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2010 Ford F-150 Raptor Repair Costs Seem Reasonable: Video

Just a few weeks ago, Tyler Hoover of the YouTube channel Hoovie’s Garage purchased a first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor with 300k miles on the clock for a relatively small outlay of cash, though at the time, he wasn’t sure what sort of problems lurked underneath. Luckily for him, those particular trucks are known to be quite reliable and rugged, and true to form, his pickup actually turned out to be in pretty fantastic condition, save for an exhaust leak, an oil leak, worn inner tie rods, a loose u-joint, and a non-working e-brake, all of which he estimated will cost around $2,000 to fix. Recently, Jakub Wrobel from The Straight Pipes needed some work done to his own first-gen Ford F-150 Raptor, and as it turns out, he had similar luck when it came time to make some repairs.

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In this recent video posted to his personal channel – ItsReallyJakub – Wrobel covers this particular topic in detail. His personal 2010 Ford F-150 had a whopping 220k miles on the clock when he bought it back in 2019, but he only paid around $13,000 for it – a small sum, indeed. Now, a few years later, he’s providing us with a detailed breakdown of what his off-road-focused pickup has cost to keep running and maintained.

In terms of maintenance, Wrobel has shelled out around $1,500 for new rear brakes, upper control arms, ball joints, and an inspection, along with the typical fresh fluids and new filters. He spent another $500 for a full interior treatment to remove the smoke smell, followed by $430 for the front brake calipers. Aside from that, Wrobel spent a little extra money on modifications including aftermarket headlights, which cost $1,350, market lights for $80, a Corsa exhaust for $1,700, followed by new wheels and tires. Maintenance costs added another $800 when the HVAC system wasn’t working properly, $500 for a faulty third brake light and some other issues, plus more for a new battery, rebuilt Fox shocks and new springs, and a few other items.

Altogether, Wrobel has spent around $22k on maintenance for his truck over the past few years, which actually isn’t that bad – especially when we consider the fact that he paid just $13k to buy it in the first place, which is far cheaper than going for a new F-150 Raptor.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. barb

    If it were me, I could throw in another $ 3500.00 for stolen convertor


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