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Strongarm Garage's Build (The Tale of a 2020 Raptor)

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  1. Strongarm Garage

    Strongarm Garage FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Purchased: 12/24/2019 from Future Ford of Sacramento (Swedensky)

    2020 Ford F150 Raptor SuperCrew
    • Magnetic

    • 802A

    • Twin Panel Moonroof

    • Raptor Carbon Fiber Package

    • Tailgate Step

    • 17” Forged Aluminum Wheels

    • Tailgate Applique

    • Second Row Heated Seats


    Current Stable:
    2020 Ford F150 Raptor ~ 2019 Honda Civic Si ~ 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Previous Builds:
    2017 Charger Hellcat ~ Thundercat (Bagged and Basic)
    2016 Explorer Sport ~ Silver Surfer (Grocery Getter)
    2015 Mustang GT ~ Whitemare (Bagged and Whipple 2.9L)
    2015 Focus ST ~ Side Chick (Basic Daily Mods)
    2014 Explorer Sport ~ White Knight (Grocery Getter)
    2013 Explorer Limited ~ Green Goblin (Grocery Getter)
    2012 F150 Ecoboost ~ FX4 TT (Tuned by MPT)
    2011 Mustang GT ~ Lindsey (Whipple 2.9L Supercharger)
    2008 Caliber SRT ~ 50 Caliber (Mild Daily Mods)
    2007 Mustang GT ~ Dark Horse (NA 4.6L Build)
    2005 Mustang GT ~ The Mistress (Kenne Bell 2.6L)

    My name is Nick, but I’m also known as Strongarm. For the past 16 years I have been unable to leave a perfectly good car/truck alone. I tend to get my hands, blood, sweat, and tears all over them. Plenty of profane saliva as well! I’m sure you all know far too well the disease we all carry!

    I bought this truck with the intention of building a fun rig to spend countless hours in with my family. We plan to take road trips, host tailgate parties, enjoy some off road adventures, go camping, drop the kids off at school, and to do it all with a grin on our faces! I've registered for the Raptor Assault May 28th-29th!

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    Cosmetic Mods:
    Ceramic Tint (5/25/50)
    Cobb Coolant Reservoir Cover
    Ford Performance Engine Cover (2019)
    Ronin .50 Caliber Antenna
    Upfitter Switch Labels
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Dash Bezel
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Gear Shift Bezel
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Power Outlet Cover
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Bezel
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Rear Cup Holder Insert
    Voodonalla Carbon Fiber Rear Climate Controls Surround


    Lighting Mods:
    Baja Designs Driving/Combo Clear Fogs
    Baja Designs SAE Clear Fogs
    Baja Designs S1 Reverse Kit
    KC Hi-Lites Flex Light w/ Amber Covers
    Off-Road Alliance Fog Light Kit
    Off-Road Alliance Optimized Fog Light Brackets

    Performance Mods:
    Cobb Accessport V3
    Corsa DryTech Cold Air Intake
    Corsa Resonator Delete X Pipe
    Corsa Sport Catback w/ Gunmetal Tips
    Goosetuned Stage 1 ECU and TCM Tune

    Security Mods:
    BlackVue DR650S-2CH
    Off-Road Alliance Security Kit

    Utility Mods:
    67 Design BuiltRight Industries F-Series Kit
    BAKFlip MX4
    Bedrug Liner
    BuiltRight Industries Seatback Release
    BuiltRight Industries Dash Mount
    Husky X Act Contour Floor Mats
    Off-Road Alliance Light Guards
    Off-Road Alliance Center Console Tray
    Weber Mods Tailgate Release Pop
    Yeti 45 Cooler
    Yeti 65 Cooler
     
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    Strongarm Garage FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    First things first, I needed to get with my friends at Corsa to go with an intake and exhaust combo for the truck. I know what they say about putting exhaust on the Gen2, however, I was willing to put the trust in my good friends at Corsa to get me the sound I’m looking for! The Corsa Sport Catback paired with the Corsa Resonator Delete X Pipe is giving me the sound I was hoping for. Deep idle and strong cold starts that I’ve come to love with my Corsa setups.

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    While waiting for the delivery of the initial parts, I also wanted to grab some essentials. Since we take the truck on family trips, a tonneau cover and bed liner were going to be fast tracked to the top of the priority list. I had really loved the Bedrug and BAK Roll-X that I had on my 2012. This time around, I decided to stick with the Bedrug and switch it up to the MX4. So far, I am very happy with this decision.

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    I really appreciate the look of the factory Carbon Fiber option. However, I felt it needed just a bit more too round out the look. I felt the option left some parts untouched that wouldn't been nice to have in carbon. I had heard good things about Voodonalla and how well they match the OEM weave with their synthetic carbon pieces, so I decided to bite the bullet.

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    It seems like the common move is to throw the BuiltRight Industries catalog at these trucks. I tested the waters with the rear seat release and the dash mount. I followed suit and ran the dash mount with a couple of ram mounts. One is for a 67 Designs phone mount, and the other is a nice and robust articulating mount for iPads. Works great with the standard iPad and even accommodates my 12.9" iPad Pro.

    I prefer the added benefits of running front a rear dash cams, so I went with the tried and true DR650S-2CH for my truck. I ran this same camera in both my Mustang and my Hellcat, and it's worked great thus far. May consider upgrading it to a 4k version soon. Easy to install, and even easier to operate.
     
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    Nice Truck. I have the same color and also got my from Future Ford but my is 2017. I have the Cobb stage 2 set up with Ford/Borla exhaust and carbon Fiber Tips. I also just installed a custom made RTT bed rack on top of a Pace Edward roll top cover. Works out very nice. I am planing to attend the 4WP big sales that happen every year in San Mateo.
     
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    How is the bed holding up? On keep it dirty Offroad they were having a issue with the bed squishing down with heavy off-roading and just a light rack. Squishing so bad it as sitting on the bump stop kit.
     
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    I have no issues at all, but I don’t do heavy off-roading. Just camping off grids with very light off roads. I mounted a RTT with 4 rotopax’s, recovery boards etc.. on the rack with no problems. I just install a Krazy house custom bed brace on the bed just to keep the bed square.
     

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