Is anyone concerned about heat?

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I was watching a expedition video while they were going through Utah. All the 1st gen naturally aspirated V8 Raptors started overheating on the trail. The V6 gen 2s didn't seem to have that problem. Granted it was hot as hell and they were running in sand and slow rock crawling. It does make me wonder if the superchargered hemi will have the similar problem? It will put out put out way more heat....

Anyone else thinking about this?
 

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Anything is possible and I am no expert other than having a supercharger in a previous car. I don't think the supercharger would kick in much on a slow rock climb. I would also guess in the sand at Raptor speeds you wouldn't get the air flow needed! :) I am sure we have many smarter than me on here that can weigh in.
 

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Sand can be really tough to get through. I recall a fishing spot some buddies and I used to go to in FL that required driving on sand. I had a GMC Z71 at the time and would have to keep the pedal on the floor just to go 25 - 30 MPH. That being said, just the engineering that RAM did on the air box tends to make me feel they've done their homework.
 
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Sand can be really tough to get through. I recall a fishing spot some buddies and I used to go to in FL that required driving on sand. I had a GMC Z71 at the time and would have to keep the pedal on the floor just to go 25 - 30 MPH. That being said, just the engineering that RAM did on the air box tends to make me feel they've done their homework.
I would think the same but then again if Ford put a truck just for the Baja.... I would think it would have been well anticipated too. Maybe it was just a fluke and I'm lookin for problems
 

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I would think the same but then again if Ford put a truck just for the Baja.... I would think it would have been well anticipated too. Maybe it was just a fluke and I'm lookin for problems
Oh, I'm with you. I have owned one RAM truck ('03) and only lasted 12K miles before I traded it off. The TRX is sucking me back in but I will admit to having reservations about any FCA product.
 
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