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How to Beat the TRX! What your Raptor Needs (Pt. 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Ben Lawson posted in intercooler, EcoBoost, 3.5L EcoBoost, Raptor, TRX

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We left off with our last article on the Raptor upgrade story with putting a new set of upgraded turbos on our truck to get even more performance than the +140hp tune that  we made was able to provide us with. Our raptor was sitting at 538hp the last time we talked about it. Now that we have the upgraded to 46mm turbos on the Raptor we need to tune the truck again and see if there are any other limiting factors when it comes to our goal of making the 610hp to beat the TRX. After a new tune was written for new turbos the truck was put back on the dyno and we were able to make the just over 550 horsepower before the engine  was automatically throttled back by the ECM trying to combat the rising intake air temps. This tells us that the truck, while capable of more power, still needs improvements before it will be able to perform as well as the TRX for a sustained amount of time. Below is a graph showing the intake air temp during a road pull in the raptor. The Orange line represents Intake air temp and you can see it spike under sustained load up until the throttle is let off. 

Here's what we had on the truck before we started testing:

  • Upgraded 46mm turbos 
  • Fuel Injector Clinic 1000cc injectors. 
  • Custom Tune By Calibrated Power Solutions 
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How to Beat a TRX! The Ultimate Raptor Upgrade Story (Pt. 1)

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Ben Lawson posted in twin turbo, Build, Ford, EcoBoost, 3.5L EcoBoost, Raptor

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From the outside, they look like fairly similarly performing trucks but the new Ram packs 250 more HP than Ford’s 3.5l EcoBoost Motor making it worlds apart in terms of stock performance. Calibrated Power’s latest goal has been to turn the Raptor into a TRX worthy competitor.


Meet Our Shop Truck:

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 1000cc Fuel Injector Clinic injectors
  • Calibrated Power EZ Lynk Custom Tuning


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Ford EcoBoost Thermal Limits

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2020 11:01:43 AM / by Nick Priegnitz posted in Ford, SMART, EcoBoost, 3.5L EcoBoost, Raptor

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