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C&D Comparison (Raptor vs. TRX)

Discussion in 'Other Vehicles' started by KAH24, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Mister Pinky

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    Yeah, what a turd it is. Only 450 HP and 510 lb. ft. Not sure how we all get down the road with this boat anchor between the fenders. Somebody get me a blown V8 so I can get to Starbucks 15 sec. sooner and use those 700 HP to prop up my undersized penis.
     
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    This guy mentioned some of the additional weight was due to a full floating rear end? He says that alone is 150lb heavier....would love to know if that's correct (my knowledge there is minimal).
     
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    Unless they re-invented the rear full floating axle, it looks like a semi float to me. There is no bearing/hub assembly outboard of the brake rotor/rim as you would see on a dually or whatever. Someone posted a cut-away type photo of it in one of the other bazillion threads, and it sure looked like a semi float to me.
     
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    The weight gain isn’t necessarily due to the body panels being steel the regular 1/2 ton rams weigh less than the raptor & similar for F150s - the TRX has a beefed up frame & engine is heavier
     
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    And it's got sliders. Those aren't light.
     
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    Also mention....in reality when it comes to gen 2 vs TRX for me the advantage for the TRX is the rear suspension setup & the ability for the adaptive shocks to provide a more planted ride on pavement while still being able to do the Baja dance just as effectively.

    the engine still doesn’t have me completely hooked, a tuned gen2 will perform much more closely in terms of acceleration & return better mpg while doing so.

    I like the more modern/upscale Ram interior & fact you can get an actual shifter in this TRX vs regular Rams, but I prefer a more “purpose built” interior w/ a few more hard buttons/switches myself.

    will see how it holds up in a couple years. In my tuned gen2 that I do a lot of city errands in, idling, & hard wot acceleration usually 75-85 hwy I avg 15mpg- my guess is that’d be more like 11-12 in the TRX...or worse, and that’s simply a deal breaker for me personally....it’s just too egregious
     
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    I read a segment from an interviewed engineer on the TRX project. Once they got the full go to build the truck, they had a matter of months to do it in. The old TRX name came up in discussing names for the truck and it originally had nothing to do with a dinosaur he said. But obviously that changed and Rams marketing bite into that(no pun intended).
     
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    Hey guys here is my 2 cents, I think the best part about the Raptor will be the price. I was at the ford dealer Thursday, they had a Mustang GT-500 with a $50,000 mark up!!! The car was $97,000 already. So a Raptor with that same engine in it........ FCA dealers are ridiculous with mark ups. So the fact that the Raptor will have the option of having a “regular engine” means more people will be able to get one. The V8 Raptor and all the TRXs will be well over $100k trucks.
     

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