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Old 12-11-2017, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by flowmasters40 View Post
So i order all the factory raptor front end suspension parts. Does anyone know the track width regular/raptor?

Going with McNeil racing front and rear fiberglass, their shipping is 700$ cheaper than fiberworx.

Will run 17 Rrw wheels on 35s
I am not sure what the cost is to widen your rear, I was able to get a set of 14 differentials front and rear for under $1500 shipped. That gave me the limited slip front end and upgraded internals on the rear. Double check but I think 12 and later Raptor's had beefier rear axle shafts.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:54 AM
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I am not sure what the cost is to widen your rear, I was able to get a set of 14 differentials front and rear for under $1500 shipped. That gave me the limited slip front end and upgraded internals on the rear. Double check but I think 12 and later Raptor's had beefier rear axle shafts.
So the older raptor diffs bolt right up? And did you buy the factory headlight trim so you can run a actual raptor bumper?
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The front coilover mounting location is different on the Raptor vs the F150. You may be better off going with aftermarket front suspension rather than trying to get the factory Raptor stuff to work.
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The front coilover mounting location is different on the Raptor vs the F150. You may be better off going with aftermarket front suspension rather than trying to get the factory Raptor stuff to work.
So your saying where the coil over mounts is different? Do you know what about it is different? RPG, Sdhq, and ADD had said it is a direct swap..
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So your saying where the coil over mounts is different? Do you know what about it is different? RPG, Sdhq, and ADD had said it is a direct swap..
According to Ford The mount is different. Raptor 2017-18 Raptor coilovers will not be a direct swap to the 2015-up F-150. Not 100% sure but I think the mount on the Raptor is taller. The Raptor frame is different than an F150. The coilover bracket and rear reinforcement are the two areas I know for certain to be different.
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Well the front coilover on the F150 has three bolts and the raptor has 4 bolts I believe.
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Well **** i sure hope not?? I ordered a little over 2k$ worth of front end parts
Lol you ordered all that without doing due diligence and researching it fully? Dont you think with 13"+ of wheel travel something in the suspension geometry could have changed?
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Originally Posted by techietruckguy View Post
Well the front coilover on the F150 has three bolts and the raptor has 4 bolts I believe.
They are the same 3 bolt.
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According to Ford The mount is different. Raptor 2017-18 Raptor coilovers will not be a direct swap to the 2015-up F-150. Not 100% sure but I think the mount on the Raptor is taller. The Raptor frame is different than an F150. The coilover bracket and rear reinforcement are the two areas I know for certain to be different.
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Lol you ordered all that without doing due diligence and researching it fully? Dont you think with 13"+ of wheel travel something in the suspension geometry could have changed?
Well when Im am told by a reputable shop that specializes in raptors why would i question that. But i talked to some other shops. The knuckle on the raptor is different and the differential has different spline count. So a gen 1 swap is actually a direct swap. Turns out the gen2 swap is more than it is worth.
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Originally Posted by flowmasters40 View Post
So your saying where the coil over mounts is different? Do you know what about it is different? RPG, Sdhq, and ADD had said it is a direct swap..

Like someone else said, the top mounting plate for the strut is taller and the mounting points are different. From what I've read. People are buying the older body style(2014) struts, and they are direct bolt in. but the 2015+ oem struts will not work without modification.
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Originally Posted by gintyfab View Post
Like someone else said, the top mounting plate for the strut is taller and the mounting points are different. From what I've read. People are buying the older body style(2014) struts, and they are direct bolt in. but the 2015+ oem struts will not work without modification.
Yea gen 1 is a direct swap
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