Why does the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor not have independent rear suspension?

Why does the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor not have independent rear suspension?

February 14, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The new generation of the “charged” Ford F-150 Raptor pickup has the same rear suspension design as its predecessor. The decision will allow the truck to cope better off-road, Ford said.

Ford fans were probably left racking their brains when they learned that the newest generation of the “charged” F-150 Raptor pickup will not have independent rear suspension (IRS). Undoubtedly, the fact that the truck has gone from using leaf springs to coil springs has delighted many fans of this popular vehicle. However, they were disappointed that the new Raptor has the same solid-axle rear suspension design as its predecessor.

It would be an oversight not to mention that another powerful Ram TRX truck uses a very similar layout.

Both high-performance pickups share a very similar five-link rear suspension configuration, offering sporty extended trailing arms, Panhard traction and 24-inch coil springs.

While many would argue that a solid rear axle would be a big disadvantage for the new F-150 Raptor, this is far from the truth. The new rear suspension design not only provides more towing and lifting capacity, but also offers even more off-road capability.

The new rear suspension configuration in the new F-150 Raptor allows 15 “rear travel when using 35” tires. That’s 25 percent more than the very first F-150 Raptor, and a whopping two inches more than the Ram TRX.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Ford will not produce electrified versions of the 2021 F-150 Raptor. The American brand will not create versions of the “charged” Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 pickup that are equipped with plug-in hybrid or all-electric engines. The powerful pickup will only be powered by powerful petrol engines.