Mostly the angle of the pic. It sits pretty level with that trailer. Only weighs in around 6500lbs loaded with a 750lb tongue weight. Added airbags due to getting some good sag with the loaded chase trailer. Tongue weight on that with the truck loaded is around 1100ish lbs. Plus, usually have 600-800lbs in the bed. Would sit level if the truck wasn't "leveled" up front 2.5".Good looking set up. Is it the angle of the pic or is the rear squatting? Looks like maybe a 21-22' trailer, is it a heavy trailer?
Is the raptor in full race mode now? If you were going to just have one truck would you get the stock raptor or build up an F250 like you did?Forgot to update this...
Went ahead and threw on 38" Falken MT's. They are actaully closer to a 39 spec wise at 38.7" tall which is 1/10th taller than BFG 39's. What's amazing is they fit with only the 2.5" lift from the Icon kit. I did have to trim a little bit of the inner fender and push a little corner of aluminum in. It's been flexed out on a recovery on our last Baja run in October. No rubbing. I do get rubbing on the sway bar at full lock but not really a big deal.
Unlike with 37's, going up in size was noticeable gearing wise so I put had 4.30's put in.
Lastly, changed out wheels and put on Icon Rebounds. Went from a -12mm wheel to a +6mm.
Very happy with it. She's been putting in a lot of work doing chase duty down in Baja.
On our last trip got to put everything to good use. One of the Raptors got pretty wedged into a washout and we decided the safest way to get it out was to winch it. The truck was stuck about 10 miles up the Baja 1000 race course so it was very rough with 3 ft whoops. Truck would have bottomed out in stock form numerous time. Also, the bigger 2.5" icon shocks allowed us to carry a faster pace so only took us about 30 minutes to get down to the truck.
Little clip of her towing a wounded Raptor down in Baja.
Kind of looks like it haha. We do offroad tours down in Baja. F250 does chase duty for the group on the Raptor runs. I tow it down for the runs since I have to bring the whole setup.Is the raptor in full race mode now? If you were going to just have one truck would you get the stock raptor or build up an F250 like you did?
And he sold it for a frickin' song! https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/sold-basecamp-f550-custom-expedition-overland-camper-lots-of-pics.194850/Ran into this beast after grabbing lunch in Pismo. So rad on every level. Custom built. Guy said it weighs about 4K lbs less than the similarly sized Earthroamer. He and the guy who built it are considering going into business to make these.
_G7A7909 by Expedition X Offroad, on Flickr
_G7A7905 by Expedition X Offroad, on Flickr
_G7A7910 by Expedition X Offroad, on Flickr
Yessir...been meaning to update the thread.
Didn't ditch it...I still use it. In fact, used it for our New Years trip where we camped outside mammoth in the single digits. What I really love about it, is how easy it is to pull off and put on. The truck gets used for a lot of different purposes so the flexibility is awesome.Notice you ditched the soft topper. Any reason?
And he sold it for a frickin' song! https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/sold-basecamp-f550-custom-expedition-overland-camper-lots-of-pics.194850/
Now residing in Central Oregon supposedly.
Great pictures here, love them!
Toyo MT, Toyo RT, Cooper STT Pro...any reason no one has thrown General Grabber X3's into the mix? Seems to get more positive reviews than the Cooper's at least (which I have on another vehicle and have liked them for the most part so far, save for some initial squirminess. I liked my Toyo MT's on Vandiana Jones), and certainly lighter than the Toyo MT's. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Grabber+X3&partnum=725QR7GRX3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes