Suspension Articulation and Ramp Travel Index - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

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imageSuspension Articulation and Ramp Travel Index - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

I drove our 2015 Ford F-150 up the Ramp Travel Index ramp to measure its suspension articulation and determine its RTI score.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    That is a very respectable number for a bone stock full size pickup.
  • adamb1adamb1 Cookeville, TNMember Posts: 122
    Need to run the Colorado up the ramp too.
  • carzwausaucarzwausau Member Posts: 1
    Um, you forgot the Raptor, or did that do poorly also?
  • jstrauch81jstrauch81 Member Posts: 64

    Um, you forgot the Raptor, or did that do poorly also?

    Not exactly sure what planet you are from where that would be considered "poor". I would certainly hope two "off-road specialty" trucks could do better than a typical run of the mill 4x4. Not to mention the ride quality is probably 3x as good as the other two that outperformed on a flex test.

  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    This is also a good test of frame strength. With a strong frame the bed and cab will stay aligned, doors and tailgate should open and close without rubbing. If you would put the rear right rear tire up on a ramp this would match how manufacturers do a frame twist test.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,372
    Certainly an interesting "stat". Not sure how heavy it would weigh in a decision to buy one truck over another since there are a LOT of factors that would be in play.
  • actualsizeactualsize Santa Ana, CaliforniaMember Posts: 451
    adamb1 said:

    Need to run the Colorado up the ramp too.

    Stay tuned on that one. Hint: its going to be a two-part "to be continued" situation.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    PF (loved my PF's back in the '70's). It's not really that useful for a street truck since at most you might drive over a curb. But if you are buying an off-road version it's a pretty telling stat about the usefulness of the 'off road' suspension option box you ticked.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Curbs? @PF_Flyer likes to jump ramps on LA freeways. Need a ride from LAX? Best take the shuttle. :D
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,372
    stever said:

    Curbs? @PF_Flyer likes to jump ramps on LA freeways. Need a ride from LAX? Best take the shuttle. :D

    Yea, that rental car had some articulation for sure :s
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