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The new, 2018 Ford Raptor features a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 which shares its architecture with several other Ford cars from the Explorer to the Ford GT supercar. It seems Ford has left quite a bit of power on the table, because Hypercar Engineering of Charlotte, NC seems to have found an extra 125 Wheel Horsepower and 172 lb/ft of torque with an upgraded true dual 3" exhaust, all-aluminum intercooler, and an ECU tune. That is an excellent figure, and so Matt headed out to some California Fire Roads for a quick blast.

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    • TheSmokingTire

      Hello everyone! Thanks for watching. As always, when we show a tuner car, debates flare up in the comments about the validity of dyno testing. Apparently, everyone is a cheat, except the guy you use, right? Anyway, I have contacted HyperCar Development for some clarification on the exact dyno equipment so the accused "artificially low" numbers can be verified, as well as sent notes to other tuners to check if the gains in power are comparable to what others are seeing with similar setups. If/when I hear back, I will post follow-ups here rather than responding to individual comments. The goal is honesty, transparency, and someone selling a package that works as advertised, but the fact is that all dyno machines read differently, and, again, all that matters is the GAINS, not the stock and ending numbers. If +125HP/+175TQ is consistent across the industry with this setup, then there is no reason to question the dyno figures, because they do what they do correctly - show GAINS. However, if something feels fishy, my allegiance is to the audience, not the tuner, and I plan to share that information if I get it.

      My personal stance on the matter is that it would be pretty stupid for a company to lie about their dyno numbers and then print hundreds of cards out with that chart on it to, give away at a show and have people like me show on camera. You're litterally setting up a model that can't be replicated later by the customer. Pretty stupid indeed. The whole door was full of those cards. I do not think these are stupid people, so I will take their data at face value until I have reason to believe otherwise. Considering this is an off-the-shelf package, customers gains should be consistent with my test car and the printed chart.

      about 1 year ago
    • Holden SS V Redline
      Holden SS V Redline In reply to TheSmokingTire

      Great response to the “YouTube keyboard” dyno experts. All of these viewers (some own vehicles in question and some dream) but few people build anything at all. I have dyno tested the same motorcycle at two shops in Huntington Beach, Ca. on a Friday and Saturday respectively and received figures that varied. Both shops were at sea level, temperature and humidity were within a few degrees and the fuel was not switched. I haven’t dyno tested my 2018 F-150 Limited 4wd yet. I don’t really care what the stock whp is on a vehicle I bought to put the dogs in the back seat, but I have a 5-Star tune (91 octane), mechanical BOV, Full-Race intercooler and TBS, Air Raid conical intake, Stainless Works down pipe with high flow cats and a SPD turbo adapter with stock muffler because the exit pipe diameter is the same size as most aftermarket systems. But with TC off, I can roast tires for days on stock 22” inch wheels and gears. With TC on, I can still break the tires loose for 15 to 20 feet before the ECU cuts power and corrects. That’s my dyno. Ass to seat - foot to floor. AND to add insult to another keyboard expert... Nvr Dwn Hennessey is not the best benchmark for honesty, integrity and build quality. There is a reason that they have been sued over and over again at a pace like the second-hand on a time clock. And BTW... since I think you’re a keyboard car enthusiast and likely own a Corolla, Forza is not real racing and stickers don’t add HP.

      about 5 months ago
    • Travis Hart
      Travis Hart In reply to TheSmokingTire

      lol what a joke. dyno companies always claim dynojet's numbers are super padded, and yes it is true they are generally higher than a quality dyno with an eddy brake, but that's their SOFTWARE. anybody at anytime on any dyno can fudge numbers through software. 275 rwhp is inaccurate, period.

      about 8 months ago
    • Napster6
      Napster6 In reply to TheSmokingTire

      Your woefully wrong about the horsepower numbers.. That's just embarrassing for the smoking tire. wow.

      about 1 year ago
    • TurboDieselDan
      TurboDieselDan In reply to TheSmokingTire

      Ive always wondered why Raptor dyno numbers have always been so low vs F250 Powerstroke's/ Cummins/ Duramax which have half the associated drivetrain loss of a Raptor, same goes for Escalades if people gonna blame drivetrain losses on the type of fuel it burns.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daryoush Borja
      Daryoush Borja In reply to TheSmokingTire

      Can you please look at the dyno numbers again.

      about 1 year ago
    • Joe Momma
      Joe Momma

      Where is this?! I want to take my truck there

      about 22 days ago
    • Ed Meyer
      Ed Meyer

      That front bumper is disgusting

      about 24 days ago
    • Aquario Amico
      Aquario Amico

      Who makes the bumpers?

      about 1 month ago
    • Voltron 212
      Voltron 212

      What location in California did you take the truck off roading? I live in California and I’m looking for places to take my truck off-roading.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jwh Merica
      Jwh Merica

      Don’t care how much power it has it still sounds like a boosted lawnmower. Ford should have kept the v8. Looks bad ass though.

      about 2 months ago
    • good luck
      good luck

      This truck is amazing

      about 3 months ago
    • VOIP Portland
      VOIP Portland

      As wide as a Hummer H1. Practicality rating is a 2.

      about 4 months ago
    • Green Rush
      Green Rush

      Matt OMG thats all i have to say. T

      about 4 months ago
    • Ron Soyka
      Ron Soyka

      And those numbers. It has been widely reported that with the '18 version of the ecoboost, the hp/torque numbers were 450/510. I dont know what you got there, but it sure doesnt seem to be the '18 version. I'm with ya on the need for proper sound, though.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ron Soyka
      Ron Soyka

      Looks sharp, but that doesnt look like it has US-required front bumper to meet safety regs. I would have preferred to see a street-legal version in this video.

      about 4 months ago
    • Tyler Padgett
      Tyler Padgett

      Drives like a Raptor sounds like a base model ranger.

      about 4 months ago
    • 11Cobra

      Full of crap 275 RWHP bc of tires and blah blah and 11 months and no response. Terrible

      about 5 months ago
    • Garrett Rush
      Garrett Rush

      350/400 wheel stock on dynojet

      about 7 months ago
    • Butch Dye
      Butch Dye

      You know this truck is like any off road vehicle. If you don’t know what you doing going off road you’ll tear the sob up as stressful as shit. The truck is not impervious to damage. All the videos you see are the raptor speeding on a dirt road. A Jeep cannot do that. The Raptor is marketing home run for ford.

      about 7 months ago
    • Tt55 K
      Tt55 K

      Ugh, v6 trucks .... no thanks

      about 8 months ago
    • Lee L
      Lee L

      it was fast

      about 8 months ago
    • Test Test
      Test Test

      Wheel hp and torque stock sound low?

      about 10 months ago
    • Simon Vance
      Simon Vance

      Nice to see a Raptor actually being driven off road!

      about 10 months ago
    • Andrew

      Does anyone know the front and rear bumper that were used on this raptor?

      about 11 months ago
    • ntme9

      3:18  oooph that exhaust sound is cringe worthy with a truck as cool as a raptor, they should have offered it with the 5.0, then whipple charge it!

      about 11 months ago
    • ntme9

      so 600fwhp = 400rwhp? seems a bit of a stretch

      about 11 months ago
    • O Racancoj
      O Racancoj

      Anybody know what kind of glasses he has

      about 11 months ago
    • RockyTop1911

      Man, I'm going to have to find a desert to get my Raptor going like that. I live in the Swamp.

      about 1 year ago
    • Alfredo Martinez
      Alfredo Martinez

      Paddles are great, til you get into hard stop to stop turns and need to grab gears. That being said, I don't like my button shift either. A manual would end this all!! Yeah.

      about 1 year ago
    • Crybabehot

      It’s fast for that big truck,but too expensive

      about 1 year ago
    • Phil Meup
      Phil Meup

      No one gives a shit about Petrolbox!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Philip G
      Philip G

      Those sunglasses are F****** SICK!

      about 1 year ago
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      about 1 year ago
    • DUNE YXZ
      DUNE YXZ

      “Send it”...see SXSBLOG!

      about 1 year ago