How to decide on 35-inch or 37-inch tires

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The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will be available with 35-inch or 37-inch tires when it hits dealerships this summer. The choice really depends on how you plan to use the Raptor, according to Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Based on interviews with Ford engineers, the website recommends that the 35-inch tires are better for fast off-roading while the 37-inch tires are better for driving over large obstacles at slower speeds.

Both 2021 Raptor tires are from the BF Goodrich K02 series. The truck comes standard with 35-inch tires. The 37-inch tires cost $ 7,500. They are also the largest factory tires for a half-ton pickup truck.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The larger tires come with various hardware and software changes that are designed to avoid the driving and steering problems often associated with simply bolting larger tires to a truck, said Adam Busack, technical director of Ford’s performance function for the 2021 Raptor. in an interview with Muscle Autos & Trucks. These changes include repackaged suspension and calibration changes for the steering, drivetrain, and anti-lock brakes.

Other notable features of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor include the first coil spring rear suspension, increased travel (now 14 inches at the front and 15 inches at the rear) and Fox bypass shocks. The Raptor also switches to the current generation F-150 platform, which offers increased structural rigidity and a new infotainment system, among other things.

Under the hood, the Raptor gets a 3.5-liter V6 with two turbochargers and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Power wasn’t announced, but we expect it to beat the previous generation’s 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Ford has confirmed that an upcoming 2022 Raptor R will get a V-8 but has not released any further details.

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