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GEN 2 My thoughts on my new Raptor and Questions !!

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Kraftei, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Nibbl3s

    Nibbl3s Full Access Member

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    If that’s the case then why dwell on it. You have been through 300 cars. It’s not for you, Flip it and move on
     
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    There it is... the obligatory “move on”.

    He asked what he could do to improve the truck... granted his surprise, like many, is why should you have to improve a $70+ truck.
     
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    Not to sound condescending but if you engage R when the engine idles (900 rpm) then the transmission engages harshly.
     
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    Sounds like something is wrong with your truck. Mine has plenty of power at any speed, when I mash the pedal. Take it to the dealer.
     
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    You can add the 93 PRX MPT Tune for about $700 (you get the nGauge and 3 tunes for that price) and it will really wake the truck up in all gears and at all speeds. Mine is faster and rides better than any previous truck I have owned. (not 200-300, but I have owned dozens of trucks)

    I know several former Raptor owners have moved to the new Ram in recent years and they all seem to like it. To each his own.
     
  6. Kraftei

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    Exactly, I just expected more for the price, that's it. that's all.
     
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    Its not on start up, perform a 3 point turn quickly, you can't, you have to completely stop and wait for engagement.
     
  8. Kraftei

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    Thanks I will research the tune. Its not a bad truck, its just when I drove the Ram I realized that it was not 40k better. Where did the extra 25k go ? I think it went into the badges. My buddy bought a new Harley, with upgrades he is sitting at 65k, he freely admits a old stock Victory with similar upgrades would cost half the price and be just as good. Same situation me thinks.
     
  9. jabroni619

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    If you didn't buy it for it's off-road capabilities but top end speed, you definitely purchased the wrong vehicle. That said, i'm not sure what you saw that made you think it was a triple digit speed demon. The 3 tons of mass? the tall ride height? off road suspension? big heavy off road tires? Yes, the same engine in a lighter vehicle will be faster.
     
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    I never said that, my complaint was top end speed not off road abilities. I was expecting a little more out of 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. I think people now a days get lost in the numbers, 450 hp is now considered slow. I grew up with 175 hp small blocks and 225 big blocks 4x4's. Sorry but if you don't have sht for passing power with 450 hp, something is not engineered right !
     

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