The Ford F150 SVT Raptor is considered by many to be one of the premier trucks ever designed. With its incredible off road capabilities and substantial power, the Raptor has been a top pick for motor and trucking enthusiasts since its debut in 2010. It is a truly amped up version of of the standard Ford F150 but sticker price and cost of ownership make this off road beast a luxury. But what if a Raptor wasn’t that expensive? What if you could take your 2009 and up F150 and basically turn it into a Raptor with off road capability? Do you need to get an off road truck, but don’t want to shovel out all that cash for something you are just gonna punish?Think about your purchase of that EcoBoost motor; ever wish it was just a little more than a daily driver that saves you some gas?
If you have ever thought about these questions and wanted more, then you are in luck. ReadyLIFT Off-Road Suspension can provide you with the suspension lift kit you need to make your run of the mill F150 a hardcore off road monster. The installation of the 44-2150 off road suspension lift kit provides up to 3 inches of front lift and 11 inches of wheel travel. That will easily let you install a set of the properly sized 35 inch wheels and tires you’ll need when you hit the open trail. Designed with beefy, laser cut boxed steel upper and lower control arms, you can take pounding and keep on going. They are even outfitted with FK 1.5″ PFT-lined uniball pivots which are virtually indestructible. You also get a set of heavy duty tie rods for your steering assembly. Ideal for use with the factory Raptor coilover or you can upgrade to the Fox 3.0 bypass coil over shocks, it is a solid and economical way to get yourself the suspension performance of the SVT Raptor without breaking the bank at the dealership.
To enhance the look of your newly converted F150, Boatec offers a complete set of bolt-on front and rear Raptor fenders, valence and Raptor hood. These sturdy fiberglass body panels use a closed mold technology to create the new Raptor look on the F150, and they can accommodate a 37″ off road wheel and tire. See your tire specialist for the specific fitment regarding offset and backspacing.
Currently, the 44-2150 ReadyLIFT Off Road Raptor Suspension Kit is available for the 2009 and up Ford F150. This build showcases the R&D of the 2004-2008 Ford F150 SVT Raptor conversion. Both the ReadyLIFT Off Road Lift Kit and the Boatec body panels for the earlier years are still in development. Keep a look out for more as development on these parts continues.
This build included the following aftermarket modifications:
- ReadyLIFT Raptor Mid Travel Off-Road Suspension Lift Kit: www.readylift.com
- Boatec Ford Raptor Conversion Fiberglass Body Panels: www.boatec.com/wp
- Anzo Rear LED Tail Lights & U-Bar Projector Headlights: www.anzousa.com
- Method Off-Road Race Wheels: www.methodracewheels.com
- T-Rex X-Metal Grill: www.trexbillet.com