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By tooloud10
#6847
@JDS968 When is that TRX expected to be available? Has that been announced yet?
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By JDS968
#6849
Official announcement supposed to be next week.
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By lupo.sk
#6868
Diesel raptor??? If it was some kind of dope 4L+ V8 diesel, that might be fun. But a 3.0L diesel in that is just plain boring IMO.
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By Fox_
#6872
Heavy iron in the front of an "offroad" pickup doesn't sound fun.

If it's not heavy iron, what's the appeal over gasoline?
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By JDS968
#6979
lupo.sk wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:17 pmDiesel raptor??? If it was some kind of dope 4L+ V8 diesel, that might be fun. But a 3.0L diesel in that is just plain boring IMO.
Ford has an awesome 4.4L V8 turbodiesel they used to put in Range Rovers, only not in the US of course. That motor, tuned up, would be wild fun in a Raptor. Similarly, now that the piece of shit Nissan Titan with the badass 5.0L Cummins V8 is dead, we really should pick up the contract and start putting them in Rams, V.M. Motori be damned. Get Cummins to tune one up to 450 horsepower and 750 torques and put it in a TRX. I'd sell a kidney for that.
Fox_ wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:36 pmHeavy iron in the front of an "offroad" pickup doesn't sound fun.

If it's not heavy iron, what's the appeal over gasoline?
1100 RPM torque peak?
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By tooloud10
#8396
JDS968 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:40 pm Official announcement supposed to be next week.
Here's the press release. Honestly, the TRX sounds awesome but the towing and payload aren't much higher than the Raptor's. The engine sounds awesome but I suspect this is going to be significantly more expensive than $60k--probably closer to $85k, I'll bet.

Any word on that?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... nU21lg9L3c
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By JDS968
#8486
Yeah, towing numbers look pretty close. That automatic trailer reversing system looks convenient, but doesn't actually add any real capability.

Pricing on the website right now looks like around $72k MSRP.



I gotta say, I kind of REALLY want one right now. But even though the Hellcat motor is supposed to be the headline, I'd still want one even more with a tuned up diesel.
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By Airkuhl
#8803
Awesome truck. And even though I love my Raptor, I do miss my humble Ram in some ways as well. I prefer the Raptor exterior and the Ram interior.

I specced one out as close to my Raptor as possible and it looks like about a $15K premium. That's serious money. I hope it works out for Ram, more options is always good.
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By tooloud10
#8820
JDS968 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:40 pm I gotta say, I kind of REALLY want one right now. But even though the Hellcat motor is supposed to be the headline, I'd still want one even more with a tuned up diesel.
Agreed, the engine wouldn't be the draw for me. Hell, how much would it cost with a 400hp engine?
Airkuhl wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:01 pm Awesome truck. And even though I love my Raptor, I do miss my humble Ram in some ways as well. I prefer the Raptor exterior and the Ram interior.

I specced one out as close to my Raptor as possible and it looks like about a $15K premium. That's serious money. I hope it works out for Ram, more options is always good.
Agreed.
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By JDS968
#8831
Some kind of hybrid between the Rebel and TRX using the 5.7 Hemi at 395hp/410tq with the TRX body, suspension, and axles should be easy, logistically. Just don't know if Product Planning and Marketing would go for it.

Even without taking over the 5.0L Cummins program, I'd still want to buy one with the 3.0L diesel.

I definitely prefer the Ram exteriors, although I don't like the Limited front end much with the extra narrow headlights. I miss the old DS Ram styling, that was my favorite looking pickup in the last couple decades. The recent Ford, Chevy, and GMC pickups keep getting uglier and uglier with every refresh. I think the current Chevy is offensively ugly and the Ford is not far behind.
By TRAKCAR
#27405
I think the embargo on how it drives ends at midnight, if it rides soft and cushy and the tires are not crazy loud, what could you want more from a vehicle?
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By tooloud10
#31423
I'm still kicking this around. Considering a Cayenne Turbo as well, but I have to say that the much lower depreciation of the Raptor is very appealing to me. Most of my delay in pulling the trigger is because it's starting to not make any sense to buy a used Raptor when the pricing looks like this:

'17 w/ 120k miles = $45k
'17 w/ 36k miles = $55k
'20 w/ 0 miles = $65k
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By tooloud10
#35725
Doing my best to work out a deal on a '19 Raptor with every option, but I feel like I'm speaking a different language than anyone employed at a major brand car dealership these days.

My entire career has been spent in sales and I never encounter shit as sleazy as the stuff I run into while trying to buy a car. I found the perfect vehicle at a dealer in Wisconsin about two hours from my home, and against my better judgment I gave them my email and phone number. I've been contacted by no fewer than three different employees in 24 hours, have indicated that I'm interested in the vehicle at the lower of two prices I can see online, and all they care about is when I can come over to look at it and test drive it.

I'm not driving two hours to dick around with idiots for hours, I don't need to inspect or test drive the vehicle until the deal is worked out, I'm not even asking for a discount from the lowest advertised price (which is reasonably fair).

I just don't want to play games with assholes, simple as that. I would buy a lot more cars if it wasn't for the losers that modern car dealerships employ.

Looking really good! You must be excited :)

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