One of the things that you might have to consider when purchasing your very own secondhand Ford Raptor is how the owner before you treated the truck. Now, the platform is designed with a more aggressive driving style in mind, however, I think that most would agree that it’s still primarily a roadworthy vehicle that maybe can be taken off-road every once in a while but certainly not something that you’re going thrust into the air and expect to not break. Whenever you do something like that, you’re basically just asking to break parts when you come down, even with something like the Raptor that’s a little bit more aggressive.
This time, we check out a situation that is every secondhand Raptor buyer’s worst nightmare as one of these trucks, a brand new version of Ford’s super truck, approaches a ramp with a full head of steam.
As we would eventually see, the driver wasn’t backing down here as he lays into the throttle and pins it to the ground, getting up a head of steam before taking off over the ramp and launching into the air before coming down incredibly hard. However, it looks like the truck actually does a relatively good job of handling the bang, maybe thanks to some choice modifications.
Now, the truck was able to drive away but we would venture to think that the driver probably took a moment after that showing to stop and reevaluate everything, making sure that all the components were still in place and that he still had his bearings about him before he went on to drive the truck any further. You can bet your bottom dollar that, while it didn’t seem to hurt anything, it probably shook this driver up just a little bit and more than likely had him concerned as to what just happened to his truck.