Heading into its fifth year of sales, the Ford Raptor F-150 continues to be a hot seller. As one of only a few 4x4s specifically built for off-road use, it’s no surprise that dealerships have trouble keeping these trucks in stock. What is a bit of a surprise is how many Raptor owners purchase aftermarket parts. For a truck with such small sales numbers (compared to its parent F-150 truck), it is astonishing how many parts are offered and sold for Ford Raptors. For many companies, Raptor bolt-ons are the hottest sellers. For companies that got in on the ground floor with quality Raptor products, the Raptor has made them a mint. Jared Hare, owner of Addictive Desert Designs, saw it coming. He got a Raptor into ADD’s talons as soon as he could to start seeing what future Raptor owners would want. Before most Raptor owners even bought their trucks, ADD already had bumpers, gusset kits, and racks ready to go.
When it came time to build his personal Raptor, Jared wanted something that would stand out a little bit. While his truck was anything but stock underneath, so many Raptors run ADD’s bumpers that his truck would blend right in at any Raptor event. The first step was to ditch the factory wheel-and-tire package for a set of 35-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires on Fuel 20-inch wheels. Next, Jared had the entire truck wrapped in a matte silver that gave it a unique (and very cool) look.
Finished off with his most radical chase rack and bunch of LED lights, it’s hard to mistake Jared’s Raptor for anyone else’s.
SpecsVehicle: 2011 Ford Raptor
Owner: Jared Hare
Body: Raptor F-150 with Boatec front fiberglass fenders, ADD Stealth Fighter bumpers, ADD chase rack
Chassis: Factory Ford with rear ADD gusset kit
Engine: 6.2L V-8 with Stainless Works headers, Fivestar tuning, Airaid air intake, 475 horsepower
Drivetrain: Stock automatic transmission, front differential, and rear axle with locking differential
Suspension: Front ADD upper control arms, spindle adapter, King 2.5 coilovers, factory lower control arms. Rear Deaver leaf springs, ADD shackles and bed cage, 16-inch-stroke King triple-bypass shock, King 2.5 bumpstops in ADD rear gusset kit
Steering: ADD stainless steel tie rods and Heim joints
Brakes: Factory Ford
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R20 on 20x10 Fuel Crank wheels
Interior: Recon interior LED lights
Other Parts: Rigid Industries E-Series LED bars (Two 20-inch bars and two 6-inch bars in front, two Dually D2s in front; four Dually D2 LEDs in rear bumper; 50-inch LED bar overhead on chase rack), two full-size spare tires, Recon headlights and taillights, ADD ABS guards
Favorite Off-Road Area: Arizona desert