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I could never figure out why most people spring the extra $$ for the raptor but only drive it where a toyota camry can go

 

how many raptor drivers actually use them hard offroad?

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1 hour ago, njk4o5 said:

I could never figure out why most people spring the extra $$ for the raptor but only drive it where a toyota camry can go

 

how many raptor drivers actually use them hard offroad?

Kinda like Corvette guys. How many C drivers track them? I'm just messing with ya. C6 Z06 here and never have tracked it.

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17 minutes ago, '17 Sierra said:

Kinda like Corvette guys. How many C drivers track them? I'm just messing with ya. C6 Z06 here and never have tracked it.

Yeah true haha mine only sees the 1320 not really what its made for

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You should try it out.  It's a blast!  I track my Camaro as well as the occasional 1320.  I started in autox and now do track days.  Best $100 I can spend for a day of fun.  It's even more fun with a few friends.

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4 hours ago, crushNchowda said:

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Umm, you do realize there are Furd, F150, & Craptor forums on the internet right?

 

Once again comparing 🍎s  2 🍊s 

 

I have a Toyota Camry and a John Deere riding lawn mower...

One can go 80 on the interstate and the other cuts the grass...

I can use either one to get the mail from the mailbox but mostly I walk...

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Umm, you do realize there are Furd, F150, & Craptor forums on the internet right?
 
Once again comparing s  2
 
I have a Toyota Camry and a John Deere riding lawn mower...
One can go 80 on the interstate and the other cuts the grass...
I can use either one to get the mail from the mailbox but mostly I walk...

It’s easy, it’s called competition. It’s been awhile since GM has lead. They have to be forced into it. Remember the mustang was first, then the camaro. Maybe GM will put a 6.2 in a 2 door and call it SS. GM usually comes around, they usually have to be forced into it. GM has nothing compared to the Raptor, they just don’t. Yet.


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It’s easy, it’s called competition. It’s been awhile since GM has lead. They have to be forced into it. Remember the mustang was first, then the camaro. Maybe GM will put a 6.2 in a 2 door and call it SS. GM usually comes around, they usually have to be forced into it. GM has nothing compared to the Raptor, they just don’t. Yet.


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They don't have a Raptor equivalent, but there were a few dealer-sold "Reaper" 1500s. It was a supercharged 6.2 or 5.3 with the big offroad setup and there weren't many. I don't think that counts because it didn't ever show up on the official lineup.

To be fair, most folks I know who bought the recent Chevy/GMC trucks are buying them as family trucksters (the crew cab is very popular) that can also haul a boat or a trailer of some kind. They do fit the role well for that.

To be profitable, they have to primarily carry what sells. And to their fanbase, what they make is what sells best.

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20 hours ago, njk4o5 said:

I could never figure out why most people spring the extra $$ for the raptor but only drive it where a toyota camry can go

 

how many raptor drivers actually use them hard offroad?

Spend some time out west (CA, NM, WY, CO, AZ, WA. MT) see what you find....actually part of the reason I ended up getting one. In a roundabout way same reason I was looking @ HD's even though I don't "need" one. In states like those people absolutely use the ever-loving crap outta them, and then some! 

There are F150 Raptor forums, I'm on a couple - Fords/Raptors aren't immune to issues either, but overall I think its a better built vehicle than what GM's offering. On the other hand, I see guys posting on there blowing a beefy-ass forged tie rod (again - bigger better stronger little bits - the details add up - go ahead & lift a GM for 35"s, but the axles/diff/A-arms/bushings/bearings etc. are all plain jane weak cheapo) along w/ bushings & ball joint.....from off-roading the SH*T outta his truck & guy had pics of him getting air etc......& guess what? Fixed under warranty courtesy of FOMOCO

When you build a truck that's capable of entering a baja race, jumping dunes, while still carrying a factory warranty & a claimed 8800 lbs towing/1200 lb payload capacity you KNOW the little bits (A-arms, bushings, bearings, strut mounts, couplings, diffs, axles) etc. are all beefed up to handle it. Same goes for HD trucks that weigh 1500-2000 lbs more than their 1/2 ton siblings, rated for much higher workloads & are being sold KNOWING they'll be used for plowing/towing/hauling etc. - then yeah, you're right to expect all the supporting parts to be more "robust" & wear better overall in comparison to a regular mall crawler 1/2 ton. So while I agree many people don't NEED or USE all the capabilities of a truck like the Raptor - the very fact that is capable of being abused like that lends support to the ruggedness/reliability/durability of the truck overall.

 

 

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On 4/3/2019 at 9:39 PM, HeySkippyDog said:

To be fair, most folks I know who bought the recent Chevy/GMC trucks are buying them as family trucksters (the crew cab is very popular) that can also haul a boat or a trailer of some kind. They do fit the role well for that.

Exactly why I have my truck (plus bed to haul stuff).  If it wasn't for the need for a bed, there would be a used Cayenne S or Turbo in my driveway right now.

 

The reason there isn't a Raptor there is about a $25,000 price difference from what I paid vs what a similarly equipped Raptor sells for. 

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