Ford came under fire once the Raptors landed in the hands of a few owners who thought they had purchased a trophy truck, and not a modified F-150 with a warranty. Jumping the truck at high speed was not what the Raptor was built to do, but you can't stop a few guys from thinking they're Robby Gordon when behind the wheel. Brian Brennan of Irvine, California, is a lifelong gearhead, and he's had all types of custom cars and trucks ranging from T-buckets to race cars to five generations of Ford pickups. When it came time to purchase a new Ford truck, Brian found himself with an ear-to-ear grin after testdriving the SVT Raptor. With his John Hancock on the dotted line, he drove the truck home and, as is the case with all gearheads, he started to think of ways to make it unique.
Looking for a way to make the Raptor look even more intimidating while keeping its functionality, Brian recruited Trinity-Motorsports.com to install a set of 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires and BMF's latest wheel design, the F.I.T.E. Trinity Motorsports also installed a set of Raptor-spec HID headlights from RaptorRetrofit.com and a total of four Rigid dualie foglights. Big-time power from the 6.2L is handled by a new ProCharger i-1 supercharger with adjustable boost levels for extreme boosts in power (literally). Now when Brian wants to go explore where the blacktop ends he can do so with a Raptor ready for anything thrown at it.
Trinity-Motorsports.com handled the installation of 20-inch BMF F.I.T.E. wheels and 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires. The combo really sets off the aggressive looks of the blacked-out Raptor.
|Inside the Build|
|Year/Make/Model:|| 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor|
|Owner and City/State:|| Brian Brennan • Irvine, California|
|Type:|| 6.2L V-8|
|Induction:|| ProCharger intercooled i-1 supercharger|
|Exhaust:|| MagnaFlow after-cat|
|Tuner:|| ProCharger and Westech Performance|
|Built By:|| Trinity-Motorsports.com|
|Transmission:|| 6R80 six-speed with Select Shift|
|Rearend:|| Electronic locker|
|Front Suspension:|| Factory SVT Fox coilovers|
|Rear Suspension:|| Factory SVT bypass|
|Wheels & Tires|
|Wheels:|| 20x9 BMF F.I.T.E.|
|Tires:|| 35x12.50R20LT Nitto Trail Grappler M/T|