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    The Ford Ranger Raptor Is A Thing

      Someone's dream has come true

    For some, the announcement made by Ford's Asia Pacific is a dream come true. In a teaser video, a prototype Ranger is seen being put through its paces while undergoing testing in the Australian Outback. Towards the end of the video, the name Ranger Raptor is revealed and will be arriving in Asia Pacific markets next year.

    There isn't much to go on in terms of concrete details. It appears the Ranger Raptor will only come in the Double Cab configuration and feature a new grille - possibly the same one as seen on the F-150 Raptor. We're expecting some of the ideas from the F-150 Raptor's suspension will be applied for the smaller Ranger.

    Of course, some are asking the question whether or not the Ranger Raptor will come to the U.S. We know that Ford is readying a new Ranger that will debut sometime in the 2019 model year. If Ford was planning on sending Raptor version here, we would expect it to launch a year or two after.

    Source: Ford Australia

     

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    The ZR2 is a great truck and with the 3.6 V6 it has plenty of power.  I wish they would like Jeep is though and give it a Turbo 3.0 V6 diesel.   This is interesting.  They could the TT 2.7 in and really have something here.  With the success of the F-150 Raptor and ZR2s flying off lots, there is like 0 chance we will not get a Ramger Raptor.  I expect the Scrambler (Rubicon?  Trailhawk?) to be like a smaller power wagon, unbeatable in the rocks and trails with with dual solid axles, front and rear lockers, swaybars disconnects, and a super low range. 

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    Im not into pick-up trucks...

    But lifted (especially from the factory) small (or fullsized) pick-up trucks bring out the inner beast in me.

    I love!

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    Nissan 720 Sport Truck King Cab Pickup 2-Door 4x4

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    And of course a Hilux from the same time period

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    One wonders if a Hybrid powertrain not if but when it will show up. Having a powertrain with a generator on board opens up so many possibilities for off roading.

    Just imagen getting to your favorite place and turning the lights on for the campsite via your generator in your Hybrid Raptor! :metal: 

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    lol exactly what I said about bringing EVs(and hybrids) into every thread. This is a Raptor thread! They're not going to hybridize this anytime soon. They don't even have their hybrid F150 out yet and Ford is yet to make a performance variant of a hybrid powertrain which is the only kind of hybrid a Raptor would get.  

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    3 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    lol exactly what I said about bringing EVs(and hybrids) into every thread. This is a Raptor thread! They're not going to hybridize this anytime soon. They don't even have their hybrid F150 out yet and Ford is yet to make a performance variant of a hybrid powertrain which is the only kind of hybrid a Raptor would get.  

    What would you expect from the Forum administrator and writer for all things alternative to ICE? <_<

    Still love ya FanBoy! :P:roflmao: 

    With Jeep moving forward with their Hybrid Wagoneer, I will expand all discussions especially the Truck / SUV kind to include Hybrid / EV as the future it there.

    Check out the latest story I just put up about Magna. Torque Vectoring can be so beneficial to the Off Road 4x4 world.

     

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    Further thought on my EV / Hybrid comments is that people love the Quattro AWD systems. If Audi can do this, no reason for FORD to not be working on this too. Hybrid system with a whisper quiet generator makes a perfect off road experience for all.

    So then one has to wonder the type of suspension system. Do they do the dual shock with reservoir system or a system more like Magneride?

    I think this new bad ass ranger will have a knock off system from the raptor for now. Hopefully long flow suspension system with a decent set of BF Goodrich all terrain tires.

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    Good idea to do a Ranger Raptor.  I imagine profit margins are pretty good on the F150 Raptor, and the F150 is too big and too expensive for a lot of people, Ranger should do quite well.

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    23 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    Im not into pick-up trucks...

    But lifted (especially from the factory) small (or fullsized) pick-up trucks bring out the inner beast in me.

    I love!

    1986 Nissan Hardbody 4x4

    1986-nissan-hardbody-4x4-hutchison-02.jp1986-Nissan-Hardbody-4x4--Hutchison-01.j

    Nissan 720 Sport Truck King Cab Pickup 2-Door 4x4

    9dfdc7521616e01a7da6decec92f9f84.jpg

    And of course a Hilux from the same time period

    7f2a878590d65ae89f98a9d8b76ab996.jpg

    Back to the Future

    i003742.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

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    One thing I like about my Dakota.  Plenty of height and ground clearance and no stupid front spoilers to drag. 

     

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