WATCH: Ford F-150 Raptor And Jeep Rubicon Take Massive Beating In Epic Offroad Drag Race

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The Raptor broke its suspension, while the Wrangler almost broke its driver.

We've seen dozens of drag races, but this particular one between a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, a Ford F-150 Raptor, and a Ford Bronco took a rather dramatic turn for the worse and demonstrates why everyone involved in any form of racing should install a roll cage.

The off-road drag race, organized by the hooligans at Hoonigan, featured a supercharged Hemi-powered Wrangler owned and driven by Bryce Thompson, and an F-150 Raptor owned and driven by Jason Loelinger. Both vehicles were equipped with all-terrain tires and sturdy suspension systems. Despite the mishaps, nobody was hurt. But the cars endured some serious damage.

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The race between the Wrangler Rubicon 392 and the F-150 Raptor started normally. But after overshooting the first jump, the Blue Oval truck landed hard enough to damage its suspension and chassis.

The organizers brought another challenger to replace the Raptor: an off-road-ready Ford Bronco driven by Hoonigan member Nick Tellez. During this run, the Jeep took the lead immediately, leaving the Bronco in the dust. Interestingly, the Ford SUV saw some wild bucking action at the dirt track's end section.

For round two, the Bronco was given the advantage of starting first. Despite this, the Wrangler managed to catch up around the track's midway point, but then it flipped to its side due to an obstacle, prompting the Bronco driver to aid the Wrangler driver.

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The crash's aftermath saw the Jeep's roof section caving in. And no, it didn't have a roll cage, and Bryce, its driver, was lucky that all its pillars didn't give in.

What's the lesson we can take from this? Wilkey, an experienced off-roader from Hoonigan, said, "If you're not sure what your car is capable of, you probably shouldn't just go for it."

Despite this, the video was posted anyway, which may encourage others to do something stupid. Wilkey hopes people learn from Hoonigan's mistakes: "You buy something off the lot, you put some shocks on it, and you think it is a trophy truck. However, it is far from a trophy truck. So, know your place, know your settings, know your environment, know your equipment, get comfortable, or you end up in that bush."

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