2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Review and Off-Road Test - Recovery Needed! - By Driving Sports TV

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"Ryan gets behind the wheel of the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, the most extreme Raptor available and a direct competitor to the RAM TRX."
CONTENTS:
00:00 - Introduction
00:33 - Features
08:58 - Driving Impressions
13:39 - Off-Road Test and Recovery

 

JUNGLE JIM

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Wadda Maroon.........

That guy claims to be some kind of off-road 4x4 truck driving guru??

I could have driven that truck out on it's own in ten minutes or less. The only thing he had to do was drop the tire pressures to 15 psi.

Why didn't he do that before doing any of his off-road antics?

I drive my gen 2 on the highway with 32 psi in the front and 26 psi in the rear. As soon as I decide to go anywhere off-road I drop them all to 15 psi.

I always carry a rapid air deflator, a quality air pressure gauge and a 3200 psi scuba tank to up the psi when returning to the highway.

Even though the door sticker says 38 psi all around why do the meatheads at the dealer service air them up to 45 psi or more? I always suspect or know for a fact that they do it deliberately to make the tires wear out faster.

I've always wondered why Ford didn't offer a central tire inflation system (CTIS) and an on board compressor on these high end trucks.

JJ
 
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Wadda Maroon.........

That guy claims to be some kind of off-road 4x4 truck driving guru??

I could have driven that truck out on it's own in ten minutes or less. The only thing he had to do was drop the tire pressures to 15 psi.

Why didn't he do that before doing any of his off-road antics?

I drive my gen 2 on the highway with 32 psi in the front and 26 psi in the rear. As soon as I decide to go anywhere off-road I drop them all to 15 psi.

I always carry a rapid air deflator, a quality air pressure gauge and a 3200 psi scuba tank to up the psi when returning to the highway.

Even though the door sticker says 38 psi all around why do the meatheads at the dealer service air them up to 45 psi or more? I always suspect or know for a fact that they do it deliberately to make the tires wear out faster.

I've always wondered why Ford didn't offer a central tire inflation system (CTIS) and an on board compressor on these high end trucks.

JJ
Agreed, I don't have your off road experience however seems he should have aired down before hand knowing the conditions were at their worst. Seems he just needed a larger tire contact footprint.
 
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You don't think he isn't getting something for constantly pitching the "more aggressive" version of the BFG?

The stock KO's are probably the highest speed rated off-road tire available. I can trust them with my life at 135 mph. which I do regularly on the interstate and regular trips to Mexico.
 
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