No problem! We've seen a few of the kits themselves get bent and banged up nicely... but in those instances, the frames have appeared to still be ok.
At this point I'm concerned even to comment as Ford may be watching this forum for possible customers that may agree or disagree with this thread. As for the sand blasted shock covers yes they are very weak it only takes one trip of high speed running will damage or waste the covers I know a guy that went on a two day trip (land rush 1000) after the first day one of the covers was hanging by the fact that it had been cut into and the top portion had slid down and covered the bottom portion the other one looked just like yours. As for the scratches on the skid plate like you stated this is NOT excessive ware as there isn't any sign of damage this is a SKID plate. Not on a chrome plated show truck but OFF road truck this disappoints me with Ford but on the other side of the coin if they has paid for your frame to be straighten we all know that they would be held to pay for everyone else. That's probably the main cause for denial unfortunaly that sucks for you but they are looking at the big picture.I've been off road a total of 4 times... The Raptor Run was my only high speed trip, except a run across the dry lake at Johnson Valley.
If you put your truck on a lift, it would be very easy to find similar scratches. The shock covers have me puzzled as to why they look sand blasted, as well as the bolts, etc... Front wheels spraying them?
They have made no changes to the frame for the 2013. If you plan on using your truck off road, do your research and purchase one of the bump kits from Outlaw, RPG, SDHQ or ADD. They all offer something a little different, so choose the one you feel will work best for you. Put a set of Deavors or National springs in the back and adjust the front to the middle perch and your truck will be set up for just about anything you want to do. Congrats on your new truck and have fun with it.
IDK if they fixed the problem, but in my case, I don't think so.I know this is an old thread but I just got my 2013 Raptor about a month ago. From what I am reading Ford has corrected this problem. Is that true?