Dilemma F250 Tremor or Raptor

Ryno8551

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Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
 
Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
Love the tremor, but if towing and payload was not an issue for you, I would see if they throw the new v8 in the raptor.
 
To me that's an easy decision. Raptor all the way. I have a 2020 Raptor and it is without a doubt the best vehicle I have ever owned. That said, I'm ordering a 2022 tremor, but I no longer tow everyday, if I did I would keep my dually. But the Raptor will always be my daily driver.
 
Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
Scratch the garage. Powerstroke and save yourself the regret. I owned a 2014 3.5 high output. Just do the right thing bro. Roll Tide !
 
Get the tremor. Throw a whipple on plus fox shocks. You’ll have a dual on-road/off-road monster that will smoke the raptor for less money. How much is ford going to charge for the new raptor with the supercharged V-8? TRX is running about $90k fully loaded.
 
Get the tremor. Throw a whipple on plus fox shocks. You’ll have a dual on-road/off-road monster that will smoke the raptor for less money. How much is ford going to charge for the new raptor with the supercharged V-8? TRX is running about $90k fully loaded.
Truth spoken. That Whipple could knock off some lifespan of the engine but as far as cost and possible ownership duration he’s on point. Roll Tide!
 
Never rely on twin turbos to produce all your power. By all accounts, that six cylinder is simply not built for the long haul.

It's a sport truck, and there is definite appeal there - but to me the lack of a V8 is a deal breaker, regardless of any towing ability.

The supercharger is an appealing option but since the Tremor is so new, these forums haven't yet turned overly technical as people begin to tear into them and build them out. Maybe it's the general age of the owners? Either way, I'd wait until I see mileage numbers before I start considering forced induction. The 7.3L is already suffering a bit in that department due to the 4.3:1 ratio. I think if I were to strap on a SC, I'd consider backing down to a 3.73 - assuming Forscan can alter the drive ratio for all the computer assisted bits.

Just my take. I'd love, really, really, love a supercharged 7.3L.
 
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The tremor is a compromise, an awesome one, but a compromise nonetheless. The raptor is in a class by itself. I regularly smoke anything short of a gt mustang in the raptor. "The raptor is an American super car", Jeremy Clarkson. If the tremor was all that it would say Ford Performance when you open the driver's door. The tremor is good at a lot of things but not great at anything.
 
If you can deal with the very low payload of the Raptor (probably maxed out with a truck full of adults and nothing else) then the Raptor would be way more fun to drive.

If not, then you have to get either a Tremor Super Duty or F-150. IMO the Super Duty is a no brainer if you can deal with the height, fuel mileage, and required 6.5 foot bed (no 5.5 option) since you get so much more truck. They’re the same width.
 
Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
The Raptor is wide ( I fold my mirrors to park in my garage), but can handle the snowmobile trailer and a lot more.
 
Anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Probably 15% or more here switched from a Raptor. I personally switched because my 2018 Raptor was constantly at the Ford dealer for engine repairs. It spent 2.5 months there in the first 2 years for various, and repeating engine issues.
 
The trucks are related like distant cousins are, they're both Fords. They're that different. The Raptor is sweet, super comfortable, easy to drive, even somewhat reasonable on gas. And servicing it isn't much different than a car. The Super Duty, it's a Truck. It's rough, It's suspension is designed for weight, the Tires are now F rated, that means a hard, stiff ride. Saying it has a smooth ride, doesn't means it floats down the road like the F150 does. So, smooth is subjective, parking and it's turning radius is ridicules. Period. If economical is on your list, it's not. The 7.3 is a Gas Hog, and the 6.7 is expensive to maintain. They're Trucks. But, if you want to Carry or Tow heavy, you'll not be able to wipe that smile off your face. I drive a Super Duty because since 78' 90% of my vehicles have been 250/350 Ford Trucks. I wouldn't know what to do if I ever got over 15 mpg.
 
I've yet to see ANY super duty take an exit/on ramp at 75+ mph. My raptor can do that, no sweat. Apples and oranges.
That can be fixed with a bigger wheel offset and wider tires. Plus different shocks. The wheels on the super duties are too tucked in for high speed turns.
 
I've put 19,000 miles on the 3.5 in 10 months and the only problem I've had is I can't seem to keep my foot out of the accelerator. The motor is actually fairly detuned in the raptor; the same motor has 647 hp in the GT.
 
I've put 19,000 miles on the 3.5 in 10 months and the only problem I've had is I can't seem to keep my foot out of the accelerator. The motor is actually fairly detuned in the raptor; the same motor has 647 hp in the GT.

Parts of the motor are the same, not all of the internals.
 
Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
Raptor:
PRO - Can jump sh*t and be a youtube star. Enables the ability to start every sentence with your buddies with the word "brah".
CON - Pay careful attention to the bag of mulch limit in doorjam. Watch the tongue weight on that harbor freight trailer. Might need to break out the bathroom scale before a date with some of the bigguns. Sounds like a hippo in throes of death, or at least with severe indigestion.

Tremor:
PRO - It's a GD man's truck. Can do manly, truck-like things, such as towing and hauling large loads. Sounds like a GD truck.
CON - Can't start up random conversations with strangers (who don't care in the slightest) about your Raptor. Tatoo artists so familiar with doing the Raptor script they could write it on their perineum while unconscious; unfortunately they're generally unpracticed with the Tremor script.
 
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Torn between either ordering a 2022 Tremor 7.3 or waiting for the Raptor to come out..biggest issue is fitting it into the garage, I can fit an F250 but its super tight on the front and back space. I tow occasionally a snowmobile trailer.

Any one with pros or cons to either-or anyone switch from a raptor to a tremor?

Thanks!
I had this same hang up February last year for about 2 minutes. Get the Lariat and do all of your suspension and shoes aftermarket
 
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