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Old 03-09-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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The next Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be leaps ahead of the model it replaces with a technology that isn’t just new to the model, but the auto industry in general.


The disappointment was palpable when Ford announced that the new aluminum-bodied Raptor, which it showed for the first time last January during the Detroit Auto Show, would be attached to the 2017 model year. Two months later, the reasons are coming into focus. Not only will the new Raptor carry a version of Ford’s high-performance 3.5-liter EcoBosot V6 akin to the unit scheduled for duty in the upcoming GT supercar, it will have both four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

SEE ALSO: Ford GT Engine Shares ‘70 Percent’ With F-150

All-wheel drive uses clutch packs to connect and disconnect the auxiliary wheels on the move. That is advantageous on pavement or loose ground where most vehicles spend the majority of – if not all of – their time. Systems like that gauge which wheels call for torque and send it there based on grip. Trucks typically use a transfer case that forms a mechanical lock that offers a more robust but less rapidly adaptable connection to direct torque to both the front and rear axles. The new Raptor will have a version of both systems working together.

The new system adds a little bit of weight over a traditional transfer case, but the new Raptor will still be roughly 500 lbs lighter than the previous model because of its aluminum body. When the Raptor arrives late in 2016 for the 2017 model year, it will also have a new 10-speed automatic transmission that, in tandem with a new “street mode,” should allow the Raptor to achieve decent fuel economy at highway speeds without giving up off-road racing performance.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:38 PM   #3
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:25 PM   #4
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Damn that's a nice truck
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:27 PM   #5
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damn, that looks like it may be capable of getting me through the rough HEB parking lot.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:28 PM   #6
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Can't wait to see people bending their frames thinking their Raptor is Baja capable.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:36 PM   #7
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Can't wait to see people bending their frames thinking their Raptor is Baja capable.
Always good for a laugh. Still a nice truck though. I will probably get one.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:02 AM   #8
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Really nice truck, but even in that ad it looks big and cumbersome.
Offer a Ford Ranger Raptor and we'll talk.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:18 PM   #9
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Can't wait to see people bending their frames thinking their Raptor is Baja capable.
That will be almost nonexistant. They'll be parked at Starbucks, the mall, the movie theater, and your work site, just like the rest of them.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:19 PM   #10
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That will be almost nonexistant. They'll be parked at Starbucks, the mall, the movie theater, and your work site, just like the rest of them.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:39 AM   #11
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:45 PM   #12
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Anyone know tirerack replacement cost for those tires?
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:47 PM   #13
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That will be almost nonexistant. They'll be parked at Starbucks, the mall, the movie theater, and your local gym / vape shop, just like the rest of them.

Fickst. Don't nobody take Raptors to job sites.
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:10 PM   #14
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Fickst. Don't nobody take Raptors to job sites.
I know you're just trying to be funny but my uncle had a raptor as his work truck in the heavy construction industry for years. He says its the best work truck he's owned and could get him to remote jobsites few other trucks could and still be as comfortable.

He put nearly 200k miles on it and now his son has it and its still running strong.

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Old 06-04-2016, 07:13 PM   #15
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Anyone know tirerack replacement cost for those tires?
The BFG K02s run a little more than most AT tires. I have those on the Xterra, and I love them. Definitely worth the money. Quiet, smooth ride, but stiffer than the stock BFGs that came with it, so I don't feel like I'm going to flip over driving rural Texas freeway speeds. Have done some minor trails, but planning a trip to Utah with some other friends with rigs later this year. I have about 20k miles on them, and they barely look like they have had any tread worn away. Then again, I have 6 wheel/tires that I rotate.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #16
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Fickst. Don't nobody take Raptors to job sites.
By job site I meant "your job" as in office, parking garage, etc. There are several at my work/job site parked in the parking garage. Every one of them is in numbered parking which is execs. I have never seen anything in the beds nor a spec of dirt on any of them. I walk past 3 every day into work. And there is one more with paper plates added this past week.
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The BFG K02s run a little more than most AT tires. I have those on the Xterra, and I love them. Definitely worth the money. Quiet, smooth ride, but stiffer than the stock BFGs that came with it, so I don't feel like I'm going to flip over driving rural Texas freeway speeds. Have done some minor trails, but planning a trip to Utah with some other friends with rigs later this year. I have about 20k miles on them, and they barely look like they have had any tread worn away. Then again, I have 6 wheel/tires that I rotate.
Ok, so what do they run at tire rack per?
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #18
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Fickst. Don't nobody take Raptors to job sites.
You clearly haven't been outside much... I see way more than I should sporting the local contractor's labeling, sitting on job sites.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:27 PM   #19
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Ever seen tapout shorts and a flat-brim hat on a fat guy who's never been in a fight? Yep, I've seen Raptors parked at the mall too. Cool truck though.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:43 PM   #20
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By job site I meant "your job" as in office, parking garage, etc. There are several at my work/job site parked in the parking garage. Every one of them is in numbered parking which is execs. I have never seen anything in the beds nor a spec of dirt on any of them. I walk past 3 every day into work. And there is one more with paper plates added this past week.
Power to them. IF they like the truck and can afford it who cares. Don't let it bother you Pre. People like what they like be it a Tesla or a Rapter, it is irrelevant what you or I think of it.

Also, the are people who own Ferraris and Porsches who never take them to the track either...

.. it's a conspiracy!!
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:55 PM   #21
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Too bad this color is for show cars only because it is beautiful:


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Power to them. IF they like the truck and can afford it who cares. Don't let it bother you Pre. People like what they like be it a Tesla or a Rapter, it is irrelevant what you or I think of it.

Also, the are people who own Ferraris and Porsches who never take them to the track either...

.. it's a conspiracy!!
So stating facts means it bothers me?

There is also a clown with the air intake on the top of his wrangler that is lifted with monster tires. It is never dirty, ever. That doesn't bother me either, doesn't mean I can't laugh a lil bit inside at the image folks.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:14 PM   #23
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Oh I get it
I know EXACTLY how you feel
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I need this, because reasons and not being practical.
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I need this, because reasons and not being practical.
You'll be a star on the book of faces. Everyone will "think" you are hardcore/outdoor/off-road!
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