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Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By WarSurfer
if you replace both the upper and lower arms, the...

if you replace both the upper and lower arms, the difference in 2013-14 becomes moot.

Raptor arms are ~3" longer each side. You'll need both uppers and lowers, tie rods and extended brake lines. ...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-10-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By WarSurfer
Edit: like I said in an earlier post, there's...

Edit: like I said in an earlier post, there's WAY more going on in that thread than just swapping panels.

The 'few hundred dollars' comment was in reference to the cost delta between a G1 swap 5...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By WarSurfer
FFS... ITS ALREADY BEEN DONE Even if you had...

FFS... ITS ALREADY BEEN DONE

Even if you had to use all aftermarket - which you don't, it's still within a couple hundred dollars.

I know new Gen guys like to act like their stuff is...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By WarSurfer
45k is the cost of the entire project, including...

45k is the cost of the entire project, including the truck. He did considerably more than just panels and suspension.

You can do the conversion (panels, suspension, tires/wheels) for less than...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 01-09-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By WarSurfer
There are a couple guys that have done it now....

There are a couple guys that have done it now. There's a Gen 1 Raptor running Gen 2 panels as well.
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 01-05-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By WarSurfer
It's all in how you drive it. When my G1 was...

It's all in how you drive it. When my G1 was stock my avg was 14 but I regularly got 17+ on the highway. My avg was so low because I'm in DC traffic.

You should have no problem getting the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 01-02-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,764
Posted By WarSurfer
There appears to be some confusion in this...

There appears to be some confusion in this thread.

1) the coil bucket on a G2 Raptor is physically in a different place (higher up) than non Raptors and G1s.

2) the rear shock will bolt on...
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 12-25-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,565
Posted By WarSurfer
All Raptors are 5.5

All Raptors are 5.5
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 12-07-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By WarSurfer
Yeah, ^^^ what he said. The only 'issue'...

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...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 12-07-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,676
Posted By WarSurfer
I would think CF would be fine if combined with a...

I would think CF would be fine if combined with a spray in liner. Even with the spray in liner, the weight savings would be significant.

Toyota has been using composite beds for years, I think...
Forum: Off-Road Section 12-06-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 97,202
Posted By WarSurfer
Gen 2 rear, from what I've read and seen,...

Gen 2 rear, from what I've read and seen, shouldn't be an issue. The desire for G2 stuff is pretty high so I don't know what one would want as far as take off prices. You might be able to get a set...
Forum: Off-Road Section 12-06-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 97,202
Posted By WarSurfer
The stuff in your quote of me was Raptor stuff, I...

The stuff in your quote of me was Raptor stuff, I purposely left off coilovers & shocks because that’s a personal choice - takeoff vs aftermarket, brand, etc.

Raptor tie rods and UCAs -...
Forum: Introductions 11-29-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By WarSurfer
Nice ride! Welcome to the forum. I went to...

Nice ride! Welcome to the forum. I went to MTSU. Parents live in Hohenwald.
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-29-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
CG = center of gravity You can run both...

CG = center of gravity

You can run both together, I've seen folks do it but I don't think you'll see Brenthel (BajaKits) recommending it.

If the goal is to go fast in the dirt, why not run 33s...
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-29-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
It’s not a good idea,, IMO. You’d be raising...

It’s not a good idea,, IMO. You’d be raising the CG which will negatively impact handling characteristics. All bad things at speed.
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-25-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
Tie rods, UCAs/LCAs, extended brake lines, axle...

Tie rods, UCAs/LCAs, extended brake lines, axle shafts, coilovers

Additionally, I’d go ahead and pick up a LCA cam kit - SPC Performance 86250 Ford Adjustable Cam Nut/Bracket - once you start...
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-24-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
We might be talking past each other. I’m not...

We might be talking past each other. I’m not talking about what the driver perceives, I’m talking about inertial management.

Case in point:
Raptor
5.4L Scab Front 560 lbs/in/spring
5.4L...
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-24-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
There is a 100lb difference between 5.4 and 6.2...

There is a 100lb difference between 5.4 and 6.2 Raptors, all other things being equal. The 5.0 doesn’t have hydraulic steering so that is also going to add weight.

The 6.2 Raptor spring rate...
Forum: Off-Road Section 11-23-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By WarSurfer
You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you do...

You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you do anything less than mid travel. You are in prime prerunner territory and factory spec shocks with a lift isn’t going to cut it, regardless of who...
Forum: Performance, Tuning, and (LEGAL) Racing 11-21-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By WarSurfer
http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/exhaust/dete...

http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/exhaust/determining-how-header-design-affects-the-output-of-the-coyote-5-0/
Forum: Performance, Tuning, and (LEGAL) Racing 11-21-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By WarSurfer
Running N/A the difference is probably nominal...

Running N/A the difference is probably nominal but with a supercharger you'll want the long tubes if you are shooting for biggest bang for the buck.
Forum: Ford Raptor Forum 11-20-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By WarSurfer
Nice! Now you need to sign up for a Raptor...

Nice! Now you need to sign up for a Raptor event, you'll have a blast.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By WarSurfer
My Raptor was a test vehicle. It came from the...

My Raptor was a test vehicle. It came from the factory with 90 miles on it. I grabbed it off the truck so it wasn’t the dealer. I had to sign something (MOU) acknowledging why the mileage exists...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 11-18-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By WarSurfer
Just get a one inch lift shackle. They are like...

Just get a one inch lift shackle. They are like $50 and WAY easier to install.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-16-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,527
Posted By WarSurfer
http://www.aluminiumdesign.net/design-support/alum...

http://www.aluminiumdesign.net/design-support/aluminium-corrosion-resistance/
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