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Eibach Springs for 2019 - Unbelievable

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by Tim V, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Vegas_Sirk

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    Shit. not what I wanted to hear lol .... I really dont want to buy 37s but its looking like its a must after leveling these.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I’ll find someone closer to my range. Nice pics by the way. Color goes nice with the white.
     
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    Most welcome and Thank you! Definitely do the Eibachs you won’t regret it


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    What about the rear? Any upgrade there?

     
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    Nope rear is stock for now may do Deavers or Icons with drop shackles later on (that was my plan originally) but it is perfectly level right now and I’ve heard varios woes of rusting, squeaking and clunking from owners of both Deavers and Icons and I don’t want to mess with it :)


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    I thought similar, in pics it looks that way but walking up to a gen2 raptor in person w/ stock wheels/tires that had geysers & +2 deavers (I would go +3 for the rake) the tires didn’t look out of place at all to me. Maybe at some angles it seemed like there’s more gap than should be top of tire to bottom of fender but on the other hand IN PERSON a raptor w/ same stance but 37”s looked more out of wack b/c the gap between front/rear of tire to fender flares is like nothing, while the fender well
    Looks more “full” & very much like you’d maybe expect from the factory, the gap front/rear is so tight it’s clear the tires are stuffed in w/ a maybe a hair to spare & trimming involved. So depending on your preference it can go either way.

    I will day this though- other 1/2 tons would need significant trimming, aftermarket shocks/A-arms, body lift and/or suspension lift combo JUST to fit 35”s, forget about 37”s!!! GM K2 gen trucks need to lift 2” just to clear 33”s & you still need to trim.

    35”s look right on a leveled F350, so- I’m reality you’re just forcing the case for 37”s if you’re trying to convince yourself 35”s look “small” on a leveled raptor by comparison.

    That being said- YOLO- if you think 37”s will look badass (I agree they do) then go for it....but it’s a lot of dough to throw down only to lose MPGs & acceleration/braking performance while also increasing your tire budget even worse than OEM @ same time lol
     
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    FWIW I was also worried about worse gas mileage and performance which is why I made sure to go with a lighter wheel than OEM to offset the additional weight of 37’s. This is also why I stayed with KO2’s. My wheel tire combo weight is the same as OEM. I noticed no degradation in performance or MPG.


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    Whats the weight of the stock wheel?
     
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    I’m curious too, I have a set of 17” base raptor wheels I’m getting wrapped in Nokian Hakka LT2s literally now, I’m pretty sure the base wheels are lighter than the forged beadlocks, they certainly felt it.

    Most people I see running 37”s are probably adding literally 15-20 lbs unsprung weight per corner which, believe me, is a BIG drag on performance.

    If there was a combo that was within 3-5 lbs of stock in 37” I’d be a lil interested too.....
     
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    37 lbs. I was at 100lbs tire wheel total OEM and same with aftermarket and 37’s


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