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Is the ranger raptor grill blasphemy ?

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They really should call it Velociraptor when they start building on the Ranger.
Except Hennessey Performance has already coined it on their performance packages.

http://hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/ford/f-150-raptor/2017-ford-f-150-raptor/



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If you like it install it and love it and "F" what anyone else thinks.
 

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You make a very good point. There are plenty of BMW M-performance options in the aftermarket and OEM. Those aren't verboten as they come from the factory that way depending on package-- M-performace wheels, kidney grilles, trim levels etc... The faux pas in that community is limited to putting an actual "M" badge on the deck lid.

So, you're right: The grille doesn't say Raptor and also it doesn't matter in the long run anyway.

Regardless of being a poser, I'd like it better if it didn't say F O R D so big and tacky like an oversized Hilfiger shirt.
 
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The Raptor grill just looks kinda cheap to me, regardless of all the other politics. OTOH, putting raptor stickers on like the truck a couple pages back is just wrong IMO, even more so on what looks like a bone stock truck. Why would you raptor out a stock truck???
 

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You make a very good point. There are plenty of BMW M-performance options in the aftermarket and OEM. Those aren't verboten as they come from the factory that way depending on package-- M-performace wheels, kidney grilles, trim levels etc... The faux pas in that community is limited to putting an actual "M" badge on the deck lid.

So, you're right: The grille doesn't say Raptor and also it doesn't matter in the long run anyway.

Regardless of being a poser, I'd like it better if it didn't say F O R D so big and tacky like an oversized Hilfiger shirt.
you can make it say DOOD and then it would not be like the Raptor grille.
 

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The Raptor grill just looks kinda cheap to me, regardless of all the other politics. OTOH, putting raptor stickers on like the truck a couple pages back is just wrong IMO, even more so on what looks like a bone stock truck. Why would you raptor out a stock truck???
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Guys, I am so sorry I was wrong and I put Raptor stickers on a bone stock Ranger ( even though it’s not). I Didn’t know it wasn’t allowed. I guess your just supposed to leave them as they roll off the line. All you guys that put bigger wheels on. TAKE THEM OFF. Added any stripes, TAKE THEM OFF. Lights in your grill like the Raptor. TAKE THEM OFF. Changed the wheels. TAKE THEM OFF. And the greatest sin, putting a Lariat grill on your XLT. TAKE IT OFF RIGHT NOW!!!! Or your going to Hell!!!

Glad we all get our opinions. Some of the things I’ve seen done to these trucks I wouldn’t do but they all look pretty cool to me.
 

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you can make it say DOOD and then it would not be like the Raptor grille.
I totally looked that up. Seems the letters are removable so I was looking for diff letters to just spell my first name. DUDE or MATT or whatever, much cooler than (hail corporate) FORD.
 

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Guys, I am so sorry I was wrong and I put Raptor stickers on a bone stock Ranger ( even though it’s not). I Didn’t know it wasn’t allowed. I guess your just supposed to leave them as they roll off the line. All you guys that put bigger wheels on. TAKE THEM OFF. Added any stripes, TAKE THEM OFF. Lights in your grill like the Raptor. TAKE THEM OFF. Changed the wheels. TAKE THEM OFF. And the greatest sin, putting a Lariat grill on your XLT. TAKE IT OFF RIGHT NOW!!!! Or your going to Hell!!!

Glad we all get our opinions. Some of the things I’ve seen done to these trucks I wouldn’t do but they all look pretty cool to me.
Wow, that was a little overboard. A rough country level is close enough to stock to call it stock. Each to his own. If you had wheels, off-road tires, and a proper lift then you could probably get away with a raptor decal.
 

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Guys, I am so sorry I was wrong and I put Raptor stickers on a bone stock Ranger ( even though it’s not). I Didn’t know it wasn’t allowed. I guess your just supposed to leave them as they roll off the line. All you guys that put bigger wheels on. TAKE THEM OFF. Added any stripes, TAKE THEM OFF. Lights in your grill like the Raptor. TAKE THEM OFF. Changed the wheels. TAKE THEM OFF. And the greatest sin, putting a Lariat grill on your XLT. TAKE IT OFF RIGHT NOW!!!! Or your going to Hell!!!

Glad we all get our opinions. Some of the things I’ve seen done to these trucks I wouldn’t do but they all look pretty cool to me.
Jerry,

Please, Please do not make me take off my Tailgate Damper! 😨

Best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
 

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Jerry,

Please, Please do not make me take off my Tailgate Damper! 😨

Best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
No way...You have the custom Ford Racing damper! 😜
 

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