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  1. Im not surprised to see the Ranger sales are up. I have been seeing a lot more of them in my area.
  2. That is looking really promising from that teaser.
  3. tbone

    5.0 "tick"

    I have a 2012 F150 5.0 with a 115k that has the tick. We just drive it and it keeps going. I’m not sure what else to say about it.
  4. Maybe the Rebel package for Ram?
  5. Well the TRX is rumored to get the 700 hp Hellcat, so I can’t imagine not having something comparable to that however they go about it. I prefer they use the GT500 engine, because it would sound awesome, but we will know soon enough.
  6. Does Ford have wireless CarPlay on any of its vehicles?
  7. It’s great to see Ford offer some in house Off-road kits for these trucks, but at the same time I’m torn on the pricing, as these prices don’t even include installation. There are great aftermarket alternative out there for less money, so unless you can really negotiate these prices down I question the value a bit. And the offset they have for the wheels seems to have the wheels even with the outer edge of the wheel wells, again not widening that stance and helping with that lateral stability. As a minor gripe, why do I want blue tow hooks on my truck unless my truck was blue or had other blue accents, but that’s just me. Even with these gripes, I’m still glad these packages are available, and the Level II does seem to be the best value of the three.
  8. tbone

    Buick Envision

    Seriously one of their best efforts.
  9. Im just catching up on this thread. Definitely wanted to throw a shout out to MAP on a job well done on the Ranger. I can think of one other plant in the system that should be trying to emulate you guys. Definitely agree with most posts about being careful on the growth of the Ranger. I think the size is just about perfect right now, however there are some things they could do without affecting the overall size much. If they move the front axle, perhaps it won’t affect the overall length, but can then accommodate bigger motors, and perhaps allow for an increase in interior cab space. As mentioned above regarding the F150, they kicked the wheels out by 3/4”, which probably did not require much change to accommodate that, but should definitely improve lateral stability. My Raptor is rock solid at high speed cornering. I recognize that the Raptor is quite a bit wider, but even small amounts can make a difference and would surely help the Ranger in that area. It has always annoyed me that OEMs tuck their wheels so far in under the wheel wells. I’ve never understood that.
  10. I posted this in the competing products thread, but I’ll post it here just in case people didn’t see it. Ford says there will be an all new Raptor for the 2021 model year according to Dawn McKenzie, Ford's manager of truck communications. No details yet, but it is a surprise considering the consensus was they would skip 2021. Since this wasn’t announced at the intro, perhaps there is still a chance of a Tremor type package at the start of production as well. https://www.motor1.com/news/430960/2021-ford-f150-raptor-confirmed/amp/
  11. Well I found this to be interesting. It says there will be an all new Raptor for the 2021 model year according to Dawn McKenzie, Ford's manager of truck communications. No details yet, but it is a surprise considering the consensus was they would skip 2021. https://www.motor1.com/news/430960/2021-ford-f150-raptor-confirmed/amp/
  12. From what I have read there is anticipation for two motors, the Hellcat and a detuned version at 500+ hp. I think Ford is going to have to match that. I suspect they will probably have the GT500 powered Raptor and label it the R version. One thing that can use some improvement for better tracking is the rear suspension, but there are rumors the next Raptor will have a coil spring rear setup so we will see. I’m wondering if this would trickle down to the regular F150s at some point if true.
  13. I have no doubt Ford will respond. They aren’t going to conceded a category they created.
  14. I personally like the STX grill the best.
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