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CrankCase

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Hey all. Glad to see a dedicated TRX site. I’m looking forward to the release.
i had a 2012 Raptor up until 2018, had to sell it due to some pretty bad rusting in the cab corners and pillars. So I bought a 2018 F-150 RTR. Fun truck, but miss the raptor! I thought about a second gen raptor, but it was just priced too high at the time. The TRX should be a great competitor and worth a look.
since we all like pics, here is a couple of my old raptor and my new RTR

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Welcome to the forum @CrankCase - I like the wheel setup on the RTR! What wheels are tires are you running?
 
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Welcome to the forum @CrankCase - I like the wheel setup on the RTR! What wheels are tires are you running?
Thanks!
I have 20x9 -32 offset Monster Energy Wheels, which have since been discontinued. For tires I’m running 295 55 20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Great tire, have 52,000 miles on them and will certainly go past 60K before replacing them. They’ve been great in all weather conditions, dry, wet, ice, light snow. Low road noise, great wear and I do rotate them every 10K. I’m debating sticking with them, or going to the Terra Grappler. I’m sure I will need to replace them before the TRX starts hitting dealers.
 
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Some more pics and stats on my RTR
It is a 2018 F150 with the 3.5L ecoboost engine. It’s a great engine, awesome power and way better fuel economy than my 2012 6.2 Raptor LOL

Parked next to a couple Raptors when I was in TX at a Raptor event.
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I have upgraded the suspension to 2.5” Sway-A-Way shocks. Front are remote reservoir and rears are 2.5” piggybacks. Front springs are 550#, rears are stock f150 springs. I have revalved them to be slightly softer the first 1” of up travel and stiffer the first 1” of down travel. This allows it to be very smooth on the road over basic expansion joints etc, while still being able to put some air under the tires when “needed”
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I have been working on a Raptor bumper project. The stock Raptor bumper is a few inches wider than the F150....even with the RTR flares. So I’m working on 2 different options. One is cutting down the raptor ends to match up with my flares. The other option is using the stock center section of the Raptor bumper, and building end caps and some wings from tube to give it a bit of a prerunner bumper look. I haven’t had time to fab the wings yet, but here is a couple pics of the mockups.
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Ive also done a custom 3rd brake light. It’s from Evil Manufacturing (they are doing these for current gen Rams as well), it has a single amber BajaDesigns S2 in the center for a dust/chase light and 2 BajaDesigns S2 White floods for work lights. It also has 2 small red dual intensity LEDs for running/break lights, and 2 small white LEDs for cargo lights. This thing wasn’t cheap, like around $600 including lights, but is a great solution to some rear lighting. It’s something I will be doing to the TRX for sure.....if I don’t go full chase rack on it.
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Here is my brothers 2016 F250 that we just put a set of King coilovers on. His truck is a blast to drive, he has the gas 6.2 in it, 4.30 gears, 35” tires on Methods, and Deaver rear springs. For a large, heavy truck it just floats down the road.
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Anyway, figured I’d share some of what I have going on. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask away!
 
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