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Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by nofire, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    So I've been talking about it for forever, and I ordered it close to 6 months ago, but my Raptor finally came in and I finally got to go pick it up! I bought it from Helfman Ford out of Stafford, TX and drove it all the way home to SoCal. From that drive I can say I absolutely LOVE this truck! I can't think of a thing I'd change outside of the exhaust note. lol. (it's not as bad as they say, but it'll never beat a V8 in the sound dept.)

    This was taken while heading North to Las Vegas from I40! Nothing beats a dirty Raptor hauling balls through the desert.
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    This is the first time I got gas in the truck. Which didn't take long since I've averaged about 13.5 MPGs. You don't realize how big these are until you see them next to other things!
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    A side shot of when I cleaned it up today at the house!
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    I stopped off in Dallas to see some old friends from the Marine Corps and decided to take this pic while looking at his HellKitty. lol
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    The first time I saw the new toy!
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    I cleaned her up after the long trip to Socal!
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    This is the first pic the dealer sent me. I can't express how excited I was to get this:
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  2. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    An interior shot, since I forgot to post that in the first post. 16667714_10155375935986840_319131816_o.jpg
     
  3. 99cobraUgotbit

    99cobraUgotbit GT500 Established Member

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    Engine specs??
    Very nice and congrats! BOOMER!
     
  4. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    What a gorgeous truck!! Very nice.
    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  5. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Bad ass!!!!

    congrats
     
  6. Stevenbekah

    Stevenbekah Cobra bitten Established Member

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    Congrats
     
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    Looks awesome, digging the wheels
     
  8. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    They come with a twin turbo V6 nowadays. But don't let that fool you, it puts out 450HP and 510lbft of torque through a 10 speed auto. This thing MOVES OUT. lol. I'm currently just waiting for the aftermarket to catch up so I can get a cold air kit, exhaust, and tune on it. Word on the playground is the turbos push 18lbs of boost stock, so I should be able to up it a bit with the tune since it has electronic wastegates.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. Sinister04L

    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    Very nice! Helfman? Damn you were about 15 minutes away from me lol.
     
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  10. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    I thought about doing an "all call" of Houston people on here to see if anyone wanted to meet up for lunch, but I got sidetracked coming back to the states and didn't think about it until I actually got there. lol. I figured by then it would be too late.
     
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  11. DSGCOBRA24

    DSGCOBRA24 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Very nice, congrats! I see you're in Victorville, maybe I'll see it around. I'm 10 minutes away in Oak Hills.
     
  12. paulyboy928

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    Badass truck! how much room does the back row have?
     
  13. GOTSVT?

    GOTSVT? This Is Absolution Premium Member Established Member

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    Congrats! Welcome to the brotherhood.
    Ive been averaging 14.9 mpg in normal mode around town.
     
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    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    congrats on the new raptor, I think Ford did a great job with them, sucks it doesn't have a V8, but the twins make up for it.
     
  15. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    I hated it at first as well, to be honest. But the exhaust note doesn't sound terrible and the sound of the turbos spooling up is pretty mean. Plus when I stand on it I flat out monkey stomp a hole in the first gen Raptor's ass. lol

    Yeah, now that I'm not cruising uphill at 85 mph against a 40 mile an hour headwind I'm getting a LOT better mileage. I just took the truck to Yosemite and San Francisco and averaged 17.5 for the trip. But it was at cruising speeds and not "get there NOW" speeds. lol
     
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    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    The truck at Yosemite with Half Dome in the background. I'm actually going to hike up that this summer.
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    My ugly mug at Yosemite Valley. lol. It was a BEAUTIFUL day to be there!
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  17. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    I'm sure you will! I go to that side all the time (just passing through) to visit my friend in Crestline. If you ever want to go off roading or something let me know. There's a group of us from work that like to go all the time.
     
  18. Steve@TF

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    congrats! you got balls buying a black offroad truck lol. mine sits in my driveway 99% of the time and is a total pita
     
  19. nofire

    nofire Sooner#65 Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah, I realize I'm in for a helluva time keeping the paint up. it's even worse since I fully intend to use this thing off road as much as possible. lol. Luckily I like to clean my vehicles a lot. I find it therapeutic.
     
  20. DSGCOBRA24

    DSGCOBRA24 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Sounds good! Pm me when you guys are going off roading again. My brother has a new 4x4 Tacoma so he may want to go also.
     

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