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post #21 of 25 Old 07-12-2012, 10:59 AM
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Airbags would help fix the problem but now you are redesigning the suspension. Not a problem with most pickups but by adding them you will limit your suspension travel. Guess if you never take it off road it wouldn't be a problem but why then did you just pay the extra money for a raptor over a regular F150? Again, Ford Racing designed this baby to come as close as you can to an off road racer and still be road legal which does not lend itself to good towing manners. Personally I can't see owning one unless you enjoy off roading (I do).

As for the comments I found, I simply googled and did some reading. I was curious myself on how they did with how they are built. I'm not going to try and dig them all up and provide links.
To me if a small modification could be made and then it could meet your needs makes more sense than selling and buying something else. They are only pulling a small trailer and not that often.

You already know what you have vs someones other problems and if you replace it with new that is alot of money to spend and lost equity on trading what they have.
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To me if a small modification could be made and then it could meet your needs makes more sense than selling and buying something else. They are only pulling a small trailer and not that often.

You already know what you have vs someones other problems and if you replace it with new that is alot of money to spend and lost equity on trading what they have.
Except that if she bought this truck for off roading, and only plans to haul once a month, she's ruining the benefits of the suspension the truck came with, which she presumably wanted, for a once a month trailer trip.

I'd just buy an older, sound 3/4 ton pickup. Besides, you can haul all kinds of junk in an old truck and not worry about scratching it, or banging it up!
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Except that if she bought this truck for off roading, and only plans to haul once a month, she's ruining the benefits of the suspension the truck came with, which she presumably wanted, for a once a month trailer trip.

I'd just buy an older, sound 3/4 ton pickup. Besides, you can haul all kinds of junk in an old truck and not worry about scratching it, or banging it up!
She didn't say why she bought the truck. I am curious though as why she did. Most people in the horse world do not have time for other activities.
Where I live you couldn't find an older sound 3/4 pu. They run them till there isn't anything left and then sell them. I wouldn't expect them to be reliable when older and high mileage.
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Well, if it was bought for looks, and they do look mean, then I guess putting airbags on would solve the suspension roll issue. Just have to remember to yank them off before reselling it as it would be a knock against it.

Have to say for me, buying a Raptor and modifying it to tow would be like buying a gaited horse then trying to take the gait out of them.
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Well, if it was bought for looks, and they do look mean, then I guess putting airbags on would solve the suspension roll issue. Just have to remember to yank them off before reselling it as it would be a knock against it.

Have to say for me, buying a Raptor and modifying it to tow would be like buying a gaited horse then trying to take the gait out of them.
Now that you mention it I think the op has done that also.
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