Ford launched the Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week and one of the complaints most of you had (outside of engine performance) was the lack of towing capacity and payload.
Why exactly can the Ranger Raptor not tow and carry as much load as its other Ranger counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension.
Unlike the regular Ranger, which uses leaf springs, the Ranger Raptor features coil springs with Fox Racing suspension and a Watt's linkage. The inherent setup of the Fox Racing suspension is to cater for high impact hits and extended suspension travel for off-road driving.