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JTNG
02-25-2013, 07:16 PM
I have my 2010 F350 V10 that I use for pulling my toys. It is a beautiful truck and i love it! The problem is that I drove a Freinds Raptor today and that thing is sweet! Does anyone on here tow with a Raptor?:D Any Problems or Concerns with it?

02ProstarSammyD
02-25-2013, 07:44 PM
Lot of people tow with them. Understand they are softer in the suspension but no problems I've heard of. They are so freaking cool but $$$$$$$$$$$

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
02-25-2013, 07:47 PM
I have my 2010 F350 V10 that I use for pulling my toys. It is a beautiful truck and i love it! The problem is that I drove a Freinds Raptor today and that thing is sweet! Does anyone on here tow with a Raptor?:D Any Problems or Concerns with it?

As long as your X-30 weight 4,700 lbs, trailer weight ~1,500 lbs, all gear weight is under the raptor towing capacity of 6,000lb for supercab and 8,000 lbs for supercrew. Just locate your weight decal on trailer and you'll know for sure, I do think you would need the supercrew version, based on my simple math before...

Gofast
02-26-2013, 04:10 PM
You will not even notice it....Except for the gas gauge.

Love the truck, love the boat. Figure I'm around the 6K range in weight.

Aric'sX15
02-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Man i wish i had one! you wont regret it for sure!

erervin
02-26-2013, 04:44 PM
The 6.2L is a real beast under the hood.

MC209
02-26-2013, 06:08 PM
I was thinking about one. But the soft suspension drew me to a new Sierra Denali instead. Good luck! They are bad@$$!!

FourFourty
02-27-2013, 07:46 AM
You will not even notice it....Except for the gas gauge.


Absolutely do not agree...... The Raptor has great power for towing, however, the rear suspension is the most unstable setup that I have ever experienced for towing.


To the OP- A Raptor will tow your boat, and it should do it safely. However, compared to your SD, it will feel very unstable/washy in the rear. Once you get familier with it, it is not so bad. Just be aware that you will need to be more careful with it.

As long as your X-30 weight 4,700 lbs, trailer weight ~1,500 lbs, all gear weight is under the raptor towing capacity of 6,000lb for supercab and 8,000 lbs for supercrew. Just locate your weight decal on trailer and you'll know for sure, I do think you would need the supercrew version, based on my simple math before...

It is not so much the towing capacity, as the GVWR rating. The Raptor has a payload of about 800lbs, which includes the weight of passengers, gear, and trailer tongue weight..... I will be pulling an Xstar, which is a lot heavier than the X30, but I had to get a tri-axle trailer, in order to reduce tongue weight to an acceptable amount. (will still be a little over).




Other than the towing, I think the Raptor is the best 1/2 ton on gods green earth :D

Nice
02-27-2013, 11:19 AM
My 13 roush raptor arrives end of march. Planning on purchasing air bag system from sdhq to tow my x-55. Suspension is way too soft to tow stock (IMO)

FourFourty
02-27-2013, 01:02 PM
My 13 roush raptor arrives end of march. Planning on purchasing air bag system from sdhq to tow my x-55. Suspension is way too soft to tow stock (IMO)

You get Phase II 590hp?? You will probably not like the exhaust. Mine was way too loud!! I installed a flowmaster series 70 muffler, and it's not bad now. I like a fairly loud exhaust, but the Roush exhaust was rediculous.

Gofast
02-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Absolutely do not agree...... The Raptor has great power for towing, however, the rear suspension is the most unstable setup that I have ever experienced for towing.


To the OP- A Raptor will tow your boat, and it should do it safely. However, compared to your SD, it will feel very unstable/washy in the rear. Once you get familier with it, it is not so bad. Just be aware that you will need to be more careful with it.




Maybe I'm used to it? Who knows, the roads in Texas are pretty straight. I have not noticed unstable or washy.

Now if you want to ask me about when I towed this same boat ith the 04 lifted Rubicon....Well that was a handful and I would not recomend it to anyone. ( Bought the 2008 Ram to tow with soon after )

The percentage of time driving my truck without a tailer is pretty high though. Longest tow is about 45 mins to Texhoma most weekends and 2.5 hours to Broken Bow, maybe twice a year.

Just my .02 worth. ( also went with Flowmaster 70 series exhaust )

FourFourty
02-27-2013, 05:50 PM
Maybe I'm used to it? Who knows, the roads in Texas are pretty straight. I have not noticed unstable or washy.

Now if you want to ask me about when I towed this same boat ith the 04 lifted Rubicon....

Could be... I would guess that it is way better than a lifted Rubicon :D

I am coming from a Denali HD Duramax, which felt 10x as stable as my Raptor. That might be why it feels scary to me...... The truck I had before was made for towing.