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  1. CenTex Raptor

    Texas Raptor

    When you have a chance, can you please provide an update on a Ford Raptor special order, VIN #1FTFW1RG1MFC61980, order number J13L? I think it is close to the dealer, so hopefully not too far away. Dealer is Tomball Ford, Tomball Texas. Thanks!
  2. CenTex Raptor

    Hybrid for Power?

    I found that to be a great combination on an Infiniti Q50 we had.... more horsepower, by a lot, and much better gas mileage (by about 50%). Wasn't quite "insane mode" in a Tesla, but acceleration was immediate and FAST!
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    Hybrid for Power?

    There is a lot to like about a hybrid combo, so long as done for power primarily, and as a secondary benefit has better gas mileage..
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    Tuned or Chipped?

    Thanks everyone, very helpful!
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    Tuned or Chipped?

    I should have thought to ask this before... but is there a difference between "tuned" and "chipped"? I have seen both used but is it the same thing, just different semantics, or are they two different things, that you might even do both vs one or the other?
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    Tuned or Chipped?

    I would like to drive it for a while to see how it drives first, and then see if I want to modify some aspect. I am not planning on racing it, but the MPG increase would be nice if that can be part of it. Doesn't sound like Gen3 tuners are available yet anyway, and one apparently said they saw really nice increases over Gen2 even stock. So maybe Ford is getting it figured out to provide it as "near optimal" off the assembly line?
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    Tuned or Chipped?

    I assume there is a reason it isn't done that way from the factory, and is there a good reason not to do it? I figure each vehicle when built has its own "personality" and tuning would offer a way to bring one up to "optimal" performance? I could also see that it would be difficult and/or expensive for Ford to do it for each vehicle coming off the line.
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    Tuned or Chipped?

    I am waiting for the delivery of a 2021 Raptor. I had a 2013 F-150 FX-2 that I recently sold to make room for the Raptor. In the various forums, there is discussion of chipping or tuning the vehicle to make it run better, but at the risk of voiding the warranty. I haven't heard about this before. Some questions: 1) What is it? What is the benefit of this process? 2) What is the change that the process makes that Ford objects to? 3) Does this process actually limit the coverage of the warranty or void it altogether, or only on the engine? Thanks
  9. CenTex Raptor

    Ford at Blue Origin

    That explains why the announcers kept saying it, over and over… more marketing! At first I thought what they were calling it was related to the function of driving.them to the rocket!
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    Hybrid for Power?

    Makes sense, but the electrics from the hybrid provide a pretty good low end punch. I guess the supercharger does also, vs the delay you typically get with turbos. I just wonder if the hybrid/turbo combo could be more effective mix than supercharged only. Again, thinking about the boost the electrics have, vs traditional hybrid to squeeze out more MPG... although that could be a welcome byproduct. A Raptor R with the power to exceed a TRX, but with gas mileage of 18-20mpg would be pretty awesome.
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    Ford at Blue Origin

    Upon closer inspection, it looks like they are not Broncos, but from a company called Rivian, all electric. Seems like they should be using the Lightning... maybe not available and they wanted something similar?
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    Hybrid for Power?

    What do you think about that same setup, paired to the current Raptor's 3.5L High Output Ecoboost? Is that possibly what would be in the Raptor R? Or is that pretty much a traditional High Output V-8 setup?
  13. It looks like there are many Ford vehicles that support Blue Origin, watching the recovery of the capsule. Looked like a Raptor was first to arrive (Gen3 LFG?), and possibly an Expedition. Also looked like a number of the new Broncos. Curious if there is an "official" relationship? Not surprising they are using a Raptor and Broncos to get across that terrain in Van Horn to get to the passengers.
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    Hybrid for Power?

    Sounds pretty good.... not sure about the "plug in" part. Is that optional, and it charges when driving around, also, or is the plug the only way to charge? The stats look pretty good, maybe a bit better than the 3.5L H.O. Ecoboost in the Raptor.
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    Heads up display (HUD)

    I really like the HUD in our other car, would love to have the option from the factory on the Raptor, rather than having to do a 3rd Party Add On. Current vehicle picks up the current speed limit and shows that along with current speed. Everything else extra is nice, but those two pieces alone would be worth having.
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