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Spy Shots — 2022 Ranger Raptor Mule Caught Testing

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    From SEMA:

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    This is a mule for the next-generation Ranger Raptor in Metro Detroit.

    Last week, photographers got shots of a current-gen Ranger Raptor testing with a gasoline engine and posed the question “Is this just a powertrain mule for the next-gen Ranger Raptor?” Apparently the answer was “yes.” This mule doesn’t offer up much in exterior changes, but it does appear to have the next-gen interior (it’s fully camo’ed), next-gen suspension (it’s hidden by camo bristles) and next-gen powertrain (it clearly had a gas engine and now features dual exhaust).

    According to Road and Track, “This new truck has a project code of P703 and shares much of its design with the upcoming Bronco. The frames for both the next-generation Ranger and Bronco are being launched by the same team at Modatek, according to social-media profiles for engineers.”

    Powertrain options aren’t known at this point, but the ’19 Ranger FX4 debuted with a version of the 2.3L Ecoboost used in the Mustang and Lincoln MKC paired to a 10-speed automatic, although other engine options for the Ranger Raptor could consist of a version of the 2.7L Ecoboost V6, also found in the F-150 (this mule sounded like it had a V6).

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    barspen Active Member Established Member

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    Want one!
     
  3. CobraBob

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    I like the look of the rear. Looks promising. It's going to have a strong appeal to many who prefer the size over a full-size truck.
     
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  4. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Hard Pass.

    I currently have a Ranger Rental. Meh

    Suspension is Sloppy, transmission has brain farts and build quality is ho-hum 2010 Ford.

    21mpg, 90% 50mph highway 2wd.


    My 2005 Tacoma is better built, driving and more torquey with a nicer bed.

    Rangers top into the 50's, so I can't see paying $50-65k when I can get a F150 Raptor for $55-70k.
     
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  6. svtfocus2cobra

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  7. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    The 02-07 fx4 level II is the ranger to buy. The new one sucks ass imo.
     
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    Yea still going to be hard to justify the coin they will want for one
     
  9. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I bought an 02 one new. I miss it sometimes. It would probably have gotten a 5.0 if I had kept it.
     
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    Looking at this one now.
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  11. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    It sure seems as if Ford half-assed the new Ranger. Some really poor functionality quirks (back seat folds down stupidly, no soft open tailgate, etc.) The Taco and GM twins are relatively old in comparison, and the Ranger is at best, somewhere mid-pack.

    Maybe this is intentional to protect cannibalization of the F series.
     
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  12. blk02edge

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    That is my best friends truck.... Located in Vancouver BC. I helped him find it and it is every bit as mint as the ad reflects
     
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  13. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Auto or manual?
     
  14. Russo

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    not a fan of the 2.7... but i do welcome the new 2.0 biturbo diesel..
     
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    I don't care for the new Ranger either. Especially the price point.

    Are you having any frame rust issues? I hear that's been a big problem for Toyota in the recent decade.
     
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    Manual. I have the exact same truck but black, mine looks slightly different these days though
     
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    My next vehicle will be another truck, I would like a midsize as I don't really need a full size but the money they want for them I can't help but look at full size trucks around the same price. Seems you can get a pretty good discount on a full size that makes the price difference negligible.
     
  18. SID297

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    A 2 year old F-150 is the way to go.
     
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  19. svtfocus2cobra

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    Im waiting for the Bronco. Talked to a friend from highschool that works for Ford in the GT program and he said we are all absolutely going to want one and said he is getting one as soon as they drop. Dont know how much truck it will be but I still want one.
     
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    Out of all these up coming vehicles the Bronco is #1 on my anticipation scale. 20x more excited for it than anything else, I just pray that Im not let down. Knowing that its ranger based IFS is a bit of a bummer already though
     
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