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Old 02-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #4489
HighWayDrifter
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Join Date: Aug 2001
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2012 Ford Raptor

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Originally Posted by Joe Boxer View Post
While that is all fine and well, I am speaking more towards narrow, tree-lined trails and hairpins that require even short wheelbase vehicles (2-door Jeeps and Samurais) to do three or four point turns. A H1 won't fit. A JKU or Brocoma is too long. I'm simply pointing out limitations and what constituted my buying decision.

I'm pretty sure that everyone who has commented on the topic has given the Raptor it's just desserts. I recognize that my Jeep isn't going to break 75 mph (on any surface) and I don't get bent when a Raptor owner points it out to me.
Yeah those are the types of trails i get the hatchet/ax/saw out and start getting creative (if it is private land where i have permissions of course). Or i start practicing my reverse skills. You are absolutely correct, and i will say this.

IT IS NERVE RACKING DRIVING A RAPTOR ON A JEEP TRAIL! That being said its fun as hell and a bit more challenging when you have to plan your angles 2, 3, or 4 turns out. It is also EXTREMELY rewarding fitting in between two large trees with 1/8th of an inch on each side of your folded in mirrors.

That being said, the raptor is WAY WAY WAY more fun on high speed roads/fields/etc. I just really am not a fan of ignorant "a raptor cant do that because its not a jeep" bull****. Most raptors will never see a jeep trail because their owners worry about the paint or body, so i can understand that view. But for those who like to test their trucks and driving skills they are extremely capable vehicles.
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