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Old 05-30-2014, 01:41 PM   #21
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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.
That's fine, but a half ton truck gets it's name from being able to carry...

...wait for it...

A half ton. That some newer trucks, some with options, can carry more than half ton and are still referred to as half ton is fine. But to say that a Raptor is kinda "light" for a half ton for only being able to carry...

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A half ton, it's a bit confusing. It's not light, it's spot on.
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I understand that the Raptor was designed as a desert toy and not a hauler. It's a badazz truck for sure. It's just a lightweight when it comes to actually working
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Sure. If you work hauling stuff, I would agree. If you work chasing drug dealers in the desert, then... not so much.
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I understand that the Raptor was designed as a desert toy and not a hauler. It's a badazz truck for sure. It's just a lightweight when it comes to actually working
Why do I like the Raptor? It does everything most trucks do and then so much more everywhere else. Sure it doesn't tow as much or have a huge payload, but if you need that then just get the vehicle that can handle those requirements. You can't expect every truck to meet all of the extreme needs of everybody.

That being said, the tow rating and payload is pretty good considering the shocks and the trucks abilities.
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