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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Rear Suspension Is Not Independent

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Ford confirmed to Ford Authority that the Raptor's rear suspension is not independent. It still uses a solid axle despite using coils instead of leaf springs.

Since the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor debuted last week, there has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding one of its most important new features – the truck’s brand new rear coil spring suspension. It seems that many believe that because the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor rear suspension now utilizes coils instead of leaf springs, that it’s also independent. However, that isn’t the case. Rather, it uses a solid axle to connect the left and right wheels, similar to the previous-gen F-150 Raptor.

“The method of controlling the motion of the axle has changed from leaf springs to the five-links and coil springs for the 3rd generation Raptor, Ford spokesperson, David Darovitz, told Ford Authority. “We’ve increased our 2021 Raptor’s towing capacity by 200 pounds, to 8,200 pounds. We’ve also increased payload by 200 pounds, to a maximum capacity of 1,400 pounds.”

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