What did you do to your Bronco Raptor today?

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Show us what you did with your Bronco Raptor today! :cool:

Today I took delivery of my 2023 Bronco Raptor in Hot Pepper Red Metallic and give it a nice wash! 🥳

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Show us what you did with your Bronco Raptor today! :cool:

Today I took delivery of my 2023 Bronco Raptor in Hot Pepper Red Metallic and give it a nice wash! 🥳
Congratulations! 🍻 She finally came home! Great color choice.

We need to hear some on driving impressions and how it stacks up compared to the Badlands, Raptor, TRX, etc. I'm guessing PPF is scheduled?
 
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It's soooo nice isn't it??? So worth the wait!! Congratulations my Bronco Raptor Brother! Today, I just kind of wiped mine off whenever a tear of happiness would fall on it.
That color looks great!


It definitely is! The seats, steering wheel, and digital gauge cluster make it feel like a completely different vehicle from the Badlands Sasquatch that I had. It instantly has a special performance driving feel to it as soon as you step up into it.
 
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Congratulations! 🍻 She finally came home! Great color choice.

We need to hear some on driving impressions and how it stacks up compared to the Badlands, Raptor, TRX, etc. I'm guessing PPF is scheduled?
Thank you! I was in shock all day yesterday. I couldn't stop looking at it. The color is fantastic in person and the pictures don't do it justice. I was really on the fence about it, but I'm so glad I stuck with it now that I have it. I will report back when I get some seat time in it. I haven't scheduled the PPF yet. I go back and forth about it and I need to find someone local to me that has a good reputation.
 
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I checked my tire pressures and found them to be at 44 psi from the factory. After reading the following thread I decided to air mine down to 37 psi. It sounds like the sweet spot is somewhere around 35-38 psi.


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That looks like it was a blast!
It was a blast, but with 25+ vehicles there were numerous significant challenges throughout the day. Everyone got through….eventually a couple hours after sunset. Good reminder to us all to always watch out for those behind you and always come prepared for the unexpected.

OTW Raptor did great! Got myself stuck in a little creek in the picture and once recovering another Bronco. Otherwise, it just motored through deep off trail stuff and through the differential dragging on trail track
 

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It was a blast, but with 25+ vehicles there were numerous significant challenges throughout the day. Everyone got through….eventually a couple hours after sunset. Good reminder to us all to always watch out for those behind you and always come prepared for the unexpected.

OTW Raptor did great! Got myself stuck in a little creek in the picture and once recovering another Bronco. Otherwise, it just motored through deep off trail stuff and through the differential dragging on trail track
Climbed Mount Wybal in Franklin SC heavy snow up to solid ice, no problem!
Love playing in the snow, and post cleanup is typically much easier than the mudding pics I've been seeing on this site. :giggle:
 
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Finished/Finalized UPR Catch Can installation from Lethal Performance, did detailed install write up over on this thread.

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It's so OEM-looking that it took me a second to find it. I need to get one of those ordered for mine.
 

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It definitely is! The seats, steering wheel, and digital gauge cluster make it feel like a completely different vehicle from the Badlands Sasquatch that I had. It instantly has a special performance driving feel to it as soon as you step up into it.

This is exactly what I was just writing in another thread. The FE Bronco I had just lacked the 'special' / 'motorsports' feel that I want to have.
 
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This is exactly what I was just writing in another thread. The FE Bronco I had just lacked the 'special' / 'motorsports' feel that I want to have.
My Badlands felt like the chassis had too much flex to it. It was a soft top so it didn't gain any rigidity from a hardtop, but the additional bracing in the Bronco Raptor definitely reduces the chassis flex and makes it feel a lot more solid compared to the standard Bronco.
 

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My Badlands felt like the chassis had too much flex to it. It was a soft top so it didn't gain any rigidity from a hardtop, but the additional bracing in the Bronco Raptor definitely reduces the chassis flex and makes it feel a lot more solid compared to the standard Bronco.
Having taken off, and put back on, that hardtop a few times myself I can pretty much assure you that it provided no structural rigidity. So the fact that you feel some add'l chassis rigidity is encouraging (especially coming from you). I'd expect that from a Ford Performance vehicle. It's at the core of any good vehicle. I think Mike Myers said it best (and I think I'm getting the quote right here): 'If the chassis isn't rigid...it's crap'
 

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