Ford Raptor Build Takes a Great Truck and Makes It Even Better

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Most Raptor builds tend to be a little over the top. But this clean, understated example clearly has a lot of thought in it.

Blame it on the desire to be different or mere temptation, but plenty of folks out there just aren’t content driving a stock Ford Raptor. And even though we love the factory fresh Raptor as-is, we don’t blame them. There are, in fact, a number of modifications you can make to Ford’s off-road beast that actually enhance its already incredible capabilities. Not to mention its killer looks. And unlike many show-only rigs out there, Obsessed Garage‘s Raptor build is all about both.

For starters, they beefed up the rear end to enhance towing. It reportedly turns better and exhibits less body roll as well. But OG obviously make some visual enhancements as well. That started by painting the fender flares body color, which looks quite nice. They also went so far as to repaint one of the fenders and undercoat the inside of the fender wells. The crew then replaced the running boards with tuck away pieces and painted the tailgate applique gloss black.

Ford Raptor

Wheel and tire choice is likewise subtle yet effective. Instead of going with some giant wheels and thin sidewall tires like most modern builds, this Raptor runs with a much beefier set of rubber. The same goes for the minimalist bumper, which looks incredibly clean on this build.

Suspension upgrades include a front collar and RPG stage 3 kit out back. The combo helps to level out the truck and eliminate the factory rake. Beefier springs also help with the aforementioned towing and turn-in issues that you face from the factory. All while retaining the factory off-road capability, which sounds like a win-win to us.

Ford Raptor

All-in-all, this is one of the cleaner and most masterfully thought-out Ford Raptor builds we’ve come across. And at this point in time, that’s saying a lot!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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