C Y C AT yo O R tor?
The short answer is no, mostly because of the substantial changes you’d have to make to the chassis. Even if you buy uprated dampers, the geometry and mounting points are completely different from Ranger to Raptor. Although the ride-height increase of 50 mm is possible, it is tricky to widen the track by 150 mm. Spacers or off-set rims will place undue strain on bearings and suspension components never designed for these additional loads. By raising a standard Ranger by 50 mm (and so too the centre of gravity), the roll-over risk is also greatly increased. Calculations show the 150 mm increase in track width actually lessens the Raptor’s roll-over risk compared to the standard Ranger. According to Ross, if you tallied up all the changes made to the Raptor and attempted to replicate this on a Ranger, you’d end up spending a great deal more than the projected price difference between the two models.