One of the easiest and most popular suspension modifications on the first generation (2010-2014) Ford Raptor is known as the “perch mod.” The first generation Raptor is equipped with 2.5″ Fox shocks which incorporate three levels of adjustment. The factor setting is the lowest, and if you move the spring clip up the middle notch, you could gain a 1.5″ lift on the front end. You can also move up to the top perch setting, for even greater lift.
When the second generation Ford Raptor was introduced, many buyers were pleased to see the upgrade from 2.5″ Fox Shocks to 3.0″ Fox Shocks. While the the increase in suspension travel and bore diameter was a welcome upgrade, owners lost the ability to adjust the suspension using the “perch mod.” Fortunately, several companies have already stepped up to offer adjustment capability to second generation Raptor.
We expect to see many companies offering leveling solutions for the Raptor, and we will update this guide as they are introduced.
SVCOFFROAD C.A.S. Coil Adjustment System: Pricing Unknown at this time
Approximate Lift: Adjustable
With the new 2017 Raptor hitting dealer showrooms we have been hard at work the past few months developing new products, and improving on our current line-up of high performance products for Fords new flagship F-150, the 2017 Raptor. Ford stepped up their game on this truck with offering Fox 3.0 IBP coil-overs as a factory equipment. As great as these are going to be compared to the old 2.5 IBP shocks, Ford took away one of the main things what we all loved about the original, and that’s the ability to adjust ride height. Now there is a solution that doesn’t just offer you a simple one height fits all adjustment, such as mid or top perch, or a adding a spacer.
SVCOFFROAD has developed a hybrid system known as C.A.S. Coil-Adjustment-System. Our new C.A.S. System will turn your static front coil-over into a direct drop on threaded body coil-over, basically turning it into a true infinite height adjustable Coil-over as found on all aftermarket 3.0 Systems
Our new C.A.S. System will allow the following
– Infinite height adjustment up to original Top Perch height
– Allow for front end corner balancing
– Allow for finite front suspension adjustments to compensate for added weights. EX: if you add a heavy front bumper with a winch, or you add tons of lights, you don’t limit yourself to just one height fits all.
– Designed to fit directly over coil-over
– Manufactured in the U.S.A
RPG Spring Perch Collar: $259 Retail
Approximate Lift 1.5″
Installation Guide available here.
BajaMod Coil Spacer Set: $349 Retail
Approximate Lift 2.0″
The BajaMod Coil Spacer set was designed to provide an inexpensive way to level the front of the truck without using a traditional leveling kit. This spacer set works in a similar manner to the previous generation “Mid Perch” by compressing the coil to raise the height of the truck and preload the coil for a more responsive feel. Traditional leveling kits that add a spacer to the top of the shock lengthen the overall length of the shock and can cause damage by allowing the shock to be the limiting factor. The BajaMod Coil Spacer set does not change the shock length.
The spacer was designed as a split ring to make installation easier. Just compress the coil using a strut compressor and insert the BajaMod Coil Spacer in place, bolt together using the two supplied Socket Cap Screws and then release the coil back in place.