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Hello everyone, new to the forums.

I just picked up a 2012 Raptor a few weeks ago, super-crew fully loaded.
When I took the vehicle for a test drive, I gave it a decent beating as I normally would to make sure everything was solid.
This included doing a small brakestand, which it originally did with no issue, and was one of the reasons I decided to pull the trigger on the truck.
Now, I'm not someone who regularly smokes off the tire on their truck, but once in a while I like to show off.
However, since leaving the dealership, the truck will not burnout/brakestand/powerbrake whatsoever!
It seems as if there is a limiter at 1500 rpm when the brake is held and will not allow the engine to spin the tires.
Now, I have heard of this issue with other raptors, but what confuses is me is that it did it the first time with absolutely no issues..
I have tried with every possible combination of traction control on, sport mode, fully off, off-road mode, etc.
It will not let the engine rev above 1500 rpm with the brakes held!
I have tried varying amounts of brake/throttle pressure with no luck whatsoever.
Since doing some research, I have found that there are tunes that can supposedly eliminate this issue, apparently it is a safety feature in the transmission and the rev limiter can be raised/adjusted to allow the tires to spin.
What confuses me the most however, is that it burned out no problem the first time!
Is it possible that the dealer loaded or reloaded a different tune after I test drove it?
They did take it into the shop to do the fuel pump fuse 27 relocation.
Please do not ask me something silly like "why would you want to burn out? Tires are expensive".
I am just looking for help in diagnosing and correcting the issue, I want my truck to behave how I want it to and spin the tires if I hit the gas.
Anyone who dealt with similar issues to this please feel free to chime in what I may be dealing with here, as I am stumped as to why it burned out originally and now will not spin the tires at all.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Raptor. I understand sometimes you just need to do a Smokey burnout !
When you push the traction control button wait about 30 seconds until it engages and then put your foot on the break and push the traction control button again and hold it until it starts blinking and then let go try that before you go into any kind of tune.
when you get a chance post a picture of your new beast and let us know how you make out with the burnouts. Word of advice look for a 2nd set of tires once you get it dialed in to do burnouts when ever you want it becomes addicting 馃槀 LOL
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Raptor. I understand sometimes you just need to do a Smokey burnout !
When you push the traction control button wait about 30 seconds until it engages and then put your foot on the break and push the traction control button again and hold it until it starts blinking and then let go try that before you go into any kind of tune.
when you get a chance post a picture of your new beast and let us know how you make out with the burnouts. Word of advice look for a 2nd set of tires once you get it dialed in to do burnouts when ever you want it becomes addicting 馃槀 LOL
Hey Bill, thanks for the response, it certainly looks like you've got it figured out!
Was your truck able to do this before a tune, or only after?
I have tried every combination I can think of holding the button down, holding the brakes, coming to dead stop before turning off traction control, you name it.
Can you clarify what you mean "When you push the traction control button wait about 30 seconds until it engages and then put your foot on the break and push the traction control button again and hold it until it starts blinking"?
I have heard that they update the factory tunes for these trucks every so often, and that a reflash to a different tune may correct the issue.
As of right now I am completely stumped as to why it would suddenly stop allowing me to do it.
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Push the traction control button and the light on the display will light up wait 30sec then this time press the brake and traction button down at the same time hold down until the light on the display starts to blink then let go. If that doesn鈥檛 work a good tuner can adjust the different Safty settings. When you get the tires to smoke the way you want them to post a video. Thanks for sharing the picture nice looking Gen1 SVT 6.2L enjoy that bad boy.
 

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Push the traction control button and the light on the display will light up wait 30sec then this time press the brake and traction button down at the same time hold down until the light on the display starts to blink then let go. If that doesn鈥檛 work a good tuner can adjust the different Safty settings. When you get the tires to smoke the way you want them to post a video. Thanks for sharing the picture nice looking Gen1 SVT 6.2L enjoy that bad boy.
Thanks Bill, and yes I love the truck so far. My only complaint is the excessive safety features, but I will either get those sorted out or just learn to live with it I guess.. at least I can still roast the tires off my foxbody no problem!
 
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