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Four Wheeler: 10 reasons Raptor better than TRX

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by KAH24, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. TurboTJ

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    If the Raptor came with a 10MPG V8 instead, I would be driving a Rubicon EcoDiesel. I can convince myself that a Raptor is practical given that we four wheel a couple times a month, camp in remote locations, haul stuff to work on my house and do a good amount of highway driving to my house in the mountains, with two dogs in the backseat and a bed full of gear.

    My Raptor’s average fuel economy over the life of the truck (as measured by anal recording of every fill up) has been 17.5MPG. I spend $360/month on fuel.

    If I got the MPG’s of a TRX, I would have a bigger monthly fuel bill than my monthly Raptor payment.

    I know most don’t care about fuel economy but it’s important to me. Having said that, I’m sure most TRX’s won’t be daily drivers so it won’t be as significant of a cost.
     
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    Hard to say. It's a pickup truck, not a high-zoot sports car. Most pickups get driven. A lot. I'd expect the typical TRX buyer to burn the rubber off of it for a year or two and then unload it for some newer, shinier toy. That might explain why we see such a steep depreciation curve for anything with a Hellcat in it. If you really want a TRX, patience will save you a whole bucket full of cash ...
     
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    Not unlike all the Gen II owners unloading their Raptors for the TRX now. Good deals are coming. That's why I sold mine last year. Timing is important....:lol2:
     
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    How soon you forget:
    https://www.fordraptorforum.com/posts/1522437
     
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    There's a whole lot of reasons I'm convinced a 2017 SCAB is the best Raptor made, but I'm still staggered Ford really seems to be dropping the SCAB option on the Gen 3. I remember back in 2010 it was the only option because Ford felt the Supercrew was too much of a compromise. The more time I spend in crews the more I'm convinced they were right.

    And don't take that to mean I think the SCREWs are bad, or don't have advantages. But SCAB is definitely the sport version.
     
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    I'm trying to remember where I saw it but the other day an articvle alluded to the SCAB maybe s till being an option. I think it was related to ID numbers in the Ford system maybe.
     
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    Bigger, wider and heavier doesn't make it better. I think the 707hp sounds useless in the dirt, at first. I like the idea of no turbo lag.
     
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    Other then the extra power (which I admit is tempting) of the TRX, there is nothing about it that appeals to me over the Raptor.
    And our Raptors are long in the tooth compared to the best that RAM could come up with for 2021. So I feel good about the upcoming Gen 3 Raptor, regardless of what motor it comes with.
     
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    the suspension setup is better, without question
     
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    How so?
     

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