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02-08-2018, 08:13 AM
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Want to Buy [Southwest]: WTB raptor front suspension
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Posted By WarSurfer

You'll have better luck either looking on the...

You'll have better luck either looking on the Raptor forums or calling up some of the shops that cater to Raptors

Baja Kits (Brenthel)
Krazy House Customs
RPG Offroad
SVC Offroad
Super Duty HQ...
01-09-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By WarSurfer

FFS... ITS ALREADY BEEN DONE Even if you had...

FFS... ITS ALREADY BEEN DONE

Even if you had to use all aftermarket - which you don't, it's still within a couple hundred dollars.

I know new Gen guys like to act like their stuff is...
01-09-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By WarSurfer

45k is the cost of the entire project, including...

45k is the cost of the entire project, including the truck. He did considerably more than just panels and suspension.

You can do the conversion (panels, suspension, tires/wheels) for less than...
01-02-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,774
Posted By WarSurfer

There appears to be some confusion in this...

There appears to be some confusion in this thread.

1) the coil bucket on a G2 Raptor is physically in a different place (higher up) than non Raptors and G1s.

2) the rear shock will bolt on...
11-23-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,732
Posted By WarSurfer

You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you do...

You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you do anything less than mid travel. You are in prime prerunner territory and factory spec shocks with a lift isn’t going to cut it, regardless of who...
11-16-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,692
Posted By WarSurfer

http://www.aluminiumdesign.net/design-support/alum...

http://www.aluminiumdesign.net/design-support/aluminium-corrosion-resistance/
11-06-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By WarSurfer

it's about $500 to have all four rebuilt. check...

it's about $500 to have all four rebuilt. check out the Raptor Forum for various shops that will do it. Some offer a 'you swap first' option with a core charge, that way you can put rebuilt shocks...
10-27-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,170
Posted By WarSurfer

4.56 is on the high end for 33s. I wouldn’t...

4.56 is on the high end for 33s. I wouldn’t recommend that low of a gear for a daily driver.

I have 37s with 4.88s. Running 33s with 4.56s would be like running 5.13s with my 37s - I’m...
10-01-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By WarSurfer

https://blog.racetechnologies.com/2015/04/09/the-a...

https://blog.racetechnologies.com/2015/04/09/the-advantages-of-cross-drilled-and-slotted-discs/
09-29-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,160
Posted By WarSurfer

1st Gen Raptors came with 34.5” tires and 4.10s...

1st Gen Raptors came with 34.5” tires and 4.10s - that is considered baseline for our year group.
Edit: baseline for 35s
08-31-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By WarSurfer

SVC does tuning for the 6.2. Lots of Raptor...

SVC does tuning for the 6.2. Lots of Raptor owners swear by 'em.
08-08-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,153
Posted By WarSurfer

Engine can help with 'seat of the pants' but it...

Engine can help with 'seat of the pants' but it doesn't eliminate (or even reduce) the negative impact on mechanical advantage - i.e. increased clutch wear in the trans, increased load on the engine...
08-07-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,153
Posted By WarSurfer

Voids which part of your warranty? If your trans...

Voids which part of your warranty? If your trans takes a dump you can count on the dealer / ford to tell you running oversized tires put undue stress on the trans and it isn't covered.

You might...
08-02-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By WarSurfer

It's not impossible but as with everything there...

It's not impossible but as with everything there are trade offs.

Typically, the more off road worthy, the smaller and lighter the trailer - pintle hitch, large tires, etc.

If you just plan on...
07-18-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,568
Posted By WarSurfer

Tuning does nothing for mechanical advantage. ...

Tuning does nothing for mechanical advantage.

Picture a guy using a lever to lift a heavy weight. Now increase the weight. Saying that tuning is the solution is like telling the guy he needs to...
07-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By WarSurfer

No, how heavy the tires are. 4.10s for...

No, how heavy the tires are. 4.10s for relatively light 35s like BFGs, 4.56s for something 10+ lbs heavier per corner. Ratio calculation is only part of it, rotational mass & rolling resistance...
06-21-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 26,509
Posted By WarSurfer

Oh FFS there is no frame problem. <<< OG...

Oh FFS there is no frame problem.

<<< OG Raptor owner

There were a group of guys that got together for a Raptor run before the aftermarket had much to offer. That outing had two heavily...
06-16-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By WarSurfer

not on the stock bottom end and not on pump gas...

not on the stock bottom end and not on pump gas either.

If a company that builds racing engines already has an eco @ 830hp on race gas/e85, I doubt very seriously if someone is going to come along...
Forum: Suspension
06-06-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By WarSurfer

yes and no, lol 1st gen actually had three...

yes and no, lol

1st gen actually had three settings from the factory. 2nd gen can not be adjusted. however, several of the Raptor vendors have come up with solutions that allow for spring preload...
06-02-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By WarSurfer

It is typically suggested to check the trans when...

It is typically suggested to check the trans when warm (and running in most cases) - however, the two marks are hot (top) and cold (bottom).

If the trans fluid is at or slightly above the cold...
06-02-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By WarSurfer

With respect, this isn't accurate. When the...

With respect, this isn't accurate. When the vehicle isn't running, the trans pump isn't pumping fluid - that means that if the vehicle is off it will read high not low.

Low mark is running...
04-16-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By WarSurfer

473456 I wouldn't drop more than 10lbs less...

473456

I wouldn't drop more than 10lbs less per corner than the 5.4 SCAB rate.

I think you'll be limited to whatever length spring is normally run with a 4" lift - I don't know if it's a stock...
04-06-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,851
Posted By WarSurfer

The ECM can more than compensate for additional...

The ECM can more than compensate for additional airflow - if any. You won't get the max performance benefit without a tune but it certainly isn't going to hurt the engine.
03-14-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,604
Posted By WarSurfer

it was the 04-08 trucks that had different...

it was the 04-08 trucks that had different splines in the front (28 vs 31) than 09-14. 15 & up should be the same.

Some 'things' to think about:

Gen 2 Raptors are not as wide as Gen1s. I...
03-03-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 104,190
Posted By WarSurfer

The differences are the same G1-G2. I.E. UCAs,...

The differences are the same G1-G2.
I.E. UCAs, LCAs, axles, tie rods, brake lines, larger coilovers/shocks, wider rear diff, fenders/bedsides, etc

As long as you stick with 17 Raptor or 15+...
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