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I personally like the raptor overall, styling in and out, suspension is insane, just wonderin what everyone else out there thinks about it? and if anyone knows if the 6.2 is out and available for purchase yet, thanks hope to see a lot of feedback
 

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I love the truck. Finally got to see one up close (besides in traffic) at a dealership, if I could afford it, probably would have driven it home.
 

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it's about time they made a truck to take over where the lightning left off
 

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If I could afford it, I'd buy one. What other truck out there can you jump without breaking stuff, FROM THE FACTORY?!
 

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I haven't seen one in person yet, but this truck is amazing.

Here's some specs taken from this article:
Pricing for the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor will start at $38,995 for the 5.4-liter version and $41,995 for the 6.2-liter edition.
A luxury package with 10-way adjustable leather seats will add $1,995, while the exterior graphics package (shown in some photos) will cost $1,075.
An interior accent package for $395 adds orange mesh trim and orange seat inserts.

and from this article:
For those anxious to get their hands on the 6.2-liter V-8 version of the F-150 SVT Raptor, the wait is over. It's now available for sale at dealerships across the country. Of the more than 7,000 orders for Raptors placed so far, nearly 3,000 are for the 6.2-liter version. If you're wondering who will be the first customer to take possession of a 6.2-liter Raptor, it's NASCAR driver Greg Biffle.
The 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 pounds-feet of torque, making it the most powerful engine available for a half-ton pickup. It features two spark plugs per cylinder, a cast-iron engine block and aluminum cylinder heads. It also features a cast-iron crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and cast-aluminum pistons. The 6.2-liter V-8 is expected to be available for other Ford F-150 models in the not-too-distant future.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtxiMGA8QRQ"]YouTube - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Ride Review[/ame]

I'll take a fully loaded 6.2 L orange one, so if anyone wants to give me an early birthday present, I'll let you know where to deliver it! :biggrin5::crazy:
 

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I'd love to buy one as well. Everything is just trick and the one we have at our dealer is so nice, from the looks of it I would change nothing. Unless I was allowed to get Rancho products rather then Fox. But man I'd love to take it out and run it on some open trails.
Now when will they be doing a Bronco version or it, I mean an Escape/Bronco 4 version of it?
 

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is it gonna be able to tow well? the lightning wasn't good for that...
 

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Now when will they be doing a Bronco version or it, I mean an Escape/Bronco 4 version of it?
I've had two bronco's so far and was heart broken when they stopped production in 97. In 2001 i seen two concepts one being a f-150 based bronco, then the option of a f-250 based bronco with a diesel option. I was so pumped until it never made it further then paper. Now i know about the most recent concept which is cool but with the retro effect being in full swing (mustang,camaro,challenger,) i think a late 60's bronco is only fitting. Especially with fuel economy being such a concern the duratec 3.5 twin turbo or mustang 3.7 would be perfect. Imagine a brand new bronco with sync,removable top,31 mpg with 305hp, and tons of goodies borrowed from other ford models. Man i need to apply to ford's engineering team i think. ha ha
 

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I've had two bronco's so far and was heart broken when they stopped production in 97. In 2001 i seen two concepts one being a f-150 based bronco, then the option of a f-250 based bronco with a diesel option. I was so pumped until it never made it further then paper. Now i know about the most recent concept which is cool but with the retro effect being in full swing (mustang,camaro,challenger,) i think a late 60's bronco is only fitting. Especially with fuel economy being such a concern the duratec 3.5 twin turbo or mustang 3.7 would be perfect. Imagine a brand new bronco with sync,removable top,31 mpg with 305hp, and tons of goodies borrowed from other ford models. Man i need to apply to ford's engineering team i think. ha ha
Yup, I am slowly turning my Escape into a Bronco 6.:rolleyes5:
the other day I passed a 68 Bronco totally stock, got off the hi-way went back, took about 10 minutes. Sold by the time i got back. I was real pleased with the 2004 bronco but i read ford will not be doing anything with it...
 

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The 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 pounds-feet of torque, making it the most powerful engine available for a half-ton pickup. :biggrin5::crazy:
Except the SRT-10 Ram had 500HP, 525Ft/lbs torque...
that's also with the 8.0L Viper V10, but still...
it should have said currently in production...
 

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my only concern with a truck like this is its dependency on all the electronics. I do admit that it is one bad ass truck and i would love to have one, but thinking ahead it seems that if/when the electronic controls that it uses so often in its performance begin to wear down, break, or go haywire then it will lose much of its capability and then become strictly a street truck until the problem is sorted out, leading to a hefty repair bill since electonic controllers/computers is one thing most skilled do-it-yourselfers wont be able to handle.
 

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rusty i agree, i always play the conservative card soley due to the points you have made. I currently have a 06' 6.0 and i waited 3 years just for them to work the bugs out, however i read a review on the raptor about 3 months ago and everything was perfect aside from them dogging the motor. Now the 6.2 (way new) appearently has all the skeptics takin back and almost eating their negativity towards the truck.Which is about dam time, ford always was slighty behind on power ratings and now with the monsterous 6.7 diesel, revamped car department,last years f-150 truck of the year, and the raptor It's exactly what the company needs to be doing and hopefully there's no set backs such as the prius' random acceleration issue which i find pheonominal by the way. here's to longevity. go ford !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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