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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Planning the drive home... using Roadtrippers.com

We're buying the Raptor in Colorado and driving home in a few weeks.  We were looking for some things to do along the way - and I found Roadtrippers.com!  What a cool site!

You can add SO many different things, gas stations, shopping, lodging, even off-the-beaten path stuff too!


Here's our plans to drive 2 days home - almost 1,000 miles of exploring 👀


2017 Raptor Drive Home on Roadtrippers

Can't wait - getting so close!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Iron Remover Comparisons - gotta love Autopia Forums!

When you get your new car - it looks shiny after the dealer preps it - but many times it's a simple wash-n-go which leaves lots of contaminants in/on your paint... if your vehicle was transported by train - you'll most likely have 'rail dust' embedded in your paint.

Paint contamination consists of any airborne chemical compounds, ferrous (iron containing) particles, adhesives, industrial fallout, rail dust, acid rain, bird droppings, road tar, grime, tree sap, bugs, water spots, brake dust, road salt, oil, paint overspray, etc. either on or embedded in the paint surface. Some of these contaminants, particularly fresh contaminants, may come off the paint surface with the initial washing. Some other contaminants, however, will actually penetrate and/or bond to the paint and, over time, eat into the clear coat thereby causing pitting, premature clear coat failure, and/or overall accelerated degradation of the paint.

The guys at Autopia.org have a great Iron remover comparison.
Full post here

Here are the contenders!!






just crazy!  You can't see this until you chemically treat it!


What do you think?  Do you de-iron your vehicles?


So what's new in Ford Sync 3 version 2.2?

Seeing a lot of folks wondering what is 'better' when you upgrade from SYNC3 v1 to Version 2.2.

Here's a list of changes from the Ford Website 👍👍
You can learn more about the update here: https://www.f150forum.com/f118/current-sync-3-carplay-android-auto-information-360660/index261/#post5239735




Monday, March 13, 2017

My 2017 Raptor Wish List

Here's a list of things I'm hoping to get for the 2017 Ford Raptor...
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  SPD High Flow Turbo Exhaust Adapters

install bits for the adapters :)



It's just a start! 💗💙💚💛💜

Saturday, March 11, 2017

2017 Raptor Ecoboost Review - Ford F150 Raptor Official Comparison, Spec...

The journey of buying our 2017 Ford Raptor - Preamble...

I've always been amazed with the Ford F-150, never was really a 'truck guy' to be honest, but
respected that a vehicle can last 40+ years in production, and leading the way most of those years...

When Ford announced the 2017 Ford Raptor - on the refreshed body style introduced in 2015 - it caught my eye.  Not only did the styling look amazing, but the V6 twin-turbo was intriguing.  The Ford Ecoboost strategy has done very well in recent years.  Every automaker goes through ups and downs in manufacturing, but Ecoboost has caught on in a big way.  We love our 2016 Ford Focus ST with the 2.0L ecoboost motor... decent MPG and excellent power in such a little car!

So many different sites to get information on these trucks - a few of my favorites listed here:







Looking for a 2017 Raptor for Sale? http://raptorfinder.com/ 


more posts to come...  the truck is almost here!