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Pandem Rocketbunny's slammed Raptor is a fresh take on Ford's dune-busting off-roader. - Maxim

This Custom Raptor From Japan Is a Lower and Wider Take on Ford's Dune-Busting Off-Road Beast

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Sometimes it takes a different nationality's perspective to spin a fresh view of an American classic like the Ford Raptor, and that certainly seems to be the case with this custom lowered Raptor from Kyoto, Japan's Pandem Rocketbunny Customs.

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We love the 450-horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor for its dune-jumping, high-clearance, Baja-ready awesomeness, but Rocketbunny found a cool alternative is to make the Raptor lower and wider.

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The result is more akin to the old Ford SVT Lightning, which was a pavement-oriented muscle truck, with lowered and stiffened suspension. Maybe Rocketbunny is pointing the way for a future asphalt-centric Raptor variant from Ford.

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Pandem Rocketbunny's Raptor debuts this week at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, so maybe we'll get details beyond the obvious installation of Toyo off-road tires. For now, fingers crossed that Ford is paying attention to this alternative Raptor idea.

h/t: Automobile