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From what I've read on the F-150 forums, the '09 3V SOHC 5.4L F-150's will have 310hp/365tq. 10 more hp than the '08 models. The F-150 is more of a reskin than a total revamp like the Dodge Ram. Even with the 6sp auto, the F-150 is still going to be slowest 1/2 ton on the market just like the current model. Ford supposedly lightened the frame to help improve the power to weight ratio, but they gained most of it back for safety improvements like the standard side air bags and hydroformed roof!

The '09 Dodge Ram looks promising. The reverse slant Charger front grill is a bit odd and gives the truck unflattering proportions at certain angles. Why couldn't they make it vertical? The reverse slant looks stupid on a big truck like that IMO. The bodyside contours and rear door openings on the quad cab look almost indentical to the Crew Max Tundra. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flatterly. The new Ram truck looks alot smoother and sleeker than the current truck. The storage compartments in the bed are cool, but you won't be able to use them if you get a topper or a hard tonneau cover. The interior is a huge improvement over the current Ram though. I really like the interior. The 380hp/400tq 5.7L VVT Hemi and 6sp auto should be very competitive and give the 5.7L Tundra a good run for the money. The single cabs will be brutal, that's for sure. Especially with that coil rear susp. Those things are gonna dead hook with a limited slip and drag radials. Unless they overrated them like they did with the 242rwhp "345hp" Hemi's, I think the "Hemi's for Lunch Bunch Club" on the other site is going to become! Nissan better step it up for the '09 Titan's and pump up the mojo.

I'm not holding my breath for a next gen Titan. With all these rumours flying around about a Ram based Titan, I'm not too sure I'd want one. I'd rather have a real Titan, not some rebadged reskinned Dodge Ram clone.
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