Gen 3 Raptor to be unveiled Feb 3rd

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the same can be said about Ford
Well if you read passed the ecoboost this new Raptor has actually entered the realm of impressive as far as suspension goes (takes a lot for me to admit that). Once they DO release the R with the V8 Dodge is absolutely ****ed as all they know is horsepower.
 

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Well if you read passed the ecoboost this new Raptor has actually entered the realm of impressive as far as suspension goes (takes a lot for me to admit that). Once they DO release the R with the V8 Dodge is absolutely ****ed as all they know is horsepower.
I thought they both run coils. What’s different on the Ford?
 

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Well if you read passed the ecoboost this new Raptor has actually entered the realm of impressive as far as suspension goes (takes a lot for me to admit that). Once they DO release the R with the V8 Dodge is absolutely ****ed as all they know is horsepower.

thats assuming ram doesn’t have any trucks up their sleeves other than a red eye engine.

but you likely are correct and frankly for many buyers it won’t matter as all they’ll brag about is numbers with out worries about what each truck may be truly capable of.
 

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I thought they both run coils. What’s different on the Ford?
More travel with a much bigger shock. Difference between a 2.5 and 3.0 is huge in control especially when you also factor in the weight. As far as dirt goes the Raptor is certainly a superior truck.
 

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Well if you read passed the ecoboost this new Raptor has actually entered the realm of impressive as far as suspension goes (takes a lot for me to admit that). Once they DO release the R with the V8 Dodge is absolutely ****ed as all they know is horsepower.

Good to know that Ram is incapable of upgrading the TRX.

Realistically, nobody will be racing these things against each other off-road. Right, wrong , or indifferent, the real-world measure will still be HP.

The Hellcat vs. Ecoboost will continue to overshadow the narrative, and Ford will be forced to manage that messaging for who know how long.
 
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Good to know that Ram is incapable of upgrading the TRX.
Yea, they'll just throw on a bigger blower and a race gas button and claim victory. As far as actual engineering for intended purpose they will remain behind the Raptor.

Their "trolling" just fuels the ignorant.

I get it, most people just pick their nose on the way to starbucks in both trucks.
 

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Lack of engineering????? Who been running with a terrible leaf setup for a decade, and is finally offering 5 link.
That 5 link is basically a standard half ton truck suspension, there is nothing earth shattering about that over leafs in offroad.

In any case, the Raptor adopted and made one better in the new model. Im just finding the Rams "trolling" comical as the engine is the only thing they have to troll about, and again... The engine only provides more fun on the street. They are yet again behind in the dirt.
 

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Good to know that Ram is incapable of upgrading the TRX.

Realistically, nobody will be racing these things against each other off-road. Right, wrong , or indifferent, the real-world measure will still be HP.

The Hellcat vs. Ecoboost will continue to overshadow the narrative, and Ford will be forced to manage that messaging for who know how long.
There will definitely be TRX vs Raptor races here...off-road.
 

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That 5 link is basically a standard half ton truck suspension, there is nothing earth shattering about that over leafs in offroad.

In any case, the Raptor adopted and made one better in the new model. Im just finding the Rams "trolling" comical as the engine is the only thing they have to troll about, and again... The engine only provides more fun on the street. They are yet again behind in the dirt.

we don’t know for sure yet that’s the only thing they have to troll about. You’re making it sound like the truck can’t be capable but until it goes head to head with the raptor were all just taking stabs in the dark.

Ive only read a handful of reviews but I’ve yet to see any negative remarks about the capabilities of the 2.5 inch bilsteins, am I missing something there?
 

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we don’t know for sure yet that’s the only thing they have to troll about. You’re making it sound like the truck can’t be capable but until it goes head to head with the raptor were all just taking stabs in the dark.

Ive only read a handful of reviews but I’ve yet to see any negative remarks about the capabilities of the 2.5 inch bilsteins, am I missing something there?
Yea, what you are missing is reviews from people who know anything about offroad trucks. When I read things like "the TRX suspension automatically softens up for big jumps" coming from the big name mags I just laugh. I've said it before but a 2.5" shock is the correct size for a previous gen Ford ranger or taco sized vehicle, even then they get small quick. Its a matter of physics. For a newbie who goes and plays on fire roads will likely think it works great.


End of the day, both of them are for those who want to pretend. I just like debating the fine details for fun.

Waiting on V6borg to throw more poo :D
 
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Yea, what you are missing is reviews from people who know anything about offroad trucks. When I read things like "the TRX suspension automatically softens up for big jumps" coming from the big name mags I just laugh. I've said it before but a 2.5" shock is the correct size for a previous gen Ford ranger or taco sized vehicle, even then they get small quick. Its a matter of physics.

End of the day, both of them are for those who want to pretend. I just like debating the fine details for fun.

Waiting on V6borg to throw more poo :D

where are the reviews from those in the know who have first hand put the truck through it’s paces?

I’m sure there is merit to what you’re saying but you haven’t tested both the raptor and TRX same day same course so it’s still an opinion at this point.
 

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