How Many Sold?

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So how many do you think they sold in the first few weeks?

We frequent this forum, but at the end of the day in the short time I've been active here, we only have less than 250 active members... so lets assume 2/3's have bought one... that's 170.... Some of those are LE's and 702 of those were "sold". Of course many folks aren't on the forums, some dealers ordered for their own etc etc. There is that one dealer at MSRP with 3 still sitting unsold as of yesterday.

I'm just curious... There is a competitor to this truck, and another one that has been announced. Where as the new C8 last year, doesn't have an equal at that price point and they sold almost 19k in a rolling 12 months. Ohh.. and its a 90-100k truck for gods sake... everyone NEEDS one of those :) lol in 2017 Ford sold about 17k Raptors in the US.. I think 21k worldwide.

I guess I'm just wondering how big is big. How hot is hot for this truck and how many we will see.

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If I remember correctly, early on Ford was only planning to build and sell 5,000 Raptors per year. Obviously they increased that number as demand built, and I don't think they officially ever capped the production at the 5,000 unit figure early on as special orders came in.

I just say that to point out that if they think they can make a decent profit off of 5,000 units (which seems like a low number to me, and I obviously have no idea what Ram's goal would be) and build on that into the future, I would suspect that figure would be pretty easy to hit.... but I may be off too.... who knows.
 

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I'll also say that I never thought I would spend this much for a truck though either. My Gen 1 Raptor only cost me $48,000 (invoice pricing) loaded without Navigation. I certainly wouldn't have pulled the trigger for a TRX if I had a newer truck between now and then.
 

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Read this morning that Ford is likely to release a Raptor with a version of the GT500 engine. However, the article also said it would be a limited production vehicle and given the history with GT350 and current GT500, dealers will not be letting SC Raptor go without significant ADM. Article also mentioned that the standard Raptor will likely get a hybrid version of the current EcoBoost engine. The TRX looks very attractive, at the moment, because FCA has said they will not limit production and the EcoBoost engine has been a No Go for me (even though I am a Ford loyalist). That being said, I expect all TRX trucks to be "built to order" and don't expect 15-20 TRX trucks sitting on any given dealer's lot.....so the prices will likely never reach the level of $10 - $15K off MSRP like you see with mainstream trucks.
 

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I would expect the only limiting factor for the TRX will be components to build them.
IE.
How many sets of shocks were pre-ordered by FCA for production of these trucks or better yet how many and how fast can Bilstein build them?
How many transmissions and other beefed up drive line systems exclusive to the TRX are ordered and in the pipeline for production of these trucks?
How many Hell kitty engines can FCA actually produce in any given year?

Those are what I think will be the inevitable limiting factors of how TRX trucks get built and how soon they get built.

I had a Chevy Zr2 Bison last year, and those sold out really quickly do to the number of components that GM order from AEV to build these special trucks. There Bison was never said to be a limited production vehicle, but it ended up having production limitations anyway.
 
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