Said goodbye to the SCAB

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I moved on from the Raptor, it was nothing short of fantastic while I had it, I was worried about up coming repairs, I thought I could hear the start of a deep engine noise.
It's going to be tough when I go off road now as I replaced the Raptor with a Tremor Ranger but It does not have the ground clearance of the Raptor, I'll probably crush a rocker panel on the trails that the Raptor just rolled through.
I have a few things for it if anybody is interested, NEW Motorcraft parts; 133" WB fuel pump, cam and crank sensors, both front 02 sensors, the Saudi trans cooler DL3Z-7A095-B, new cowl plastic panels (aftermarket)
I also have some used stuff of little value, front shocks, rear springs, running boards, also a stock Raptor jack.
It was sad, usually buying a new car is all joy, unless you are trading in a Raptor.
 

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Sad day, what the hell is wrong with you?? LOL. Anyway, all of those parts are worth money, post an individual list with prices in the for sale section, including those shocks, they will sell. Maybe one item won't sell and you can put it under your pillow, so you can sleep better.
 

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I think you have 3 days to CANCEL a new car order.....get your *** back to the dealer and if you traded in your Raptor,beg him for it back...and if he wont get a Doctors report that you were delusional at the time..!! LOL...but congrats on the Tremor...
I read about them,but my Raptor isnt going anywhere until they pry my cold hands from the steering wheel.>!!
 

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Ha, not in Calif I don't think, but it's okay, my back is giving me too much trouble to work on cars anymore and the Raptor is older needing work, it will be nice to drop it off and say "fix it" if anything goes wrong.
 

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Ha, not in Calif I don't think, but it's okay, my back is giving me too much trouble to work on cars anymore and the Raptor is older needing work, it will be nice to drop it off and say "fix it" if anything goes wrong.
Totally agree about not having to work on vehicles anymore.....I ALWAYS did all my own work,but like you,the old back problems stopped that 3 years ago....but I got a good mechanic and knock on wood,only needed him once when some damn mice chewed my injector wires....its been a problem free truck for the 4 years I owned it.Only thing I do is change the oil on it.
As far as your Back......PM me before you think of going under the knife....I've had 2 MAJOR surgeries with 6 days hospital stays and 6 month recoveries,and one smaller OP....and I'm still in pain all the time..! o_O
 

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Too late, already had the major L 4/5 chop job and get the shots in the discs 2-3 times a year, last week in fact, but it was C 6/7 this time.
Yeah when I heard the Raptor start to make a deep engine noise, I thought "that's it" no way can I manage that, spent my life as a Ford tech and a race engine builder, so to hand it off to someone else to put a engine in would be a first for me, and yes, pain is normal.
 

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Too late, already had the major L 4/5 chop job and get the shots in the discs 2-3 times a year, last week in fact, but it was C 6/7 this time.
Yeah when I heard the Raptor start to make a deep engine noise, I thought "that's it" no way can I manage that, spent my life as a Ford tech and a race engine builder, so to hand it off to someone else to put a engine in would be a first for me, and yes, pain is normal.
Yep...thats the one I had.L4/5...and THEN they did reopened me year later to do the L6/7(??-mid back one),replaced all the hardware....longer rods,etc,....gee...sounds like we are rebuilding a Raptor suspension...! L6/7 actually worked....no more mid back pain....but lower pain still the same and then they did SI joint...they have not worked their way up to the C's on me yet....
Guess its just old age,to bad we cant trade out bodies in like we can out vehicles... :)
BTW.....feel same way....my Grandfather in the 40's started one of the largest Diesel Engine Rebuilder companies on the East Coast,so was a Diesel Mechanic for 20 years until Dr's told me no more...
Anyway...good luck with your Back & your New Tremor..!!
 
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