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Discussion in 'SVT Raptor Talk' started by rwleonard, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. rwleonard

    rwleonard Member Established Member

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    ...and let's just say I will continue with my plans to put a full Kook's dual exhaust and S/C on my 2013
     
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    Do tell more
     
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    snakecharmer Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I want one of those in the worst way, but not with that stupid V6.
     
  4. rwleonard

    rwleonard Member Established Member

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    I got the Raptor to be the companion vehicle to my 2013 GT500, so I have become accustomed (my wife says addicted is more accurate) to a certain level of oomph, and the 2018 just isn't there. I can get more HP/torque by putting a full dual exhaust, headers, and supercharger on my '13 for several thousand dollars less than it would cost me to get into the '18. Plus, I like the '13 body style a little bit better. If the '18 had pegged me back in the seat hard enough, I would have seriously considered it; it is a very nice truck. But the power I want is just not there.
     
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    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    Well it's a stock tune truck. Always heard that these need a tune.
    I'm in the new truck market
    -J
     
  6. rwleonard

    rwleonard Member Established Member

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    My '13 is running a VMP tune, which helped it immensely. I felt like the stock '18 and my VMP tuned '18 pulled pretty close to the same on the butt dyno. Maybe an '18 with a good tune would fit the bill.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd be happy with either Gen of Raptor.
     
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    Blk04L SvT Addict Established Member

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    The new trucks are very nice. The V6 isn't a deal breaker for me.
    What sucked was that the 802 Package with some options was reaching near 60+K for the SCAB, and most dealers around me are still pushing ADMs.
    Will get a Gen 2 in the future, just not now, and have it alongside the Gen 1.

    Anywho, sort of following the OPs plan. Supercharger is in the garage, just need to get it installed.
     
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  9. rwleonard

    rwleonard Member Established Member

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    Yeah, the one I drove was $62k plus a $5k "Market Availability Adjustment."
     
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    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    not worth the money IMO
     
  11. Zemedici

    Zemedici I like jeans that sparkle Established Member

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    truck will wake up with a tune,

    But your truck would be quicker with a Roush supercharger :)
     
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    13COBRA Ford Dealer Premium Member

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    Doesn't like the new trucks, because for less money can put a supercharger and exhaust on the old truck...lol


    I don't like the new Mustangs. For quite a bit less money I can build a hatchback to run 9s.


    The Gen II Raptors make the Gen I's look and feel like they are 15 years old.
     
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  13. rwleonard

    rwleonard Member Established Member

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    [QUOTE="Anywho, sort of following the OPs plan. Supercharger is in the garage, just need to get it installed.[/QUOTE]

    Which Supercharger do you have, and why did you get that one?

    Thanks.
     
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    Zemedici I like jeans that sparkle Established Member

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    We just finished putting a Roush system on a raptor, it’s what we usually go with.
     
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    Which Supercharger do you have, and why did you get that one?

    Thanks.[/QUOTE]

    Roush.
    I went with it cause I just like the blower setup. The Gen 3 whipple seems to be a better blower with their claim of lower IAT2 temps and more efficient rotors. Can't go wrong with either setup IMO.
    Around November/December is the best time for sales on both kits.
     
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