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Like most of us, I love the Raptor. Unfortunately for me, I need more payload and towing than what the Raptor provides. I'm considering the F-250 with Tremor package. It's not the Baja jumper the Raptor is, but it still has heavy towing and payload limits. Of course, it isn't as nice of a ride as the F-150.

So should I try to find a F-150 build that can handle at least 1,700 lbs payload and 9,500 lbs towing - or just give up and get a F-250?
 

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So should I try to find a F-150 build that can handle at least 1,700 lbs. payload and 9,500 lbs. towing - or just give up and get a F-250?
The 2020 F-150 is rated at up to 3,230 lbs. payload / 13,200 lbs. conventional tow, properly configured (SuperCrew , 6.5’ box, 3.5L EcoBoost , 4x2 and Max Trailer Tow Pkg.). Other configurations are rated at slightly less.

You can also add aftermarket airbags to improve the stability of the rear end if you choose, or perhaps an easier to install add-a-leaf to the leaf spring pack to achieve the same result, though that will reduce your suspension flex a bit. A year or so ago, I came across a special Long Travel Airbag system specifically designed for the Raptor, improving its payload/towing capability when inflated, and leaving it completely unimpeded when deflated. I'll actually be looking for this system again later this year when my own 2021 Raptor gets delivered.

So technically, the properly equipped F-150 will tow/haul what you need, but it will never do so as easily as a properly equipped F-250. If you choose the Tremor option, I'd recommend going with the new 7.3L Godzilla V-8 over the 6.7L Diesel given the loads that your stating. It's early in its life yet, but it's shaping up to be quite a good engine, and all of the off-road assessments of the Tremor Package put the performance of the 7.3L Godzilla better than the much heavier 6.7L Diesel.
 
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