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Is The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Getting A New Rear Suspension?


Recently, spy photographers snapped some pics of a slightly updated-looking Ford F-150 Raptor testing without camouflage around Dearborn. The front and sides of the truck look completely unchanged, while the tailgate appears to have been tweaked ever-so-slightly, with the crease toward the bottom of the panel now ironed out and the alphanumerics “F-150” stamped into the metal.

You can find the spy shots over at

Much more important, however, is that Motoring reports the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor will be getting a new 5-link rear suspension setup with coil springs, in place of the current leaf-spring rear. We ourselves hadn’t seen or heard about this prior, but if true, it could mean a small bump in cost, along with benefits such as better flex and improved jump-ability.

Apart from that, don’t expect much to change on the 2018 F-150 Raptor; Ford knows it has a winning formula with its 10-speed automatic transmission and 450-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Check for the latest spy shots.


Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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