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Posted: 4/12/2017 10:52:22 PM EDT
It is an amazing truck. I had a 2012 Raptor and IMHO this 2017 is much improved in pretty much every way.  The new engine is a HO version of the updated 3.5L twin turbo V6 Ecoboost, it feels every bit of its rated 450 HP and 510 ft lb of torque.  I anticipated that the V6 would sound bad, but it actually sounds pretty cool to me.  The ride is also a lot smoother on road and in the rough stuff than my 2012.  I've read some new Raptor owners complain that the 10 speed transmission does a lot of gear hunting, but mine shift perfectly and seems to always be in the right gear.  

I just got the truck tonight and I only have about 50 miles on it, but I'll post a few updates in coming weeks as I get some high-speed dirt road miles.



Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:53:11 PM EDT
Don't jump it.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:57:35 PM EDT
Looks good
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:57:59 PM EDT
In before the V8 faithful

Nice truck
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:58:24 PM EDT
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Why? It's not yours.

Don't be a puss OP...jump it!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:58:54 PM EDT
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...without recording it.  I'm pretty sure the 2017 is upgraded to handle 90 ft jumps, no problem.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 10:59:02 PM EDT
I hate you. Congrats
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:00:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:00:39 PM EDT
Sick truck man. Looks good in gray.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:02:38 PM EDT
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But that 2018 Ecoboost V8 Raptor tho
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:02:49 PM EDT
6cyl raptor? fuck that.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:03:04 PM EDT
Looks cool but I'll stick to my lowly FX4.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:04:08 PM EDT
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This is gunna be good. IN
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:04:39 PM EDT
AWesome!  Great truck.  Enjoy it.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:05:01 PM EDT
Nice!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:06:40 PM EDT
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Didn't you have a date tonight?
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:08:52 PM EDT
Did you have to pay over MSRP?
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:09:12 PM EDT
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I am one
This isn't the thread for it


Looks nice OP,  may it serve you well!

ETA: I love KO2 tires,  they're a religious experience for me
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:11:59 PM EDT
Nice truck. Only thing I'm not a fan of on the new ones, besides the ecoboost, is the wheels.

Still a nice truck OP, congrats
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:12:15 PM EDT
There was a thread about the 17 raptor a few days ago.  That thing looks amazing.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:12:18 PM EDT
Curious about the driving modes. I've heard that it's much more automated, which can be a mixed bag depending on execution. You can dial a knob for terrain without doing the multiple button dashboard dance. Rumors are that you can't do the old hooligan-style 2wd/locked diff option.

Example of the dashboard button layout for those who don't know:
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:19:20 PM EDT
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Except the V8 ecoboost is supposed to be the same as in the GT500, which is not getting a ecoboost but a 7.0L N/A motor.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:21:41 PM EDT
Are we supposed to care? This is a capnrob thread.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:21:54 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:22:51 PM EDT
Badass bro.  Sweet truck.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:24:44 PM EDT
Nice!  Good choice on not getting that gross graphics option.  
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:27:03 PM EDT
Very nice. I'm jelly.  Some day maybe I'll get mine.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:27:17 PM EDT
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Example of the dashboard button layout for those who don't know:
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The 2017 has many more driving modes than the Gen 1 Raptor, but one drawback is no locked rear in true 2wd.  You can engage the rear locker in 4wd auto which acts like 2wd until the rear tires lose grip.  

Baja mode is pretty cool; it keeps the turbos spooled up, even when the engine is under no load.  

To the V8 lovers, I'll say that I was/am one too.  However, this engine will make you forget all about the departed 6.2L V8.  It is much more powerful at all RPM's.  Over the last 30 miles home, I actually averaged 18 MPG.  I am super impressed.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:29:46 PM EDT
Looks cool OP. Every time I get excited about a new car I soon realize it has to much going on. I want a manual, e brake you can pull and diffs you can lock in everything else is just automated junk. I had an Audi 4k that you could lock just the rear or the rear and the front. That was bad ass.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:30:10 PM EDT
 Congrats!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:33:45 PM EDT
Awesome truck, congrats!  I cant decide if i want to keep my current truck and grab a fast car or trade the truck for a Raptor..  decisions decisions.    
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:34:23 PM EDT
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Except the V8 ecoboost is supposed to be the same as in the GT500, which is not getting a ecoboost but a 7.0L N/A motor.
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Mein gott in himmel!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:35:44 PM EDT
Nice truck!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:35:53 PM EDT
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The 2017 has many more driving modes than the Gen 1 Raptor, but one drawback is no locked rear in true 2wd.  You can engage the rear locker in 4wd auto which acts like 2wd until the rear tires lose grip.  

Baja mode is pretty cool; it keeps the turbos spooled up, even when the engine is under no load.  

To the V8 lovers, I'll say that I was/am one too.  However, this engine will make you forget all about the departed 6.2L V8.  It is much more powerful at all RPM's.  Over the last 30 miles home, I actually averaged 18 MPG.  I am super impressed.
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I can have almost as much fun in 4wd +/- rear locked anyway, so that's not a big loss for my driving style. 18?! I'm lucky to be staying at 13 lifetime average.

Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:37:59 PM EDT
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Except the V8 ecoboost is supposed to be the same as in the GT500, which is not getting a ecoboost but a 7.0L N/A motor.
Mein gott in himmel!!
Here ya go
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:38:45 PM EDT
Beautiful truck! I have a 2014 and absolutely love it. I may buy the new generation when the dealer markups have gone away, but I'm happy with what I have. Ford really did their homework during the two year absence, and everything I've seen and read about the new one sounds like they built another winner. It would take a big leap for me to want the turbo V6 over the 6.2L, being an old-school muscle car guy, but pairing it with the 10 speed sounds like a winning combination.

You're gonna enjoy flogging that thing when the engine gets broken in!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:39:13 PM EDT
Congrats. good color choice, imo
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:39:59 PM EDT
in before teh haterz

Nice truck op, if they still make me when my son is old enough to drive I'll buy him one
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:40:05 PM EDT
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I can have almost as much fun in 4wd +/- rear locked anyway, so that's not a big loss for my driving style. 18?! I'm lucky to be staying at 13 lifetime average.

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With my 2012 Raptor, I averaged 13.3 MPG in the final 20,000 miles.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:40:14 PM EDT
congrats....I really want one ...
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:40:31 PM EDT
Enjoy!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:41:00 PM EDT
Nice truck.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:41:17 PM EDT
Did you know the Raptor could FLY ?

I just watched this video last night, I thought it was very interesting to see the improvements Ford made with this new chassis.... I always like the Raptor, and it is pretty impressive to see a factory vehicle launch off the dunes!

Way to go Ford!

Nice truck OP!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:42:52 PM EDT
Ohhhh yeah!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:44:58 PM EDT
humble brag thread/

just kidding. that is a sweet ride. I have a '14 SCAB with the ecoboost and that motor opened my eyes to what a v6 could do.  I can't imagine what 400+ hp is like. If I didn't use and abuse mine as a ranch/horse hauler truck I would get a Raptor in a heartbeat.


In before someone sez get both.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:45:10 PM EDT
Change the avatar.



Great looking truck.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:45:31 PM EDT
I'm jelly af.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 11:46:52 PM EDT
I've never seen a rear window like that.  I like the kind that roll down into the rear of the cab (a friend had one on a Bigfoot Cruiser).

Nice truck!
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 5:05:13 AM EDT
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humble brag thread/

just kidding. that is a sweet ride. I have a '14 SCAB with the ecoboost and that motor opened my eyes to what a v6 could do.  I can't imagine what 400+ hp is like. If I didn't use and abuse mine as a ranch/horse hauler truck I would get a Raptor in a heartbeat.


In before someone sez get both.
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humble brag thread/

just kidding. that is a sweet ride. I have a '14 SCAB with the ecoboost and that motor opened my eyes to what a v6 could do.  I can't imagine what 400+ hp is like. If I didn't use and abuse mine as a ranch/horse hauler truck I would get a Raptor in a heartbeat.


In before someone sez get both.
Throw a tune in yours and you'll know what 400hp is like, I have the older model of this and it is the best $300 I've ever spent on a vehicle
http://m.autoanything.com/performance-chips/diablosport-intune-i2-tuner
3 Power Levels:
93 Octane: 90 hp - 90 ft. lbs. torque
91 Octane: 80 hp - 80 ft. lbs. torque
87 Octane: 50 hp - 60 ft. lbs. torque
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 5:07:39 AM EDT
In

Nice ride man. I'm digging that color.
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