- Sep 22, 2021
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- Huntington Beach, CA
So from what I was told after the 1st round of testing was done last week, they will be increasing the front springs rate. The rear will not change much other than they will be offering a new HD spring for the rear as an additional option which is what I currently have installed on the R.Not sure they would need to change a thing from the regular Gen3 37 springs and what is needed for the R. Weight difference is negligible, probably less than weight of which fatazz ( me included ) is driving the truck and how much gas is in it. I was assuming I could use the regular 21-23 springs whenever in the next two years I get my truck.
They will be bringing my truck back in for a second round of testing with the redeveloped front springs with the additional adjustments made to the front springs which will be in approximately 3 months.
I definitely can see a slight improvement in the ride performance when on the dirt with the front and rear HD springs from stock. I will be continuing to test both on and off-road over the next 3 months to give them my feedback as well.
The truck doesn’t ride too top heavy if that’s what you’re asking; it definitely provides a bit more ground clearance when going over woops in the dirt.Do they seem a bit high? Will they compensate for bigger tires? I have always appreciated the low stance of the Raptor, and the ability to run 35s+. No judgment, but the 37s look tiny now.
Please let us know your feed back because I have been debating about running the new Eibach Coils.
I believe you will be able to get larger tires on the truck with the lift springs, however you would need to re-gear the rear, and most likely swap out the wheels for a zero offset, and possibly remove the pinch welds to minimize any rubbing in full tuck or full lock.
I’ll be looking into doing this and running 39’s once I move forward with the full build. I however won’t be doing this until Eibach completes all of their testing.
I do agree with you that with the approximate 2.5 lift in the front and 1.5 in the rear, makes the 37’s look a bit small.
One of my recommendations for them is going to be to develop a set that will bring the front up 1.5 to level out the front end, and to develop a HD rear that maintains the stock height but allows you to carry more weight/gear in the rear. This would be an attractive setup in my opinion for those that want to level out the trucks front end, increase off-road ride performance and allow you to carry more weight in the rear without having to raise the truck up too much.
Will keep you all posted on future developments.