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Old 11-23-2011, 10:32 PM
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Chassis issue corrected?

I remember the issue about the chassis some owners had a while ago (mostly because of the abuse), was this corrected and the chassis strenghtened for the 2012 model? i hope they did. This is the truck that has excited me the most in a long while.
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Ive read some reviews on the 2012 model sounds like they did...
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That sounds great, even more likeable than before .
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The frame for the 2012s is unchanged from 2010-2011 and I would not expect to see any changes. If that part of the frame is beefed up, it will degrade crash performance if you are rear-ended. There was / is not an issue with the frame, just some drivers who needed 16" of wheel travel when this truck has 12".
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The frame for the 2012s is unchanged from 2010-2011 and I would not expect to see any changes. If that part of the frame is beefed up, it will degrade crash performance if you are rear-ended. There was / is not an issue with the frame, just some drivers who needed 16" of wheel travel when this truck has 12".
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The only issue I heard about was a bunch of jerk offs sucking at driving.
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Yeah, I am thinking about getting a Raptor and saw those videos and read the threads. That isn't Fords fault, I would still be looking at getting one if the price tag wasn't +$50,000 and then you have dealer mark-ups....
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The chassis is already though. There is a video on youtube with the head designer telling about the problem and what happened.
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Could you find the link? it would be informative for a lot of folks around here.
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I went to look for it and didn't find it. However I did find a YouTube of some kid recording it off of a tv with a camcorder. He cusses some so I didn't post it. If you want to see it go to YouTube and search..... Adam carolla ford raptor. You will see. It's only one video. I will try to find that interview with the lead designer.....whatever his name is
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Here it is:

Scroll down a few videos if it doesn't jump to it automatically when you load the page.

Q&A session that Autoblog had with Jamal Hameedi:
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Thanks for the help!!
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Yes Sir!

It's nice to see an engineer respond to forums such as ours.
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