The Ranger Raptor Has Been Debuted

Ford officially debuted the Ranger Raptor a few weeks after the unveiling of the U.S. Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show.

It basically looks like a small version of the F-150 Raptor. It has wider fenders and blocked Ford lettering instead of the blue oval but under all that is where you can find the big changes. It’s got beefier brakes and suspension to handle higher speeds on tougher terrain and is equipped with a 2.0L twin-turbo diesel inline-four that puts out 210 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. It was revealed in Thailand and it’s unclear if it will make it to the States anytime soon. Chevy guys how do you feel – competitions for the Colorado?

We feature one of the best in chrome this week – Advanced Plating in Nashville, TN. We’ll talk to owner Steve Tracy about the many aspects of their business; from chrome to gold, from cars parts to musical instruments. That’s right, part of the business is plating guitar components, 2.5 million pieces a year!

The 60,000 sq.ft. building is like a giant chemistry experiment with over 160,000 auto parts coming through the doors. Steve will tell us some of the more unusual items they’ve been asked to plate, plus how he and his company survived the 2010 Nashville flood. It’s a great story and maybe Steve will put Gannon to work?

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