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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by jpinc, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. jpinc

    jpinc FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Have a 2018 with 2.25 Icon leveling kit and 37" Toyo Rt's.

    Experiencing very poor and loose feel on dirt roads at speeds of 40 or more in normal or baja mode. 50 lbs of tire pressure and realized that was too much, reduced to 40 and it was better but still a hand full to drive.

    I have another vehicle, 07 Suburban with adjustable dampning Kings that can drive down same road at 80 mph 1 handed. Tire pressure is 40 lbs.

    Was concerned with dropping Raptor tire pressure lower for better handling but do not want to air up again for street use.

    Any help?
     

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    I mean for starters your tires look way too wide for the wheels leading to way too much sidewall flex ie her getting loose
     
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    jpinc FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Icon wheels 17x8.5 6mm offset same as stock. Toyo Rt 37x12.5x17. Have seen others on this forum running very similar wheels with same tires.
     
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    youre gonna want 38 psi as it says on the door, or even 36 or less offroad.
     
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    36-38psi will help a bit, anything done to the rear springs?

    You added a ton of weight with those 37” Toyos.

    If you haven’t already look into a set of custom deavers.


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    Did you have your truck aligned after the leveling kit?
     
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    Does it feel like the rear isn't following the front, rear end hop.?. Try some weight in the bed.
     
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    What are the alignment specs? ALSO that's way too much air pressure for those tires.
     
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    Truck was aligned after leveling.

    It does feel light in the rear but the front feels unstable to the driver and the passenger. You would not want to have oncoming traffic for fear of head on collision.

    Which Deaver's to keep level look? I tossed the alignment spec's but was told only needed slight adjustment, I think it was toe?


    How low can I go on air pressure and not need to air back up for ride home?
     
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