My brother inlaw had a raptor and it IS and absolutely badass truck. We used to beat the hell out of that truck and it took it and wanted more. the truck rides and jumps like a dream. my Brother in law needed something better on gas so he traded it in but im telling you they are the real deal.......... I will have one someday. i have lots and lots of good stories abouth that truck nothing like paying 42,000 and taking it out in the mud.