It literally flies over desert dunes and can deal with any terrain with poise. Better yet, the SuperCrew can tow up to 8000 pounds, approximately 2000 pounds more than a standard Raptor. Rick was outstanding in answering our questions via email and in sending photos of the car and the Carfax. He assured us the car would be there when we arrived and did not hit us with surprise extra costs. As it was expected, the interior design is pretty robust and copes well with the muscular exterior style. Springing for a new Raptor Plus package adds a rear-view camera and an electric trailer brake controller, while a Luxury package throws in remote start capability and power-folding exterior mirrors. Also the coolant reservoir is leaking and it likes to consume oil which are also common problems with these trucks.
. The double cab models offer additional room for another three passengers on the second row of seats and none of them will complain about leg or head room either. The 12-inch-longer wheelbase on SuperCrew also delivers the benefit of a more comfortable ride, especially in rough off-road situations. The exterior design is fairly modern, the cabin is well made and luxurious, while the new 6. With these strong underpinnings under its belt the Raptor is able to make full use of all of its 411 hp. Too keep its beast cool, Ford added a higher wattage cooling fan 600 to 800 W and a higher pressure radiator cap 20 psi compared to the old 16 psi. The center stack is pretty imposing too and its numerous controls are laid out in an intuitive and clear way.
Access inside the load bed is made by means of a wide opening tailgate. The Raptor is also equipped with cast-aluminum front control arms. Perhaps it goes without saying that there is a royal amount of leg-, shoulder- and headroom and the seats come with a wide range of adjustments to help you get cozy behind the wheel. The wheels are housed by oversized fenders which further enhance the aggressive look of the vehicle. Northpointe also gave us a good deal on our trade in and we were in and out of the dealership in less than 3 hours. Check the cab corners and rockers very closely before you buy. He is not a high pressure salesman and allowed us to take our time to make the decision to purchase.
The gearbox comes with a new one-way clutch which improves the smoothness of the 1-2 upshift and permits 2-1, 3-1, and even 4-1 downshifts at wide-open throttle. Most of the plastics and materials are part of the first class. The screen includes a unique welcome animation and offers menu options giving the customer important information related to off-road and towing performance. The wheel also comes with telescopic adjustments and a few useful integrated controls. Order banks are open, and if sales resemble those for the 2010 model, the revised Raptor won't linger on dealer lots for long. Used to be, trucks would soldier on without major updates for a decade or more, but 's Special Vehicle Team apparently thinks things should be done differently now. Not to mention about the great ride and handling abilities which will inject into your vanes a tasty mix of adrenaline and dopamine.
The new available 145-inch-wheelbase SuperCrew offering with a 5. The larger cab won't benefit the driver or the front passenger, but those relegated to the rear bench will celebrate. Revved up and ready The previously optional 6. The menu is navigated through a five-way button on the steering wheel and is positioned between the tachometer and speedometer. As it was expected, the new 6. These components give Raptor 11.
The Ford powertrain team performed extensive testing to ensure the engine would live up to the Built Ford Tough promise. The Raptor Luxury Package also receives additional features, with folding power exterior mirrors and Remote Start System with integrated key fob added to the list. Also used on the all-new 2011 Super Duty, the technology was specifically tailored for off-road use with Raptor. Since 2011, the truck is offered in both extended and double cab configurations and is powered by a monstrous 6. An off-road screen informs the customer about steering wheel angle and vehicle angle on a grade during off-road maneuvers. The ride is silky smooth and well controlled during normal driving conditions and the cabin is also pretty well isolated.
Though, some bits of cheap plastic still surface, especially around the center console and on the door panels. The truck sits on huge 35 tires which are combined with a ground clearance of 11. The transmission can be also switched on manual mode by means of a convenient toggle switch. Coupled with incredible internal-bypass Fox Racing dampers carried over from the SuperCab, the SuperCrew's wheelbase is more adept at soaking up moguls. Yet there is a special breed of trucks which have something more than only huge towing abilities and a big ground clearance.
The purpose-built pickup receives a number of mild revisions for the 2011 model year, the most significant of which is the addition of a Raptor SuperCrew model that we recently had a chance to drive in prototype form earlier this year. We would definetly reccommend Northpointe if you are in the market and ask for Rick Small. As most trucks of its type the F-150 Raptor is also fitted with a convenient foot step integrated into the rear bumper. Wheelbase increases along with the cab's length. A Raptor Plus Package debuts for 2011, offering the rear view camera and trailer brake controller. Raptor SuperCab models continue to ride upon a 133. In addition to the SuperCrew's full-size rear doors, legroom increases by a substantial 10 inches, while headroom grows by six-tenths of an inch.
A six-speed automatic remains the sole transmission, but it receives a new SelectShift manual mode that gives the driver some control over shift timing. In the extended cab models however, rear legroom is a bit limited. The gauges come with a white background combined with red pointers and ice blue daytime lighting. The driver is met by a masculine four spoke steering wheel which is wrapped in soft leather. Thanks to these heavy duty features the Raptor gets 11. The build quality is faultless and the entire cab inspires a nice air of solidity.
The new Raptor is considered by many the ultimate off-road production truck and there is no wonder why, as its sporty pedigree contains everything it needs to make your adrenaline levels explode. The menu is navigated through a five-way button on the steering. While contributing additional space and flexibility for the customer, the SuperCrew delivers performance as well. Engines and performance In 2011 Ford ditched the old 5. The truck drives amazing and has plenty of power but the third brake light in mine leaked causing the cab corners to rot which is a common problem.