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Ford Raptor FAIL!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by colinb17, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    as i do every year, i attended the Washington DC Auto Show. it's always fun to look at the new stuff everyone has, as well as their classic and exotic cars display. i stopped by ford to check out the raptor and see what it looks like in person. gotta say that the fox shocks are sweet, but then i looked under the truck and found a pretty signifficant fail. the fox COs up front give it about 3 inches of lift over the stock f-150. they had to figure out how to mach that in the rear.....so, they used the stock f-150 3 leaf pack:eek:, looks even weaker than our stock packs.....and on top of that, to match the lift up front, they are using a 3 inch lift block:facepalm: here's a picture.

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  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    thats sucks ASS .... FORD=Fail IMO
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    EL TACOROJO

    EL TACOROJO SNAPPIN NECKS AND CASHIN CHECKS.

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    that block job looks like it was made out of wood and not even centered on the perch
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Nice!!! (note the sarcasm)

    My wife just asked me if we could get another Expedition and I was just about to logon to the Ford site to take a look at them. I wanted her to get the Sequoia. Now, I am pretty sure I am going to talk her into the Sequoia.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Look at the rust forming already too.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    The Sequoia is one hell of a truck go for it
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    wow, way to skimp out on a 40K truck...not worth it.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    indeed, here's another picture of the suspension, look at the rust on a brand new truck

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  10. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    Yikes... I'd expect a quality 7 or 10 leaf pack.

    The raptor is a great concept - hopefully they'll fix it next year. They were probably trying to keep the cost down on the truck.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Thats ridiculous. If you are going to spend that much, why wouldnt you spend the extra $500 or so and get a full leaf pack? I will admit that out of all the Raptor threads, this one at least brings some useful information.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    Yea, they did a great job keeping it at a mere $40k
     
  16. Feb 1, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    yeah, i debated posting this for that reason. i'm tired of seeing all of the "is the raptor capable" and "look at this thing", threads, but i figured this had a little value to it.
     
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