Factory shocks have leveling option

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  1. Brapptor

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    I was at my trusted ford mod shop all seasons 4x4 and my buddy looked at the suspension during wheel install... I was delighted to realize the fox front shocks likely come from the factory with a leveling option gaining 1-2 inches in front lift...therefore allowing 37's easily (he was 95 percent sure, we need a spring compressor so we can look at it closer to be 100 percent) . Can anyone confirm or deny this? It was on the gen 1 and everyone was doing it, I imagine fox stayed smart about it and it's an option on G2
     
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    RPG coil spring Perch collar
     
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    No perch adjustment on factory fox shocks. Too answer your question! After market collars are available.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll look into aftermarket stuff
     
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    Shelteredraptor you rock!
     
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    quick question guys- does anyone know the amount of rake from the back to the front of the truck?
    1.5" or 3.0" how much is needed to level this thing?
    THX
     
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    from everything that I have seen or read so far. 1.5" will get you pretty damn close to level.
     
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    OK great-thx!
     
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    anytime!
     
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    We've been selling quite a few of the RPG perch collars and can confirm that the 1.5" kit will essentially level the truck. If you're looking to add a heavy front bumper, winch, etc, you might want to consider the 3" collars.

    The SVC C.A.S. setup is nice as it gives you quite a bit of adjustability from ranging from around 1" upwards to 2.5" and anywhere in-between those.

    More information and pictures here: CROWN OFFROAD


    RPG Perch Collars:



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    SVC C.A.S.:


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    Can someone give an objective summary in regards to the pros and cons for spending this kind of money for 1-3" of front end lift plz? in other words Id be will to spend the 1k plus if I get value..
     
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    I'm in the middle of figuring out what is ideal for maintaining suspension integrity. It would be cool to have a slight Baja look but not to stretch components out too far
     
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    Gdog, I would say the RPG collars are the best bang for your buck, the cost was around $500 total out the door with install and new alignment, so I would say reasonable for what your getting. Objectively, I would say my Raptor is not actually "leveled" but it is much better than factory. My truck had a huge rake from the factory when I first measured it was almost a 2.75 inch difference, so the 1.5 inch increase definitely helped out and to the naked eye it passes as leveled, but not if you were to fully measure. Anyways, I've had these collars on almost since my truck was new and see no downside to getting this mod done. The truck looks better and actually the suspension feels better due to being slightly stiffer but you can barely notice that. Again, I think its a good well rounded "meet in the middle" sort of mod being not too much but certainly making a difference. I would worry a little personally about the 3" collar and how that could potentially affect the suspension. Just my opinion, hope that helps.
     
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