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Old 12-08-2014, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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2010 - 2014 Ford SVT Raptor RXT Rear Suspension System

Overview:
The Ford SVT Raptor is an extremely capable truck that has captured the attention of the off-road community over the past few years. Since the Raptor’s release ICON Vehicle Dynamics’ engineers have pushed this vehicle to extremes in order to develop the most comprehensive suspension components on the market. From the brutal deserts of the Southwest, to the deep snow of Michigan’s U.P., to the wooded trails of the East coast, ICON suspension systems have been put to the test and performed flawlessly. Unable to leave “well-enough” alone, ICON is once again aiming to raise the bar in Raptor performance with the introduction of the RXT Rear Suspension System.




Through a combination of in-house R&D and close collaboration with several Raptor enthusiast groups, ICON has spent the better part of the last year identifying limiting factors in OE components and looking to further extrapolate performance out of this vehicle. The RXT Rear Suspension System includes an all-new RXT 3.0 Rear Bypass shock and an RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring that work in conjunction with the ICON Raptor Rear Bumpstop Kit. Installation of this system replaces the aforementioned “limiting factors” and completely redefines the potential of this truck with a 20% increase in up-travel, a 30% increase in down-travel, and the ability to adjust the leaf spring rate to compensate for varying vehicle setups.




ICON Raptor Rear Bumpstop Kit

The job of the bumpstop is to control and limit the final position of the suspension during up-travel. The OE rear bumpstop is made of foam rubber, is limited on how much energy it can absorb, and is also a limiting factor in the amount of travel that can be had in the rear of the Raptor. The ICON Raptor Rear Bumpstop Kit utilizes a velocity-sensitive 2.0 hydraulic bumpstop that increases the amount of energy absorbed the faster it is hit. This kit was originally designed to limit bump at the factory location, but has always had a provision to allow for more up-travel through the use of a removable spacer. When combined with the RXT leaf spring and rear shock, the spacer can be removed resulting in a drastic increase in up-travel and off-road performance.

ICON RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring

To take advantage of the additional travel that the RXT Rear Suspension System offers, ICON engineers had to scrap the OE leaf springs and develop a replacement that addressed issues found in the R&D process. The result is a user-adjustable multi-rate leaf pack that offers a major performance gain for almost every Raptor setup imaginable. Features like tip inserts and leaf separators add to ride comfort, while a triple military wrapped front and rear half wrapped eyelet increases durability and strength of the leaf spring. A rebound leaf was added to reduce the axle wrap of the Raptor, which was another issue that has been found through ICON’s extensive testing. To increase the ride quality of the truck and gain additional droop travel, the spring rate has been lowered slightly. While most Raptor owners will embrace this, there are those who have outfitted their trucks with a significant amount of weight in the form of a chase rack, spare tires and parts, or other additions. Understanding this, the leaf pack was designed with an additional leaf (included with kit) that can be exchanged or added to the pack, yielding an additional 10% or 20% spring rate that will handle heavier vehicles.

ICON RXT 3.0 Rear Bypass Shock

To complete the RXT Rear Suspension System, a new shock had to be developed that could control the suspension throughout this new range of travel, as well as stand up to the off-road abuse that the Raptor would now be capable of delivering. The increase in up-travel was answered with a unique side-mount eyelet approach that allowed ICON engineers to develop a shock that is shorter in collapsed length, longer at extension, and still fits in the factory mounting location. A Dual Hose Recirculating Reservoir (Patent Pending) incorporates a check valve that allows hot fluid in the shock body to be exchanged with cooler fluid in the reservoir. The result of this is the ability of the Raptor to be driven harder for longer periods of time without the worry of shock fade and degraded performance.


Key Features of Hydraulic Bumpstop System:
• Designed for increased leaf spring clearance so there is no loss in up travel with stock or aftermarket springs
• Easy bolt on installation without having to remove the truck bed
• 6061 Solid billet cross bar that is polished & anodized
• Bumpstop striker pad does not require leaf spring disassembly
• Comfortable on road manners with sufficient damping capability under extreme load
• Hydro-pneumatic bumpstop increases bump energy capacity
• Velocity sensitive Hydro-pneumatic bumpstop increases the amount of energy absorbed the faster it is hit
• Reduces rear end kick and improves overall performance
• Clamshell brackets strengthen frame in critical areas preventing frame damage from extreme off road use
• Cross member and tension rods stabilize frame rails and prevent twisting under hard impacts
• Increases frame rigidity and improves overall vehicle dynamics
• Industry first billet cross beam
• Pre-tuned and Nitrogen charged for most Ford Raptors
• Integrated adjustability for future ICON Raptor specific products

Key Features of the Raptor RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring
• 3 User-adjustable spring rates for unique setups
• Triple military wrap front eyelet and rear half wrap for increased durability
• Rebound leaf reduces severe axle wrap
• Tip inserts and leaf separators to reduce friction and improve ride comfort
• OE style bonded rubber bushings that are maintenance free and do not squeak
• Bumpstop extensions included for use when no aftermarket bumpstop kit is installed
• New Ford OE front spring eye bolts included for easy removal and re-installation of springs

Rate Configuration Info:

Standard
• +0.75" Lift over stock

Rate Option #1
• 10% Rate over standard configuration
• +1.25" Lift over stock
• +0.75" Lift over stock w/ 300lb constant load

Rate Option #2
• 20% Rate over standard Configuration
• +1.75" lift over stock
• +0.75" lift over stock w/ 600lb constant load

Key Features of the Raptor RXT Rear 3.0 Bypass Shock:
• 3.0 RXT 3 tube bypass rear shock with 3.0 remote reservoir
• Unique side-mounted upper eyelet allows for increased up-travel while utilizing factory mounting location
• Recirculating Dual Hose Reservoir (Patent Pending) keeps shock temperatures low by pumping heat to the reservoir for increased dissipation
• Anti-Wobble Link (Patent Pending) keeps bypass tubes clear of leaf spring and tire
• Easy-to-Adjust detented adjustment knobs offer quick adjustability without the use of tools
• High resolution bypass valves designed for noticeable fine tune adjustments in rebound and compression
• High flow CNC machined welded bypass blocks designed to increase fluid flow for enhanced performance & high definition tuning
• Replaceable bypass tubes that can easily be replaced if damaged
• Direct bolt in to OEM location with bypass adjustment knobs easily accessible for tuning adjustment
• Special engineered damped valve seats for quiet and precise operation without the standard bypass loud “clicking” noise you will find with other brands
• Multi stage cad plated finish with polished and anodized top cap / rod ends
• Protective shin guards standard with every kit

ICON RXT Complete System:

K93055 - Ford Raptor RXT Complete Suspension System

Complete System Contents
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95201 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor RXT 3.0 Remote Reservoir Rear Bypass Shocks
95120 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor Rear Hydraulic Bumpstop System
95220 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor Multi-rate Rear Leaf Spring System






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With more down-travel is there any issue with the OEM drive shaft?


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With more down-travel is there any issue with the OEM drive shaft?

Not at all, you're good to go.

We have done multiple Raptor Runs, local testing, and have towed our '26 foot enclosed trailer or a flat bed with a vehicle on it having zero issues. We have logged well over 5-6k miles just doing this, and then on top of that standard day to day driving over the past 8 months.


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Here we go @RLTW


Donate to Avery and be entered into a raffle for an awesome prize for your Raptor.

The Double AA Gift Card
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Here we go @RLTW


Donate to Avery and be entered into a raffle for an awesome prize for your Raptor.

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Yeah, exciting, but not worth it for it to sit for nearly a year while I'm gone, maybe after.


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You'll have some deployment money to burn through when you get back.


Donate to Avery and be entered into a raffle for an awesome prize for your Raptor.

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Can you run the RXT spring with stock shocks? I have the bumpstop kit already and would like to start piecing the system together.


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Probably will be ordering mine in January. Was quoted a great price on the setup, just do not want to order till after snoball as it does not need to be bathed in the crap they put on the roads up north. Let the stock setup deal with it.
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I think Santa would pass out if I told her I wanted this for Xmas. Maybe after I thin out my toybox a little. :)
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Can you run the RXT spring with stock shocks? I have the bumpstop kit already and would like to start piecing the system together.

Sure can.....Spring ultimately work like any other stand alone.


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