Black Widow F-150 vs F-150 Raptor | Ames, IA

The Ford F-150 is an incredibly popular and well-known truck. As such, numerous companies have created packages to upgrade the F-150, and a slew of after-market parts for it. One of the most impressive of these packages is the F-150 Black Widow, from SCA Performance

Ford, though, has not left the market for specialized F-150s entirely to third parties. The F-150 Raptor is Ford's own performance version of the iconic F-150. This article is going to compare SCA's F-150 Black Widow to Ford's Raptor, to help residents of Des Moines, IA better understand the options that are out there for the F-150.


Ames Ford Lincoln

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The Black Widow F-150

SCA has tuned their Black Widow package to enhance the F-150's performance as an off-road vehicle. To do this, they install a custom suspension system and add exclusive Black Widow wheels and massive 35" BF Goodrich tires to the truck. These parts ensure that the truck will be able to handle the toughest of terrain.

SCA also gives the F-150 a fresh look. They include a custom hood vent, caliper covers, and badges in the Black Widow package. This, in addition to the tinted windows, will give your F-150 a sleek look. The interior of the truck also gets some upgrades: a specialized instrument gauge and embroidered headrests are just some of the features that Ames, IA drivers will enjoy in the Black Widow F-150. Don't forget to check out our full review of the Black Widow F-150!

Ford's F-150 Raptor

The Black Widow package adds some performance parts to whichever version of the F-150 drivers choose, which offers a nice level of flexibility in designing one's own truck. The F-150 Raptor, on the other hand, re-builds the F-150 from the ground up. This has allowed Ford to create an absolute beast of a truck! It can handle anything that Ames, IA area drivers want to throw at it, and then some.

The Raptor features a high-output version of the Ecoboost V6 engine that some F-150s have; this version makes an impressive 450 horsepower. The rest of the powertrain is comprised of a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Marshalltown, IA drivers will also enjoy the truck's upgraded suspension, which uses larger internal-bypass dampeners and a five-link rear coil-spring system to make for smooth driving. The interior of the truck is the same as other F-150s structurally, but it features numerous parts upgrades. These include a 12" digital gauge cluster, high-quality trim materials, and fun touches like a racecar-style orange icon on the steering wheel's 12 o'clock.


Both the Raptor and the Black Widow have something to offer Story County, IA residents. The Black Widow package can be added to any F-150 model, meaning that you can design the exact truck that's right for you. The F-150 Raptor, on the other hand, is a unique and legendary truck. This means that the Iowa drivers who opt to purchase the Raptor will get to enjoy its stunning 450 horsepower twin-turbo engine and engaging off-road performance systems.

Whether you opt for the Black Widow package or the F-150 Raptor, you'll be driving one beast of a truck. Ames Ford Lincoln is Iowa's Home for Hard Work, and we're absolutely prepared to help you make this decision - and the purchase. When you work with us, you'll be doing business with people who know about the needs of hard-working Americans. We hope to see you at our Ames, IA dealership soon.

  1. Ames Ford Lincoln

    123 Airport Road
    Ames, IA 50010

    • Sales: (515) 233-1913
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