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2017-12-30 08:20:55 AM  
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Why?  WHY?
 
2017-12-30 08:58:11 AM  

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Why?  WHY?


So people don't have to assume you suffer from micro-penis or jumbo-clit.  They'll see that truck and just know.
 
2017-12-30 09:06:11 AM  
I thought they were going to stick to their normal naming and call it the Ford ExCessive
 
2017-12-30 09:11:32 AM  
Oh dang, those are sharp looking trucks. Kind of makes me wish I had one but the cost would blow.

/'83 K30 with a Vortec 6000 is my fun truck
 
2017-12-30 09:12:14 AM  

hashtag.acronym: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480][View Full Size image _x_]

Why?  WHY?

So people don't have to assume you suffer from micro-penis or jumbo-clit.  They'll see that truck and just know.


Clenis?
 
2017-12-30 09:19:17 AM  
the company is like Roush, Saleen, or Steeda. They are modifying F250s from ford for an extra cost. This is not a car from the factory unlike the normal Raptor. Also, the article states there is no step up while their website claims "Amp Research Electric Steps are the number one option most people have installed.  They are completely hidden until you open the door and then they automatically extend." I am more interested in how they charge $35k and don't bother at least throwing on a downpipe back exhaust and a tune...
 
2017-12-30 09:29:52 AM  
Why American car write so many word on grill?

RAPTOR!!!!!!

So douchey.
 
2017-12-30 09:33:48 AM  
Ford MegaRaptor sounds like the name of  Power Rangers megazord
 
2017-12-30 09:35:26 AM  
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2017-12-30 09:42:52 AM  
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2017-12-30 09:58:36 AM  
No one has named megaraptor car of the year.
 
2017-12-30 10:03:50 AM  

blackartemis: the company is like Roush, Saleen, or Steeda. They are modifying F250s from ford for an extra cost. This is not a car from the factory unlike the normal Raptor. Also, the article states there is no step up while their website claims "Amp Research Electric Steps are the number one option most people have installed.  They are completely hidden until you open the door and then they automatically extend." I am more interested in how they charge $35k and don't bother at least throwing on a downpipe back exhaust and a tune...


Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??
 
2017-12-30 10:15:06 AM  

hashtag.acronym: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480][View Full Size image _x_]

Why?  WHY?

So people don't have to assume you suffer from micro-penis or jumbo-clit.  They'll see that truck and just know.


That is why I drive a single cab Ford Ranger.
 
2017-12-30 10:30:41 AM  

Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480]

Why?  WHY?


Because no one should legislate how you spend your disposable income?  Now i wouldn't spend it on that beast but it's their money.
 
2017-12-30 10:34:25 AM  
Canyonero
Youtube 7ZeFDe44Ddo
 
2017-12-30 10:38:13 AM  
Geographically, Canada is basically "what if Texas was an entire country, and also more frequently frozen over?"

There's not exactly a mystery why trucks would be more popular in a country where half of the population has literal hundreds of miles between them and actual civilization, they're just more useful than passenger-only vehicles.

There, I answered the idiot blogger's stupid 'begging the question' bit with the obvious, obvious reason so she can stop farking doing it.
 
2017-12-30 10:46:27 AM  
I work near a car Ford dealership and they have about a dozen $100k ford 150s. Shelbys, Roush, and other Raptor special editions.

I drive by daily and have seen the same trucks for close to a year now. I can understand having one of these things on your lot, but a dozen? When you're not selling any?
 
2017-12-30 11:15:57 AM  

QFarker: hashtag.acronym: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480][View Full Size image _x_]

Why?  WHY?

So people don't have to assume you suffer from micro-penis or jumbo-clit.  They'll see that truck and just know.

That is why I drive a single cab Ford Ranger.


Guys With Crappy Cars Must Have Huge Dongs
Youtube SV9Uu2T0q0E


Some NSFW language.
 
2017-12-30 11:16:40 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: QFarker: hashtag.acronym: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480][View Full Size image _x_]

Why?  WHY?

So people don't have to assume you suffer from micro-penis or jumbo-clit.  They'll see that truck and just know.

That is why I drive a single cab Ford Ranger.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/SV9Uu2T0​q0E?start=54]

Some NSFW language.


I should also add that I personally DD a hybrid Honda.
 
2017-12-30 11:22:24 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??


Because then your "performance" truck requires a hydraulic lift system, which includes a pump, lines, fluids and large, metal cylinders. These items are all rather heavy. Weight, in a vehicle, is the antithesis of performance. A set of swing-steps will weigh a couple dozen pounds as most.

In a bus, you aren't trying to shave tenths off of a 0-60 sprint, and you have to be accessible to all passengers, regardless of their capacity, so adding a couple hundred pounds of hydraulic lift gear isn't a problem.
 
2017-12-30 11:24:25 AM  
How the hell does one get into the MegaRaptor if there's not a side step. I'm 5'6 and have difficulty climbing in to my buddy's Ram.
I'd have to carry around a step stool for this thing.
 
2017-12-30 11:26:42 AM  

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Why?  WHY?


And here we are at her front door.

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2017-12-30 11:26:52 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: blackartemis: the company is like Roush, Saleen, or Steeda. They are modifying F250s from ford for an extra cost. This is not a car from the factory unlike the normal Raptor. Also, the article states there is no step up while their website claims "Amp Research Electric Steps are the number one option most people have installed.  They are completely hidden until you open the door and then they automatically extend." I am more interested in how they charge $35k and don't bother at least throwing on a downpipe back exhaust and a tune...

Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??


With the 40 and 46" tires and lift the air suspension wouldn't bring it much lower than the step already does and would be a much bigger price tag. Not even sure it would work with that offroad suspension it already has. Auto extending and retracting steps are probably the easiest and most cost effective option.
 
2017-12-30 11:43:25 AM  
'Raptor' means 'rapist'

That is all.
 
2017-12-30 11:46:54 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480]

Why?  WHY?

Because no one should legislate how you spend your disposable income?  Now i wouldn't spend it on that beast but it's their money.


Nobody should legislate how you spend your disposable income?

First, that's nonsense. There are tons of laws that regulate who can buy what, where they can buy it at, under what conditions they can buy it, etc, for a whole plethora of products.

Second, I'm actually fine with people buying these trucks if they want, so long as they never drive them. They should not be street legal anywhere, though.

These giant pickups are like tire fires, environmentally speaking. Sure, it's perfectly legal for me to buy as many used tires as I want, but you can bet that somebody will (and should) have a problem if I start burning them.
 
2017-12-30 11:47:18 AM  

grinding_journalist: itcamefromschenectady: Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??

Because then your "performance" truck requires a hydraulic lift system, which includes a pump, lines, fluids and large, metal cylinders. These items are all rather heavy. Weight, in a vehicle, is the antithesis of performance. A set of swing-steps will weigh a couple dozen pounds as most.

In a bus, you aren't trying to shave tenths off of a 0-60 sprint, and you have to be accessible to all passengers, regardless of their capacity, so adding a couple hundred pounds of hydraulic lift gear isn't a problem.


The Megaraptor weighs over 7,000 lbs! And has 46" tires!

Maybe they should've put tires like these on, if every pound counts:

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2017-12-30 11:50:03 AM  
A truck that tall wouldn't fit in a lot of garages....but since I mainly see them outside apartments/trailers I suppose that's not an issue.
 
2017-12-30 11:51:34 AM  

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Why?  WHY?


Why not, she's a little chunky but still cute.
 
2017-12-30 12:07:21 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: grinding_journalist: itcamefromschenectady: Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??

Because then your "performance" truck requires a hydraulic lift system, which includes a pump, lines, fluids and large, metal cylinders. These items are all rather heavy. Weight, in a vehicle, is the antithesis of performance. A set of swing-steps will weigh a couple dozen pounds as most.

In a bus, you aren't trying to shave tenths off of a 0-60 sprint, and you have to be accessible to all passengers, regardless of their capacity, so adding a couple hundred pounds of hydraulic lift gear isn't a problem.

The Megaraptor weighs over 7,000 lbs! And has 46" tires!

Maybe they should've put tires like these on, if every pound counts:

[i.pinimg.com image 850x566]


Or, conversely, started with a vehicle made by the company who came up with the slogan "add lightness"?

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2017-12-30 12:18:08 PM  

stuhayes2010: No one has named megaraptor car of the year.


That's the part I was looking for, too. TFA is actually "one or more douches in Canada lifted their trucks." Subby needs to go the penalty box for 2:00.
 
2017-12-30 12:27:57 PM  

emtwo: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480]

Why?  WHY?

Because no one should legislate how you spend your disposable income?  Now i wouldn't spend it on that beast but it's their money.

Nobody should legislate how you spend your disposable income?

First, that's nonsense. There are tons of laws that regulate who can buy what, where they can buy it at, under what conditions they can buy it, etc, for a whole plethora of products.

Second, I'm actually fine with people buying these trucks if they want, so long as they never drive them. They should not be street legal anywhere, though.

These giant pickups are like tire fires, environmentally speaking. Sure, it's perfectly legal for me to buy as many used tires as I want, but you can bet that somebody will (and should) have a problem if I start burning them.


Well, there it is....
 
2017-12-30 12:31:58 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: blackartemis: the company is like Roush, Saleen, or Steeda. They are modifying F250s from ford for an extra cost. This is not a car from the factory unlike the normal Raptor. Also, the article states there is no step up while their website claims "Amp Research Electric Steps are the number one option most people have installed.  They are completely hidden until you open the door and then they automatically extend." I am more interested in how they charge $35k and don't bother at least throwing on a downpipe back exhaust and a tune...

Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??


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2017-12-30 12:46:49 PM  
My son got a toy lifted F-250 for Xmas from my dad so I'm getting a kick...
 
2017-12-30 01:11:35 PM  

emtwo: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480]

Why?  WHY?

Because no one should legislate how you spend your disposable income?  Now i wouldn't spend it on that beast but it's their money.

Nobody should legislate how you spend your disposable income?

First, that's nonsense. There are tons of laws that regulate who can buy what, where they can buy it at, under what conditions they can buy it, etc, for a whole plethora of products.

Second, I'm actually fine with people buying these trucks if they want, so long as they never drive them. They should not be street legal anywhere, though.

These giant pickups are like tire fires, environmentally speaking. Sure, it's perfectly legal for me to buy as many used tires as I want, but you can bet that somebody will (and should) have a problem if I start burning them.


99% of people are never going to own such pickups, whether or not they are banned. You're reacting to a symbol.

If it's a problem for a very small minority to do something because it would be disastrous for everybody to, then we're back to the mentality that attacks Al Gore for personally emitting a lot of carbon. I don't believe that's reasonable. Which side are you on? I'm on the side that we should have high carbon taxes if we don't want to pollute, and not go around trying to scapegoat some specific people we don't like.
 
2017-12-30 01:17:05 PM  
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Treehugger (yes, that's actually her name) would actually be too blissed out to care.

/and be 'blissed out' I mean 'high as fark'
 
2017-12-30 01:43:56 PM  
Give kids silly overblown RC trucks and take them to monster truck rallies, and of course they're going to want something like this when they grow up.

/likes trucks, but more interested in hauling & towing capacity
//might need to pick up a pallet of quickcrete while out running errands
 
2017-12-30 01:58:57 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: emtwo: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Man On A Mission: [scontent-atl3-1.cdninstagram.com image 640x480]

Why?  WHY?

Because no one should legislate how you spend your disposable income?  Now i wouldn't spend it on that beast but it's their money.

Nobody should legislate how you spend your disposable income?

First, that's nonsense. There are tons of laws that regulate who can buy what, where they can buy it at, under what conditions they can buy it, etc, for a whole plethora of products.

Second, I'm actually fine with people buying these trucks if they want, so long as they never drive them. They should not be street legal anywhere, though.

These giant pickups are like tire fires, environmentally speaking. Sure, it's perfectly legal for me to buy as many used tires as I want, but you can bet that somebody will (and should) have a problem if I start burning them.

99% of people are never going to own such pickups, whether or not they are banned. You're reacting to a symbol.

If it's a problem for a very small minority to do something because it would be disastrous for everybody to, then we're back to the mentality that attacks Al Gore for personally emitting a lot of carbon. I don't believe that's reasonable. Which side are you on? I'm on the side that we should have high carbon taxes if we don't want to pollute, and not go around trying to scapegoat some specific people we don't like.


So I'll mark you down as, "cool with tire fires" then.
 
2017-12-30 02:12:28 PM  
I live in a city (guess which one) and can't imagine even wanting a pickup. The bed would be useless in snow without a cover, and once you add a cover, may as well have a truck-based SUV.

We own two compact cars and are happy with them. Next one to be replaced (when it ages out- both are over 15 now) will be swapped out with something I can more comfortably tow a small camping trailer. For now, we rent a minivan for the once a year trip - would be nice to be able to go more often on short weekend trips without hassle.

But something like a beefy station wagon (like a Volvo XC70) would be my preferred vehicle. Just don't like driving trucks. And the "power fantasy" some guys seem to get behind the wheel of a pickup doesn't happen once you are used to driving emergency vehicles that are MUCH bigger
 
2017-12-30 02:12:37 PM  
This is a whole bunch of "I don't understand, so it must be illegal. If it's not, it should be" whiny BS. The author goes on about how even a Chrysler Pacifica pisses him off. In the 5 minutes he spent writing this poor excuse for an article, he can't think of a reason to have X, so nobody should ever have it. I know this dude lives in the city, has ample cheap public transportation infrastructure and has an automobile as a luxury instead of a necessity. He has absolutely zero grasp of what life is like for Chuck in Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, but would happily take on the task of regulating what Chuck can or can't buy because of some fuzzy moral snobbery.

This is exactly why people have such a difficult time with liberals. They think the world should work based off of a big rulebook that dictates what you can do instead of a small one that tells you what you can't.  They can't possibly be bothered to just leave people alone to live their lives without being condescendingly told how to.
 
2017-12-30 02:28:03 PM  

automaticman: This is a whole bunch of "I don't understand, so it must be illegal. If it's not, it should be" whiny BS. The author goes on about how even a Chrysler Pacifica pisses him off. In the 5 minutes he spent writing this poor excuse for an article, he can't think of a reason to have X, so nobody should ever have it. I know this dude lives in the city, has ample cheap public transportation infrastructure and has an automobile as a luxury instead of a necessity. He has absolutely zero grasp of what life is like for Chuck in Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, but would happily take on the task of regulating what Chuck can or can't buy because of some fuzzy moral snobbery.

This is exactly why people have such a difficult time with liberals. They think the world should work based off of a big rulebook that dictates what you can do instead of a small one that tells you what you can't.  They can't possibly be bothered to just leave people alone to live their lives without being condescendingly told how to.


Show me where the author says this should be illegal.

But, something this wasteful and destructive, with no other actual purpose, should be mocked mercilessly.

And people defending crap like this because "liberals don't like it!!!1!" also deserve derision and to not ever be take seriously by anyone.
 
2017-12-30 02:30:08 PM  

automaticman: This is a whole bunch of "I don't understand, so it must be illegal. If it's not, it should be" whiny BS. The author goes on about how even a Chrysler Pacifica pisses him off. In the 5 minutes he spent writing this poor excuse for an article, he can't think of a reason to have X, so nobody should ever have it. I know this dude lives in the city, has ample cheap public transportation infrastructure and has an automobile as a luxury instead of a necessity. He has absolutely zero grasp of what life is like for Chuck in Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, but would happily take on the task of regulating what Chuck can or can't buy because of some fuzzy moral snobbery.

This is exactly why people have such a difficult time with liberals. They think the world should work based off of a big rulebook that dictates what you can do instead of a small one that tells you what you can't.  They can't possibly be bothered to just leave people alone to live their lives without being condescendingly told how to.


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2017-12-30 02:31:47 PM  

stuhayes2010: No one has named megaraptor car of the year.


Yep, the only place "of the year" exists in TFA is in the headline, and then the link to TFA which is inexplicably in the sidebar of TFA. There is one person who uses the phrase in the comments. But this falls on the assholes at "treehugger", not subby...
 
2017-12-30 02:33:03 PM  

automaticman: liberals [...] think the world should work based off of a big rulebook that dictates what you can do instead of a small one that tells you what you can't.


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2017-12-30 02:37:30 PM  

automaticman: This is exactly why people have such a difficult time with liberals. They think the world should work based off of a big rulebook that dictates what you can do instead of a small one that tells you what you can't.  They can't possibly be bothered to just leave people alone to live their lives without being condescendingly told how to.


You mean like Republicans (rich white men, mostly) legislating how women can't get abortions? What about net neutrality? Recreational drug use?

I hope you're trolling, because I can't believe anybody is dumb enough to write what you just wrote.

And no, it doesn't make any sense to have this vehicle, except to say "I want it." It's less useful for hauling than a regular pickup, it drives worse than a regular car, consumes more gas/money than anything else on the road, etc etc etc.
 
2017-12-30 02:47:27 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: itcamefromschenectady: grinding_journalist: itcamefromschenectady: Extending steps are one solution, but why not have the truck "kneel", like city buses do??

Because then your "performance" truck requires a hydraulic lift system, which includes a pump, lines, fluids and large, metal cylinders. These items are all rather heavy. Weight, in a vehicle, is the antithesis of performance. A set of swing-steps will weigh a couple dozen pounds as most.

In a bus, you aren't trying to shave tenths off of a 0-60 sprint, and you have to be accessible to all passengers, regardless of their capacity, so adding a couple hundred pounds of hydraulic lift gear isn't a problem.

The Megaraptor weighs over 7,000 lbs! And has 46" tires!

Maybe they should've put tires like these on, if every pound counts:

[i.pinimg.com image 850x566]

Or, conversely, started with a vehicle made by the company who came up with the slogan "add lightness"?


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Maybe they put helium in the tires?
 
2017-12-30 03:13:08 PM  
Every time I happen upon TreeHugger I hate the environment a bit more.
 
2017-12-30 03:49:36 PM  
A whole article based on the premise of stop liking what I don't like. How interesting and fresh!
 
2017-12-30 03:52:07 PM  
Great thing about these lifted trucks is how they handle driving off cliffs. I recommend trying it to all you truck fans out there.
 
2017-12-30 03:55:36 PM  
That's the most ridiculous looking vehicle I've seen in years.  I bet it isn't available with a manual transmission either.
 
2017-12-30 06:00:04 PM  

montreal_medic: I live in a city (guess which one) and can't imagine even wanting a pickup. The bed would be useless in snow without a cover, and once you add a cover, may as well have a truck-based SUV.



I live in the middle of nowhere and can't imagine not having a truck snow is easily removed and if you put a tonneau cover on it they can fold and/or be removed when needed. Trucks sure aren't for everyone but if you need one you need one.
 
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