ALL-NEW 2020 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY DEBUTS
ROCK-CRUSHING TREMOR FOR MOST CAPABLE OFF-ROAD SUPER DUTY EVER
All-new Tremor Off-Road Package available
for 2020 F-Series Super Duty pairs off-road prowess with the outstanding
towing and payload capability Super Duty owners expect
Tremor enables customers to combine weekday
work and weekend adventure with upgraded suspension and off-road running
boards, plus 35-inch maximum-traction all-terrain tires – the largest
tires fitted to a heavy-duty pickup
Super Duty gets Trail Control™, plus a
special rock-crawl mode is included in truck’s first-ever selectable drive
modes; Tremor also boasts best-in-class water fording of 33 inches
Tremor package is available on a variety of
trim levels on F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with either all-new
7.3-liter gas V8 or third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine
DEARBORN, Mich. – The 2020 F-Series Super
Duty is delivering next-level capability in an all-new way – the Tremor
Off-Road Package. Tremor pushes the boundaries of Super Duty off-road
capability with new hardware and tech to handle rough terrain, providing
greater towing and payload than Ram Power Wagon. This is the most capable
off-road Super Duty ever.
“A growing number of Super Duty customers use their trucks for more than
work. They’re fishing, camping and towing boats on weekends and they go
off-road, so we designed this truck specifically for them – more ground
clearance, bigger shocks, bigger tires and more off-road capability,” said
Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Tremor balances what
customers demand in terms of work with what they need in the great
The Tremor Off-Road Package is truly capable, as one would expect from
Super Duty, with towing and payload ratings similar to non-Tremor models.
Both workhorse and adventure machine, the package is available for XLT,
Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum F-250 and F-350 Super Duty with all-new
7.3-liter gas V8 or third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel.
Tremor can be specified for 4x4 single-rear-wheel SuperCrew trucks with a
6.75-foot box; F-250 models also require the high-capacity trailer tow
Off-road upgrades start with a set of aggressive 35-inch-diameter Goodyear
Wrangler Duratrac maximum-traction tires – the largest diameter tires
available on a heavy-duty pickup – mounted on a set of unique 18-inch
matte-finished black wheels. These tires, combined with a 2-inch front-end
lift and shorter air dam, result in an impressive 10.8 inches of ground
clearance, best-in-class water fording of 33 inches, and the best approach
and departure angles of any Super Duty ever – 31.65 degrees and 24.51
Progressive-rate springs balance heavy-duty towing performance needs while
also controlling body motion on rutted, rock-strewn trails. The rear
stabilizer bar is tuned for a lower spring rate so customers experience
less head toss over obstacles during severe suspension articulation.
Custom 1.7-inch piston twin-tube dampers work to control body motion.
These massive shocks feature substantial oil volume that serves to keep
internal temperatures low, while the large cross-section works to improve
responsiveness. At very low speeds, they are tuned for soft damping, which
is dialed up for control over more severe impacts. Internal hydraulic
rebound helps soften the blow of the hardest hits.
Tremor uses a locking rear differential with electronic shift-on-the-fly
engagement and a new Dana® limited-slip front differential. In certain
modes, the front axle can sense when a tire has lost traction and uses the
brakes to send power to the wheel with traction.
Additional hardware includes off-road running boards that tuck up next to
the body for damage control, extended-axle vent tubes and the same beefy
skid plates as fitted to FX4 models.
The 2020 Super Duty Tremor features selectable drive modes, which allow
customers to choose the setting best suited to driving conditions. These
include normal for around-town use, tow/haul for optimized performance
under load, eco for enhanced fuel economy, slippery for icy conditions,
and deep snow/sand for low-traction conditions. Unique to Tremor is a new
rock-crawl mode, which is optimized to operate in 4x4 low and is enabled
by the standard TorqShift® 10-speed automatic transmission. Tremor trucks
equipped with the 7.3-liter gas engine have a 53:1 crawl ratio while those
equipped with the 6.7-liter diesel engine have a 44:1 crawl ratio.
For the first time ever, Super Duty gets Trail Control™, a feature that
debuted for F-150 Raptor and Ranger. It functions in any mode like cruise
control for off-road driving.
The Tremor Off-Road Package will be available when the 2020 Super Duty
launches later this year.