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SCORE Journal - March 2018

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Raptor Performance New Performance Parts For The Ford Raptor or Off-Road F-150 By Dan Sanchez Even though the Ford Raptor pickup is considered one of the best OE vehicles for off-road performance, enthusiasts and SCORE fans will try to improve its performance. When the second generation Raptor debuted in 2017, aftermarket manufacturers were already studying the vehicle to find ways to upgrade its engine power, suspension performance, and appearance. Many of the initial aftermarket performance parts prototypes are now, or will soon be available to Raptor owners. We’ve compiled several from a wide range of aftermarket manufacturers that have designed these products to enhance the vehicle’s appearance and performance to help Raptor owners take their vehicles to another level. KING Shocks 2017 Ford Raptor 3.0 Performance Series Kit King offers an upgrade kit for the 2017 Ford Raptor that is made of the company’s 3.0 shock bodies. The shocks increase fluid capacity for a smoother, and cooler running over any terrain. The kit includes front IBP internal bypass coil over shocks and rear reservoir shocks. Both can be precisely tuned and offer velocity sensitive and position sensitive damping, and feature an internal hydraulic bump stop. PMAS Ford EcoBoost Cold Air Intake Designed for increased airflow, the PMAS Cold Air Intake features a large 120mm velocity stack inlet and high flow turbo inlet tubes. The intake is made from a high-pressure injection molded, glass-filled nylon and features an open base filter design for maximum airflow with no inserts or restrictions. The kit also includes a washable and reusable air filter. PMAS makes the intake for 2011 through 2018 model Ford F-150 trucks with EcoBoost engines and 5.0 Liter Coyote engines. (Coyote model shown) ICON Attitude Adjuster ICON offers 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor owners the ability to change the ride height of their vehicle. The company’s Attitude Adjustment Collar (AAC) is a patent pending, multi-height coil spring collar that works in conjunction with a top load shim that can be configured in five unique ways to yield .5” to 2.25” of front lift height over stock. Ford F-150 Raptor Front Bumper Raptor owners often wish for more clearance when driving off-road. This high clearance bumper is designed to add strength and durability to the front end of 2017 and up Ford Raptors while improving air flow to the factory intercooler. The radius design is made to accommodate up to a 40” curved light bar and the side mesh grilles can be removed to install smaller auxiliary lights. Ford F-150 Raptor Suspension System This new bolt on 3.0 Suspension System from ICON fits 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor trucks to provide increased wheel travel and improved suspension damping. The front coil-over shocks are ride-height adjustable to level the truck and to clear larger, more aggressive off-road tires. The rear adjustable bypass shocks can be tuned to optimize on and off-road ride quality. KOOKS Ford F-150 Raptor Dual Side Exit Exhaust System Kooks offers a performance Dual Side Exit exhaust for 2017+ Ford F-150 Raptor trucks equipped with the Ford EcoBoost 3.5L V6. The 3” diameter stainless steel system includes two mufflers with a choice of black or polished tips. The system is designed to connect to the Kook’s downpipes, sold separately. Ultra High-Performance GREEN Catted Turbo Downpipes Kooks’ stainless steel turbo downpipes provide more flow for increased power. Manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel, the downpipes feature mandrel bends for optimal airflow and utilize the company’s EPA Certified catalytic converters (not legal for California). The system connects to the factory exhaust or Kooks’ cat-back exhaust system with the included Stage 8 locking fasteners. AFE Magnum FORCE Stage-2 “Super Raptor” Pro 5R Cold Air Intake System Featuring a one-piece, roto-molded sealed housing, the Magnum FORCE Stage-2 intake increases airflow rate by 92-percent. Designed to fit 2017-18 Ford F-150 Raptor trucks equipped with the EcoBoost V6-3.5L, the intake uses dual 7” tall Pro 5R performance air filters with 1000 CFM rating mated to 3-1/2” mandrel-bent, aluminum intake tubes for balanced pressures and maximize airflow and velocity. Includes Magnum SHIELD Pre-filters for added protection. Scorcher Blue Power Module AFE makes it easy to get power from 2017 Ford Raptor pickups with its new Scorcher Blue Power Module. The system is said to deliver an extra 44-horsepower and 65 lbs.-ft. of torque. The aFe Power SCORCHER Blue Power Module alters pressure sensor signals to increase boost throughout the entire RPM range. This increases performance and quicker throttle response and reduces turbo lag. Bluetooth connectivity to iOS or Android devices for on-the-fly adjustment and enjoyment. AFE Scorcher PRO Tuner Designed for 2017-18 Ford Raptor trucks equipped with V6-3.5L engines, the Scorcher Pro which utilizes the OBD-II interface to flash the vehicle’s ECU directly. The aFe Scorcher Pro handheld tuner can be custom tuned for aFe products or factory equipped vehicles and is designed to provide 70 additional horsepower and 75 lbs.-ft. of added torque. ICI MAGNUM Raptor Front Bumper bumper The new Magnum front bumper for the Ford Raptor is form fitting and has a low-profile. Made from heavy-duty cold rolled steel, the bumper features hidden light mounts and integrated tow hooks. Precision water-jet cut-outs match the OE grille and integration of Adaptive Cruise Control. BILSTEIN 2015 + Ford F-150 Suspension Kit Bilstein’s B8 6112 series suspension kits are designed to optimize on and off-road capabilities with a large 60mm digressive piston for increased damping control. The kit fits 2015 and up Ford F-150 pickups and includes two large 2.65-inch diameter gas-pressure, mono-tube shocks, matched coil springs, and billet spring perches. Wagner Tuning Competition Intercooler Kit This Intercooler Kit for the Ford F150 Raptor 3.5L EcoBoost has a large core size (20”x15.5”x5”/stepped), providing a 62-percent larger face area, as well as 108-percent more volume compared to the original intercooler. The intercooler also features cast aluminum end tanks, silicone hoses, and weighs 48.9 lbs. Wilco F1uX Front Bumper Wilco’s F1UX (flux) Front Bumper for the Ford F-150 Raptor improves air flow over the OE bumper while providing maximum front-end protection. Its Lightweight aluminum and steel composite construction combines with high-clearance integrated skid plate without the need for inner cooler relocation. The bumper also comes with D-Ring recovery mounts and integrated light ports. F1UX Rear bumper The F1UX Rear Bumper for F-150 Raptor pickups, provides high-clearance protection, while the aluminum and steel composite construction maximizes strength and reduces weight. The Line-X® coated step plate allows for added traction and durability. A tow-rated integrated hitch receiver allows for improved departure angles. Precision Turbo Ford Raptor Turbo Upgrade Turbonetics, with Precision Turbo & Engine, offer a turbo upgrade to the factory 3.5L engine turbo. The factory units are upgraded with a 42mm CEA (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) compressor wheel. With proper tuning and the supporting modifications, these turbochargers provide increased horsepower and torque, while maintaining the stock-like driveability. FOX Racing FOX Factory Race Series 3.0 Coil-Over FOX’s Internal Bypass, 3.0 Coil-Over shocks for Ford Raptor pickups are designed to deliver a high level of adjustability via DSC adjusters and improved cooling efficiency. The shocks use an all-new Recirculating Reservoir Bridge and finned remote reservoir for next level off-road performance without sacrificing every day ride quality and comfort and fit 2017 and up Ford Raptor pickups. FOX Racing FOX Factory race series 3.0 QAB With ECS2 external cooling, the FOX Factory Race Series 3.0 External Bypass Piggyback QAB give the 2017 and up Ford Raptor additional off-road capabilities. Taking inspiration from off-road racing, the Factory Race Series rear upgrade kit utilizes the same technology and parts found on the top race-winning off-road machines without sacrificing everyday ride quality. Baja Kits Raptor Spring Perch Collar With Baja Kit’s Spring Perch Collar, the front end of your 2nd Generation Ford Raptor can run 37” tires, with only minor trimming of the plastic fender liner. The kit is just like the factory spring perch adjustment that came on the 1st Gen Raptor and does not affect suspension travel or impact the vehicle’s suspension geometry. Baja Kits OEM Replacement Prerunner Kit with Bypass Option Baja Kits’ Prerunner suspension kit is designed to excel in the dirt while retaining excellent on-road handling and comfort. These are a direct bolt-on for your 2017 and up model Raptors. Engineered to be a complete long travel suspension system, it replaces the dreaded ball joints, adding extra strength to their heavy-duty, fabricated steel box construction arms. The Front kits use trophy truck graded Uniball spherical bearings and high grade hardware on both the upper and lower arms for ultimate strength. The Arms have built in zerk fittings to allow lubrication. BREMBO GT Raptor Brake Upgrade Brembo offers a complete front and rear brake upgrade for the 2017+ Ford Raptor. The system is designed to integrate with the stock master cylinder and ABS. Brembo’s GT Systems consist of radial-mount aluminum calipers, 2-piece disc assemblies, TUV/DOT approved stainless steel braided brake lines, and billet mounting adapters for ease of installation. Currie Enterprises Full Floater F9 Rearend The Currie F9 rear end fits 2009-’14 Ford Raptor/F-150 trucks. The unit consists of the Currie 4” tube F9 housing, 4140 Chromoly floater spindles, 35 spline 4340 Chromoly full floating axle shafts, leaf spring pads, shock mounts and all tabs installed for an easy bolt in installation, billet steel floater hubs that feature the factory 6 x 135-wheel bolt pattern and studs, 4340 Chromoly drive plates, billet aluminum drive flange caps, new u-bolts, u-bolt plates, all bearings and hardware. The factory brakes and ABS are retained in this kit. Currie Enterprises Addictive Desert Designs 2017-2018 Ford Raptor ADD Intercooler Kit by aFe Addictive Desert Designs paired up with Advanced FLOW Engineering (aFe Power) to create a comprehensive intercooler kit. It’s designed to integrate flawlessly with the ADD winch mount and frame cut bumpers for 2017-2018 model Ford Raptor pickups, to eliminate the need for any extra bracketry. According to ADD, the intercooler provides 8.5 percent more flow than the leading competitors in the market and is 100 percent TIG welded with an 18-core main assembly. The intercooler sits atop a welded steel mounting beam, which is beefy enough to allow for off-road use. This kit retains all OEM sensors and adaptive cruise control function with a relocation bracket provided in the kit. Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter Rear Bumper Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter rear bumper is slim and measures the same length from the tailgate as the factory bumper. The Stealth Fighter adds protection to your truck without adding bulk and size. A unique style with sharp angles and recessed paneling follows the factory body lines and allows use of factory features such as parking sensors, tow hooks, and trailer hitch. The Stealth Fighter comes standard with two rear face cube light mounts to give your truck additional lighting. Stealth Fighter Front Bumper Addictive Desert Designs Stealth Fighter front bumper is a form fitting and aggressive-looking bumper. It features a modern radius plate design for a tight fit while providing the added protection of a steel plated bumper. The center has a universal light mount system that allows the mounting of 10 cube lights or a 40” radius LED. Additional mounts for RIGID or Baja Designs 10” SR LEDs behind the side panels give your truck even more lighting options. Optional winch mount is available for most makes and models. Alcon Raptor Front and Rear Brake Upgrade Alcon’s brake upgrade kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor is a comprehensive system that includes calipers, rotors and pads that replace the factory front and rear brake systems. According to Alcon, the kit has been extensively tested to deliver significant gains, including a 10-percent reduction in disc temperature rise, a 33-percent reduction in pad work rate and up to a 15-percent decrease in pedal effort.

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