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Old 06-17-2017, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, the ram is now gone- have this.....thing.

Word of advice. *DO NOT PAY OVER STICKER MSRP FOR ONE*
I have a little network of people who will find you one.
Fawk these assholes who wanna mark it up over MSRP.


So.
now what.
yank the factory floor mats out and stuff em in the attic.
Weather beater floor mats
make a dog cover in the back
Eibach springs for the front end to level it.

hmmm.... whats next.

On the way home from the dealer, found out how obtrusive the lane departure and assist is. it'll literally bump it in your hands to keep you in the lanes.
mkay, how well does it do then?
it'll give you a warning- "put hands back on wheel" lol ok,fine

yea, ill go ahead and turn that crap off.

Baja designs must've made the LED warning for the active cruise control/crash detection warning- its BRIGHT

yea, ill go ahead and turn that crap off lol

I need more seat time- not sure on fuel mileage, but 70 on cruise was showing over 20.
'round town is showing about 16.

Hooned it off into the local dirt area and messed with it. Pretty impressed with the factory suspension.
rear axle won't lock unless in 4wd. that's gay. Will be looking into that.



Ceramic tint goes on next week, and a clear bra. Was considering doing an Xpel matte finish on the entire truck. IDK- its hollywood money to do so.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude did a build up on here. He just sold the truck but went thru it pretty well. Cant remember his name for shit though.
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a gen 2 2017?
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a gen 2 2017?
A Gen 3 2018 actually, yers is only a 2017?



Fawk man I don't know. Its a silver Raptor, close enough.
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Dude did a build up on here. He just sold the truck but went thru it pretty well. Cant remember his name for shit though.
Bark beetle

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Nice!! and by the way I've rebuilt a transfer case on one of those already that locked in low range at 1,000 miles
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Nice!! and by the way I've rebuilt a transfer case on one of those already that locked in low range at 1,000 miles
Does it have a viscous coupling, or is it locked in 4 low?
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Pretty much a "normal" transfer case by modern standards, thinking the pump was faulty from the get go. The owner bought the Raptor in another state and was driving home wasn't even out using it was just driving down the interstate.
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I am looking for a new pickup and was kinda thinking of one. Until the dealer said they're normally 10-12k above msrp. That just kinda was the last bump out of my price range. Guy is even a "family friend" of my wife's family for 40 years......
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I am looking for a new pickup and was kinda thinking of one. Until the dealer said they're normally 10-12k above msrp. That just kinda was the last bump out of my price range. Guy is even a "family friend" of my wife's family for 40 years......
I'm in the auto industry, and know GM's of ford dealers who wouldn't sell it to me at sticker.

That's their problem. Go find you a dealer who will MSRP you.

We went to breakfast in it, and hooned a construction graded area before picking up groceries

Wife loves it.
That means I have to watch her cause she'll steal the damn thing.....
like when I find her phone and seat presets on "1" already I know I'm in trouble
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yup the dealership I work at has sold four at $10k above the sticker price, heard they are getting $15k above in the Denver area. The one I worked on was bought at sticker price, the guy who bought it flew 2,000 miles to pick it up from the dealership.
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Nice dude. I just finished Bark Beetle's thread last week actually. Not sure how I came across it, but it was a fun and informative read from a guy who was willing to actually wheel one of these.
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nice rig Halo. I'd like to have one but i just can't wrap my mind around paying that much for a f150.
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The place I just bought it for is now selling 1K under msrp. probably cheapest in nation.
Damn, wish I waited a week
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so..... Cant leave nuthin alone.



so, lets take apart a 450 mile old truck, shall we?

Pretty much pop the tie rod, upper ball joint, sway bar and shove everything out of the way.

Everything can be done via fenders, no hood work at all.

These are big sunsabishes. Heavy too.

*NOTE* THE CHEAP ASS CRAPPY SPRING COMPRESSORS OF DEATH FROM THE PARTS HOUSE IS NOT GONNA PLAY BALL WITH THESE SPRINGS

My spring compressor was NOT Mr. Happy trying to compress the Eibachs.
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There. That wasn't so bad lol

These Springs are noticeably stiffer than the stock ones on the spring compressor. To be honest, it was a little sketch compressing them.

Slapped em back in. Easy peasy.


Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to weigh em. OK, so I wasn't imagining these things were heavier.
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WOWZA It lifted the truck A LOT.

I drove it home like this to let everything settle in a bit, and I'll do an alignment on it tomorrow.


Initial thoughts. These have a higher spring rate than stock.
These are not soft like the factories.
These transmit a little more NVH into the truck.
Coming from a 3/4 ram, it rides smooth as glass

When Hooning, I wonder if coil bind will be an issue.
I can notice just pulling into my driveway they are stiffer.
I'll go fart around in the dirt this weekend maybe to see how it feels.
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Sounds like one of those turn away and squint moments with the spring compressor, been there more than a few times.
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Is the rear locker a simple 12V switch like on the Super Duties? They disengage over a certain mph but you can bypass the safety and make a dedicated switch.
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Is the rear locker a simple 12V switch like on the Super Duties? They disengage over a certain mph but you can bypass the safety and make a dedicated switch.
I don't believe so, I've read bits and pieces on it, but have not confirmed but I believe it uses a PWM signal that someone has made a little doohicky to override that function. You cannot lock the rear diff unless in 4wd. This doohicky allows you to lock the diff using an Aux switch.
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Well. 400 miles on it, and the back seat carpet was wet. suck.

A little snooping around and I found the left rear sunroof drain wasn't even hooked up.


MORE snooping around and I found the right rear vent in the back of the cab wasn't clipped in. LOTS of water from that.

Ended up pulling the C pillars off and fixing it myself. Dried out the carpet and put it back together again.


Hopefully this isn't a bad omen.
It's easy to inspect the cab vents. look between the bed and cab with a flashlight for the boxes. about 6x4 or so. there is a rubber seal that MUST be touching the cab. any distance between will leak. pop passenger seat down and pull jack stuff. flip jute out of the way and you can see the clips. I took them and popped them up further than what they sit on the step as designed, they won't pop back out afterwards.

Whats that white thing in the pic? A paper towel.
I'd also suggest to put one in your truck and periodically check it after a wash or rain to see if your truck leaks.
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jeez. I'd be PISSED with a brand new truck leaking like that. that's some piss poor QC.
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jeez. I'd be PISSED with a brand new truck leaking like that. that's some piss poor QC.
If I wasn't in the auto industry, didn't know how to work on a vehicle, and was an asshole I'd go raise hell about it.
For what? A raised blood pressure, wasted time and it sitting at the dealer marinating in the heat while it's waiting to be looked at.
Then, who knows working on it and what type of quality job they'll do.

I'd rather deal with a no-dollar issue like this myself in my own shop and know I fixed it right.

Took me a few hours of time over the day to mess with it- but overall actual "work" on it maybe 45 minutes.
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