From personal experience, these types of projects take triple your time, triple your cost, and quadruple your stress level.
Dont give up - keep the raptor. Git er dun, and come to the dunes! Once you get this thing together and get it out to the dunes, I promise you that you will think "It was all worth it".
Hang in there, the pay off will be well worth the frustration.
ha ha then you have done this before
when i started this i thought i could build it for 3,000 dollars and 2 months lol.
boy i was so effin wrong on that wasnt i.
its now 8 months into it and a hell of alot more than 3,000 dollars. we wont mention how much cuz i dont want to freak out and have people tell me how stupid i am.
2006 raptor 1000cc se. widowmaker 180 horse and climbing
06 yfz 3 mil stroker, stage 3 hotcams, curtis sparks ported race head, 13.5 piston, 98 mil big bore, 42 mil mikuni race carb, full LRD exhaust, direct drive lockup clutch, trailtech vapor speedo, eng temp, rpm, custom one off intake, polished engine covers,