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The Jeep Gladiator Mojave Can’t Keep up

In a world where the Ford Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX are battling for the best off-roading truck title, why is the Jeep Gladiator Mojave flying under the radar? Sure, it doesn’t have a dinosaur name, but maybe it doesn’t need one. Let’s see how the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave compares.  Is the Jeep Gladiator …
Ram 1500 TRX parked on gravel hill
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Will Ford Loyalists Pass on the Raptor for the Ram TRX?

We all know that brand loyalty is a thing. Especially when it comes to pickup trucks most have a favorite… and many have a brand that they claim they wouldn’t ever buy. In fact, some Ford fans might have said that about Ram pickup trucks at some point or another. However, the release of the …
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5 Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150 Raptor Instead of the Ram 1500 TRX

The release of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX off-road pickup will bring some fresh competitive meat to the off-road arena. It’s a Baja-inspired beast that is coming for the Ford Raptor. But will it actually overcome the reigning champ? Some may be blinded by the 702 horsepower Hellcat under the hood of the Ram TRX. …
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2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition Sold Out in 3 Hours

On Monday, August 17th, Ram revealed the new 1500 TRX. The off-road pickup truck has been hotly anticipated for years. It is a variant of the Ram 1500, built as a direct competitor to the Ford Raptor off-road pickup. So, to take advantage of that built-up excitement around the new TRX, Ram also announced that …
2020 two-door Ford Bronco off-roading
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The Ford Bronco Raptor Might Be a Hybrid

Yes, you read that correctly. We said Ford Bronco Raptor. Also, there’s finally been an update as to where the Hybrid Ford Bronco is. If this intro doesn’t have enough meat to hook you, we can throw out another fun fact. The Ford Bronco Hybrid could have up to 450 hp.  The Ford Bronco Raptor …
An overhead shot of a red 2021 Ram 1500 TRX in the desert
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Will the Ram 1500 TRX Be the Least Fuel-Efficient Off-Road Pickup?

The Ford F-150 Raptor’s newest threat, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, is finally here. Although it’s dropped the ‘Rebel’ tag, the new pickup truck is ready to take the Hellcat engine off-road. But potential owners may have to bring a few extra fuel cans with them. Estimating the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX’s MPG rating As …
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The Ram 1500 TRX Isn’t the Ford Raptor Killer

ROAAAAAAR, it’s a battle of the dinosaurs! The Ram 1500 TRX is here to fight the Ford Raptor. TRX is pronounced like t-rex by the way, so the Ram 1500 TRX can throw up a proper fight against the Ford Raptor off-roading truck. But which one is better?  The Ford Raptor vs. Ram Rebel TRX  …
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Ram Rebel TRX, the Raptor Fighter, to Debut Monday.

The Ford Raptor is one robust, offroading machine. It has pretty much been left on its own for a few years by other manufacturers. But, not anymore. Ram announced a definite date for its new TRX offroading pickup to debut. The Ram TRX’s sole purpose is to outdo the Raptor at its own game, hence …
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What Engine Does the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Have?

The Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck from the 2019 model year may be a thing of the near past, but it’s still ridiculously fun. The Raptor is designed top to bottom, inside and out for running and romping through the desert. It’s one of the most coveted trucks on the market. The modern engine is …
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with Fox Live Valve electronic shocks
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The 2021 Ford Raptor Borrows Off-Roading Tech From Ram

The 2021 Ford Raptor is getting a suspension upgrade to be better on the pavement and for off-roading. However, it’s borrowing the suspension setup that has been used by the Ram 1500 and other Ram trucks since 2009.  2021 Ford Raptor Updates  The 2021 Ford Raptor is getting a coil-spring suspension in the rear. This …
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor with Fox Live Valve electronic shocks
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Is the Ford F-150 Raptor Named After a Bird or a Dinosaur?

The Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck is an absolute beast. Since its 2010 debut, the Raptor has captivated extreme drivers who love the off-road allure of this designated dune-jumper. Whether it’s named for the bird or the dinosaur, the Ford Raptor is named after an extreme predator capable of unique feats. But which is it? …
Ford Ranger Raptor parked on cement
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The Ford Ranger Raptor Will Dethrone the Toyota Tacoma

Didn’t you hear? The Ford Raptor made a baby, and it’s not just any baby, it’s a dinosaur baby. We get to expect the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor, a smaller version of the full-size off-roading truck and it could dethrone the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.  The 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor is coming  So, here’s the …
Tan 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X driving through a forest
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Can the Nissan Titan Pro-4X Stand up to Ford’s Raptor?

While the Nissan Titan has lost its diesel option for 2020, Nissan’s largest pickup truck still has its charms. And, for those looking to go off-road, Nissan offers the Pro-4X model. But can it hold a candle to one of the biggest nameplates in the segment, the Ford F-150 Raptor? YouTube team The Straight Pipes …
Ford Ranger Raptor performance pick-up truck on display at Brussels Expo
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Ford Ranger Fans Will Have to Wait for a V8 Raptor

What Ford fan wouldn’t want a Ford Ranger Raptor with a powerful V8 engine? All that power combined with the Raptor’s dynamic drivetrain and suspension would a dream come true to many. Earlier in 2020, when the news hit that a Ranger Raptor V8 was coming to Australia, it generated a huge amount of excitement …
Red Level 2, orange Level 3, and blue Level 1 Ford Performance-modified Rangers in front of a mountain range
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Ford Performance Is Giving the Ranger Some Raptor Bite

News of the V8 Ranger Raptor’s apparent demise, while sad, doesn’t affect US customers that much. After all, Ford doesn’t offer the more hard-core variant of the Ranger here. At least, not yet. But, if you want to boost your Ranger’s off-road abilities, there’s now an alternative to going to a tuning company. That’s because …
Ram Rebel TRX Concept pickup parked in sand
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The Ram TRX Gives Hellcat An All New Meaning

Instead of a meow, the Hellcat offers one heck of a demonic roar! Now it’s being placed in the Ram TRX. We’ve been waiting for the 2021 Ram TRX to come out, and it will be an even bigger beast than expected.  The Ram TRX Hellcat is coming  Finally, Ram is releasing a truck that …
Ford F-150 Raptor climbing over rocks

Raptor Killing Ram TRX Launch Teased to Steal Ford Thunder

Today is a day that Ford fans have been looking forward to for months. June 25th was marked as the date for the new Ford F-150 reveal. But, not to be forgotten, rival Ram teased one of their products to stir the pot a little. The backyard one-ups-manship shenanigans have begun. Ford has not responded. …
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The Ford Transit Trail Gives the Van a Little Bit of Raptor

Whether it’s on an F-150 or a Bronco, a Ford with a ‘Raptor’ badge means business when it comes to off-roading. Up until now, despite RV conversions and newly-available AWD, the Ford Transit has been a bit behind Mercedes’ Sprinter in terms of going off-pavement. The new Ford Transit Trail aims to correct that. It’s …