How many of you have been drooling over the new Ford SVT Raptor ever since our Tech Inspection in the August 2009 issue? Although the Raptor comes rolling off the showroom floor ready to run off-road, this article proves you can improve upon anything with four wheels. Brenthel Industries got a call from Mohamed A., a customer based out of Virginia and Dubai, looking to increase the performance of his Raptor. Mohamed knew his truck would be in good hands having seen the numerous masterpieces rolling out of the Brenthel shop these days. On top of meticulous welding, Brenthel is leading the way in aftermarket suspensions by creating kits designed off OEM 3D CAD files supplied from the manufacturers. What that means is Brenthel uses original drawings of each vehicle's suspension system to design its Baja kits, just like the Raptor kit Mohamed had added to his new truck. Each kit is 100-percent CAD designed from an engineering standpoint to work perfectly with each vehicle. Specs Vehicle: '10 Ford SVT Raptor Owner: Mohamed A. Chassis: Stock Engine: 5.4L V-8, ProCharger Supercharger System Drivetrain: Stock Suspension: Baja kit by Brenthel Industries; King shocks & hydraulic bumpstops Steering: Full Heim steering and tie rods Brakes: Stock Tires/wheels: Stock Interior: Stock Other Parts: N/A Favorite Off-Road Area: Deserts of Dubai Twisted Stitch limit straps are also added keeping the 16 inches of wheel travel in check. The new King coilover allows you to adjust the front lift height 2 to 4 inches as desired. The new knuckle was made to fit the stock hub and caliper without issue. Also included are stainless steel brake lines and all necessary tabs for relocation of engine bay items like wiper fluid box and battery.Twisted Stitch limit straps are also added keeping the 16 inches of wheel travel in check. Holding the coilover in place and part of the Raptor Baja Kit is the sheetmetal shock box as Brenthel calls it. It is made of sheetmetal rather than round tube for superior strength and aesthetics. It also provides a great platform for the shock support tower running over the engine. The amount of engineering and CAD drawing time put into this kit makes it fit perfectly and keeps it fairly easy to install. It is available to purchase all boxed up, or Brenthel can install it in-house. There is a good amount of fabrication involved so if you plan on doing this in your garage, we hope your experience level is above average.Holding the coilover in place and part of the Raptor Baja Kit is the sheetmetal shock box A custom shock tower was built to hold the reservoir cans as well as provide increased support across the front end. The tower and all of the fabrication required to install this kit is included with the price. Brenthel also installed a ProCharger system to Mohamed's truck adding more horsepower. The Stage II HO intercooled system features a heavy-duty, dedicated supercharger drive and a larger, three-core intercooler. ProCharger claims increased horsepower of up to 65 percent from 8 to 9 psi of boost on stock gas.A custom shock tower was built to hold the reservoir cans as well as provide increased sup Brenthel wasn't given enough time to complete a complimentary rear suspension to work with the front, but stay tuned to their website for a rear kit soon to come. For now, the truck was given a nice King 2.5 Performance Race Smooth Piggyback Reservoir shock to help soak up the bumps.Brenthel wasn't given enough time to complete a complimentary rear suspension to work with The rest of the truck hasn't been modified and honestly, we don't think it needs much on the inside. The Raptor interior is one of the best looking out there. The NAV system with Microsoft Sync gives the user one of the most intuitive systems available today.The rest of the truck hasn't been modified and honestly, we don't think it needs much on t The new intercooler mounts perfectly in front of the stock radiator. This setup also features a helical gearset for lower noise levels from the supercharger.The new intercooler mounts perfectly in front of the stock radiator. This setup also featu Once the new kit is designed, the old components are removed and the new boxed sheetmetal upper and lower control arms go on. The kit also includes a custom fabricated upright (knuckle) with massive 1.5-inch uniballs on the lower arm, and 1-inch 4130 uniballs on the upper arm. The stock coilovers are replaced with 2.5 King coilovers and King bumpstops for those extra hard hits. The kit is 2 inches wider per side, setting the new track width at 75.6 inches. A full Heim steering is also added, including a stainless billet clevis that bolts to the rack and new tie rod. Longer axles are included in the kit and work with the stock CVs.Once the new kit is designed, the old components are removed and the new boxed sheetmetal We pushed, threw, and shot the truck off numerous hits in Barstow during our shoot to see what the new front end was made of. Brenthel didn't disappoint. The new setup improved upon an already great-riding truck. Coming down from five feet in the air felt great. Through the whoops, the rear did well but could not keep up with the front end and all that travel. A nice spring-under leaf pack and a longer shock would really send this truck to the next level and is probably close to what we can only assume is up Brenthel's sleeve for the rear.We pushed, threw, and shot the truck off numerous hits in Barstow during our shoot to see By Jordan May Enjoyed this Post? 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