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Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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2013 Raptor for Towing my X30?

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? Any Problems or Concerns with it?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:44 PM
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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 $$$$$$$$$$$
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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? 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...
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:10 PM
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Raptor towing

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.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:15 PM
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Man i wish i had one! you wont regret it for sure!
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The 6.2L is a real beast under the hood.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:08 PM
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I was thinking about one. But the soft suspension drew me to a new Sierra Denali instead. Good luck! They are bad@$$!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:46 AM
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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.

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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
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:19 AM
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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)
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM
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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.
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