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What's your thoughts on the Ford Raptor?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. macdonjo3

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    Considering getting one. Has anyone ever rode in one? Drove one? Off roaded in one?
    Will be towing a lot of boats with it. Would love to hear anyone's opinions.

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  2. Roparadise

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    It looks just like a f150 just with better interior and better suspension and shocks.
     
  3. BreakAllTheClocks

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    Not sure it is a great idea for lots of towing, for the supercab it is only rated to tow 6,000 lbs and max payload is only 920 lbs. That's only about a 22' Sea Ray w/ aluminum trailer.

    I'd keep it away from the sand dunes as well: http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=14208
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    That link is hard to believe.

    Yeah, won't be able to tow anything too big, as we do have lots of big trucks for that, but I do want to be able to tow the odd boat.
     
  5. JohnG

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    If your not planning on doing any off roading I would suggest going with one of the luxury models rather than the raptor, save yourself a few thousand and they are just as good for towing, I think maybe better. Lariat, King Ranch, and Harley Edition all have nice interiors and paint jobs.
     
  6. Roparadise

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    F*ck Harley Edition get a BHW Edition. lol
     
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    get the 6.2L or dont get it at all.
     
  8. blanko

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    or a 6.2L Escalade instead
     
  9. marusia

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    Are you partial to Ford? I've driven a F150 (total girly truck, no offense) and an F350. F350 wasn't bad for hauling trailers.

    I've owned a Chevy 2500 Z71 though, and that truck was awesome for anything I needed. Bought it mainly due to crappy country winters. Pop that bad boy into 4 wheel and you're good to go.

    If you're hellbent on Ford though, I'd suggest just doing some research and going for a test drive.
     
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    Trucks are an it, they are not masculine or feminine.:rolleyes:

    If you want a great off road vehicle go for something like the unimog.
     
  11. marusia

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    I wasn't saying the truck was a girl. I felt the truck was more geared towards women. If it's not, then it's definitely geared towards short people with back seat passengers. Who usually rides in back seats? Kids/kids in car seats. Usually that means that a woman is behind that.

    At any rate, I'm not a huge fan of Ford. I am looking forward to trading my Lincoln for something different. None of those vehicles are the truck OP was asking about though, so I'll stick to my original statement. Best thing is to research and do a test drive.
     
  12. Mr Pheer

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    I just turned 12k miles on my Raptor and I love it. Yeah I work at home and dont drive much so its taken almost 18 months. Black with the 6.2L, fully loaded... all options except for those stupid looking graphics. Was just a bit over $54k and worth every cent. I've owned vehicles that cost a lot more, but cant say I've owned ones that were more fun.

    Its fun on the street, fun in the desert, fun at the dry lake bed, fun in the hills, and very comfortable for long trips if the gas mileage doesnt bother you too much. I get 11mpg in town and around 14mpg on the hiway.

    I put a backflip tonneu cover on it so I can store my stuff in the back and not worry about it. I haul my scuba gear, camera gear, r/c jets and helicopters around and not worry about anything getting stolen.

    It apparently does have a weak point in the frame if you're an idiot and blast down trails you arent familiar with and hit big rocks, but its not a $500k trophy truck even though some guys think it is. But for $100 you can get and easy to install aftermarket kit to fix the issue, but do it BEFORE bending anything. Any vehicle can bend the frame (or worse) when driving like the guys on the Vegas to Barstow run did.
     
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    The limiting factor on towing is the suspension. You cant have plush Fox racing suspension and high weight limits for towing at the same time.