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  1. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    Got to test drive a supercharged one today (supposedly 650HP) Not quite as impractical as you may think, i was a "hater" until i drove it, you feel nothing, and its nice and tall, but handles better than my tundra which is lower, and doesnt have ridiculous fox suspension. I still cant see driving it in the woods on the east coast,(after all, its like 45k before the work it got) so its still a really expensive toy, but if you lookin for a nice truck, it drives great, but i will say, i dont think i would ever be able to own 1 without the SC on it :D It is easily the smoothest truck ever, and if you never beat on it, im sure it could last forever (yes i know its a ford)think of how strong it must be built, you could get groceries forever!

     
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  2. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Did you get your mom to buy it for you?
     
  3. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    no but my dad did, we got all 3 colors :rolleyes:
     
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    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    damn...I might be needing a new truck if I get this job I just interviewed for. If I could afford it I would get a new raptor but I'll probably end up getting a used Taco.
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    truthfully, u cant go wrong with a used taco, a raptor is complete overkill, which may be the reason we all like it, its nice because it drive like a caddy, but handles half decent, and makes you feel invincible. I will however say, consider going new on the taco if you can, i dont have the stats, but last time i was at the toyo dealer, they were saying that its the truck that holds its value the best, and most used tacos arent really worth the money you pay, so be careful with that.
     
  6. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Dealers will always say that in order to sell the newest model.
     
  7. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    Well, yes, but there is something to be said about that, we are good family friends with the guy that told me this, i dont think he was trying to sell me a truck (after all, i already bought my tundra there) It makes sense to me, and im sure that he was correct, i see used tacomas going for 5k less then they are new, for 5k why wouldnt you get a new 1, id pay 5k to have my odo set back to 0. this was an example from a friend of mine who just got a new taco, all the used ones were only 5-7 less than his would have cost. (fully loaded taco crew cab)
     
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    Raptor :thumb:

    I would have a hard time deciding between a Raptor, a Power Wagon and a Titan Pro-4x. And I drive a Chevy right now.

    Used Toyotas are overpriced. You may as well buy new. Shop around and you should be able to find a price close to one that is a couple years old.
     
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    what a gay fvcking name. there's already a 4-wheeler named that sh*t so it just sounds so lame naming your gay ass truck the same thing!!!




    does it really say FORD
     
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    either way, i guess it's cool you get to rip around in one. somebody has to do it!
     
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    A buddy of mine has one of these and use's it to chase for his race truck in Baja. I wouldnt mind owning one myself but, at 10 mpg I'll pass.
     
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    Its the new Hummer.
     
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    I'd rather have this if anything. FWIW, the raptor seems like it's gay. I guess it may ride smoothly and all, but what the hell am I going to use a truck with a skid plate for? The train tracks around NJ aren't big enough...
     
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    The Raptor looks like the most fun shuttle truck ever
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    I bet that raptor is freaking awesome if driven for it's intended use. Around town too much, meh.
    Sweet that you got to drive one! I would buy one if I was loaded, but my tundra is working out great and I'll probably have it for a long time. I just hope gas doesn't hit $4 this spring as predicted :(
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Hahah! Might not be too hard to find a dedicated driver with one of those!
     
  17. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    its the east coast equivalent of the Riverside, CA F350 with a 2' lift and exhaust stacks
     
  18. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    If you squint your eyes real hard... Yes it does! Haha thats cool... Its like Magic.
     
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    I've seen a couple of raptors in my area driving by guys who most likely don't even 4 x 4. Like 4130 biker saId it's an awesome truck if used for it's intended use .
     
  20. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    true, but a lightly used Taco are only a few thousand less than the new ones.

    the Hummer is the ultimate urban grocery getter (the H2). it breaks when you think about taking it off-road though. the Raptor is the opposite of that
     
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    Yes, both most of the ones sold we see the same use as the Hummer did hence the analogy.
     
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    Actually from what I've read in the Wheeler mags it sounds like the Raptor is a better pre-runner type rig with all of it's sussy travel, wide wheel track and tons of power and would make mnore sense out west than on the east coast's tight types of trail.

    While they look pretty cool and I wouldn't mind taking it WOT out on some desert dirt roads for a while for me something narrower, shorter and with a diesel would be more up my alley. For that kind of money I could build up a old Landy Defender with a TDi, Toy E-locker axles, and some narrow 35's.
     
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    If I was rich enough that I could put $60,000 in small bills into a pile on my driveway, light it on fire and not feel bad about it, I'd *totally* get that.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    But you couldn't even get it out of 1st gear around here....:D

    And you'd want to strap the bikes down for those times when the driver's feeling zesty.
     
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    I have shuttled in one, and it is by FAR, the best truck I have shuttled in. The fox coilover suspension destroys washboard dirt roads. Insane traction, smoothness and power. It just slays with 8 people and bikes.

     
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    I want to be able to unlock the doors, start it, then change the radio station on an Airplane with my phone. If I can't then I am not buying one. Its a deal breaker.
     
  27. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    ftfy.

    and you can fit 8 people in that?

    bullsh!t.
     
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    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    YES that would kick ass as a shuttle truck
     
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    They now make a 4 door.
     
  30. stevew

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    so...it still isn't a clown car.

    six people in it would be a stretch.
     
  31. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the 4-door only fits 5 people and hasnt yet been released. 8 people in a club cab obviously isnt possible.
     
  32. demo 9

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    Maybe they were sitting in the bed?
     
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    You clearly dont have a gardener.
     
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    Raptors are real nice.
     
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    I cringe at the thought of my dumb a$$ friends driving one of these back down.

    I don't really understand the hate for these. They are one of the coolest production vehicles ever made.
     
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    Top Gear America raced a Velociraptor against a halo jumper. Pretty cool. Tanner is a awesome driver. At 28min they take it around the track.

     
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    it has. I sat in one at a dealer 2 weeks ago in Woodland Hills (outside Los Angeles). They have tons of room in the backseat. 4 door is the way to go.
     
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    I'm test driving one this week. Its about time to replace the Taco, and for around here (AZ) it would be a great desert rig.
     
  39. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    DMG, you totally need to get one of these. I forsee much lulz to be had in a future thread.
     
  40. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Took a trip to a preride in one last season. I like the rear camera... use it to check on the bikes in the rack.

    Rode very smoothly, and the bumpy dirt roads were like highways in that thing. Had to take it MUCH slower in my GTI on race day.