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    Raptor body?

    How good is the raptor body? I've heard bad about the fitment. Can someone explain who has one?

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    check out the pics and vids thread. scroll through and you will see a few mervs with that body. It will give you an idea of what you are looking for. I don't have one yet, not a ford fan. Looking for a good chevy truck body for mine.
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    If you mean the Proline Raptor body... That one fits fine, but there is not too much room under the rear end. It is not the strongest body tho.
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    I've got the proline raptor body and it's not a good fit. If you find my thread named 'MERV race build' you will see why it's not a good fit, I have a few pictures of it there. If using stock wheels they will rub and catch when turning, plus the body hits the front push rods when fully compressed.

    It's a nice body and I love the look but the fitment could be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froggie22 View Post
    I've got the proline raptor body and it's not a good fit. If you find my thread named 'MERV race build' you will see why it's not a good fit, I have a few pictures of it there. If using stock wheels they will rub and catch when turning, plus the body hits the front push rods when fully compressed.

    It's a nice body and I love the look but the fitment could be better.
    Good point.
    I never had the problem because I never used it with the stock wheels. Sounds very logical because the offset is a lot less than the offset of the wheels I use nowadays.
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    I plan on jconcepts wheels anyway. But I'm a Chevy fan too. But unless it's a 88 to 98 style I wouldn't buy it. I'll probably get the body and try it out.

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    The jconcepts relux, traxxas dish and the proline options all fit much better. The goosebumps on the relux where a close fit but they still fit. If you get any of the offset wheels you will be fine.

    It's definitely a cool looking body!

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    That was my plans. Rulex with goosebumps. Anyone with the body. Does it come with the graphics to say raptor before the rear quarters?

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    yea there not the most durable. i havent ripped one yet. but have to trim up the front so the stock tires wouldnt rub. or raise the body one notch.
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