blank 04/24/15 09:41AM Ford F-150, Ford Raptor

New Ford Raptor Will Deliver Excitement

The current Ford Raptor has gone over well with the public selling around 35,000 units so far. Safe to say this not your dads Ford F-150 for sure. The Raptor buyer is looking for ultimate performance, that will maybe tow some jet skis or a runabout boat, but not necessarily the grunt work that maybe a typical Ford truck buyer might use their truck for.

Word on the street has been that there will be a smaller displacement EcoBoost engine in the Raptor's upcoming redesign. This has made many a Raptor loyalist a little nervous that the Raptor will maybe lose some of its, "meanness" or attitude. Fear not Ford faithful as we have seen the future and it is bright for the Raptor model. One look at the numbers will set your mind at ease for sure.

The latest news came straight from Raj Nair, who is Ford's head of Global Product Development. Nair gave up that the 2017 Raptor will be powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that will produce in the neighborhood of 450 horsepower. Remember the current 6.5 litre behemoth motor puts out 411 horsepower. Smaller engine? Yes. Less power? No way. Obviously the smaller engine will also save on weight which will help with the power to weight ratio. We expect the new Raptor to accelerate quite briskly to say the least.

Like the rest of the new F-150 Ford trucks coming out, the new Raptor will enjoy an aluminum body, which we already know from previous articles on the F-150 is going to save around 700 lbs in total weight. All this weight savings should really be felt and seen in the acceleration numbers and towing capacity as there will be less truck to haul around.

Another piece of technology that will be on the redesigned Raptor will be a four wheel drive/all wheel drive system that should satisfy both types of buyers. The people that want to control when it goes in to 4 wheel drive, and the buyers that want the truck to go into 4 wheel drive when it needs to all by itself.

All this wrapped in a really cool aggressive body, and a list of options that should satisfy even the pickiest buyer, will no doubt bring most truck enthusiasts around to the fact that the new redesigned Ford Raptor will continue to please the very selective high performance truck buyer.

Find a great variety of Ford F-150 used trucks and any other type of used trucks at CarSoup.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kevin_D_Hagen

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The Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals Powered by Ram Trucks rumbled into Chicagoland and wowed the crowds.

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blank 04/22/15 01:41PM Bumper Guards

Customize Your Truck With A Road Armor Bumper

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Whether you want to change the look of your truck or simply want to add customized accessories, a Road Armor Bumper may be the perfect solution. This type of accessory makes a statement and makes people take notice of the vehicle.

Whether you own a small truck, a full sized truck, or jeep, there are some choices in the style you can order. Many styles come in black or black satin. This allows you to choose the look that works best with your vehicle's paint scheme or existing accessories.

Other options in the Road Armor Bumper include several styles with winches, runner guards, and Lone Star guards. Some styles are designed only for particular makes and models. Others come in different sizes and shapes, to accommodate a variety of truck models, both large and small.

If you want to make your truck stand out and want a more personalized look, consider a front or back Road Armor Bumper.

For many trucks, a new look will involve changing both the front and rear bumper, to give the vehicle an entirely new style. An advantage of installing one of these products, is that they will look good with other accessories, such as roll bars, front grill covers, side mirrors, and running boards. The type of customization you can add to your truck with a Road Armor Bumper has no limitations.

If you have imagined a more aggressive, off-road look, this product will meet your needs. However, they aren't limited to off road vehicles. Anyone who wants to change his or her truck can add a Road Armor Bumper. If you do plan on some off road action, the bumpers are designed to take a beating. All products are made with 2 inch tubular steel, which has been powder coated to give them a formidable look.

Whether you drive a Jeep, Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford, or Toyota truck, Road Armor makes something to fit. The brand is one of the leaders in the industry of after market accessories for trucks. The products come with a manufacturer warranty as well. This makes the investment of a new front or read bumper worthwhile.

While some bumper styles may be too much for some trucks, there are plenty of options. If you drive a small truck and simply want something durable, a Road Armor Bumper may be the right choice. There are simpler models to choose from, if a solid, basic black bumper is what you want.

The Road Armor Bumper is a great way to accessorize a favorite truck or off-road vehicle. With so many styles, anyone who wants to change the look or do some customization can find a suitable model. Backed with a manufacturer warranty and solid construction, the products are designed to please truck and jeep owners.

The products are available in popular online stores, as well as in parts supply catalogs. They can be painted, for truck owners who want to coordinate accessories in a matching color. Products are relatively simple to install, in most instances. They represent a great value for truck owners who take pride in their vehicles.

For more information about Road Armor, visit our site at ArmorAndMore.com.

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blank 04/21/15 02:48PM Benefit, Events, Knights of Columbus, Make A Wish, Muscle Cars, Truck Show

Old Mines Community Car, Truck and Bike Show

Old Mines Community Car, Truck and Bike Show
Old Mines Community Car, Truck and Bike Show
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Cadet, Missouri

This is the 10th Annual Old Mines Community Car, Truck and Bike Show to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Missouri. Additional classes have been added. We have events going throughout the day and a special balloon release and Make A Wish recipients awards at 2:00 P.M. Trophies to be awarded at 4:30. Food, Beverages fun for all ages. Come and support your local Make A Wish Children. For info contact Wendy Goff at 314-974-1770 
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blank 04/17/15 10:15AM Benefit, Car show, Cycle Show, Dodge Ram, Events, Modern Mopar, Offroad Run, Truck Show

Revved up 4 ALS 2015
May 16th, 2015 at Cycle Ranch Motocross Park & Events Center

Annual Revved up 4 ALS
Open Car, Truck & Cycle Show & Racing Extravaganza - May 16th, 2015 at Cycle Ranch Motocross Park & Events Center
2066 County Road 405, Floresville, TX 78114

Revved Up 4 ALS 2015

Presented by Ancira CJDR and Alamo City LX Modern Mopar
Benefiting ALS Association Texas Chapter– Beating ALS one gear at a time
Website
http://www.revvedup4als.org/
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blank 04/13/15 10:03AM Car show, Dash Plaques, Events, Truck Show

Quaker Steak & Lube Pinellas Park Late Spring Car & Truck Show

Quaker Steak & Lube Pinellas Park Late Spring Car & Truck  Show
Sunday, May 17, 2015   
3pm-8pm   
10400 49th. St.
Pinellas Park, FL 33762   

Please see website for full details!
 
Rain or Shine
Dash Plaques-1st 75
Car Show-21 Classes
Food
Music
Pre-registration ends 1 week before show


Quaker Steak & Lube

Spring Car and Truck Show

LATE SPRING CAR & TRUCK  SHOW

May 17, 2015

10400 49th Street N., Pinellas Park, Florida

AWARDS

3 Best of Show Trophies in 23 Classes
Plus 1 Overall  Best of Show in each class
& Club Participation

Download Quaker Late Spring Flyer Here


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Food Truck Festival
Carson Valley Inn, May 23, 2015

Valley Food Fest

TJ's Corral Outdoor Events Center
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Noon to 8 p.m.

Carson  Valley Inn
1627 US Hwy 395N 
Minden NV 89423 

 

Food Trucks

A variety of food trucks serving up everything from gourmet specialties to all-American standards plus desserts and other treats. Among the scheduled participants so far are Battle Born, Bubba Bob's Root Beer, Electric Blue Elephant Truck, Hot & Healthy Foods, Shanghai Express, Nevada Nosh Food Truck, JnJ's Italian Ice, Los Caporales.

Cold Beverages

Our outside bars selling cold beer, wine, sodas and water

Shaded Eating Areas

Large tents with tables and chairs provide convenient and shaded eating areas.

For the Kids

A giant inflatable 40' Obstacle Course!

Drawings

Drawing Tickets distributed randomly at the Food Truck Festival. Drawings inside the casino at 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

Live Entertainment


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Plenty of Free Parking

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blank 04/09/15 09:38AM Events, Monster Truck, Sprint Boat Racing, Truck Offroad, Truck Show

Trucks Gone Wild at the Bricks
June 5-7, 2015

Trucks Gone Wild!

Bricks Off Road Park is located south of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Brick’s Off Road Park
2181 County Road 484
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Trucks Gone Wild Spring 2015

PRICING (Driver or Spectator)

$40 Friday – good through Sunday
$40 Saturday – good through Sunday
$20 Sunday

Kids 10 & under FREE!

Early-birds before Friday are an additional $10 per day

(i.e. Thursday = $50, Wednesday = $60, Tuesday $70)

*Minor Waiver Form | *Adult Waiver Form

     *Print and complete waivers prior to arrival.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Sprint Boat Racing Qualifying

Slough II  Challenge-All male and female drivers welcome.

DJ

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Minute-To-Win It! (Donut Competition)

Monster Truck Backflip

Monster Truck Corkscrew Jump

Sprint Boat Racing Finals

Tug of War!

DJ

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Thanks for coming! Please be considerate of the property and respect your fellow off-roaders by picking up your trash. Keep Brick’s AWESOME! Be careful on your way home! Come back in September for the TRUCKS GONE WILD MEGA TRUCK CHALLENGE 2015!

 


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