FARTHER, FASTER
Four Wheeler|December 2020
Installing ICON’s Stage 4 suspension system on a ’13 Ford SVT Raptor
Jason Gonderman

The Ford SVT Raptor was the first production pickup built to tackle the untamed desert of the Southwest United States and Baja, Mexico. Until the Raptor’s debut in 2009, SVT was all about high-performance street machines, so this was new and exciting territory. Ford engineers did an impressive job and the truck proved to be a wild success. Through the years, as owners pushed their first-generation SVT Raptors to go faster and faster, the limit of the factory components was quickly found.

Enter ICON Vehicle Dynamics, a company that is intently focused on high-end, high-performance suspension systems. Seeing these shortcomings and the rabid desire of Raptor owners to go farther faster, ICON has brought to market a line of products aimed at doing just that. Best of all, they didn’t just do it for the Raptor; they offer a full line of high-performance suspension systems for nearly every pickup and SUV on the road today.

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