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Why does everyone quote this guy on production numbers? Who is he? I assume he’s some schmuk on TicTok that doesn’t know shit. Why does everyone think he’s some Ford rep that knows and is filling us in? As far as I know he’s just guessing like me or you??
I don’t know how he knows, but he either has a great contact or is somewhere in the Ford system. He regularly posts info before we see it elsewhere and it’s nearly always correct.
 

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I don’t know how he knows, but he either has a great contact or is somewhere in the Ford system. He regularly posts info before we see it elsewhere and it’s nearly always correct.
He doesn’t know. Give me an example. I follow him as well. I’ve never seen him post info before seen elsewhere. I’ve seen him post pictures from the Dearborn area of pre-production trucks..
 

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He doesn’t know. Give me an example. I follow him as well. I’ve never seen him post info before seen elsewhere. I’ve seen him post pictures from the Dearborn area of pre-production trucks.
I haven’t been time stamping and screen shotting Ford and every other auto blogger’s post with the anticipation of giving Jdselig on FRF proof of some random guy name Chad’s credentials in the future.
 

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If I asked my dealer who I placed my 23 order with how many raptor allocations they got would they know? Or is it on a monthly basis?
 

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I haven’t been time stamping and screen shotting Ford and every other auto blogger’s post with the anticipation of giving Jdselig on FRF proof of some random guy name Chad’s credentials in the future.
Because you’re just like him. You say something you think and I’m supposed to believe it. He hasn’t posted anything worthwhile the public didn’t know other than some pre-production pictures of Raptors running around Dearborn. But everyone wants to believe his stupid production forecast. He has absolutely nothing to base this on. Something he heard and now everyone on the interwebs thinks is true. Crazy how it spreads.
 

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Because you’re just like him. You say something you think and I’m supposed to believe it. He hasn’t posted anything worthwhile the public didn’t know other than some pre-production pictures of Raptors running around Dearborn. But everyone wants to believe his stupid production forecast. He has absolutely nothing to base this on. Something he heard and now everyone on the interwebs thinks is true. Crazy how it spreads.
Do you know that he is making it up? Did you contact him to see proof? As it stands, his info is better than what anyone else is giving us…nothing.

To be fair, I’ve read elsewhere that one of the reps for the Southeast Zone claimed they would receive 282 R’s, so The Raptor Connection’s figures might be higher than the true number. We already know that 10/21 orders were not close to the predicted level either.

Ford is just not clear enough with their releases to help future owners considering the cost of the truck. We still have 2021 orders unfulfilled/cancelled and then they continued to allow 2022 orders all year knowing they wouldn’t be produced. Now we’re hearing that the first week of production is dealer orders only…which is crazy considering the hype for the R but DTP is about shutting down in Dec and KC for two weeks in Jan.
 

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Do you know that he is making it up? Did you contact him to see proof? As it stands, his info is better than what anyone else is giving us…nothing.

To be fair, I’ve read elsewhere that one of the reps for the Southeast Zone claimed they would receive 282 R’s, so The Raptor Connection’s figures might be higher than the true number. We already know that 10/21 orders were not close to the predicted level either.

Ford is just not clear enough with their releases to help future owners considering the cost of the truck. We still have 2021 orders unfulfilled/cancelled and then they continued to allow 2022 orders all year knowing they wouldn’t be produced. Now we’re hearing that the first week of production is dealer orders only…which is crazy considering the hype for the R but DTP is about shutting down in Dec and KC for two weeks in Jan.
He could be right?? But why would you think he knows? He literally some shmo with an Instagram that posted this. He has zero credibility. He has not post one thing of interest before the general public knew like you suggested. Go look at his Insta. This is how internet rumors blow up. Just like this. You and many other people who just think it true. Use your own brain and think it through.

To your second point.. who told you southeast zone would get 282 R’s? A salesman from a dealer? A person buying an R that heard it from their dealer? Come on man!! You don’t see how crazy that sounds? You just believe everything you hear?

What do you mean “10/21 orders were not close to the predicted level?” What predicted level? Who told you how many 2021’s they were going to build? No.. dealers took orders and and Ford couldn’t make enough. Completely different than Ford publishing production numbers and then not building that many. Ford never said they would build X and then only built Y.

Always been the norm to build dealer orders the first week to work out the kinks on a new vehicle. Some will pass and ship others will sit for weeks being corrected. Nothing new here.

I’m not saying it’s not going to be a low production truck but no one outside of Ford really knows. I can think logically and if Ford has the capacity to build 20k trucks for 20k orders they will. They want to sell as many as they can. Commodities and labor force has a lot to say about this.

Attached picture of your credible resource you trust so much. Listen to him talk and you will trust him even more. Lol 1318D1DD-0021-499A-A24F-F728A35CE041.png
 

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He could be right?? But why would you think he knows? He literally some shmo with an Instagram that posted this. He has zero credibility. He has not post one thing of interest before the general public knew like you suggested. Go look at his Insta. This is how internet rumors blow up. Just like this. You and many other people who just think it true. Use your own brain and think it through.

To your second point.. who told you southeast zone would get 282 R’s? A salesman from a dealer? A person buying an R that heard it from their dealer? Come on man!! You don’t see how crazy that sounds? You just believe everything you hear?

What do you mean “10/21 orders were not close to the predicted level?” What predicted level? Who told you how many 2021’s they were going to build? No.. dealers took orders and and Ford couldn’t make enough. Completely different than Ford publishing production numbers and then not building that many. Ford never said they would build X and then only built Y.

Always been the norm to build dealer orders the first week to work out the kinks on a new vehicle. Some will pass and ship others will sit for weeks being corrected. Nothing new here.

I’m not saying it’s not going to be a low production truck but no one outside of Ford really knows. I can think logically and if Ford has the capacity to build 20k trucks for 20k orders they will. They want to sell as many as they can. Commodities and labor force has a lot to say about this.

Attached picture of your credible resource you trust so much. Listen to him talk and you will trust him even more. Lol View attachment 370968
There’s nothing I can say to make you believe one way or another.

Just trust all the info/updates you’re getting from FMC instead. Ohh, wait. There is virtually none. 95% of the updates we get are from insiders or employees…
 
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