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Old 06-04-2013, 06:34 PM
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Ford Raptor

Ok guys, I know some of you own a Ford Raptor and I am thinking about trading for one, but I have a couple questions for those of you that own one. 1) What kind of fuel mileage do you get? Towing mileage? Is the 6.2L power worth it? I currently have Ford PowerStroke that has loads of power to pull whatever I want. 2) How does it handle towing a boat? I have an 02 197, the PowerStroke doesn't even know that its there... 3) How does it handle snow and mud? I do alot of hunting in the off ski season and the conditions in some of the areas that I hunt can get pretty nasty! Thanks in advance for any and all information!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:46 PM
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my biggest concern would be the frame bending

http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=14208
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:59 PM
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well did you happen to see the guys avatar that posted it? for towing the raptors suspension is very soft for offroad purposes. ive seen all over that the average mpgs are around 12-14, depending on if you can keep your foot out of the throttle. im sure it does just fine in mud, id be weary of those bfg all terrains in the mud though, not really designed for that. the raptor is a badass truck no doubt! lets see if fourfourty will post his up, hands down the sickest truck ive ever seen.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:01 AM
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Keep your powerstoke. The 6.2 in a Raptor will get 1/2 the mpg and it won't tow heavy loads at all because of the suspension. If you have an older 7.3 PS it's worth keeping for a long time.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:23 AM
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I love the line " we don't drive our trucks hard, we drive them to the limit". Then he has a picture of his truck with all four wheels in the air. Can't understand how the frame bent. I also believe participating in racing voids the warranty.

For what you're towing I don't see it as a problem but as others have stated this truck is not purpose built to tow. If that's your goal you're buying the wrong tool for the job.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:57 AM
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:37 AM
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Ok... Not going to be jumping it... I don't think warranty is going to cover that! Good info onthe towing tho. May just keep the PowerStroke, afterall its paid for...
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 AM
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Warranties are worthless to a point these days. I drove jeeps for years which were mostly old beaters. Decided one day to buy a new one years and years ago. After a month snapped c flip.............nope was abused, voided my warranty right there.

These companies need to stop advertising tough vehicles and then barking. The towing is supposed to be horrible but I can't speak personally. I know I just bought a new dodge and avoided the raptor like a plague b/c of the mpg and towing ability.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:44 PM
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is it wrong to say "Built Ford Tough"? This needs a solution I really wanted a raptor
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:52 PM
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You could just put airbags int he rear suspension. These things are built to run in the desert, not tow a boat. The power is there, but you'll just sag in the rear end.
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