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GEN 2 Potholes, speedbumps, curbs and alignment

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum' started by jmar311, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. jmar311

    jmar311 Member

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    Stupid question but just wanted to see what everyone else's thoughts are on this...so with my truck being a truck I treat it as such and drive it pretty hard. Parking up on curbs and running hard down roads with potholes and sometimes speedbumps I don't exactly slow down...cuz after all it's a truck built for terrain and speed.

    Question is...is the alignment on these Raptors pretty sturdy and able to withstand the things I've described above? Doesn't seem to pull to either side so I think so far so good but wanted to see other people's experience with any alignment issues from hard driving.
     
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    Our roads are badly beat up at the end of winter and I’ve seen some huge potholes. Some need a ladder to get out of lol

    Hitting potholes, snowbanks etc shouldn’t be a problem since there’s so much tire and travel on the suspension.

    I drive the same and don’t really slow down for stuff. I haven’t noticed any out of alignment issues. I guess as long as you don’t hit anything sideways hard all should be good.
     
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    Get some alignment cams and the alignment stays in spec much better.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Python - Thats exactly what I thought as well ....that due to tires and suspension travel that the major hits are pretty well absorbed. the good thing is that my last 'hard' hit was on a road under construction where the demolotion of one phase didn't ramp up to the next section of road and truck hit very hard. Was at night and I couldnt see it. With both front tires hitting equally I think my truck is fine but damn it felt like a hit a brick wall at first.

    Are the cam bolts really worth it if you're an occasional offroader?
     
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    I think so, they are relatively inexpensive and even something like hitting a curb can move the LCA out of alignment in those slots...
     

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