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Old 04-08-2018, 07:19 AM
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Ford Raptor - opinions?

I currently have a 2016 Ford F-150 with the 3.5 ecoboost which comes off lease later this year. I will be buying this time around. I have been looking at a new Raptor but not sure I like it enough for the big price tag. Also they are coming out with a v8 for 2019 - may see how that looks. Anyone with a newer raptor and feedback on the truck?
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:07 AM
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Nah, just get a new XLT and convert over to your own likings. Put a lift kit, new tires, tune, rims, fenders, shocks, etc, etc, and you will still be ahead of the game. Then just sell all the new stuff you take off. I have a six year old truck that still gets comments on and people think it’s a raptor. I know that are not the best truck for towing. Just my .02 cents.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:10 AM
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My buddy has an 18 and loves it. Why are you buying it over a standard f150? What are you looking for in a truck - one that has big tires, lots of suspension travel, reduced towing capacity, is wider and harder to park, costs 10 grand more, and isn't really faster due to the larger tires? Then a raptor is for you.

Joking aside, he says it's an amazing truck. He went with the super cab thinking it would help him in parking but already regrets it. He got a great deal at $1k under invoice, if you can believe that's a deal. I haven't gotten a ride in it yet.

It's not the truck for me, I have a 150 with the 5.0 on order.

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Old 04-08-2018, 10:01 AM
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Ya kind of my opinions as well as stated above. People that I have spoken with - 4 or 5, seem to love them though which is why I am asking....
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:54 AM
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Ford Raptor - opinions?

Sounds like you already have your mind made up. Just do me a favor if you get a raptor, use it like a raptor...please. Like jumping the curbs at MC Donalds (aka rock crawling) lol, and go through some muddle puddles (as my daughter calls it, lol) down dirt roads. Just kidding. I never did that by the way 🙄.

They are fun to drive but even more fun to take off-road.

Oh ya, there is a thread on here somewhere with raptor owners.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:03 PM
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They are absolutely not coming out with a V8. They are an awesome out of the box package. The high output ecoboost is great, but sounds like a lawn mower. The fox suspension are now 3.0s, which is a massive shock compared to any other stock trucks. You get a rear locker that doesn’t disengage until 50mph, front limited slip differential, 4.10s, off road modes, etc. amazing truck, extremely expensive.

Just don’t believe horsepower freaks or any other BS article you see about a V8 in the raptor, it isn’t happening.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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Raptor

I own at 2012 Raptor Supercrew and I love it.

I have driven a F-150 for work since 2000. I have driven a 2000 SuperCrew FX4 for 135,000 miles, a 2004 SC F-150 FX4 for 138,000 miles and currently driven a 2010 F-150 SC FX4 with 130,000 miles on it.
Might be in a Chevy for the first time with my new work truck .....

My 2012 Raptor is my personal driver and it is the BEST driven truck i have ever owned. I bought it used from a buddy who bought a 2017 Raptor.

Yes it is wide but I also have a 1997 Dodge 3500 Dually that is wide but rides like a tank.

My Raptor drives like it is on rails when you are corning it, but is so smooth driving down the road. It is NOT the same as other F-150s MUCH better ride at any speeds!

I have the V8 and my buddy has the Turbo and he says that the ride is even better but not the same seat of your pants power. and yes it doesn't sound as good as the V8

I have talked another buddy to get a new Raptor and he LOVES it better then his F-150 Platinum edition he traded in

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Old 04-08-2018, 09:12 PM
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I currently have a 2016 Ford F-150 with the 3.5 ecoboost which comes off lease later this year. I will be buying this time around. I have been looking at a new Raptor but not sure I like it enough for the big price tag. Also they are coming out with a v8 for 2019 - may see how that looks. Anyone with a newer raptor and feedback on the truck?
Why not look at a f250? If you honestly need more suspension travel than it offers throw a bds lift and 37s. I went from an f150 to a diesel and would not go back. They are so much more capable.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:16 PM
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Why not look at a f250? If you honestly need more suspension travel than it offers throw a bds lift and 37s. I went from an f150 to a diesel and would not go back. They are so much more capable.
Lifting it wonít provide more wheel travel unless he gets new upper control arms and coilovers.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:26 PM
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Lifting it wonít provide more wheel travel unless he gets new upper control arms and coilovers.
Iím talking about lifting the f250 with a bds and putting on 37s.
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