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I've been watching all the pictures from car shows, etc and the rake didn't look too bad. All of the Ford pics on our order pages make it look very level (but I know you can't trust these.)

Then this pictures appeared yesterday about cold weather towing and the rake looks really bad. I know it can be about the angle of the picture, etc, but I'm not excited about this look. The blue truck even has the trailer load. I know I don't want it to squat and hit the ground when loaded, but I'm not excited about this look from the wild.

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Maybe the frunk is also loaded with weight?
 

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I kept thinking that the Max Trailer Tow package for EVs would include air shocks. I've never seen anything to indicate that it includes anything at all besides more robust battery cooling. I ordered MTT hoping for some DCFC charging curve help. We'll see.
 
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I kept thinking that the Max Trailer Tow package for EVs would include air shocks. I've never seen anything to indicate that it includes anything at all besides more robust battery cooling. I ordered MTT hoping for some DCFC charging curve help. We'll see.
I think an air suspension system is one of the small things Ford possibly missed here. You don't have to do it just because everyone else does, but with Cybertruck and Rivian both having them likely standard, it would have been a nice addition. Lets face it though - it would simply be because my gut tells me the majority of the Lariats and Platinums are just going to be daily drivers, rarely see a trailer or off road. Air ride still could have been nice. I figure it'll be something they add to their next gen ground up developed EV truck, you know because of the Jones's (or Jonas's.)
 

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I think an air suspension system is one of the small things Ford possibly missed here. You don't have to do it just because everyone else does, but with Cybertruck and Rivian both having them likely standard, it would have been a nice addition. Lets face it though - it would simply be because my gut tells me the majority of the Lariats and Platinums are just going to be daily drivers, rarely see a trailer or off road. Air ride still could have been nice. I figure it'll be something they add to their next gen ground up developed EV truck, you know because of the Jones's (or Jonas's.)
Based on that one video about the infotainment screen, they seemed to put a lot of thought into the trailering system though (with all the profiles and what not).

TFL can get on my nerves a lot of the times honestly. They make way too many video, for click bait, that are redundant or "just because".
 

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I've been watching all the pictures from car shows, etc and the rake didn't look too bad. All of the Ford pics on our order pages make it look very level (but I know you can't trust these.)

Then this pictures appeared yesterday about cold weather towing and the rake looks really bad. I know it can be about the angle of the picture, etc, but I'm not excited about this look. The blue truck even has the trailer load. I know I don't want it to squat and hit the ground when loaded, but I'm not excited about this look from the wild.

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Based on some measurements I took from a photo of a Lightning I saw today and the typical F-150 stance, expect a 2.5-3” taller rear fender well gap than the front.

On my 2020 F-150, I removed the factory 1” lift block to help level mine, as it was a free “mod”, but I’ll likely learn to just live with the stock height on the Lightning. Lowering the rear would involve aftermarket springs and reduce rear ground clearance, and I don’t really care to lift the front anymore than it already is.
 

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One reason I was drawn to the Lightning is the truck appears to sit lower to the ground. I'm in the 2% of truck owners that use the bed at least every week if not daily! I hate getting stuff in and out of the newer trucks that sit so high up.
To get an idea, as he'll say, of a person that is 6'3".
 
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