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Old June 27th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Raptor beadlocks in production?

from autoextremist.com it sounds like the 2013 will have factory beadlocks, or wheels that can be beadlocked?

anybody have more details?

The baddest truck in captivity - the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - gets juiced-up for 2013. Ford is offering industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels to help increase grip in low-traction conditions, which is a big deal because it marks the first application of a wheel that has both conventional and beadlock-mounting abilities – a solution so innovative that Ford has filed for a patent on the system. “Raptor’s exclusive beadlock wheels give the customer the best of both on- and off-road worlds,” said Adam Wirth, SVT chassis engineer. “Tire inflation can be dropped to a very low threshold for maximum traction under extreme conditions, yet holds tight – and stays tight – when returning to the road.” Other good stuff for the Raptor includes HID headlamps, SYNC® with MyFord Touch® and an funky new earth-toned color called Terrain. These new Raptor offerings build on the existing internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, Torsen® front differential and front-mounted camera technologies, adding even more high-performance off-road capability. The SVT Raptor is available exclusively with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, producing best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque hooked up to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case. The front axle features the Torsen differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing. The rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential. SVT Raptor sales are up 20 percent in 2012, breaking last year’s record in the January to May period.
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Check your email, fool. I think they are streetlocks with an available SVT outter ring available.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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Did they fix the frame bending issue yet?
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