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Are trucks built at one plant better????

I'm looking at buying a left over 06 F250, probably a gaser, not sure I can swing the PSD payment. But I was wondering, have you guys found that trucks built at a certain plant, are better then others? I think I've noticed stickers showing the Kentucky or Dearborn truck plants.

Just curious what insight you guys may have.

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(KTP) Kentucky Truck plant and Mexico Truck Plant. You will need to speek Spanish in the Mexican truck [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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(KTP) Kentucky Truck plant and Mexico Truck Plant. You will need to speek Spanish in the Mexican truck [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I am glad mine is made in USA

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Not quite true.... your USA truck will have mucho parts from Mexico...

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Re: Are trucks built at one plant better????

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I think I've noticed stickers showing the Kentucky or Dearborn truck plants.

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Nah, Dearborn is F-150s.

SuperDuty trucks are assembled at only two plants, Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) near Louisville KY, and the other one is near Mexico City.

The only difference is the first digit of the VIN: 1 = KTP, 3 = Mexico. And the plant code in the middle of the VIN will be different, but the country code in position 1 of the VIN is all you really need for a SuperDuty truck.

My dealer has sold bunches from both plants, and he says there is no difference. If anything, the trucks assembled at KTP are more likely to have nitnoid little problems than those assembled in Mexico. Both trucks will have a lot of parts made in Mexico.





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Ive always been told it was more important not to buy one that was built on a Monday or Friday. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Ive always been told it was more important not to buy one that was built on a Monday or Friday. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Or one from KTP on the 5th of July or one from Mex on the 6th of May [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Ive always been told it was more important not to buy one that was built on a Monday or Friday. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Or one from KTP on the 5th of July or one from Mex on the 6th of May [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Ha Ha. Thats funny [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Re: Are trucks built at one plant better????

Think Smokey is right on target. Mine was made in Mexico and it is the only vehicle I have ever owned in 48 years of driving that does not have a rattle yet.

I am sure many of the U. S. made trucks are the same, however. Overall, the superduty is a very well engineered and designed vehicle!

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Re: Are trucks built at one plant better????

Just another topic to debate. Shouldn't matter in the least bit and don't let anyone tell you to belive what you want to about where they are put together. Mine is "hecho en Mexico."

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Re: Are trucks built at one plant better????

Didn't post the question to create a debate. I work in manufacturing and have seen over the years that some plants tend to produce better quality then others. I was just wondering if there might be any noticeble differences among these trucks.

Thanks for the feedback

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Just for some added info. The 150s are produced in three plants. Dearborn,MI,Kansas City,MO,Norfolk, VA.
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Think Smokey is right on target. Mine was made in Mexico and it is the only vehicle I have ever owned in 48 years of driving that does not have a rattle yet.


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That is because they use adobe filler and adobe doesn't rattle.

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Think Smokey is right on target. Mine was made in Mexico and it is the only vehicle I have ever owned in 48 years of driving that does not have a rattle yet.


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That is because they use adobe filler and adobe doesn't rattle.

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LOL [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

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1FTSW31P67EB***** so what can you tell me about my truck?

It has not been built yet for one.......
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Colin:

Adobe has been on the Alamo for 170 years and it seems to be doing a good job. Hope my PSD holds together a fraction that long!

Should be a good game this year.

Hook'em Horns!

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