If you are coming from a previous super duty (can't comment on other manufactures), you will appreciate and notice the improved ride and other changes.
How difficult was it to remove the rear bumper and adjust it? Did it take a long time? I too noticed today that my rear bumper is crooked. Do you think this is something Ford can cover under warranty?
 
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It is definitely a warranty thing if crooked, especially if your truck is new and shows no signs of damage. It's a little difficult to do and you will need a friend to help you out. There are several different adjustment points on the bumper. Depending on what needs to be adjusted, you might need to take the bumper completely off as the bolts are not accessable. The main bolts are what keep the bumper level and are easy to get to. However if the bumper caps (metal pieces to left and right) were put on crooked that will also effect the way it looks. The bolts for these are blocked by the trailer hitch and you will need to remove the bumper to make adjustments. You need to look closely at the bumper and see what needs to be adjusted. On my truck the bumper caps were not installed correctly which made the bumper crooked. Also, if you are going to attempt this on your own, make sure you disconnet the wireing harness to your trailer hitch and license plate lights if you need to take the bumper completely off. It took about an hour to do.

If your not very mechanically inclined, I would take it to the dealer.
 

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It is definitely a warranty thing if crooked, especially if your truck is new and shows no signs of damage. It's a little difficult to do and you will need a friend to help you out. There are several different adjustment points on the bumper. Depending on what needs to be adjusted, you might need to take the bumper completely off as the bolts are not accessable. The main bolts are what keep the bumper level and are easy to get to. However if the bumper caps (metal pieces to left and right) were put on crooked that will also effect the way it looks. The bolts for these are blocked by the trailer hitch and you will need to remove the bumper to make adjustments. You need to look closely at the bumper and see what needs to be adjusted. On my truck the bumper caps were not installed correctly which made the bumper crooked. Also, if you are going to attempt this on your own, make sure you disconnet the wireing harness to your trailer hitch and license plate lights if you need to take the bumper completely off. It took about an hour to do.

If your not very mechanically inclined, I would take it to the dealer.
Thank you! I’ve made an appointment today with the local dealer. Based on your description, this one is probably beyond my current skillset.
 
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