New '13 Raptor

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  1. atl fahrer

    atl fahrer Member

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    So, first post. I finally pulled the trigger and traded my F250 V10 King Ranch for a 2013 Raptor. Gonna miss the big truck, but, just don't have a need for the brute anymore.

    I had not even considered the Raptor until I traveled with a friend to Arkansas for duck hunting after Christmas. Yes the gas mileage is horrendous, but, coming from the V10, I've learned not worry about the gas and just enjoy the ride :) What impressed me the most was the smooth highway ride and its off-road capability.

    I have a couple of quick questions - 1. The low tire pressure light came on about 15 miles after the purchase and I can't get it to go out. Checked the tire pressure in all four tires and pumped them up to 48psi (all were around 44psi). Then thought that it might be the spare. Although it was fine, pumped it up to 48psi. I know that this is a little high, but, the sidewall says the tire can handle 50psi under max load so I think I'll be ok. Any suggestions on what might be the problem? 2. What does everyone have for a wheel on their spare? Mine is the standard Raptor Wheel. Is that normal to have a spare wheel that is different from the bead locks?

    Thanks in advance for the help! ...and I know, no pics and it never happened.
     
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    Hello and congrats. The recommendation from Ford is 44psi. There might be a bad tpms. You could try disconnecting the battery and seeing if it resets. Otherwise I'd turn back around and let the dealer fix it.
     
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    The sensors should not be coming on unless a tire is dropping below 38-40 PSI. Probably a bad sensor, take to the dealer if it doesn't turn off.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. Took the truck back to the dealer today and they reset the system. All is well.
     
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    Weird they gave you a standard wheel when yours came with beadlocks.. Then again, mine didn't. I would think the spare would be beadlocks too...
     
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    Your truck should have came with a Beadlock rim spare. Even though I knew what I had you had me doubting myself for a second so I just went out to the garage and checked before I posted. I remember reading that somewhere when I was still researching my truck before I ordered. I don't remember where but I thought it was on the Ford website among other places.
    I would check with the dealer on that one. You should have the beadlock rim spare if you ordered the beadlock rim option.
    Welcome aboard by the way!!
     
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    Welcome! Our 13 came with beadlocks and beadlock spare. We also were able to purchase a second beadlock spare. I'd head back to the dealer!


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    Thanks, everyone. I thought the rims were supposed to match. As soon as we thaw out of this mess in Atlanta, I'll get back up to the dealer and, hopefully, get it taken car of.

    In the meantime, some snow pics...
     

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    Welcome & Good Luck!
     
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