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GEN 2 Will 37" KO's work with Eibach springs with out fender mod's

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by blzrnr, Jan 17, 2020.

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    I installed the Eibach springs up front and was wondering if I can run 37" KO's with out having to modify the front fender wells.
     
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    I have Eibach’s with Deaver +3s and ADD bump stops and would also like to know what is required to run 37” KM3s or KO2s. Fenders and bedsides? Something more? Not really looking To go the mid-travel or pre-runner route, but I do like jumping...
     
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    I don't want to change to much ether I think it works great now. I also like to run it hard in the desert. I was thinking of putting Deavers on the rear.
     
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    There is a thread on this however this vid was posted around it

     
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    Thanks for the video. Will i guess I won't be putting 37"s on my truck. Don't want to spend 30K just for bigger tires.
     
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    Depending on your intended use and how hard you plan on going when off road, you can fit the 37's with Eibachs - you will just need to do some trimming. There have been a few pictures of the type of fender damage a 37 will do when it bottoms out with stock fenders, but if you aren't going that big they can work.
     
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    If all you're after is bigger tires, then trimming and modifying the pinch weld will be just fine. If your impetus for 37's was increased offroad performance during high-speed desert driving, then yeah, you'll run into some issues with the diameter of the tires being the least of your worries anyhow.

    For what it's worth, I ran my last truck HARD offroad with nothing more than the trimming modifications from RPG, 0-offset wheels, and an adjustable spacer in the front. Sure, it'll rub a small amount, but certainly not the point of ripping fenders off.
     
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    I do a lot of hard offroading. I think I would tear up a lot of things with out doing all of the mod's needed. I would like to put on Fox, King shocks front and rear.
     
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    trim your pinch welds, install +2 fiberglass fenders. The fenders/liners will run about $1K. You can install yourself, or pay $500 for install. Paint will run you another $500 or so. So about $2K total for the fenders. Trimming the pinchwelds can be as easy as cutting some slits every inch or so, then folding/pounding them over. Better solution is to cut them off and weld small filler plate. Free if doing it yourself, or a few hundred bucks at most to pay a shop. Shops who work on Raptors are very familiar with this mod. So at the most about $2500 or so. Combined with your Eibach springs you should be fine.

    There is literally no way in hell all the guys running 37s have spent $30K to be able to run them. Granted a lot are street queens, but many off road their trucks pretty hard with no ill effects.

    SoCal shops that could do the pinchweld mods for you:

    SD Motorsports
    HM Racing Design
    Baja HQ
    SVC
    RPG
    etc, etc
     
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