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He is definitely looking for wheel travel (up and down).

From Road and Track, regarding the 2021 Raptor;
"standard-equipment 35-inch tires, suspension travel measures 14 inches up front, 15 inches at the rear, each improved by at least an inch compared to the second-gen truck. With the optional upgrade 37s, you lose a little travel at both axles, down to 13 inches up front, 14.1 inches out back."
 

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Oops I was not clear
RIVIAN wheel travel yes full swing up and down
A usual stat for any 4x4
Seems like they are avoiding that answer
Won't affect my purchase
Just want the stat for debate purposes with friends who Doubt the capability

Is it JUNE yet
 

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I don't think the Rivian is designed for high speed whoops and jumps like the Raptor. If you want that kind of capability, I'd stick w/ the Raptor, TRX, or certain Bronco models.
Don't think that I will have the nerve to go high speed
Also that hurts 😆
But sometimes you hit some faster than you wanted
With this kind of power I will DEFINITELY have to be careful
But my "friend" lol arguing that even at a crawl the Rivian doesn't have the capability to compete with the Raptor or TRX
Of course it's going to take some head to head competition
But what it comes down to is for what I want to do the Rivian appears to be way more capable than I need
Can't wait to see if it does stick it to the big dogs
But someone will have to be willing to take there Rivian to the limit
I hope I don't 🤣
Boys will be Boys
 

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With this kind of power I will DEFINITELY have to be careful
But my "friend" lol arguing that even at a crawl the Rivian doesn't have the capability to compete with the Raptor or TRX
Of course it's going to take some head to head competition
But what it comes down to is for what I want to do the Rivian appears to be way more capable than I need
Can't wait to see if it does stick it to the big dogs
I saw a video recently of an R1T traversing some gnarly off-road terrain, and it appeared to be lacking in articulation. OTOH, it has a motor at every wheel and instant torque from 0 rpm. I think it will be quite capable, but don't expect high-speed desert running to be one of its strengths, esp. carrying the weight of those big batteries.

I wouldn't worry about the power being hard to control....I can drive my Model 3 like a golf cart if I want, or push harder to beat almost any other car off the line.

Isn't the Rebelle Rally more high-speed desert running? Why say Rivian isn't designed for it if they've actually raced in it?
No, it's more of a test of navigational skills w/o any technology. They had Bronco Sports (the little ones based on the Escape) and other CUVs that would have been destroyed in high speed running. Show me a video of a Rivian doing what Raptors routinely do - blitzing whoops, big jumps, etc. That doesn't make the Rivian a lesser vehicle (I'm on the list, but have never owned a Raptor), it's just designed w/ a different purpose.
 
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