(1080p version re-upload)

Recently had a 2.5" leveling kit installed to bring up the front end as well as installed a Borla ATAK full exhaust system on my 2018 Raptor. Just giving an honest review of it + 10k mile owner review as well.

Raptor Assault 6/19-6/20!

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    • Seth Peters
      Seth Peters

      Wish I could have watched past the first few minutes. Bit long winded...

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Seth Peters

      well, its an owner review. i'll try to keep it to "trucks cool, thx for watching" next time :D

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Garcia
      Jose Garcia

      No point in spending money for an exhaust... it’s a v6 nothing you do will give it v8 bald eagles

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Jose Garcia

      +Jose Garcia 100%. ive had 0 issues so far but ive only got about 17k miles on it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Garcia
      Jose Garcia In reply to Jose Garcia

      Big Guy Bigger Truck overall it’s a solid truck though

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Jose Garcia

      eh, it was worth a shot. definitely no comparing to a v8 though.

      about 1 month ago
    • sixshooter4570
      sixshooter4570

      I just recently purchased a new Raptor in Ruby Red Metallic Supercrew and I love it.

      Already Line-X the bed & will do the rear wheel wells this week. Next week Weather Tech low profile bug guard & in channel window rain guards, Recon dual row tailgate sequencing running-backup-blinker-tail lights, two 6" rectangular back-up lights hidden underneath tied to 6th Up-lifter switch. Two Rigid hyper-spot combo hood lights mounted on hood hinge brackets, three lights on each side in the front bumper open space on both sides driving, fog & spot lights tied to three separate Up-lifter switches. One switch left which will probably be a 50" curved roof mounted light.

      Oh yeah - front tinted windows, mud flaps and some type of bed cover.... maybe Undercover or maybe a retractable and a smaller 4' x 21" tool box.

      Then I take a break!

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to sixshooter4570

      hahaha grats man! PACE YOURSELF!!!!!! lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Joel Dugger
      Joel Dugger

      Walnut Grove Market!

      about 2 months ago
    • Wojciech Gierczynski
      Wojciech Gierczynski

      I hope you did alighment after adjusting Coilovers since everything was disconnected apart meaning: tire rods, lower and upper control arms and knuckles.

      about 4 months ago
    • The Kid
      The Kid

      What's up bro. Another question to ask you. So since you went to raptor school and as far as doing modifications to the raptor Such as exhaust, cold air intake..... you know stuff like that, will that void the warranty at all? Thanks again for your response

      about 5 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to The Kid

      you'll really want to meet your service advisor at the dealership and talk to them. stuff like that SHOULDNT cause you any issues but technically it can void warranty. just talk to your dealership and be polite about it. they generally know you're going to mod some stuff and will work with you.

      about 5 months ago
    • john T
      john T

      The drive shaft clunk varies. My 2012 reg cab had a minor issue. My 2017 raptor supercab no issue with that at all. 15000,00 miles so far. Love the truck.

      about 7 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to john T

      yeah, my friend is a long time mechanic and says he's seen that issue for 10+ years but some trucks have it some dont. my drivers seat bottom came loose so I may have them fix that while its in getting that fixed.

      about 7 months ago
    • Charles henson
      Charles henson

      I was under the impression that 1.5" was level on the raptor,so I ordered the 2.5" front & 1.5" rear lift for mine.
      Had the borla atak on my 16 5.0 & no way was I gonna make my raptor sound cheesy & spend $1,000+ to do it,so no borla atak for this truck.
      The borla s type is probably borlas best offering for the raptor.

      about 7 months ago
    • MDJAK
      MDJAK

      I had a 2017 Raptor, my first truck ever. Really liked it. Put about 10k in first year and sold it. I now have a 2018 Platinum but I do miss the Raptor. I’m looking forward to the 2019 to see the supposed new Recaro seats.

      about 7 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to MDJAK

      totally understandable. I'm not a offroad guy so my truck is purely a grocery getter. I had a SRT jeep and really enjoyed that. I needed a V8 in my life so i picked up a pontiac g8 gt in mint condition to work on and fix my v8 issue. Before I'd driven the Raptor I drove a coworkers Plat and LOVED it. The Raptor is a cool truck but I'm just setting $ on fire every month that could be thrown at my project car. Nice to see im not the only one who bought one and can admit its not exactly what I need right now lol. I'm sure I'll miss it though if I do trade it.

      about 7 months ago
    • MDJAK
      MDJAK In reply to MDJAK

      Big Guy Bigger Truck in truth, I first got a Porsche Panamera 4, a 2018. I loved the new interior. I live in NY and in August 2017 we took the Raptor to Nashville and on to Boulder and Utah and did some off roading. I really liked that. But here in NY there is zero opportunity to do that and the truck-like handling of the Raptor grew tiresome, especially the squirming under hard braking and the way the rear skipped out on bumpy highway curves. I quickly got bored of the Panamera and traded it for a 911. Once I realized I didn’t want to have the 911 as “my” only vehicle (my wife drives a Rx350) I got the Platinum. Much better ride, seats more comfortable, longer seat cushion so provides better under thigh support. And I really like the lower auto side steps to get in and out. Better mpg too. All that said, I do miss the look and toughness of the Raptor and sometimes wish I kept it. I miss the uplifter switches, the 3 super bright fogs I put on either side of the bumper, and the rear lights I had installed under the rear bumper.

      about 7 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to MDJAK

      Out of curiosity why did you get rid of it? I'm debating getting a plat as well. The $$ to fun ratio for the Raptor just isnt really there for me. It's a KILLER truck but I'm not enjoying it as much as I pay for it lol.

      about 7 months ago
    • Teo P
      Teo P

      I prefer Flowmaster Delta mufflers over Borla. They make great headers, but their mufflers are too race-boy for me. Flowmaster sounds amazing

      about 7 months ago
    • milovan Bicanin
      milovan Bicanin In reply to Teo P

      Teo P, it’s funny I guess the Flowmaster sounds loud on some vehicles/trucks and not on others(btw I didn’t remove the resonator either). It definitely was a toss up between the FM
      or the MF. Thanks man cheers to you too. 🍻

      about 7 months ago
    • Teo P
      Teo P In reply to Teo P

      +milovan Bicanin
      Aye, my Jeep had the Delta 40! Loud as f*, hahaha
      Eventually replaced it with a more passenger-friendly Magnaflow. Still bellows, but more tolerable 😁👍

      about 7 months ago
    • milovan Bicanin
      milovan Bicanin In reply to Teo P

      Teo P I agree as well. I have a 18 Raptor and swapped out the factory exhaust for a Flowmaster 40 I think it’s the 40. I stage away from the Outlaw muffler. I think it gives that deep throaty sound(of course it’s not v8 sound), but I love it. Doesn’t have that raspy sound like Borla or Corsa when you stand on it. My own opinion. Friend in town has 17 and drives by my place all the time and will stand on it from time to time, try being on the outside and listening to it. NOT FOR ME!! Good luck with the wrap, you definitely have more patience then I do, lol.
      Cheers 🍻

      about 7 months ago
    • Ricky Rick
      Ricky Rick

      Any issues so far? What's your mpgs?

      about 8 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Ricky Rick

      i had 1 weird day where the truck seemed like it was in limp home mode after a weird start up but other than that nothing. havent had that happen again since. ATAK was removed and replaced with the S-Type (video in the works) exhaust. much happier. I'll get my mpg when i go out again tonight. think its probably 16-18ish

      about 8 months ago
    • Kino A
      Kino A

      The difference between a lift kit and a perch is night a day. Adding the perch will give you a « leveled » look but it decreases your suspension travel and will cause excess wear on the cv boots and other components. You can get either the new fox racing upgrades coil-overs or the much better built King 3.0’s and adjust the height along with new lower and upper control arms and new spindle, then you have a LIFT KIT :) about 6k difference in price and much better ride quality. Thanks for the review.

      about 8 months ago
    • k1ngcarlos
      k1ngcarlos

      Hey joey random question... how was phone coverage at the raptor assault

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to k1ngcarlos

      ATT

      about 9 months ago
    • k1ngcarlos
      k1ngcarlos In reply to k1ngcarlos

      Big Guy Bigger Truck what provider do u have

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to k1ngcarlos

      it was pretty ok til we got towards 7k+ feet up when we had lunch. it was kind of spotty up there in the hills.

      about 9 months ago
    • Mark Baldwin
      Mark Baldwin

      Great review. It would be so interesting to see you attempt the wrap yourself. Does the leveling kit affect the feel of braking, or the braking performance?

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Mark Baldwin

      i can tell a tiny difference in the ride. mostly the position of the nose of the truck being higher though i think. man, me wrapping is going to probably be a 5 episode mini series on "why you should never do this" lol.

      about 9 months ago
    • dcouwlier
      dcouwlier

      It’s always California

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to dcouwlier

      ALWAYS lol thanks for watching man.

      about 9 months ago
    • BeastMode11
      BeastMode11

      Hey man, saw you on Obsessed Garage's video at Ford Performance and saw you are in Memphis. Me too, had my black 17 SCAB about two weeks now.

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to BeastMode11

      im with you on that man. I'm way more impressed with it than i thought i ever would be. probably the only thing that could get me to trade in is the new Bronco.

      about 9 months ago
    • BeastMode11
      BeastMode11 In reply to BeastMode11

      It's the best vehicle I've ever owned. Wasn't me I don't think, my black has the Ford in orange front and back

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to BeastMode11

      How are you liking it? You didnt happen to be behind me the other day when traffic was detoured? I had a black scab behind me for a few minutes til walnut grove.

      about 10 months ago
    • N W
      N W

      hey buddy, saw you on the OG Channel, recognized and came by to say whassup,! hope all is well

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to N W

      sup man! yeah we had a pretty good time last week. Matt's a trip. Thx for coming by :D

      about 10 months ago
    • k1ngcarlos
      k1ngcarlos

      Hey joey... check out my raptor video/trailer....
      https://youtu.be/IQpL_WcbkbY

      about 10 months ago
    • John Watt
      John Watt

      It’s a 2” lift stop lying and trying to compensate. Also shouldve bought a Chevy.

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to John Watt

      *and complains about cs a lot.

      about 9 months ago
    • John Watt
      John Watt In reply to John Watt

      Think that’s what you meant to say ;)

      about 9 months ago
    • John Watt
      John Watt In reply to John Watt

      Listens to drake, is better than me at Cs*

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to John Watt

      i mean, you're not wrong..

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to John Watt

      you'll have to excuse john. hes a buddy of mine that thinks hes funny :P but mostly he just listens to drake and rages in CS

      about 9 months ago
    • ewafnfgaweiawe
      ewafnfgaweiawe

      I'm glad it doesn't have a V8. It wouldn't be anything but the last gen raptor if this were the case. The fun factor on this truck is through the roof. If I were driving a Mustang or Camaro. I want sound! But in a truck. Don't care. Last thing I want is a goddamn H1 Military humvee sound. Hey Joey, I got approved for the 2018 Raptor in Ca at MSRP. Going to trade in my 17 Lariat soon.

      about 10 months ago
    • sh0cktim3
      sh0cktim3 In reply to ewafnfgaweiawe

      ewafnfgaweiawe What city in Northern, Ca? Im in Southern Cali and looking to get one.

      about 8 months ago
    • jawesselman
      jawesselman In reply to ewafnfgaweiawe

      Big Guy Bigger Truck lol isn’t that the truth, in MD the inflation is ridiculous, if you go out of state, the prices are night and day. Probably end up buying one in another state here within the next month.

      about 9 months ago
    • ewafnfgaweiawe
      ewafnfgaweiawe In reply to ewafnfgaweiawe

      I agree with that. It's true :)

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to ewafnfgaweiawe

      "the demand" is more like "people started going out of state and getting them for msrp so we are too" lol.

      about 10 months ago
    • ewafnfgaweiawe
      ewafnfgaweiawe In reply to ewafnfgaweiawe

      They advertise them for $90k dealer mark up. But they removed the $20k right off the top and start at $68-$70k. This dealer is big so they can afford to lower the price. Also, they mentioned that the demand has been met, Now they can sell to the folks who wanted one that is not rich. This is in NorCal.

      about 10 months ago
    • Salim Daher
      Salim Daher

      If they don’t take it back, I’ll buy it

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Salim Daher

      much appreciated man. borla picked it up already. thanks a lot tho.

      about 10 months ago
    • Andry El Toro
      Andry El Toro

      Hey Joey, why did you go with a spacer over a mid perch collar for your levelling kit?

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Andry El Toro

      Dont worry, you can watch the 1-3 part video series of me wrapping mine. You'll probably be glad you didnt do it yourself lol!

      about 9 months ago
    • Andry El Toro
      Andry El Toro In reply to Andry El Toro

      Will post a vid on my YT when i get. About the Raptor assault: Not sure i can manage to time to fly over..can't wait to see your wapping project. I am planning to go Avery too but i'm not brave enough to DIY so i'll just buy the roll and hand it to a shop lol

      about 9 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Andry El Toro

      thats exciting man. I want to see pictures. you should sign up for the raptor assault once you get it and come to the states for it. it's a lot of fun. learned a lot about the truck too.

      about 10 months ago
    • Andry El Toro
      Andry El Toro In reply to Andry El Toro

      thanks for your feeback on your mods the ship carrying my raptor is expected around 16th of July..cant wait for it

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to Andry El Toro

      the main difference (as far as i understand) is that mid perch will result in a slightly stiffer ride but doesnt cause stress when the cv joints at full extension. leveling kit had minimal ride stiffness and if you use your truck offroad
      (which i dont) it could cause issues with your cv joints. For a purely cosmetic mod I went for the $40-50 option instead of the 200-300+ option that a perch would cost. If you plan to offroad your truck I would recommend going with a perch collar though. Thx for watching man.

      about 10 months ago
    • David Hobbs
      David Hobbs

      Good to know, at 10,000 miles no issues, such as oil leaks, which I keep hearing about on the Ford Raptor forum. My 2018 just turned over 4,000 miles. Weekend truck, Doesn't see the rough.

      about 10 months ago
    • Kino A
      Kino A In reply to David Hobbs

      David Hobbs oil leaks were due to a bad oil pan. Raptors built April 2018 on received the new aluminum pan and there has been zero leaks. Go underneath yours and check.

      about 8 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to David Hobbs

      Mine's a daily but I dont offroad it at all. Purely grocery store/target/work. 0 issues though. I will probably be taking it in to talk about the drive shaft "clunk" just to get it resolved but thats a widespread ford thing.

      about 10 months ago
    • FlyBy804
      FlyBy804

      Much better 👍

      about 10 months ago
    • FlyBy804
      FlyBy804 In reply to FlyBy804

      Big Guy Bigger Truck that’s awesome can’t wait to see it all. I need to get registered

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to FlyBy804

      man it was a good time. lot of video editing to get to in the next week or so. gonna try to get that all together.

      about 10 months ago
    • FlyBy804
      FlyBy804 In reply to FlyBy804

      Big Guy Bigger Truck way less for sure 😁. Hey how was raptor assault school??

      about 10 months ago
    • Big Guy Bigger Truck
      Big Guy Bigger Truck In reply to FlyBy804

      way less awful lol. thx.

      about 10 months ago