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GEN 2 Who says it can't be a work truck?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by zackcp04, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:50 PM.

  1. zackcp04

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    I flip houses on the side and people think I'm an idiot for getting a Raptor...

    To be honest, I had my first scare the other day.. went to purchase 400 sqft of porcelain tile. While it was getting forked into my truck... I realized that it actually may be too heavy because while the fork wasn't even finished dropping, wheel wells were almost to the tires.

    I asked them to stop and looked up the load capacity.. 1200lbs :O , the tile was over 1800lbs + the other stuff we had bought (mortar)! I was like.. hmm, we'll make it two trips. :D

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    That's funny! :)
     
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    I use mine for a work truck too. I drive too much to drive a POS work truck.
     
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    I’d budget for some Deaver +3 HDs if ya gonna do that regularly or you’ll be rebuilding/replacing those fancy fox shocks early & often
     
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    Or just get a set of timbrens.
     
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    ^^ This ^^ Deaver HDs will help out quite a bit.
     
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    I've used mine for work in Telecom building new sites for one of the top 3 carriers and it's done just fine in all kinds of conditions off-road. Unfortunately, I was laid off 2 weeks ago but the up-side is I'm not racking up a bunch of miles on it anymore.
     
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    I know right? The Raptor is my office on wheels, may as well do it in style.
     
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    Will the Deavers allow more load capacity, or just keep it from sagging?
     
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    Both- although I still wouldn’t suggest pushing the payload limits much more than the suggested 1200ish....if it were me w/ Deaver +3 HDs is probably have no issue w/ 1500 lb loads on the reg- my understanding is also that the beefier leaf springs will just save the shocks from excessive wear if you are going to be pushing the payload to the max on a regular basis. If it was once in a while I probably wouldn’t bother (although the deavers also help tighten up the ride & reduce axle hop)

    I just like the idea of keeping the burden on the shocks on the lower side b/c they’re a big part of what makes the raptor a raptor & contribute big time to the smooth ride - & the factory even recommends rebuilding em @
    Like 55k miles even in normal use I believe. Not to mention rebuilding/replacing them isn’t cheap.
     
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