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Gen 3 Raptor to be unveiled Feb 3rd

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by VRYALT3R3D, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. DriftwoodSVT

    DriftwoodSVT 2020 F250 7.3L Tremor Established Member

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    I suggest that months ago :) 700+ HP with a Whipple on a 7.3L, it won't even break a sweat.
     
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    My94GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That would be a killer set up
     
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  3. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Even though the FCA boys are certainly bold with their rivalry, which is awesome and much needed in today's ultra PC world, I suspect they have some reliable competitive analysis/intel to make such a statement.

    All these OEM's know exactly what each other is coming to market with. Unless Ford has been working on a V8 option for at least a year, there is no way they could respond to the TRX in a matter of months.
     
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  4. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    By your logic Ford has known that the TRX was coming out with the Hellcat for far longer than a couple months.
     
  5. VRYALT3R3D

    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Well, I am not holding my breath on Ford putting a V8 in the gen 3 and I love the styling of my gen 2.

    V8 coyote swap is happening.

    The first piece of the puzzle arrived, which was very hard to source since it was on backorder for so long.

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    bluebosss197 Salami snackbar! Established Member

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    You keeping it TT or going s/c?
     
  7. VRYALT3R3D

    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Whipple
     
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  8. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    I must be watching too much #YDBT, why do people try to reinvent the wheel? They want a 7.3 and super charged over the 5.2 predator motor? That's if the new raptor will have the predator motor. Lets assume it does, why would anyone want the 7.3? I mean coyotes are making strides, theres an f150 NA (no nitrous) running 10s.
    There are turbo f150's running 8s, stock motor turbo coyote s550/s197's running 7s. But you guys want a 7.3?

    I'm lost bruh, are you trying to be they first? LOL
     
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  9. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Yeah, you're right. I didn't articulate that very well. What I meant was if everyone was thinking that Ford decided to drop a V8 in the Raptor as a result of the Ram TRX debut in Nov, OEM's don't move that fast. If they have been preparing a V8, it's been in the works for quite a while.
     
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    HEMI LOL Twin Screwed Established Member

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    there is clearly an intercooler in that bumper. My guess is 550hp 3.5TT(more FGT tech) with a hybrid system. if I know Ford, they aren't going to mess to much with a perennial best seller. and as much bitching about EB that goes on here, sales figures call out the BS. My guess, is there will be a Raptor ST with a Mach 1 based 5.0 under the hood.

    its sexy to have hellcat power in a truck, but if you are one of the 1% that use the trucks as they are designed for, a 4mpg truck out in the dunes isn't going to happen. unless someones uses their raptor to tow a TRX out to the dunes and then tows it back.
     
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  11. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Well if the truck doesn't actually come out for a year or so yet then they can unveil whatever they want. They've known for at least a year that the TRX was going to have the Hellcat motor so they could have changed engine options and testing will continue to be carried out for sometime before actual launch. Plus, most of the development on that motor and suppliers have already been setup. I think it sounds possible.
     
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    Because at the end of the day its still a truck with very limited suspension.... The 7.3 offers absolute dead nuts reliability, bottom end torque and already more than enough power for its true capability.

    No matter how much people and magazines scream and shout these trucks are not much more than a gimmick in the off road world
     
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  13. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Isn't it labeled a MY2021?
     
  14. ON D BIT

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    Knowing Ford it will be 24 my.
     
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    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    True capable off road racing or true payload tow? I don’t think they can have both.
     
  16. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    I thought I read middle or end of 2022.
     
  17. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Post #1 shows 2021.
     
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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    They kind of shit the bed at both lol. This is why I am a lightning advocate.

    However, I do like that they inspire more interest in the offroad community, the OG offroad fab shops have gained a HUGE amount of business since the Raptor came out
     
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  19. 03'Darin

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    Just a few of my thoughts...
    - 7.3 SC or Turbo wouldn't make sense. Ford is all about diversity with components to keep costs down. If they do a V8 I would expect it to be the GT500 motor. Already a production unit and will be lighter than the 7.3
    - What ever they have "up their sleeve" I'd be surprised if the announced actual HP #'s during the reveal. The 17's were in production and they hadn't even released actual HP/TQ numbers.

    Anxious to hear what they have to say though. We have 7 people on our 2021 Raptor want list if it's a V8. One of them is me. Not sure I'll buy one but wanted to make sure I was on the list just in case. Love my Gen 2. Yes I'd like the sound of the V8 but can't complain one bit about the way my tuned 3.5 runs and the gas mileage I get. I have had my truck one week over 4 years and have 72k miles on it. So at 18k miles a year I'm not sure I'm willing to give up 4 or 5 MPG for the sound and additional HP/TQ.
     
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  20. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    If it comes out later this year then that would be an incredibly fast rollout for a Ford Performance vehicle. Going by their track record, there is no way it will be out this year, but if so then they must be way ahead on this thing. That just doesn't sound feasible to me knowing it is Ford.
     

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