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 |  Jul 04 2013, 3:52 PM

Tech in Trucks

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Pickup trucks are tools that need to be durable, dependable, and most of all, useful.

To help working men and women everywhere, automakers have been increasing the range of technology that finds its way into pickup trucks, helping to make these high-torque tools into multi-purpose machines capable of more than just hauling around weight.

With the advent of pickup trucks being used as daily drivers by people who don’t work construction, the industry has been striving to make trucks more comfortable as well, outfitting them with amenities that would have seemed like a fantasy just a decade ago.

Air suspension, turbocharging, easy to access beds and touchscreen controls are just some of the innovations that pickup trucks have adopted to make them more versatile, making them capable of so much more.

Read on to to find out more about the top ten pickup trucks innovations of the past decade.

  • Soyntgo4it

    Air suspension what a joke. Worst idea ever!

  • BulkZerker

    Guess you never put anything in the bed… or on a flatbed.

  • In2Trux

    You see Air Ride suspensions in the sweetest Hot Rods and in the most luxurious cars. Why don’t you like yours?

  • BigPaul

    I Air ride on the back of my ride only. It’s a hybrid system I dreamed up on my own using a four link and a watts linkage. I use four bags and they are staged to provide unparalleled carrying capacity and a very smooth ride. The quad bag system works with the ZO8 sway bar the Dime came with. The four link is reversed and the shocks are where they should be because of the reverse four link. A ride height sensor keeps the bumper at the same height no mater the load. The Currie nine inch carries one ton with ease. I loaded an old Detroit Series 92 V6 diesel in the back tied it down and drove away with about six co-workers scratching their heads trying to figure out how. I can park my truck in places my buddies with their One Ton Duallies cannot and they are blown away when I hitch my 12 foot trailer on the back, with the bed full of camping gear and drive to the camp grounds, pulling the hills faster and easier than they can. The LQ4 makes that happen. Air Ride rocks, all you have to do is think it through to the ultimate use, YOU wish to use it for. All this and 28 Miles to the gallon when commuting. Getting rid of that damned V6 was the best thing I have ever done.

  • Bilbo

    If OEMs didn’t jack up the bed height trucks wouldn’t need a step.

  • nitebell

    Nice job Ford, backup cameras have been around for a long time, too bad you mounted a fragile camera in the tailgate that gets slammed constantly, Oh I get it, you’ll charge $1,500 dollars to replace it one month after the warranty ends.