Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by AVJ19SCAB, Jan 28, 2020.
Dumb newbie question. Why does a Raptor need to be leveled? For towing?
The way my truck sits stock, it only has a one inch rake. Thats perfect if you ever haul anything. Not sure I'm ever going to touch the suspension. Maybe a two inch lift, but I want to keep 35s. Might look awkward.
Two reasons and the main one is purely for the look of a leveled stance. The next reason is to allow for 37” tires. Still if you run it hard off-road this alone is your not your best choice to run for 37’s and you may require trimming, etc.
Will my Toyo 37X12.50R17s on my Method Racing MR30578516900 wheels work correctly in the front (and rear for that matter) fender well on my 2020 with just the Eibach Springs? Or will I have to do something else to keep them from rubbing at full lock?
We did the Icon leveling kit on our old 2017 with the Icon IVD6125B collar and 2.5" leaf spring spacers I just didn't like the way it rode and handled.
I assume I will still need a speed calibrator for the larger diameter tires.
Very new to the off-road mod world so any help is appreciated. Excited to see how the bronze wheels will look with the Blue Truck.
I personally prefer the Eibachs. I think the true linear spring rate does wonders for these trucks for daily driving.
Fitting 37s properly is hard, you should be able to get it done that way but each truck is different in it's own way. Upper control arms help get caster where you need it to mitigate rubbing but you'll most likely rub on some of the inner fender wells at full lock and compression if you ever off-road.
In that case, would you suggest something more than just the Eibachs out of the gate to mitigate rubbing? Are the springs a good start and then see what happens before going the next step?
Yes, but if you add perch collars for additional lift, the ride might suffer more with eibachs.
the absolute best (not cheapest) route would be going with the 3.0 live valve coilovers from fox which are height adjustable and those would be the best way to fit 37s, but those are definitely the most expensive option around $3000.
Another option would be RPG adjustable perch collars and setting them for 3” of lift, but then you’ll be nose high.
The more I read about springs versus collars...the more confused I get. I was gonna go with the bajamod collars but now I’m second guessing that decision. I bought this new ‘20 Screw and want to level things out a bit. My old ‘12 Gen1 was an easy leveling job. This one seems to require a bit more thought. I’m still not sure how to go. Help!!!!
But the nose high can be countered with a leaf spring spacer to level out the back, yes?
btw, thanks a million for your input. It’s really appreciated.
One thing to remember is the higher you go in the front you are down travel for up travel. That is assuming that it wasn’t a spacer added to the top of the coil over that is.
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