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The Wife "made Me" Buy It

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  1. Automan21k

    Automan21k New Member

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    Driving to work Tuesday my wife saw the glow of the mint condition Molten Orange 2011 SVT Raptor at the local used Ford dealership. Then said, "That truck looks awesome, we should get it." Inspired by her sudden interest, I (like a good husband) did exactly what she said. After all, we needed something better equipped to tow our 68' Mustang than the Hyundai Sante Fe we traded on it.

    This is my first Raptor, but I'm no stranger to the SVT world, life forced me to sell my 95' SVT Cobra, and I won't make that mistake again, this Raptor will a permanent addition to the family.

    I found the place while researching help on the Sync system, but living 3 minutes from CJ Pony Parts, means I'm sure upgrading the Raptor will become a new addiction.
     
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    Welcome to the Zzz. Congratulations on your Raptor good to have you with us. Post a few pictures of that Bad Boy
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    It looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. I really like the look of the Super cab better than the Screw. Post a few pictures of your new lights. What other mods do you have in mind for your new Beast Man that Molten Orange is soooo sexy.
     
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    The previous owner (according to the dealer) had to sell it because he was moving, and he cried as he turned over the keys, and I can't blame him, this truck, despite having 96,500 on it was extremely well cared for.
    I was planning to supercharge it, but that will have to wait until the dealership decides if that will void the extended warranty.
    I also want to put the decals back on the rear end, install an onboard air system, a winch, leveling kit, tonneau cover, bed storage of some sort, and forward facing camera. And at some point, take out the engine and paint it, that may be a bit superficial but if I'm towing a show car, I want every bit of the tow rig to look just as good.
     
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    20180526_084522.jpg who says these trucks get bad gas milage....all you have to do is always go down hill.
     
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    Welcome an congrat's on having a awesome wife an anew to you Raptor, Love the excab Raptor's. If you tow call Mike at 5star instead of a supercharger a lot cheaper, he's done tunes for my 2010 5.4, 2012 3.5 eco an this Raptor loved all of them he know's his stuff.
     

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