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Buying A Raptor vs Building An F-150: Is It Worth It?


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Old 05-19-2017, 04:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Building a Raptor equivalent isn't worth it. But if you plan on going big, sometimes the F150 is a better choice. @Jimbo with Rogue Racing could probably tell you more about their full conversions with more travel, better shocks, boxed UCA and LCA etc... Just depends on your end goal






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Originally Posted by RAPTERRIER View Post
Figures that a dodo like this drives a J1
Come on... The previous gen Raptor is ... A RAPTOR, not a F***ing prius.
Letís get past the gen1/2/? bs already.

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I hear what OP is saying, the Rap has a lot of tech that you donít --need-- for a basic off roading package. a couple of the NRA HQ RSOís have the new Jeep that ... quite honestly might take the Raptorís lunch in a rock crawl, and itís going to go places the Rap canít, and is only about 40k+ as opposed to 65-70k loaded.

Iíve also seen some dealers offering F150 packages off the FX4. I think you could make a credible, less expensive off road truck at significantly less than what the Rap costs, that would give up some performance in a lot of categories bout would also be respectable.
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Originally Posted by DrippinRaptor View Post
Please don't lift it or put tacky wheels on it.


The top picture is my 2012 F150 build that I traded in for my raptor which is in the bottom picture. It's perfect the way it is.


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Work harder. Work smarter. Buy the real thing. It will be that much sweeter
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Originally Posted by bdubs View Post
The top picture is my 2012 F150 build that I traded in for my raptor which is in the bottom picture. It's perfect the way it is.


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I think that's why he replied with what he said.
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I think that's why he replied with what he said.


I just want to be clear. I don't want anyone to think I'd ruin a perfect truck.


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Originally Posted by CUSTOMWHEELS4U View Post
Building a Raptor equivalent isn't worth it. But if you plan on going big, sometimes the F150 is a better choice. @Jimbo with Rogue Racing could probably tell you more about their full conversions with more travel, better shocks, boxed UCA and LCA etc... Just depends on your end goal
Nailed it. If you're really happy with where a Raptor is at suspension-wise in the dirt, maybe building is not needed.

However if you know you plan to get crazy with it, and you don't need some of the tech, you're going to come out ahead as far as dirt capability goes with the same money if you start with a cheaper F150. Lots of times you can catch incentives on the regular one-fiddys that you can't on the Raptor making them cheaper.

It's all about your goals with the truck.
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This video never gets old. GEN 1 F150 Ecoboost with full Rogue conversion. Not going to find a stock GEN 1, 2 or 3 going to keep up with this one in the rough stuff.


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I tried to build a raptor with both my old f150s and it is pointless. Just buy a raptor. Too many things a raptor has that are hard to duplicate

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Originally Posted by RAPTERRIER View Post
Figures that a dodo like this drives a J1


That's my truck. Ian borrowed it for the show.


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