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5.2L Supercharged Predator V8 Power | Not Yet Announced for the Gen III F-150 Raptor

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  1. 5.0 Hatch

    5.0 Hatch Active Member Established Member

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    Seems like it would of made more sense to come out with the V8 ahead of the V6 to cash in on the profits for the impatient folks who have to have the newest thing out there.
     
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    Also not yet announced:
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    Think they feel the pressure of the TRX. 2020 Raptor dropping on https://www.youtube.com/user/Ford and not the Ford Performance channel where all the 2017 Raptor videos are.
     
  4. Steve@TF

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    Ram gives the people big motor/power. Ford say "oh yeah? we'll give them big tires!"

    are those 35s or 37s in these photos? you would think they would be showing off the new 37s.... but i cant tell from the pics.
     
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    Look like 35s to me.
     
  6. Bensin

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  7. SonicDTR

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    Seen comments elsewhere that 37's get a unique subframe, bedsides, and shocks. Anyone confirm?
     
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  9. Bensin

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    The red one got 37x12.5-17. Good thing it got a 37 decal on the tailgate because it look like a 35".
     
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  10. Steve@TF

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    good catch on the tailgate! i thought the sidewalls looked a big big. i have 35s on my jeep and the sidewalls dont look that beefy lol.

    im surprised they put 37s on it. just adds a ton of weight/stress and i thought it didnt add any real advantage for a desert runner.

    by 2040 we'll have a plug in electric hybrid 4 cylinder Raptor on 40s, that still gets 13mpg lol.
     
  11. SSSSSSSSSSSSVT

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  12. SonicDTR

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    They spent more time and effort designing an exhaust that is bearable than it would have taken to just engineer a basic N/A V8 in there lol
     
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    More sidewall. Extra shock absorption. in addition, an improved approach angle when hitting objects at speed would be my guess.
     
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  14. Bensin

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    Front suspension travel on 35" 14" vs. 37" 13".
    Rear suspension travel on 35" 15" vs. 37" 14.1".
    But you get that 13.1" ground clearance vs. 12" on 35". Bragging points at your local coffe and car meet.
     
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    They would have milked that shite in the press realese if true. Cant find it.
     
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    They should have just made the turbos louder.
     
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  18. Bensin

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    Interesting info! I wonder why they didn't just make them all for 37s to simplify things though. This bit about not being able to make a 35 truck into a 37 is unfortunate.

     
  20. tones_RS3

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    Wow, I actually like the gen 3 Raptor. A lot. Makes the 1st gen Raptor look that much more dated.
    I would love a V8 option, but it is getting a supercharged V8 later on, which you can have for probably well over 100k. All set with that. lol
     
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