The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck is just about the closest thing to a desert off-road race truck you can buy from a standard automotive manufacturer’s dealership today. To be sure, there are plenty of other trucks that may have come close, such as the Ram Runner (a modified Ram 1500 concept shown by Ram Trucks a couple years ago) and the Reaper (a Chevy 1500 worked over by Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive, and available through both). However, neither of these two have been met with the rabid enthusiasm that has propelled sales of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
The automotive performance aftermarket industry has also gone bonkers over the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, with nearly uncountable numbers of companies offering parts and accessories ranging from superchargers to bumpers for the truck. One of those company’s is ICON Vehicle Dynamics, a performance suspension and shock absorber builder that has delved into almost every vehicle, be it car or truck, and has produced yet another kick-ass suspension kit for the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor with the introduction of the RXT Rear Suspension System.
The RXT Rear Suspension System fits 2010 to 2014 Raptors and includes an all-new RXT 3.0 Rear Bypass shock and an RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring that works together with the ICON Raptor Rear Bumpstop Kit. Together, the system offers 15-inches of rear wheel travel, with a 20-percent increase in up-travel, a 30-percent increase in down-travel, and the ability to adjust the leaf spring rate to account for different vehicle setups.
ICON RXT 3.0 Rear Bypass Shock
- 3.0 three-tube bypass shock body with 3.0 remote reservoir
- Unique side-mounted upper eyelet allows for increased up-travel while utilizing factory mounting location
- Recirculating Dual Hose Reservoir keeps shock temperatures low by pumping heat to the reservoir for increased dissipation
- Anti-Wobble Link keeps bypass tubes clear of leaf spring and tire
- Easy-to-adjust detented knobs offer quick adjustability without the use of tools
- Specially engineered damped valve stops for quiet and precise operation without the loud “clicking” noise you will find with other brands
- Includes UHMH machined shaft and rod end protective shin guards
ICON RXT Multi-Rate Leaf Spring
- Three user-adjustable spring rates for unique vehicle setups
- Triple military wrap front eyelet and rear half wrap for increased durability
- Rebound leaf reduces severe axle wrap
ICON Raptor Rear Bumpstop Kit
- Reduces rear end kick and improves overall performance
- Clamshell brackets strengthen frame in critical areas preventing frame damage from extreme off-road use
- Crossmember and tension rods stabilize frame rails and prevent twisting under hard impacts
- Bump pad striker keys into leaf pad for increased resistance to rotating out of place
- Vehicle-specific bumpstop tune yields minimal engagement force and maximum bottom-out resistance
- Configurable for stock or increased up-travel