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Old 04-14-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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I'm not an engineer, however hanging the shocks an extra 4-5" lower than the axle does not help ground clearance. Nor does it increase wheel travel.
Any thoughts ? For 70k I want some thought put into design. lol
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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Jeep runs the same setup on the rear of the Wranglers. Unless you want shock towers sticking through your bed, that is the only way to get longer travel shocks under there.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:23 PM   #3
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Have been riding around 3000 acres outside bracketville in one just like it chasing turkeys. Smooth as silk. It's like a ranger with WiFi and A.C.

And I'm not a ford guy

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Jeep runs the same setup on the rear of the Wranglers. Unless you want shock towers sticking through your bed, that is the only way to get longer travel shocks under there.


Yep


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Lol. First 4 words summed it up
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:11 PM   #6
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Lol. First 4 words summed it up
You could stomp half my brains out and I couldn't come up with the stupid chit they do.


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Old 04-14-2018, 06:14 PM   #7
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Lol. First 4 words summed it up
How?

Raptor design flaw I'm
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:15 PM   #8
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Jeep runs the same setup on the rear of the Wranglers. Unless you want shock towers sticking through your bed, that is the only way to get longer travel shocks under there.
Oil Reservoir.
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How?

Raptor design flaw I'm
ď Iím not an engineer ď
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:34 PM   #10
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ď Iím not an engineer ď
Ya but they would still work better tucked up into the wheel well instead of stuck underneath to get creamed by rocks or drug through mud
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:45 PM   #11
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To get length of travel the mount has to go somewhere in a “neutral “ position. I promise it’s been “engineered” ..... unlike the DEF tank on a GM that hangs below the running boards
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #12
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To get length of travel the mount has to go somewhere in a ďneutral ď position. I promise itís been ďengineeredĒ ..... unlike the DEF tank on a GM that hangs below the running boards
I laugh ever time I see this!! Typical for GM!
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:36 PM   #13
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Yeah... that’s how most everything is. You need room for a compressed shock that fits under the bed. Without a bed cage... how else are you going to do it? Tundras are the same way.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:20 PM   #14
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I’m sure there is plenty of thought put into the design lmao
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:22 PM   #15
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Ya but they would still work better tucked up into the wheel well instead of stuck underneath to get creamed by rocks or drug through mud


You don't understand all you don't know about this.

That's just how it has to be.


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Old 04-14-2018, 09:32 PM   #16
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To get length of travel the mount has to go somewhere in a “neutral “ position. I promise it’s been “engineered” ..... unlike the DEF tank on a GM that hangs below the running boards
you got it. about 14" of travel...

https://jalopnik.com/heres-what-make...ere-1785035199

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:38 PM   #17
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Itís also right by the wheel, the wheel will only go up so far before the entire vehicle starts to go up. Iím sure there was math involved to figure out at what point that happens


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Old 04-14-2018, 09:51 PM   #18
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Im sorry but its pointless to run taller tires then install bracket that return your ground clearance to lower than a stock f150.

So many options for a great ride and long travel without sacrificing ground clearance
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:13 PM   #19
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Oil Reservoir.
Oil reservoirs have nothing to do with the length of travel on shocks.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:54 PM   #20
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Hate to say it but I think these guys got it right

Notice they don't hang down lower than dif
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:56 PM   #21
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Im sorry but its pointless to run taller tires then install bracket that return your ground clearance to lower than a stock f150.



So many options for a great ride and long travel without sacrificing ground clearance


But this truck is lifted well over stock. So it makes this possible. It becomes much easier to do higher shock towers or hoops on once vehicle has been lifted other wise you having to cut through body to make the clearance.


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Old 04-14-2018, 10:58 PM   #22
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Jeep runs the same setup on the rear of the Wranglers. Unless you want shock towers sticking through your bed, that is the only way to get longer travel shocks under there.
This^
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:07 PM   #23
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Why'd you buy it? If you didn't........don't.
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Hate to say it but I think these guys got it right

Notice they don't hang down lower than dif
Go run em both through some nasty stuff and let me know how it goes.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:19 AM   #25
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Why worry about ground clearance to and from the mall?
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:08 AM   #27
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Why worry about ground clearance to and from the mall?


Haha, Iím kind of surprised how many raptors I have seen driving around. I bet 1/50 has looked like it has ever been off the pavement.


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Old 04-15-2018, 08:19 AM   #28
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You could stomp half my brains out and I couldn't come up with the stupid chit they do.


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Old 04-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #29
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Rich people problems

$70K for a truck?
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:58 AM   #30
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Same clearance as the diff housing isn’t it?
You will high center before that gives you any problems.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:11 AM   #31
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I have been in one all over the pasture, etc and haven't hit bottom anywhere. Rides like a dream in the pasture. Definitely do what they were built to do.
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Hate to say it but I think these guys got it right

Notice they don't hang down lower than dif
Too bad everything on it will fall off if you get off the pavement.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:17 AM   #33
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My 07 Titan has the same design no issues
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:48 AM   #34
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Rich people problems

$70K for a truck?
Heís not in the raptor, heís in the Benz!
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