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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default US Border Patrol Vehicle: Ford F150 SVT Raptor

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REPORT: U.S. Border Patrol considering Ford F150 SVT Raptor

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2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor - Click above image for high-res gallery

Very few people have ridden in Ford's upcoming Raptor; we have. And allow us to tell you what: it's astonishing. Perhaps the single most impressive production vehicle ever, even if the prototypes we rode shotgun in were only 90% complete. That good, really? Yes, truly. Imagine bounding across the Nevada desert at 100 mph (fuel cutoff) and then leaping 45 feet through the air, landing, and doing it again and again and again. That is the magic of SVT and their Raptor.

With that in mind, what government agency could make use of such a steroidal, hardcore truck? No, not FEMA. Exactly, the Border Patrol. We can think of no vehicle more suited to running down a gang of coyotes that Ford's uber-off roader. After all, the SVT Raptor was developed in the grueling deserts of Southern California and Northern Mexico, the Boarder Patrol's home turf. And with 11.2 inches of gas-shock suspension travel in the front and 13.4 inches out back, there is very little if anything that will slow this beast down.

The Customs and Border Protection division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reportedly wants at least ten of these monsters. Pickuptrucks.com indicates that the government's purchasing agents are requesting bare bones work interiors instead of the fancy leather and Synced up cockpits found in the consumer models. In our estimation, this change would only serve to make the Raptor even more functional and/or intimidating. No word on whether the Feds would like to go for the 5.4-liter Triton V8, or the much more powerful all-new 6.2-liter V8. Either way, keep an eye peeled if you need to make a run for the border.
That would be awesome. Maybe it would help prevent shit like this from happening!
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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wow, the octomom would be proud
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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How much will each of these cost us?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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Got a customer that is getting one of these and wants to lift it right away.

*Shakes head*
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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #6
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I saw one on my way to Battle Creek a couple weeks ago. It was driving the opposite way on the highway I was. Look really cool in person. When I mentioned it to a group of guys I know they were all like "what the heck is that" LOL

I saw the new CTS Wagon that day too.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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How much will each of these cost us?
Regular one for a consumer starts around 40k
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #8
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we have some of these at work. the turbo gas v8 was supposed to come in these but its a pos
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Old August 8th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #9
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How much will each of these cost us?
Not nearly as much as the illegals they will run ( I mean track)down with it.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #10
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If they get these I may be looking for a career change.
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we have some of these at work. the turbo gas v8 was supposed to come in these but its a pos
LOL.........

Never had a turbo gas V8.
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ok your right never had prototypes of these motors all knowing man
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ok your right never had prototypes of these motors all knowing man

I never said I knew everything. But since I design all the service tools for the dealers, I would know all the engine combos per vehicle. Never was in a PDL.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #14
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Not nearly as much as the illegals they will run ( I mean track)down with it.
do you really want to argue over this one?
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By the time Obama gives them better health care then the ppl that work and have to pay for it and after he gives away our social security to them I am pretty sure the trucks would be a drop in the bucket.
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I have passed a blue one on I69 a few times.
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By the time Obama gives them better health care then the ppl that work and have to pay for it and after he gives away our social security to them I am pretty sure the trucks would be a drop in the bucket.
Thank you for being smart enough to understand.
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I see 1-2 trucks full a day each AM on my way to work.

Nice.

88YJ has laid hands on them and says they work well.
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I passed a convoy of them over the 4th of July weekend heading back from up north...not too bad for a Ford
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