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Old 05-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #11
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Ordered every option, no real regrets. If I had to do it again would have not gotten the Factory spray-in bed liner and tonneau cover. There really isn't as many options to choose when comparing to a non-raptor F-150.

I got the factory spray liner, but not the tonneau. Why the regrets on the spray in liner. I will admit it is not as good as my older truck with a line-x. But it is no biggie, I plan on a rug and tonneau as well. I have an older truck for hauling.
As for the overall truck, get all you can afford. It will only hold its value if you sell or trade later.I plan on keeping mine for awhile. At least til my grandkids start driving anyway.
I got mine with all the bells and whistles, 801A, all extra equipment I could. Tow pkg, moon roof, all graphics, bed extender, etc,etc. A great truck.
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I got the factory spray liner, but not the tonneau. Why the regrets on the spray in liner. I will admit it is not as good as my older truck with a line-x. But it is no biggie, I plan on a rug and tonneau as well. I have an older truck for hauling. As for the overall truck, get all you can afford. It will only hold its value if you sell or trade later.I plan on keeping mine for awhile. At least til my grandkids start driving anyway. I got mine with all the bells and whistles, 801A, all extra equipment I could. Tow pkg, moon roof, all graphics, bed extender, etc,etc. A great truck.
Factory spray-in isn't the best quality (inconsistent coverage and thickness) and they spray over the bed bolts and tie hooks. I had to cut out the bolts which is a royal PITA and you can never get a perfect circle cut.
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Spraying over the bed bolts is poor form. Every truck I've had done, I pulled the bed bolts (after arriving at the shop, mind you) tie down hooks, camper bracket plugs and tailgate access panel, which gets sprayed by itself.
As far as the Raptor, I am likely going to pass. Its a beautiful truck but I need more towing and payload capacity. I bet with that limber suspension its a good wheeler though. Thanks to all who provided feedback.
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Factory spray-in isn't the best quality (inconsistent coverage and thickness) and they spray over the bed bolts and tie hooks. I had to cut out the bolts which is a royal PITA and you can never get a perfect circle cut.

I agree, when I saw that the bolts were covered I pointed it iut to the salesman. My line-x was taken out first as well. The sales man said at least they won't rust. I told him to look at the bolts in my 05. A bit of surface rust but not rusted out by no means. I plan on a tonneau and rug so I will live with it. You are also right about inconsistent coverage. Overall it should hold up ok. Scorpion was the name on mine. A paint to match hard shell tonneau. I got the bed extender so it will work great for my needs.
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Spraying over the bed bolts is poor form. Every truck I've had done, I pulled the bed bolts (after arriving at the shop, mind you) tie down hooks, camper bracket plugs and tailgate access panel, which gets sprayed by itself.
As far as the Raptor, I am likely going to pass. Its a beautiful truck but I need more towing and payload capacity. I bet with that limber suspension its a good wheeler though. Thanks to all who provided feedback.

Tow pkg is 11,300, and payload is 3,120. You might consider a SD F250 if you are towing more than this. Also a diesel if you tow for any distance or continuously towing. I was really looking hard at the SD til I went to the Raptor. No regrets, just a thought to consider for your tow needs.
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Hey they use the old 351 in the Shelby so anything is paossiable
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Tow pkg is 11,300, and payload is 3,120. You might consider a SD F250 if you are towing more than this. Also a diesel if you tow for any distance or continuously towing. I was really looking hard at the SD til I went to the Raptor. No regrets, just a thought to consider for your tow needs.
Raptor towing is 8,000.
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Depends on what you intend to do with the Raptor. If you want a daily driver, then realize that gas mileage isn't going to be a strong point. If you want a truck for hauling stuff, the payload is fairly light at 800#. The suspension is fairly soft for off road use. I think the tow rating is less than other F150's as well. All that being said, the Raptor is a badazz truck.
After recently looking at a Ford chart it seems the Raptor has a payload of about 1000#. Still kinda light for a 1/2 ton truck.
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After recently looking at a Ford chart it seems the Raptor has a payload of about 1000#. Still kinda light for a 1/2 ton truck.
Ummm, isn't that the definition of a half ton truck?
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Ummm, isn't that the definition of a half ton truck?
1/2 ton is a misnomer. My 5.3 Silverado has a 1575# payload capacity while my 13 Screw EB has a 1401# payload capacity. And the HD F150's have a payload roughly twice as high as the Raptor.
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