Raptor, F-150 Builds Go On an Off-Road Road Trip Adventure
From kicking up rooster tails in the snow, to slingin’ mud below the mountains, these Ford trucks know how to have fun.
Summer is only a month or so away, which means plenty of chance for a weekend (or week) of fun off-roading your Ford truck or SUV. Rocky desert trails, muddy backwoods paths, sandy beaches and sapphire waters, all of it is just calling for a Ford or two to visit.
Stage 3 Motorsports recently did just that, taking out their 2013 Raptor and 2018 F-150 builds out for a few days of snow and dirt near Williams, Arizona, giving each one all they’ve got, and then some.
The first day of the trip “didn’t go as planned” for Stage 3’s Raptor, per the video’s description, due to the four-wheel drive system breaking on it. Thus, the crew decided to put their builds to the test on the second day with some time in the snow, mainly to see how well the Raptor handled everything in two-wheel drive.
While the Raptor performs a few drifts in the snow, the big blue F-150 goes for a quick dip in an icy stream before charging around the white landscape into the forests, kicking up glittering snowflakes into the sunlight.
Once night falls, though, it’s showtime for the Raptor, lighting up the winter wonderland with its array LED driving and off-road lights to wrap up the second day of adventure in Arizona.
On the third day, the Raptor was bursting with energy through the dirt and mud further down the mountain, rushing over paths when now slowly climbing over them. An open muddy field was where it began to shine, though, kicking up a massive rooster tail of mud around the videographer. But that’s nothing compared to what it did next.
That’s right: it made a gliding jump over a bump in the road at speed, nailing the landing with ease before it drove away into the dusty horizon.
“The trip didn’t exactly go to plan with the four-wheel drive breaking on the Raptor,” said 3 Stage’s YouTube host Noah S. “It was a little unexpected, but we still had a chance to really run these trucks hard… we really got some time in the mud and the dirt, and just kind of flying around this thing.”
Can’t think a better way to spend the weekend than with a couple of cool Ford trucks.