2011-2014 Raptor climate question - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Topic Sponsor
Ford Raptor Forum This is the discussion area for the F150 Raptor.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

2011-2014 Raptor climate question


Old 12-06-2017, 10:11 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 2011-2014 Raptor climate question

Ive been looking around at Raptors for quite awhile (while also looking into my wallet to try and find some money for one), but a few questions have come to mind. If I were to purchase one in the next year or so, I'd like to get the older generation of raptors, and was curious about how well they handle cold climates. It's a salt state which also has me worried as I don't know how well they withstand to rusting. If someone could give me some answers, I would appreciate it!
Explosive Moose is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 08:21 AM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ridgway CO
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

It wont be better or worse than anything else for rusting. I grew up in MN, a serious salt state. I left as soon as I could for a non salt state. Of course that has backfired some now that CO is using magnesium chloride on the roads, which is more or less, salt.

The Raptor is mostly an F150. I do not see any reason it wouldn't perform well in cold climates, or I would not have bought one myself. I is 8 degrees F outside my window right now. Cant wait to warm up the Raptor and drive it up the mountain to work.
CO Raptor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 08:31 AM
Senior Member
WarSurfer's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: DC
Posts: 3,389
Thanked 454 Times in 363 Posts

Yeah, ^^^ what he said.

The only 'issue' that I'm aware of is ALL SCREWs of that Gen (not just Raptors) rusting in the back corners because of that stupid 3rd brake light. A drainage issue maybe?

I live near DC so we have sand & salt. I'm religious about hitting the quarter spray wash and getting the salt off as often as possible. So far no issues.

Also, keep an eye on the holes in the rockers under the cab. They seal them with tape but the tape comes off.
WarSurfer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2k12 FX2
2015 - Present Part Sales
01-05-2018 12:27 PM
2015 - Present Ford F150
09-25-2016 11:05 PM
2004 - 2008 Ford F150
01-25-2010 02:48 PM
General F150 Discussion
01-25-2010 08:28 AM
2004 - 2008 Ford F150
12-26-2009 08:30 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: