GEN 2 Racing Stripes Added

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by Dakotablues, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. SZDZMTR

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    Exactly, it will give a more finished look. Great job otherwise
     
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    Lol negative comment! Oh wait..., I didn’t say anything yet. No worries, the OP did a great job with the stripes. People pay big bucks for that shit on a Shelby, which is pretty much all you get for an extra $100k. Anyway, I don’t care for the stripes in general, but like I said the OP did a damn good job and should be quite proud of his work.
     
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  3. Dakotablues

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    Hey, no worries; I figured I’d get flamed by some guys. Nbd.

    It’s unique I guess. To the “racing” aspect, did you change the steering wheel in yours to get rid of the stripe? I associate that with “racing” too - but maybe I’m myopic in that view.

    Anyways - I LOVE these trucks!

    Be well!


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    My only hesitation is that the stripes in total are wider than the air intake at the bottom (just a little). As it is now, that actually kind of looks like continuation of the stripes. My eyes at least see it as somewhat of a continuation.

    Fairly easy on and easy off though - so no harm in giving it a run.

    Edit - Looked at it some more last night - actually think that will look better. I'll give it a run this weekend.

    Appreciate your feedback highly. What about the top of the bumper?

    Many thanks.


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    Hopefully you took the time to change out your steering wheel; or at least cover the stripe with some black tape! LOL

    to each their own - no doubt bud.



    Published on Feb 26, 2018
    Freddy shows you this Ford Performance 2017 Raptor Steering Wheel with a Red Sight-Line for your 2015-2017 F-150.

    Are you looking for a way to add some style to your F150’s interior? This 2017 Raptor steering wheel from Ford Performance is inspired by racing and premium-quality performance. It’s made from black leather and has a red sight line stripe at the 12 o’clock position for a subtle pop of color. The Raptor wheel is slightly larger than your F-150’s factory wheel and has more defined grips at “10 and 2” positions.
     

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    Wondering if it’s make sense to taper it down slightly similar to how it appears to taper on the tailgate below? So it “fits” perfectly with the bottom vent outside points.

    Also, on this Cobra version, they took the stripe onto the bumper also. I suppose if I do that small piece you mentioned I could also do the top of the bumper?

    EDIT: After a little research online, it seems the taper is often preferred and makes some sense. Think I'll give that a run and probably hit the top of the bumper too.



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    I think it would look too busy on the tailgate IMHO
     
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    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    I think you’re going about this racing stripe business all wrong.



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    Agreed. I’m NOT doing it on the tailgate. That was just to show a taper.


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    Will end it on the top of the bumper - with a slight slant, like on the Mustang below. Will match up right in the corners of the bottom vent/grille area.

    Should make for a nice clean finish (or starting point depending on how you think about it).
     

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    It is done.

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