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Old 05-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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Great Set up!!!!!!

How is the Raptor as a tow vehicle? I heard that the rear suspension has to much travel for any heavy loads.
You heard right, which is why I went with a triple axle trailer. I have all kinds of power because its a Roush Phase II (590hp), however, the rear suspension is pretty washy for towing. I can say, the triple axle trailer helps a lot! It tows this trailer/boat combo very nicely.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:43 AM
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Would investing in a set Firestone air bags help stiffin things up? I bought a set for my ram. The manual inflate ones w/o the compressor. They work great and keep the truck from sagging when loaded down.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:55 AM
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Would investing in a set Firestone air bags help stiffin things up? I bought a set for my ram. The manual inflate ones w/o the compressor. They work great and keep the truck from sagging when loaded down.
They wont work on a Raptor because it has 17 inches of rear suspension travel. Those airbags can only deal with about 10 inches or less....
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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Bought a new tow rig last week. Haven't exactly picked it up yet, getting some goodies installed on it before pick up. I'll get before and after pics up, as well as a piuck with the 45 first time its behind the rig. Should match perfectly.
I've been trying to talk myself into a newer Sierra Denali because I'd really like a crew cab now that my kids are getting older. I've got an '03 and I just don't want to give up the quadra steer. I just can't believe how much more a new one costs now than it did in 2003. Love your truck-I'd be sticking with black myself. What color interior did you go with?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:18 PM
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Finally picked up our new X2 today! Can't wait to burn some $4 gas in this thing this summer!!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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Finally picked up our new X2 today! Can't wait to burn some $4 gas in this thing this summer!!!
Great looking X2 DPolen! We will be looking for you on Minnetonka this summer!

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:30 PM
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Great looking X2 DPolen! We will be looking for you on Minnetonka this summer!

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Thanks Brian! We're generally on the west side of the lake out around Halstead Bay...wave us down if you see us out there, hoping to use it a ton this summer with the kids!

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:02 PM
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very nice match up dpolen!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:22 PM
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I've been trying to talk myself into a newer Sierra Denali because I'd really like a crew cab now that my kids are getting older. I've got an '03 and I just don't want to give up the quadra steer. I just can't believe how much more a new one costs now than it did in 2003. Love your truck-I'd be sticking with black myself. What color interior did you go with?
We use a couple different vehicles - one is a 2012 Sierra Denali AWD to pull our X55 - Does a great job pulling 7k-7.5k pounds of boat. Very happy with it as a tow vehicle. Never had a quadra-steer denali, but the turn radius on mine isn't bad for the crew cab short box school bus that it is. Often thought about painting it bright yellow and putting some flashers on.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:21 AM
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Nothin fancy - '07 4Runner sport edition with a 4.0L V6. But with this light of a boat (2700# 20' Maristar) I can tow at 65mph, with the cargo area packed to the ceiling, the A/C on full blast, and 5 passengers in the car and still get 17-18 mpg.
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