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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by BlueOvalF22, Jan 13, 2021.

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  1. BlueOvalF22

    BlueOvalF22 FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Both 1G and 2G shocks have an internal droop stop. Move the shock shaft up 2" like I did and the 2G shock droop stop is just right.

    The extended length of the 2g is longer than the 1g. You can put on limit straps and it will fix the full droop CV destruction...

    The piston of the shock and internal bypass mechanism will still be way the hell out of alignment and ride like ass, you'll hit the internal bypass 2" too soon in suspension compression..

    Moving the shaft up fixes droop and moves the internal bypass at the same time.
     
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    thank you can you explain alittle more im swapping gen 2 shocks on to my 13 f150 stock not raptor doing full swap tho front and rear add aleaf and blocks till I get a custom leaf pack made
     
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    Just get Deaver rear springs

    It's simple on the front but you will need first-gen hats and springs in addition to the 2g shocks.. Refer to this thread as well as this one.

    https://www.fordraptorforum.com/threads/the-last-gen-2-shock-swap-thread.65477/

    My change was using a 1.5" leveling spacer.

    1. Take the front shocks out.
    2. Take the 1 gen hat apart.
    a. drill the spot welds on the bottom of the bump stop cup to remove the cup.
    b. cut the top off the bushing housing and remove the bushing.
    3. Disassemble the 2nd gen shock and spring.
    4. Knock out the studs from the 2nd gen hat.
    5. Put the 1st gen hat on the truck, just the hat.
    a. Install the OEM spacer rings on top and bottom of the bucket lined up like stock. This is thin side out on the bottom and thick side out on the top.
    b. put the 1.5" leveling spacer ON TOP of the upper OEM spacer ring using the nuts from the spacer ring kit. Just snug for now.
    c. Put the 2nd gen hat on the studs of the spacer, don't install nuts yet.
    6. Put the 1gen spring on the 2nd gen shock body.
    a. use a tape measure between the lower arm and bucket.
    b. use a the 1st gen bumpstop and rubber upper isolator.
    c. use a spring compressor to compress the spring enough that the shock will go in and have enough shock shaft exposed to slide it through all the parts on the bucket.
    d. once the shaft will go through and all parts line up tighten the spacer nuts, drop the 2g hat back down, install the nuts, then put the shaft nut on.
     
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    thank you and looked thru that thread lots of help was wounding if eibach springs would work ether gen 1 or gen 2
     
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    Gen 1 stock or gen 1 Eibachs.

    I've got a supercab and don't see any need for anything but the 1G oem springs on stock or 2 g shocks...
     
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    Perfect thank you ill place my order then just wanted to make sure as not many raptors near me to check out.
     
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    By any chance you know the brand of spacer you used i have a rough country and it would fit in the top mount unless i find a shop to take some aluminum off it
     
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    A shot of the rears.

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    Since the pics dropped off.


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    everything just unbolts when you are ready for real upgraded shocks and they aren't back-ordered.
     

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