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Old 02-18-2016, 12:36 PM
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Anyone have a Raptor?

Looking at trucks, and can't get myself away from the Raptors. Just really like the looks, and read so many awesome reviews on them. I know gas sucks, but it's a truck who cares.

So, anyone on here have one? What are your thoughts?
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:46 PM
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Thoughts on what? Towing? Racing the Baja? General use truck?

They're going to have a softer suspension, so towing is doable, just might squat a bit more than a standard F150. The 6.2 is badass, but gas mileage suffers. All in all, sweet trucks. What year are you looking at?
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:58 PM
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Thoughts on what? Towing? Racing the Baja? General use truck?

They're going to have a softer suspension, so towing is doable, just might squat a bit more than a standard F150. The 6.2 is badass, but gas mileage suffers. All in all, sweet trucks. What year are you looking at?
Haha definitely not racing Baja! Towing and general use really. I had that thought about the squating, but I typically am not towing terribly far with some longer trips.

A good general opinion too. Forum has always given good info on anything so wanted to talk here too!
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:14 PM
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I heard they are not great for city driving because they are around 6" wider than a standard F-150.

I do love the looks of them and wouldn't hate you for driving one. The 2017 Raptor with the V6 is interesting too...
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:17 PM
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Buddy of mine just sold his raptor. If I were you, I'd wait and buy one later as they're on the way down as far as value goes.

Few things.
1-don't buy anything older than a 2012. 2012 gets you a Torsen limited slip diff in the front, better rear axles and in my opinion, better wheels.
2-2010s were really a trial year. Weaker frames, crappy 5.4 as standard and only available in a supercab.
3- they come with a smaller leaf pack to get the extra travel over a stock 150, so this will make you squat. The stock suspension is good, and is adjustable in the front so you don't have to buy a leveling kit. If you do put a leveling kit on it, they're know to bend the frame. Why? Don't know lol.
4- raptor tax. This goes for just about all raptor related parts in the aftermarket. My buddy's truck had King 3.0 external resivoir shocks on the front, and triple bypass shocks on the rear and the shocks alone were a tick over 5k. Pretty nuts. But, they do come with switches pre wired in the cab, so wiring things like lights, air compressors and winches is a breeze as long as you have access to someone with small hands.

Anyways, they're sick trucks. Wouldn't really ever buy a used one, because I know what we did to his poor truck! Any more questions just ask, I did most of the work on my buddies.

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Old 02-18-2016, 04:17 PM
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I have one (got another after a car accident totaled my last one HANG UP THE PHONES WHILE DRIVING!) and it is without a doubt the best truck I have ever owned/driven. My brother and father also have one. All three are the 6.2's

They are coming out with the smaller engines this year but allegedly will only have the SCABS coming out (which means the SCREWS will be released in the second half due to popular demand).
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:51 PM
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They are coming out with the smaller engines this year but allegedly will only have the SCABS coming out (which means the SCREWS will be released in the second half due to popular demand).
I have no idea what this means
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:05 PM
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I have no idea what this means

Supercab vs super crew?


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Old 02-18-2016, 07:24 PM
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Supercab vs super crew?


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Ah, yes that would be my guess.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:27 PM
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I opened this thread thinking it was about the new Raptor waterski, which is an offshoot of D3

Silly me...
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