What to look for when buying a used Raptor

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  1. Khilborn

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    I have a thread about the Raptor I am looking in to buying and it is used so I thought it would be a great idea to compile a good checklist on what to look out for. This is a work in progress so if you can think of something that is not on here, please reply and I will add to the list.

    Inspection:
    - All lights (fog, brake, blinkers, reverse, etc)
    - All Gauges
    - Power windows
    - Power Seats
    - Under carriage
    -- Bashed in skid plates and or scrapes
    - Transmission shifting while driving (Should be smooth?)
    - Alignment
    - Leaks
    -- Shocks
    -- Axles
    -- Motor, upper and lower
    - Gap between bed and cab (should be even)
    - Gaps between the tailgate and bedsides
    - Check 4 wheel drive. Make sure it engages
    - Tire life
    - All speakers working.
    - Power steering pump, lines for leaks
    - tie rods for tightness
    - Steering linkage tight
    - Rear shock mounts for cracks
    - Rear leaf springs for cracks / missing parts
    - Check behind the rubber door seals for rust / corrosion
    - Wiring. Check the pass through wires for condition. Look under the panels for weird wiring.
    - Fuse box for obvious damage
    - Seat operation. Heater and cooler working.
     
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    I did a search, I thought it would be great to have a thread, maybe sticky, with an itemized list people could you without browsing pages of text. Maybe a google doc with check boxes. I used one when I got mine last weekend. I spent almost 2 hours looking over the truck after a 45 minutes test drive.
     
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    Agreed...that's why I shared those links. Would be great to extrapolate all the useful information from each thread and compile it all into one. Perhaps even a sticky, as you mentioned.

    And I don't blame you for spending all that time looking over the truck. When you're dropping the amount of money that these things go for, you want to go over it with a fine tooth comb!
     
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    I just went through them and added everything here.
     
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    Tôi đã đi qua họ và thêm vào tất cả mọi thứ ở đây.
     
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    Guys on FB page looking for a complete list...
     
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    anything different for the Gen2
     

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