GEN 2 My First Truck, 2017 Ford Raptor Supercrew

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by image98, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. image98

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    Forscan

    Hi, I learned about Forscan on this forum. if you search, there are a couple of threads that will walk you through the entire process. I purchased an USB OBD interface from amazon for $30 bucks and ran the Forscan PC software on my PC.

    Forscan thread

    http://www.fordraptorforum.com/f260/forscan-changes-tweak-your-truck-52149/

    USB Device

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F0GVBWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Bluetooth Device

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006NZTZLQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I used about three liters (three bottles), but with this being my first application of the product, I wasted a fair amount on test surfaces like plywood and cardboard. I also applied three heavy coats, so two liters certainly could be adequate.
     
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    Thanks. Don't own a PC. I wonder if there is anyone that will do it for a charge. Better than me going out buying a PC.
     
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    Howdy and congrats
     
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    Forscan for PC

    If you have a Mac, you can also run Forscan with Windows via BootCamp.
     
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    Rear Sway Bar Performance

    Hi, I contacted Hellwig directly and they gave me that part number for the Raptor. Yes, it's the same kit for the standard F-150. The end links are adjustable. The U-Bolts are not 100 percent centered, but otherwise everything bolted in seamlessly. Street cornering and handling has improved tremendously. Prior to the install, I could feel the bed tilting through corners, but now its perfectly level and the trucks feels more balanced. I really wish Ford had included a rear sway bar as stock equipment, but with an electronic disconnect.
     
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    I ran one of these on my 2011 Harley edition and really like it. Of course this was a different animal but cornering was greatly improved, always thought they should have installed one from the factory.
     
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    Looks great! Quick question about the UPR catch can install. I bought one for my 2018 and I was almost done with the install until I couldn't remove the intake pipe in order to drill and install the WOT hose. Did you have hard time taking that pipe off? I losened the clamps on both ends and I can't pull the damn thing off. Seems like it's secured to something somewhere else.
     
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    Removing the Intake Tube for UPR Catch Can

    Thanks. Yes, it was a tight squeeze removing the intake pipe as it's squeezed between the turbo intake pipe and a pad fastened to the right hand wheel well. I do think there are minor differences between the 2017 and 2018 Raptor intake. There were no additional fasteners holding my intake in place.
     
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    Wiring Upfitter Switches

    I plan on installing LED lights and a light bar so I decided it was best to prep the upfitter switches and wiring. I wanted to go with a quick disconnect and waterproof type connection. After some research, I settled on the Deutsch 2-pin connector housings and created my own 14 gauge ground wires.

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    The stock upfitter wires are short.

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    My ground wires assembled. I ran them all to the left bolt of the ECU.

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    I don’t have to worry about anything shorting out and I can quickly rearrange my devices without rewiring.
     
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    Nice I think I need your help lol you seem pretty handy.

    Ordered a Rigid 40" midnight curved light bar for the front bumper and some of their midnight cubes for the fog pockets.

    Where ats do you live? I am in Simi Valley. I am good with mounting etc but I have no clue about wiring etc and don't really want to pay a shop to do it.

    Good job!
     

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