Overlanding Raptor Build

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Ncat

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I also decided to lose the factory running boards. Although the Raptor ones are good looking, I am pleased I did for the clearance and the look.
 
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blebars

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So I have completely lost my mind and after rebuilding the Yakima rack system I was still not happy to have to strip the gear, rack, and wiring (quick connectors I made) off the truck to get it in the garage. So I did a bunch of research and found that Front Runner racks has a track mount low profile racking system that will adapt ritght into the tracks on my Snugtop shell. I braved the LA traffic and drove up to their store in Agoura Hills and was not disappointed. Long story short, I came home with a whole new racking system. With the low profile rack I can just take the rotopax, MaxTrax and Hilift off and it fits in the garage. I took the opportunity to update the lighting as well. Here are some progress pics.
Do you happen to have the model number of the low profile Front Runner Rack? I'm looking for something near flush like that, I currently have Yakima tracks in my ARE shell. Thanks in advance.
 

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Fantastic build! I have an '18 Super Crew Raptor and was looking for some ideas... this is fantastic! Great looking rig. I don't have much in the way of desert runs out here in NC, but there is plenty of other fun to be had.
 

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Fantastic build! I have an '18 Super Crew Raptor and was looking for some ideas... this is fantastic! Great looking rig. I don't have much in the way of desert runs out here in NC, but there is plenty of other fun to be had.
Thank you! It is an awesome platform, I love this truck. So many things you can do with them. It is in process of doing the Intercooler upgrade right now. Let me know if you have any questions, happy to share my lessons learned.

I love NC, my dad is in Sherrill’s Ford
 
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Ncat

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Hey y’all, so I am quite pleased. I got the SVC upgraded and relocated Intercooler in before my Arizona trip. 750 miles into the trip, 150 of those on dirt ranging from 60 degrees at 8,950 feet to the high desert and 100 degrees and all good. I am not feeling any heat soak with the turbos and everything is running cool. Very happy with this mod. The shiny bits behind the grill are the new Intercooler setup :) B5F2AAAA-5AC5-4794-8C7F-3B69D6568A9A.jpeg