ICON Vehicle Dynamics is known for its extensive research and development put into every product; the revolutionary outcome of this research is what sets ICON apart from the off-road industry standard. The Ford SVT Raptor was the first production truck, designed & built, to bridge the gap between a standard street “pickup truck” and an off-road pre-runner. ICON Vehicle Dynamics new 3.0 Performance Shock System w/ Uniball Upper Control Arms for the SVT Raptor went through rigorous tests both on- and off-road for several months to enhance the overall performance and ride quality.
The engineers at ICON Vehicle Dynamics took a different approach to position sensitive performance in our 3.0 front coil over shock. Instead of bypassing a small internal piston at the cost of poor control, road holding, and cornering like a traditional internal position sensitive shock, our shock starts with a true 3” main piston that has robust features such as digressive rebound and flutter stack compression. This combination produces outstanding control, great response, and unparalleled ride performance. To achieve even more control for extreme off-road use, we added an additional internal hydraulic system (much like an external mounted hydraulic bumpstop) that produces the extreme forces required during the last 40% of travel to achieve maximum bottom out control. These multiple stages of compression and rebound have been tuned independently to maximize overall performance of the Ford SVT Raptor front suspension. For owners who wish to optimize the ride specific to his or her liking, the front coil-over shocks are equipped with an external, “Easy to Adjust” Compression Damping Control Valve, that is effective for the entire stroke of the shock. This compression adjustment valve offers you 10 high resolution settings, each bringing a true feel difference from soft to firm.
Our Rear ZETA Ford SVT Raptor Shocks are a true 3.0” (inside and out), three tube External Bypass shock. These are far from the norm when compared to a traditional bypass shock you see on Trophy Trucks and other off-road race vehicles. Each bypass valve has a specific port design and individually equipped with a different spring rate to ensure proper performance at each zone of shock travel. These same bypass valves feature dampened valve stops for quiet and precise operation. That means no clicking noises as you hit bumps or road chatter driving down the road. The biggest difference in these shocks versus an industry standard bypass shock, are the “Easy-to-Adjust” knobs and the replaceable bypass tubes. The “Easy to Adjust” Hi Resolution Clicker Knobs do not require any tools for adjustment, and can be adjusted in seconds from plush off-road performance to firm on road manners for extra control while driving the mountains or towing a trailer. Another unique feature of this shock is the replaceable bypass tubes that can be swapped out during a standard rebuild if any damage were to occur, where a normal bypass shock body would need to be completely replaced, saving you hundreds of dollars.
Considering the capability of our high performance 3.0 shocks, many Raptor owners are still using their vehicles beyond Fords intended design requiring further performance upgrades. These trucks are often loaded with additional weight, which when combined, results in VERY high suspension impact speeds. The factory rear bumpstop is made of foam rubber and is limited on how much energy it can absorb. Ford Raptors have a couple of unique issues that are problematic for proper control of bumpstop forces. The factory rear bumpstops are mounted in a manner that allows for the rubber to squish out to the side of its mount, allowing metal to metal contact. The frame surrounding the OEM bumpstop mount is not capable of these kinds of forces and with repeated abuse can lead to frame damage not covered by warranty. A more robust solution is a hydro-pneumatic bump shock or "air bump". ICON's hydraulic bumpstop uses oil and nitrogen to do two tasks: function as a spring and a shock. An internal nitrogen charge is compressed when the air bump is compressed to act as a spring, similar to the OEM bumpstop. The difference is hydraulic air bumps are adjustable and can be tuned to have low impact forces at the beginning of the travel, and ramp theoretically to infinity at the end. Unlike the factory bumpstop, ICON's hydraulic bumpstop incorporates oil along with a damping piston internally to control the amount of energy that is returned to the suspension, reducing the vehicles tendency to kick. The oil and damping piston also control the compression of the air bump relative to speed which is important for Raptors hitting obstacles at extreme speeds. Our resulting dynamic system is one that is soft and compliant allowing full suspension travel at slow speeds, yet at high speeds will create very high forces to resist bottoming out. ICON's Ford Raptor hydraulic bumpstop system uses a 2.5" travel air bump allowing the shock additional distance to control energy, and does not interfere with suspension travel under normal driving conditions. The clamshell bracket design with triangulated cross braces not only gives a rigid mounting point for the air bump, it helps support a known weak part of the frame prone to failure.
This Stage 3 System combines the unstopable performance of our Ford Raptor 3.0 Performance Shock System & hydraulic bumpstop system while including our fully adjustable Billet Uniball Upper Control Arms. These trucks were designed with off road performance in mind but the factory upper arm with ball joint is one of the weak points in the factory Raptor suspension. ICON 6061 Billet Aluminum Arms use 1” PTFE Lined all Stainless Uniballs combined with our 17-4 Stainless Taper Pin Adapters to increase the upper arms misalignment, allowing for smooth and clean wheel travel without worrying about factory ball joint bind or breakage. Unique to no other Raptor Upper Control Arm on the market to have on vehicle adjustable rod ends to allow for easy alignment adjustment in minutes not hours. That means no taking the arms on and off to adjust them you simply loosen the pinch bolts, adjust to your liking, and re-tighten the the pinch bolts. The adjustability allows you to retain the factory track width, while improving tire clearance between the tire and back side of the front fenderwell. This ICON unibal upper control arm system includes a o-ring sealed cover cap to keep dirt and weather elements from collecting on top of the uniball, which ultimately leads to tearing up the PTFE liner causing you to replace them prematurely.
Key Features of the Raptor Front 3.0 Coil Over Shock:
Key Features of the Raptor Rear 3.0 Bypass Shock:
Key Features of the Raptor Uniball Upper Control Arms:
Key Features of Hydraulic Bumpstop System:
Wheel & Tire Fitment Info:
AfterMarket Wheels: 17" and Up w/ up to 5" Backspace
Aftermarket Tires: 35"
37" when adjusted to 3"
(minor trimming required, rubbing may occur while off roading and suspenison is completely compressed)
Stage System Contents:
95000 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor 3.0 Front Remote Reservoir Coilovers
95200 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor 3.0 Rear Bypass Shocks
98560 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor Adjustable Uniball Upper Control Arms
95120 (QTY - 1) - Ford Raptor Rear Hydralic Bumpstop stop system
95100 Ford Raptor Lower Control Arm Skid Plate System
95110 Ford Raptor Mid Flap Rear Shock Protection System
10-14 Raptor Billet Uniball upper control arms Billet upper arm for increased strength and durability, geometry Constructed from 6061 Aluminum Teflon Lined Uniball Teflon Lined Rodends Tested Range of Motion Stainless spacers
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2010 - 2014 Ford SVT Raptor 3.0 Performance Suspension System - Stage 4 Overview: The Ford SVT Raptor is an extremely capable truck that has captured the attention of the off-road community over the past few years. Since the Raptor’s release ICON Vehicle Dynamics’...