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alcoolaid's 2017 Raptor - Weekend Warrior

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Build-Up Forum' started by alcoolaid, Oct 8, 2019.

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    Decided to start a build thread for my truck since a bunch of people on different social media platforms were asking for some details on what I had done and how. Thought I would compile everything here for ease of reference.

    My YouTube Channel for Videos http://www.youtube.com/alcoolaid

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/arthurlam89

    Quick story on why I decided to buy a Raptor:
    My truck history before buying the Raptor includes a 7.3 Powerstroke F350, 6.0 Powerstroke F350 DRW, and a 6.4 Powerstroke F450. I stopped racing cars a couple years ago so I sold off my enclosed car hauler and decided to downsize on my truck.

    Around a year before that, a couple of my friends were doing this "overland" camp thing with Toyota's where you put a tent on your car and drive around. Found it a bit odd at first, and originally wanted to get a Four Wheel Camper (FWC) for a truck with more payload capacity.

    In the end, I decided to stray away from the FWC idea and thought I would get a Raptor and join the roof top tent craze for a more lightweight and simpler setup. This is how it all began and the ultimate goal is to enjoy the build process and hopefully be able to safely explore my backyard, British Columbia, Canada.

    Friend of mine and I are heading down from Vancouver, BC to Moab from November 2, 2019 to November 17,2019 so hopefully I can get some things finished up quickly.

    I'll try to document everything the best I can but here is my 2017 Shadow Black Ford Raptor.

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    Mod List

    Interior:
    BuiltRight Industries Dash Mount
    ProClip Phone Holder
    ICOM ID-5100A
    Garmin inReach Mini

    Exterior:
    KB Voodoo / Max Modular 14" High Alumax Bed Rack
    Pace Edwards Ultragroove Tonneau Cover
    Swarworks Licence Plate Bracket

    Drivetrain & Suspension:
    Eibach Front Springs

    Camping:
    Freespirit Recreation M55 Roof Top Tent
    Jetboil Genesis Base Camp 2
    GCI Camp Kitchen
    11lb Propane Tank
    Mr Heater Portable Buddy Heater
    Costway 54 Quart Fridge
    Costway Water Heater
    WaterPort Day Tank
    Reliance Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon x2
    Plano 1919 Sportsman's Trunk x2

    Awaiting Install:
    BuiltRight Industries Bedside Panels
    BuiltRight Industries Velcro Panels
    Baja Designs XL80 Amber A Pillar Lights
    Baja Designs Squadron Pro Spot
    Baja Designs Squadron Pro Driving/Combo
    Baja Designs S2 Pro Wide Cornering
    Baja Designs S1 Reverse Light Kit
    ICON Rear Leafs
    Method MR105 17x8.5 +0 Matte Black
    General Grabber X3 35x12.5R17
    Rotopax Fuel Cans

    Switch Pros SP-9100
    SDHQ Switch Pros SP-9100 Mount
    Swarfworks Switch Pros SP-9100 Mount
    SDHQ A-Pillar Brackets

    Cobb Accessport
    Cobb Front Mount Intercooler Black
    Swarfworks Winch Mount
    Warn Zeon Platinum 10-S
     
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    Couple of days after I brought her home

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    BuiltRight Industries Dash Mount with Ram Mount + ProClip Phone Holder

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    Installing ICOM ID-5100A

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    Thanks to the guys at @KB Voodoo Fabrications aka MAX Modular for their ALUMAX 14" High Aluminum Bed Rack -58" length with their tonneau cover brackets. Works perfectly with my Pace Edwards Ultragroove (Going to have a bunch of pictures here because this area gets asked about a lot)

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    Test fit of Freespirit Recreation M55 Tent

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    Mounting of @KB Voodoo Fabrications Traction Board Brackets

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    Test Fitting Method MR105 Beadlocks 17x8.5 +0 Matte Black 6x135

    Tires should be here this week. Decided to try General Grabber X3's. If I don't like them I will return them and get some BFG KM3's. Tire size will be 35x12.5R17

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    Installation of Eibach springs

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    I managed to get the stock springs off with the regular spring compressor but look at that flex!

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    Decided I didn't want to die yet so I went to my friends local shop, The Speed Syndicate, to use their wall mount spring compressor

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    Success!

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    This is how I accessed the top shock bucket nuts - make sure you torque everything to spec!

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    Special thanks to Adam @4x4TruckLEDs.com for hooking up some parts. Emailed a ton of the usual vendors for parts and lights but Adam came out with the best price, best customer service, and the transaction was easy and hassle free.

    Ordered some ICON rear leaf springs but the distributor or shipping company somehow lost the add a leaf on one of the spring packs. Still waiting on a replacement.

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    Got me some XL80's that will sit on some @SDHQ A-Pillar Brackets

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    My dual battery setup is still in progress right now but will consist of:
    150A circuit breaker
    Blue Sea Systems ML-ACR
    2 AWG wire
    Anderson SB175 connectors
    Deutsch connectors
    Group 65 AGM Deep Cycle (battery from another project)

    Bracket idea cut out in cardboard (good friend of mine is going to draw it in CAD for me, cut it out on his plasma CNC, and make the bend(s) on his brake) Final product will be out of 1/8" aluminum

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    Fridge and battery box mock up

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    Some L brackets to secure it to the truck

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    Bolted-in on both sides (hopefully won't go flying)

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    Success

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