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Ford Raptors Frames Bending While Off Roading

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by rcbs204, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    rcbs204

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  2. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Yikes
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    That's very surprising. I know for a fact that if I owned one of those I would drive it hard and be very upset if it got damage from its built purpose.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    I laughed out loud.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    What do you think recall, how the hell do you fix this issue!
     
  6. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    s'what you get for hucking a vehicle that weighs that much on a frame not designed for it.
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Yeah i seen in another thread, they are using block for the lift, instead of doing the right way. That is a serious no no, for a rig designed for 100mph off roading.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    You should jump your truck and let us all know. :D
     
  10. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Plenty of LT Tacomas on here without bent frames...
     
  11. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    This is an example of what happens when you get a standard F150 frame, bolt on some shocks and claim it is a badass full offroad truck. This is probably the same reason Toyota won't build something like it.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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  13. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    I can comment on whatever I want :D

    Just stating a simple fact that there are plenty LT Tacomas without bent frames.

    Move along now...
     
  14. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Toyota doesn't warranty the fj cruiser for offroad and bending the fenders. Not sure how they get away with that when they advertise these trucks for offroading
     
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    Toyota won't build something like it because they:

    a) want to make money and realize the market is too small
    b) realize that doing it the right way would require a unique platform engineered from the ground up

    Ford makes a damn good truck for pulling shit and carrying shit. But shock absorption is a WAY different beast from static loads. Peak loading during shock events (like a 6000lb truck landing from several feet in the air) is often orders of magnitude higher than static loads.

    People may call the Taco's frame weak, but in reality I think Toyota is acting on the "Bend but don't break" principle. A flexible frame is less likely to be permanently deformed, though it isn't as good at some other things (load carrying, for example).

    When it comes to offroading, I'll take a Tacoma, even stock, over any variety of F-150, including the Raptor.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    clearly :laugh:
     
  17. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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  18. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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  19. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    and plenty of rangers without bent frames too, and they don't have frame rot :p

    I like our trucks better,so just sayin! :p
     
  20. Jul 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Ranger, whats that?
    Did't they dis-continue those?
     
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