How does the brand new Raptor stack up to the TRX?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Andre received sits on 37-inch tires and a unique (to the regular Raptor) suspension. As he is held to not disclose driving impressions, among other things, regarding the new Raptor, he brings you details. That’s right, Andre is our details guy, especially with numbers, and he gives you an in-depth side-by-side comparison of both super trucks.
By the numbers: Ram TRX
Many of us feel that calling the Ram TRX a “muscle truck” hits the mark, even if it’s in relatively simple terms. Equipped with a massive supercharged 6.2-liter (Hellcat) V8, it produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. In terms of speed, it was one of the fastest gas vehicles we’ve tested. One of the reasons why – standard all-wheel drive. The ZF eight-speed always sends power to all four wheels, so it always has amazing traction.
The TRX has 13 inches of front suspension travel, and 14 inches of rear travel. It has 11.8 inches of ground clearance and it rides on 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. The Bilstein Blackhawk E2 shocks have a 2.5-inch body, and are active with remote reservoirs. There’s now even a special version called the Ignition.
Like the Ford, the driver can dial in their preferred throttle and ride settings instantly.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor on 37s
There is a lot more going on with this Raptor than just a lift with meatier tires. It’s a slightly different truck over the regular Raptor given its suspension geometry and undercarriage setup. The 450 hp twin-turbo V6 makes 510 lb-ft of torque, and is largely a carryover, as is the 10-speed automatic transmission. The big news is the suspension and tires.
It now has a five-link rear suspension, new frame, coil springs out back, and new Fox shocks. On the “regular” Raptor, you get 35-inch tires, while suspension travel measures 14 inches up front and 15 inches at the rear. With the upgraded 37-inch tires you drop down to 13 inches up front and 14.1 inches out back.
While all 2021 Raptors come with new 3.1-inch diameter Fox shock absorbers with adaptive electronic valving, the 37-inch tires get unique valving and a larger one-inch rod on the front shocks. Other changes, like wheel off-sets, and frame modifications were also undertaken to make the 37-inch tires work.
Andre goes through all of the minutia in this video. That includes interior and exterior details along with lots of numbers. He loves numbers.
We know that the Ford Raptor R is coming out sometime next year; however, we have no details about that truck. One would think, it will will me even more powerful, challenging the TRX’s atomic powerplant, but that’s unclear right now. As it stands, the Ram TRX is the power leader, but both vehicle’s suspensions are equally noteworthy. That’s especially true for the new Raptor that sits on 37-inch tires.
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