I really think another hot ticket would be a Ranger based dirtrod. It'd be easy pickens for the SVT guys to make an H3/Rubicon killer. The H3's gone chicom and the Rubicon's gawdawful. I'd be buying a hard core smaller rig. My Raptor's wiiiiiiide for trails.
I always said the Expedition was the badest 4WD on the planet next to the Hummer.
I really hope youre not talking about an H2 or H3 because they shouldn't be considered as 4x4s. (Unless we're mall crawling )
Originally Posted by Huck BB62
the Rubicon's gawdawful. I'd be buying a hard core smaller rig.
Rubicon is a smaller hardcore rig? Its so hardcore that designers dont care about anything other than offroad aka aerodynamics, mpgs, interior, noise, etc. But with that said, the rubicon is built for offroad, lockers f&r, d44's f&r, 4:1 crawl, solid front axle, coil suspension. Maybe your talking about different type of offroading than a Jeep would be good for which in that case I understand. My other ride is a 99 TJ so don't mind me defending the Jeep
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A line of "Raptor" trucks would be pretty sweet. It would probably be a waste for Ford though because as the economy turns around gas is going to start going up and these gas hogs are going to decline in popularity.
What's the mileage of a regular F-150 with a lift kit and 35s? I'm just sayin'. I'm getting 15mpg mixed driving, 17 on the highway.
That's not the point. I'm not specifically calling out the Raptor. I'm saying trucks in general. When gas goes up to $4.00/gallon people tend to steer away from vehicles that require a lot of gas. So for a company to spend money and a few years developing a truck that will come onto the market just as gas hits $4/gallon is stupid.
As a long time Explorer driver, I can absolutely see the appeal to a Raptor Expedition. As with any truck, it would have terrible fuel efficiency, but that's something we all accept along with the major advantages.
However, after driving my Explorer for so long, I'm ready for a pickup. Namely, a tuxedo black Raptor with a 6.2L V8.
I'm glad to see that Ford is answering their customer's demands for a Supercrew Raptor. I'd imagine if demand grows large enough for a Raptor Expedition, they may develop one in limited numbers. Who knows, these spy shots could have been an Expedition prototype.
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