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alcoolaid's 2017 Raptor - Weekend Warrior

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

  1. badm0t0rfinger

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    I have X3s in 35 on GEN1 beadlocks and I love them when I need them, but they are heavy. Surprisingly quiet for what they are. I'd say stick to the 35s, unless you are ready to do the legwork to have 37s on have it more than just "well they fit when the wheels are straight and I'm on road".
     
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    For what it's worth, I had a KB Voodoo myself (exact same rack) and it worked flawlessly for a few thousand miles including a couple hundred of dirt/gravel/rock. I eventually ditched it because I need the space that a cap provides but I would totally go with KB Voodoo if I ever went back that way.
     
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    Are you not worried about snow being up in Vancouver? I'm assuming those X3's aren't the best for that type of things but maybe I'm wrong ...
     
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    X3s are pretty great in snow all things considered. I went through my unplowed neighborhood with 6 to 8 inches of snow no problem.

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    Interesting. I'm not saying that KO2's are good, but are they better in snow than the KO2's? I originally came into KO2's after ditching a set of Nittos that was HORRIBLE in snow. The KO2's were better but still not great. I've been thinking about going to Duratracs but curious what else is out there.
     
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    I've heard nothing but good things about Duratracs in snow, and they have holes in them for studs from the factory. I love KO2s. I had the original KOs on the Raptor and those handled snow as good as I felt they should in snow. They were also pretty good in the sand. I have KO2s on my Jeep and I think they are great for the 90/10 street to dirt ratio they see.

    I know a lot of people like the Nitto and Toyo, but I've heard a lot of bad things too.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I thought about a trailer too but the trails up here in BC are super narrow and I would hate having to back up a trailer. It really depends what you want to do. I like exploring so I don't really stay in one spot for a long time. A friend of mine with his raptor likes to hunt so he sets up his base camp with his trailer and his truck is free to go anywhere he wants without lugging all his gear around. Only thing is, while he's gone, I hope no one will ever steal his trailer haha.


    Yeah they are 77 lbs I think. A good 10lb+ on the stock k02's. I decided to stick with the 35's and see how they go.

    I won't lie it crossed my mind. I thought about load range E K02's but I think they wear out too fast and a buddy of mine said they suck in the rain. I wanted a more aggressive tire for when I'm in Moab so I decided with X3 or KM3. I then watched a video where a tire guy said X3 had more siping on the tire blocks which is better for wet/snow. Also there are some good videos of guys running X3's in the snow and praise them. I tend to drive very carefully in bad weather conditions so I hope these X3's will be good enough!

    Another buddy of mine has Duratracs and those tires are very good in the snow. Once we all go camping this winter in the mountains I'll let you know who gets stuck first :) k02, duratrac, or X3 :)
     
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    I live in North western Montana, recently picked up a custom ordered 2019 802a magnetic decals/tailgate appliqué delete SCrew - winter tires are studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2s - they have served me well on my previous F150s (A lot of ice in the winter here) - we’ll see how well they do this winter on my new Raptor.

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    Wow. You’re going to be tearing up the trails like a world rally car haha
     
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    Btw, I really like the rack you have for your RTT. I have a Leitner Designs one that works well for what I usually carry (kayaks and surfboards) which are longer than the bed, so being able to have the bars above the level of the cab is great, but if I only used the rack for a RTT I'd probably have got one like yours that has a lower center of gravity.
     

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