The two setups serve different purposes.
The Ford F-150 Raptor is all-new for the 2021 model year. The third-generation model comes with many improvements for a winning formula, and among them is the optional tire kit which brings the largest tires ever offered by the factory in that segment. Whether you’ll go for the standard 35-inch tires or for the optional 37-inch kit, though, there are benefits and tradeoffs in both cases.
MuscleCarsAndTrucks had the chance to talk with the engineering team behind the performance truck and asked them about the upgraded tire kit and its advantages. It turns out the two tire options actually serve different purposes and when you think about it for a second, it makes perfect sense.
“They both have some advantages,” Adam Busack, an engineer from the 2021 F-150 Raptor engineering team, explained. “The 35-inch tires have a little bit of extra travel, the most a Raptor has ever had. The 37-inch tires give you a little more ground clearance. It lifts the truck up, so rock crawling is easier… both packages are extremely comfortable on road and have really good driving dynamics.” For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.