It’s safe to say that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For Jon Hume that might not be a bad thing. He’s the owner of this ‘19 Ford Raptor 802A and purchased it originally as a daily driver, but eventually became something much more extreme than that.
Jon says, “As I built the truck over the last year it recently became my off-road adventure vehicle only. Now, I primarily use the Raptor for off-road runs, adventures and the occasional trip to Costco and Home Depot. In the warmer summer months, I explore local trails near my home. I’m anxiously waiting for cooler weather so I can join Raptor runs in the California desert.” As Jon learned more about the Raptor’s capabilities, he became more confident as a driver and decided to push the build to handle rougher terrain at higher speeds in the desert.
For wheels and tires Jon opted for a reliable and tough combination of 17” 309 Grid Method Race Wheels wrapped with 37” Nitto Trailgrapplers. Just to add to the Raptor’s already impressive performance package, Jon added an RPG Off-Road front mount intercooler, a Borla ATAK exhaust and midpipe, SPD Performance downpipes and turbo adapters, a Turbsmart HQ blow off valve, an AFE Stage 2 cold air intake and an Idrive throttle controller.
Other off-road accessories include an RPG off-road dual tire carrier (with Grids), Pro Eagle big wheel jack, Builtright Industries bed side rack system, Maxtrax recovery boards, a Deberti custom tow hitch cover and Dual VP Racing 5-gallon fuel cans.
Jon’s next goal for the truck is to fully build the suspension. Jon adds, “I am currently saving to go full mid-travel with RPG Offroad’s front bolt kit and possibly upgraded Fox Live Valve shocks.
The original goal was just supposed to be a daily driver, but luckily things didn’t go as planned and Jon made one amazing truck. We’re excited to see what he does next with his Raptor. To learn more about his 309 Grid wheel check it out below.
Owner: Jon Hume @j_fordraptor
Tires: Nitto Trailgrapplers 37”
Exterior: RPG Offroad dual tire carrier; Pro Eagle Big Wheel Jack; Onx Offroad navigation; Builtright Industries bed side rack system; Maxtrax recovery boards; Deberti custom tow hitch cover; Dual VP Racing 5-gallon fuel cans; KC Hilights Gravity LED Pro6, Flex Duals, NOVA Series headlights; GJ Motorsports 3rd brake light with Baja Designs S2 chase lights
Suspension: RPG Off-road upper control arms, tie rods, rear bump stops with Fox shocks; Fox live Valve shocks, Geiser
Engine: RPG Offroad front mount intercooler; Bora ATAK exhaust and midpipe; SPD Performance downpipes and turbo adapters; Turbosmart HQ BOV; AFE Stage 2 cold air intake; Idrive throttle controler
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