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2012 Ford F-250 Raptor Super Duty

Posted in How To: Suspension Brakes on May 2, 2013
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People like to compare the Ford Raptor to the Ram Power Wagon, but these are two very different trucks. The Raptor is a low-slung, go-fast, off-road, 1⁄2-ton, sports car of a truck. The Power Wagon is a big, brutish, 3⁄4-ton beast built for ”off the beaten path” work. However, what if Ford offered the Super Duty 3⁄4- and 1-ton trucks in a package more akin to the Power Wagon? The folks from Offroad Power Products asked just that question. After conferring with the team from Hazzard FabWorx they decided to build this super duper Super Duty to be both Power Wagon and Raptor in one. Most importantly, the Raptor Super Duty (RSD) would have a diesel, the biggest missing link in the Power Wagon offering.

They decided to build this super duper Super Duty to be both Power Wagon and Raptor in one

The plan was simple: Get their hands on some performance components to allow the big truck to sit taller and clear big tires, but still drive hard and work with a winch at one end and a trailer hitch at the other. The truck had to be as bolt-together as possible, with little to no fabrication so that it could be assembled quickly.

The end result is impressive. A big truck that can bomb through snow, desert, or rutted wilderness one day, and can tow a camper, car hauler, or equipment trailer the next. We’re crossing our fingers that the team at Ford SVT, the home base of the Raptor, sees this project and maybe starts thinking about a factory-offered Raptor Super Duty. But if you have to have one now, OPP and Hazzard will be offering all these parts as a complete package to transform your Super Duty.

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