PaxPower V8 Raptor F-150 Does a Monster Burnout: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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Ford F-150 features a Raptor suspension and body conversion with the 5.0-liter V8 rather than the EcoBoost.

This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the PaxPower YouTube channel and it features one of the Ford F-150 pickups that the Texas-based tuned has transformed into a Raptor with V8 power. There are a few shops around the country which will remove the 3.5-liter EcoBoost from the current Raptor and replace it with a 5.0-liter V8, but PaxPower takes a different route.

PaxPower adds the suspension, chassis and body bits of a the Raptor onto a non-Raptor with a 5.0-liter V8, creating a non-Raptor trucks that looks and rides like a Raptor while packing the V8 that many owners want. The resulting truck is comfortably capable of doing massive, smoky burnouts with the appropriate road of a proper V8.

PaxPower Raptor Burnout

PaxPower V8 Raptor

While the truck in the video and pictures shown here looks like a 2017-and-newer Ford Raptor, it is not. This truck began its life at the Ford truck plant as some other, non-Raptor trim level with the 5.0-liter V8 engine. PaxPower offers three conversion packages and this one has all three of them, sporting the Raptor suspension package, the Raptor body package and the supercharger package. Once they are installed, these three packages give a non-Raptor the look and suspension performance of the Raptor with 758 horsepower from a Whipple-supercharged V8.

PaxPower Raptor F-150

All said and done, adding these three packages to a non-Raptor F-150 costs roughly $38,000 over the base price of the V8-powered pickup, but the resulting truck is worth every cent.

PaxPower Raptor F-150

Raptor Roars

In the video above, the PaxPower Supercharged V8 Raptor conversion does a monster burnout. The footage starts by showing us the big rear tires as they begin to spin and as the camera pans out, we get a full view of the 758-horsepower pickup. Well, we see a cloud of smoke that is hiding a half-ton truck, but once the burnout ends and the smoke clears, we get our best look at the uniquely-modified Ford F-150.

PaxPower Raptor Burnout Clears

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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