Installed: SVT (Gen 1) Raptor Rear Shocks on Tremor

Seems like the opposite would be the case
Ride height is determined by the spring. The spring is always trying to get back to an uncompressed state. If the truck is unloaded the spring is already where it “wants” to be. It would take a lot of force to put both springs into an extended state.

These shocks are bypass style which means they get progressively stiffer as they compress /extend. If you are running more weight and compressing the shock these will act much stiffer.

But Dbn23 saw 3/4" increase with only 175lb?

This doesn’t surprise me. I find the first inch or so of squat to be really soft in these trucks.
 
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So by the specs.

2014 supercrew

Base Curb Weight (pounds)
6113

Total Option Weight (pounds)
0.00
Maximum Payload Capacity (pounds)
1337.00

As Spec'd Payload Capacity (pounds)
1337.00
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (pounds)
7450.00

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
4000
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
3700


2014 supercab


Base Curb Weight (pounds)
6004

Total Option Weight (pounds)
0.00
Maximum Payload Capacity (pounds)
1046.00

As Spec'd Payload Capacity (pounds)
1046.00
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (pounds)
7050.00

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
3900
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
3500


2022 Tremor 3.5 v6

Base Curb Weight (pounds)
4948

Total Option Weight (pounds)
0.00
Maximum Payload Capacity (pounds)
2102.00

As Spec'd Payload Capacity (pounds)
2102.00
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (pounds)
7050.00

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
3650
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (pounds)
4150
 
But Dbn23 saw 3/4" increase with only 175lb?
I think it’s because the stock shocks are really that soft. When I unbolted the stock ones they took forever to extend on their own. My rake before swapping was only 3 inches when most are closer to 4.
 
I'm super tempted to give these a shot when I'm installing the Fox snap rings on the front. I just don't want to deal with increased lift in the back b cause the of it.
 
I'm super tempted to give these a shot when I'm installing the Fox snap rings on the front. I just don't want to deal with increased lift in the back b cause the of it.
You won’t regret it if you do. I’m running the same set-up and it has been perfect for my uses. No more feeling like you have no control on washboard, yet it still rides really smooth on pavement.
 
You won’t regret it if you do. I’m running the same set-up and it has been perfect for my uses. No more feeling like you have no control on washboard, yet it still rides really smooth on pavement.
Thanks. I will probably pull the trigger.

Any idea if the overall height of your truck increased? I need to be sure I'll still fit in the garage.
 
Thanks. I will probably pull the trigger.

Any idea if the overall height of your truck increased? I need to be sure I'll still fit in the garage.
I never measured the overall height of the truck, so I can’t help you there. I can say it still fits in my garage though.
 
I just received the rear set to give it a try since I had ford pass points, these shocks are huge in comparison to the 2.5 halo lift elkas!
 
I just received the rear set to give it a try since I had ford pass points, these shocks are huge in comparison to the 2.5 halo lift elkas!
Do you mean length, diameter? Just curious and to you have specs?
 
Lol sorry fellas, was too excited to put them in, but diameter wise they're about the same without measuring. For what its worth to my eyes the SVT's looked slightly larger diameter but it could have been the piggy back making it seem that way. Overall the SVT's were beefier feeling for sure and about 2x heavier than the Elkas. I was able to compress the Elkas with my bodyweight to install them originally, but with the SVT's I was forced to use the ratchet strap method.

Rebound wise they are just like everyone else said, composed on big dips with quick settling (This is with about 400lbs in the bed, carry about 600-700 full loaded on overlanding trips). It feels closer to how my 4Runner feels with Dobinsons. I actually had to lower my airbag PSI to 20psi to make it less bouncy.

Unfortunately my impression of the ride is going to be skewed because one of the Elka's was blown in the rear with no oil leakage and I was probably overcompensating with 50psi on the bags. When I took out the lower bolt I was completely surprised it didnt extend, so it explains the issues I was experiencing leading me to hunt for new shocks. Im a little disapointed because I have only about 4000 miles on this Tremor since its reserved only for offroading, and maybe about 3000 of those miles were highway/offroad with the Elkas.

Honestly if someone is hunting for new shocks strictly for offroad/overlanding/southwest desert I wouldnt recommend Elkas, and thats not considering the bad shock. I feel like they were valved more for the street than the rocky southwest.
 
Can anyone comment as to how these handle with no load in the bed? How is the on road ride (80% of my driving)?
 
Can anyone comment as to how these handle with no load in the bed? How is the on road ride (80% of my driving)?

I now have 6000 miles on mine. Mostly on road and unloaded. They ride great in my opinion. Firm but not harsh, super well damped rebound. The bypass design gives a nice ride in the “ride zone” and then they get very stiff under compression.

I also just hauled well over 1000 lbs of flagstones the week. They did amazing controlling that weight driving down the highway.
 
Can anyone comment as to how these handle with no load in the bed? How is the on road ride (80% of my driving)?
I've only had them about a week or so but everything has been great so far. 100% on road driving with nothing in the bed other than a bed cover.

Daily driving rough country roads is a huge improvement over stock. Like others have said: the ride is more planted and more controlled. There is a particular large bump over a small bridge I hit going 50mph daily. With the stock set, I felt like I wallowed over it with not much control (grandma's Cadillac). The SVTs handle it with a snap. Like snap into action, if that makes sense.

I'm very glad I went with the SVTs. Not that it matters to me, but I've surprisingly received a few comments/questions about them while picking kids up from school, at the grocery store, and family events.
 
Rock auto has these for $325 each as of right now.
Just tried looking at the price of these. . . .looks like popularity or inflation has bumped these to $438 each
 
Just tried looking at the price of these. . . .looks like popularity or inflation has bumped these to $438 each
Wow. That’s a big hike. Bidenomics at work. Ha🤦🏻‍♂️
 
Just tried looking at the price of these. . . .looks like popularity or inflation has bumped these to $438 each
Ouch. I hope they drop in price by the time I have funds for it
 

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