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So my friend got a 6.2 L Raptor...Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by VictorLin0725, May 9, 2019.

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Would you buy a Raptor?

  1. Definitely, take my money!

    11.8%
  2. Hell nah I'll keep my Tundra

    88.2%
  1. May 10, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    VictorLin0725

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    Encounter any big problems?
     
  2. May 10, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    I test drove one and all the features it had wasn't my thing. I wouldn't use most of them.

    I am not a Toyota, Ford, Chevy blah blah fan boy so I test drove a lot of cars and trucks before buying the Tundra Pro.

    They are all nice trucks. I just liked the Tundra.
     
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  3. May 10, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Cement

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    None at all. And I literally beat the shit out of the truck. I put 135K miles on it before I sold, easily 5k of those offroad thru the desert driving it like it was designed to be driven (Anza Borrego, Ocotillo Wells, Death Valley, Reno runs, Barstow to Vegas and back, Mojave, Texas Raptor Runs... to name a few)

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    PS: One of my favorite memories was down in Death Valley, around the Racetrack Playa. Anyone who's driven that knows how washboarded the trails in and our are. We were cruising at a good clip (35ish?) floating over the ruts and passed a Jeep doing 10. Guys inside gave us the finger as we drove by (friends of ours) and when we all grouped back up, they stepped out and threw up their lunches. Laughing at them we said "lets do it again!". They said "F*$k you. Give us a ride and tow that (Jeep) out." :D
     
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  4. May 10, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    n2deep

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    Only 35ish. The sweet spot is a bit faster than that. Well that is what I was told.
     
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  5. May 10, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Cement

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    The first time :) Gotta scout it, ya know.

    We hit over 100mph many, many times. Truck took it in stride.
     
  6. May 10, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    Coming to this site and asking if you should buy a Ford over a Toyota is like asking a Red Sox fan if they are going to beat the Yankees. This group is heavily biased towards Toyota. Most of that is for a good reason, some of it is people just being brand whores. That's fine.

    My point is, you're not going to get unbiased feedback here.
     
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  7. May 10, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    n2deep

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    100mph in Mexico right ? . Have a few of those runs.
     
  8. May 10, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    None....yet few decals and a five star dragon Ball. Lift 4.5" in two years is the plan
    Someone had more money then common sense?
     
  9. May 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    These threads make me laugh....the kool-aid drinking is real. Raptors are pretty badass and if the price is right I'd buy one. Sure I believe you have a higher chance of getting a "lemon" compared to a Tundra but I in no way think all Raptors/Fords are crap.

    OP I think your buddy did alright....especially if he is happy with his purchase. Tell him to enjoy the truck but take those ugly stickers off! LOL
     
  10. May 10, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    :anonymous:
     
  11. May 10, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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  12. May 10, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    HelenaTRDPro

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    In 2010 paid $38,600 for extended cab. It had 9,000 miles on it. Yesterday it had 141,864 in it. Replaced brakes, fluids, and tune up that’s all I’ve ever done to it. When my son leaves for college in the fall I will get it back.
     
  13. May 10, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    VictorLin0725

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    Haha I think he will! It’s been his dream truck for a few years now. As for the stickers...he took them off and replaced them with these, y’already know what kind of person he is :rofl:

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  14. May 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    My sister has a 2011 or 2012 (can't remember). Good truck, but it is not an all-around truck. I like the shorter wheel base but not the shorter bed. She did have a transmission problem last year. Real fun to drive though and unlike the Tundra it knows what gear to be it, real smooth. I would never buy one though even if I could afford one. I have had 4 Toyota's between the wife and I and I've changed the oil basically.
     
  15. May 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Meh...not my cup of tea on the graphics but hey, whatever floats your boat.
     
  16. May 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    Get it back? I'm sure he'll be taking that truck for himself haha
     
  17. May 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    Awesome story man, I hate to see these beasts sitting at the wholefoods parking lot looking all sad. Did you tell these tales to the buyer of the truck or was it describe more as "lightly used" and "garage kept" :rofl:
     
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  18. May 10, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    He wishes, but he will be getting a Tacoma. He was just using in high school.
     
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    Haha oh yes, full disclosure :D In fact, at the time I owned the largest Raptor specific forum on the net (have since sold it). The buyer bought it via that forum. The stories were wellll documented :) To my knowledge the buyer is out there beating on it just like I did, to this day.
     
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  20. May 10, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    Sounds like a plan. Tacomas were always too small for me to be an option. My head hits the a pillar and seats were non-height adjustable so that was a no-go for me
     
  21. May 10, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    He is only 5'9" so he will be fine.
     
  22. May 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    I’ve been in a raptor, not impressed, as well as other vehicles with fancy technology and I just really missed the simplicity of my 2014 limited tundra with a key to start and a radio. I’m not blind to the fact that Toyota has problems as well but they’ve had less problems than the other vehicle brands, they’re the best in reliability for a reason despite the politics bullshit we see on tv or JD ratings or whatever them ass kissing dick suckers put out. Friend of mine was surprised I’m on 70k miles stock brakes and rotors. My next purchase is a landcruiser maybe 2014-2016.
     
  23. May 10, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    Land cruisers are great but strike me more as overpriced. The interior is also a little lacking even compared to the Tundra. I'd get a 4Runner before a Land Cruiser if I was money-concious. That being said, a Land Cruiser TRD PRO sounds like the best vehicle ever haha
     
  24. May 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    It's a sweet looking truck. The only thing I'm not a fan on is the Raptor wrap job on the back side panels. We get it. It's a raptor. For the price gimme a Voodoo Blue TRD Tundra though.
     
  25. May 23, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Your friend will appreciate your Tundra when you shuttle him to the Ford shop to visit his Raptor while it's being repaired.
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Land Cruiser....:bananadance:
     
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