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Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Brycicles View Post
I can't decide on a color, they all look great on the Raptor
If you're asking for suggestions, Ruby Red!

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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Raptors are great trucks, and if you want an SCAB (like me) it’s the only option for the shorter bed and wheelbase. My SCAB turns a much tighter circle than my son’s Nissan Frontier!
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They can be hoppy in the back while flying over a railroad track though! A Raptor is “springy” but pretty much Cadillac smooth over minor imperfections while flying down the road. I love hitting potholes and speed bumps in my truck!!!
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If I had money and wanted one of your three options, I'd get a new Raptor.
But it's your money, your choice. Good luck.
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I would keep the current truck and buy a long travel kit for it. Theres kits out there that would easily beat a raptor suspension. And if you want it to look like a raptor, theres companies that sell conversion kits that make nice fiberglass kits. Fiberwerx has a very nice one.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Suprafly View Post
Iím considering one of three things. Do I:

1) buy a new Raptor? Theyíre obviously amazing trucks. They look great, handle great. Likely the best all-around truck on the market.

2)buy a F250? Likely a Platinum. This truck is huge. Likely too big, but I do prefer the longer bed length. Iím not as big of a fan of how they drive on-road. Too floaty, doesnít feel as refined. I donít tow enough to justify a super-duty.

3) keep my f150 platinum? Upgrade the suspension and wheels/tires? This would get me excited about my truck again. This may be the smartest thing financially...

What would you do? Spend my money...
Yessss, yesss, you should buy a Raptor....

Ö..then drive down here and I'll give you my custom XLT even trade and you will be verrrrryyy happyyyy.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:32 PM
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My vote is for the Raptor, I love mine

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I voted for the 18 Raptor upgrade from a 16 Lariat, and had a 15 Platinum before that. I have hopefully bought my last new truck for a long time.
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I'm trading my 2017 Platinum for a 2018 Raptor, should have it next week.
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