The New Reprtor is Actually More Impressive Than Many Think (Image)

Discussion in 'Industry News and Ford Raptor Press Releases' started by rapnc, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Gr8fulmtnbiker

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    Newbie to the forum here...just wanted to say G*D BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD! started seeing shows in 1985 and was able to hit over a hundred of them before 1995. had a 2014 V8 6.2L Raptor and just got my 2017 Raptor a month ago...so far I love it- sounds much different than my old V8 but the performance is MUCH better than the older Gen1...will put some performance upgrades in it after about 6 months of playing around so I can get a feel for how long this one will last and how I like it after the honeymoon period is over.
     
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    You betcha ! lol
    '85 it was twenty years so far ... And was a crushing year ,Philly, SPAC , Hershey Park , Berkley ....
    Winterland '77 were my first shows and I never looked back...

    Just scored my fall Dead & Company tickets for Hartford and Philly..
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    Just got word my '18 Leadfoot screw is enroute to my dealer so I be sayin goodbye to my '17 magnetic !

    Dude See you in Philly ! lmao
     
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    Well, looks like all you nay sayers are easily proven "WRONG!" The Gen 2 Raptor is far beyond what the Gen 1 ship anchor can ever be no matter what you do with it. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge V8 fan! I not only own the Gen 2 Raptor, I have a 2003 Lightning in the garage as well. However, those of you who said the Gen 2 would never sale are extremely ignorant or just crybabies as a result of your Gen 1 being blown out of the water by the Gen 2! You keep your ship anchor and I will smoke you in every way no matter what you do to your Gen 1. I love this truck, best truck on the road hands down. The Gen 1 needs a shit ton of mods to even come close but this eco-boost only needs a couple extremely simple bolt-ons and it will be out of reach for the Gen 1 and still get far better gas mileage. As far as Gen 2 sales are concerned, there is a waiting list to get on the waiting list to order one. I am going to buy another one in 2021: by then I bet you will be tired of your ship anchor!
     
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    Best truck ever! Then use the sport mode and rain mode. The truck gets even better. Love this truck! I can't imagine driving or owning any other Rig.
     
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    I concur!
     
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    Dude you sound like a tool. Saying ignorant statements about gen 1 being an anchor or there is nothing that can be done to compete with gen 2 is rediculous.

    They are both amazing trucks regardless if the gen 2 has more options. Thats fairly normal for a new model in anything.

    I will make sure to buy the 2090 model
    So it will make ur 2050 model feel like an anchor also.
     
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    There's only one Boat Anchor I know of and that's a Dodge Rebel :rolleyes:
     
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    You took my post out of context! Hope you have a great day!
     
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    I concur! However, the Silverado is not far off, talk about a brick on rubber! LOL!
     
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    Let me clarify my statement! It was in reference to all the discussion about how the gen 2 was a crap vehicle because it has a v6. It was not my intention to insult anyone! I wanted a gen 1 but, I could not get past the sluggish transmission on the test drive! It was just too slow and weak on the shift. In short, it failed to meet the standards my lightning set! However, I am pleased to say the gen 2 excels in that area and its weight is much less! The boat anchor is the monster v8 that fell short of research money as it is capable of so much more but, at a "HUGE" cost! For me, these 3 issues (weight, transmission and engine) makes the gen 1 very inferior to my taste and expectations! Forget all the extra gadgets/options as they are just bonus fodder, what truly matters to me is performance! Weight to horsepower ratio: the gen 2 will decimate the gen 1 all day any day! Facts are facts, I offer no apologies as facts are not within the scope of my control!

    I am all about high performance, anything less is unacceptable... plainly stated, the gen 1 failed to meet my standards in every way (fact)!
     
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    A simple tune changes the sluggish tranny, shifting and power delivery. The facts are for less than $700 the power is the same if not greater than the gen 2.

    To each there own, I think the v6 sounds absolutely stupid in comparison to the v8, but thats just my standard on muscle sound. Obviously if the newer models stay v6 then id most likely end up with one at some point but id bet a v8 goes back.
     
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    Let's all hope for that new Canadian engine for the 2019 Model Year ,The article said it was a 7.0 liter.
    That's a big ass motor . If math correct 417 ci or 420 i'm not sure , But headers would sound freakin' awesome on that Bad Boy ............................

    If memory serves it's replacing the Triton 6.8L V-10
     
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    Yes!!! Hopefully that doesnt crank up the price as well.
     
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    If history repeats itself as it always does, there should be a price tag hike of $ 10,000. The Question will be will they change the look and create Gen 3. Or will they leave the looks the same only changing the engine making it a Gen 2.5 Lol.
     
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    I’ll grab a bag or two of popcorn and wait. ;)
     
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    The new raptor is rediculouslyexpensive...I'll wait for a couple of years as I did with mine 1st gen!
     
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