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Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by Nick Scott, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Nick Scott

    Nick Scott Member

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    I'm in the process of converting my 2013 F150 to Raptor suspension. For now I'm still utilizing my stock rear axle.

    I've seen lots of good reviews about 1.5" BORA spacers being used on the back wheels, was wondering if anyone has used the 2"??

    2 questions - are they still strong enough to hold up off road? And do the stock lugs reach far enough out to hook up the 2" spacer or do new lugs need to be pressed in?
     
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    You won't find many guys running wheel spacers around these parts. I personally wouldn't trust them off road, nor would anyone I run with. That said, I also don't have any experience with them so who knows.

    Your best bet is to join the Raptor Swapped F-150 group on Facebook. Plenty of guys have already done what you are trying to do over there.
     
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    There is another thing to consider and make sure you are talking about the same thing. There are wheel spacers, and wheel adapters. Wheels spacers suck, dont use them, they put extra stress on your lugs. They are merely nothing more than a metal disc that slides over your lugs and pushes the wheel out from the hub X distance. Then there are wheel adapters. Wheel adapters have lugs built into them and are usually hub-centric. They bolt to your lugs, then have lugs that your wheel bolts to. Being that they are hub-centric, they hug the wheel hub nice and tight. People have been using brands like Bora for racing for years with no ill effect. The principle is what is the difference of pushing the wheel away from the truck with offset, or creating the offset with a wheel adapter. Its all the same stress on the components. Shit I raced Vegas to Reno with rear wheel adapters and not one problem for a 600 mile 12 hour race. So just make sure you are informed about which your talking about doing, spacer or adapter.
     
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    If you've done your research Bora spacers come with the lugs built in them. You shouldn't have any problems unless you go smaller than 1.5in cause they won't clear stock lugs. I have the 1.5in bora installed over 5k miles and no issues
     
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    The BORA spacers are legit. I personally know the owner and have for many years. 100% USA sourced aluminum and he builds them a few buildings down from me.
     
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    Agree with Truckasaurus, no matter how 'legit' or well made a wheel spacer is you're still adding leverage forces that were not engineered into the axle, bearings, etc.. I don't know of any of my off-roading crew that would risk it.
     
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    You are adding an additional connection, but if the wheel adapter and the aftermarket wheel change the offset/backspace the same then the stress would be the same.


    The additional forces from methods were not engineered into the system either.
     
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    While true it's no different than running a lower backspacing than OEM which many people do on these trucks. Most Method wheels would be the same as 1.3" adapter. There are some wild builds out there where the rear axle is the last thing to be upgraded, usually due to cost so they run the adapters to make up for the added track width that the new long travel front suspension added.

    If you don't have to run adapter don't. But if you do make sure you know the quality.

    One of my customers owns the truck in the vid below and he has adapters in the rear. He hits the trails pretty hard and zero issue

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B5UOaemhWrb/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B45-y0mjsON/
     

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