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If you want a diesel in that truck you clearly don't understand it's use, imo.
what are you talking about? diesels work great in every situation
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$10 says most of the Raptors will never see dirt.
$500 says the same thing.

if i could afford it i would take it in a heartbeat!
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what are you talking about? diesels work great in every situation
A gas engine revs higher than a diesel. If you truly use the truck to its potential which means high speed desert runs then you would run out of gear too quickly. Also the power lag and weight of a diesel would also hinder the truck.

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$500 says the same thing.

if i could afford it i would take it in a heartbeat!
I would get one too and use it. Most of today's buyers buy things to show off. So 4wd just to say they got it. Can they use it? Nope.
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what are you talking about? diesels work great in every situation
not EVERY, i've heard they suck in sand

also you gotta factor in weight, diesels are heavy lil ****ers. weight is a race cars/trucks worst enemy.

plus you want horsepower, torque gets you goin but HP keeps you goin. you can build a gasser to rap up way higher and MUCH MUCH quicker.. meaning you get power sooner which means you accelerate quicker.

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A gas engine revs higher than a diesel. If you truly use the truck to its potential which means high speed desert runs then you would run out of gear too quickly. Also the power lag and weight of a diesel would also hinder the truck.
Ever seen a KORE Cummins? those are ballin
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Ever seen a KORE Cummins? those are ballin
Hmm. I forgot about them. I'm sure they built the engine specifically for that use. I doubt Ford will do that.
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The sticker was 43K
LOL...not worth it.
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from looking at the raptor a lot lately it inspired me to do this... lol

*fog light delete PS'd

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I read an article on the Raptor, it's a cool concept. Good looking truck. But like a few have said just to much plastic, and to much of a asking price for the hard working middle class! But that Blue is an amazing color!
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Hmm. I forgot about them. I'm sure they built the engine specifically for that use. I doubt Ford will do that.
its nothing to do with Dodge i dont think.

just badassafied by Kore and custom shops
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One drove past me going the other way yesterday so I didnt get any pictures. Do some of the models come stock with a light bar in the front? It had a light bar with 4 lights.
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A gas engine revs higher than a diesel. If you truly use the truck to its potential which means high speed desert runs then you would run out of gear too quickly. Also the power lag and weight of a diesel would also hinder the truck.
Exactly. You don't want a heavy engine in a truck like that. Lag, low revving, and front heavy = not good for that type of truck.

Ford did have plans to have a 4.5L (I think) diesel in the F150 by 2010 but I think the idea got put on hold with the economy in the sh!tter.
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i really like this thing but im with ya"ll on the wheels. not big on the grille either
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Now of course you can build a long travel 4x4 F150 with better shocks and better components, but the whole idea behind the raptor is a badass truck that no other manufacturer matches, straight off the show room floor.

If I was loaded, maybe I would do something like this...


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its not the suspension that appeals to me, its the body work that is already done to clear the tires. i love the changes.
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its not the suspension that appeals to me, its the body work that is already done to clear the tires. i love the changes.
Yeah there is that too, I love it. The only thing I don't like (on all the 09+) is the top of the tailgate area.
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Yeah there is that too, I love it. The only thing I don't like (on all the 09+) is the top of the tailgate area.
Agreed. It doesnt seem to flow with the rest of the lines of the truck
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give me 50g and i could have a mean *** LT ranger..

waste of money imo. but if you've got the money then more power to ya.
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There is about a 100 or so just sitting around at work waiting to be taken on a test drive by me, along with the great looking Mexico Lincoln LT.

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WTF were they thinking with that front end. Do you really get to test drive them all Chad??? Thats such a awesome job!
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the cool thing about the raptor is that it comes with all those mods factory and a warranty, unlike if you buy a F-150 then throw a LT kit on it... just sayin... but I agree with a lot of you guys that price tag is a lil steep.
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That Lincoln LT front end is hideous. I think we have a new winner for ugliest truck of the past 2-3 decades.
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I dont think the price tag is bad at all, look how much a Lariat 4x4 costs, more than the Raptor.
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WTF were they thinking with that front end. Do you really get to test drive them all Chad??? Thats such a awesome job!
I have no idea what they were thanking when they designed that front end. If I didn't want a job anymore I could but I like working there. I work in the plant right next door to were they are built so I see them all the time and the keys are always above the sun visor.

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Oh I like those. Haha so keys in the visors, hmmm might have to make a road trip and grab me a Raptor lol
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OMG that raptor is one of the sexiest trucks ever
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