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To my surprise the R1T is a very capable pickup, not just with power output from the 180 kWh battery pack but looking at suspension specs alone, you'll be blown away; up to 14-inches of ground clearance, dynamic roll control, adaptive dampers, adjustable air-suspension and approach/departure angles that rivals the Ford Raptor.

Dynamic roll control, adaptive dampers and adjustable air suspension allow the R1T to move up and down over a wide range. When parked, the truck can kneel down to eight inches of ground clearance for easier entry and exit. The standard ground clearance in motion is 11-inches although on the highway, the aero mode will lower that to 9.4-inches. In off-road mode, the truck will clear over 14 inches and ford through one meter of water. The approach and departure angles of 34 and 30 degrees respectively can’t match the Jeep Wrangler, but they easily outdo the 25.7 and 26.8 degree numbers of the Raptor.
The foundation of the R1T and R1S is Rivian's skateboard platform, which efficiently packages the battery pack, drive units, suspension, braking and thermal system all below the height of the wheel, leaving the space above for occupants and their gear.

Beyond the packaging benefits, this architecture delivers a low center of gravity that supports the vehicle's agility and stability. Adding to these inertial advantages is a sophisticated suspension architecture with unequal length double wishbone suspension in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear. The suspension features dynamic roll control and adaptive dampers along with ride-height adjustable air-suspension – allowing the suspension to be adjusted for highway comfort, on-road performance or off-road capability.
 

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Absolutely love the specs on r1t but man I want to see a video with it going the same path as raptor , doing same jumps and obstacles, that would be an incredibly strong reinforcement of rivian in ofroad community and very powerful promotion for rivian , of course if it can do that.
Because so far raptor is in the lead in this segment and in all videos from rivian i haven't seen anything raptor can't do but I have seen many videos with raptor which unfortunately i really doubt rivian can do.
I guess only time will show.
Rivian is very carefull and cautious in making their moves.
 

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Find yourself a trail with very little clearance on either side and you'll see something the Rivian can do that the Raptor cannot. I have several friends in my area into overlanding. There's a ton of Raptors in my area. You know what my friends never actually see on any of the trails around here?

Craptors.

I couldn't give a damn if the R1T can hit 10 feet of air. I also don't give a rip that the Raptor can. Different vehicles for different types of adventuring, in my opinion.
 

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Absolutely love the specs on r1t but man I want to see a video with it going the same path as raptor , doing same jumps and obstacles, that would be an incredibly strong reinforcement of rivian in ofroad community and very powerful promotion for rivian , of course if it can do that.
Because so far raptor is in the lead in this segment and in all videos from rivian i haven't seen anything raptor can't do but I have seen many videos with raptor which unfortunately i really doubt rivian can do.
I guess only time will show.
Rivian is very carefull and cautious in making their moves.
True.
Its an early version and I hope Rivian plans to create an off road version. Only question now is what can they realistically do. Anyone here have that technical insight?

Find yourself a trail with very little clearance on either side and you'll see something the Rivian can do that the Raptor cannot. I have several friends in my area into overlanding. There's a ton of Raptors in my area. You know what my friends never actually see on any of the trails around here?

Craptors.

I couldn't give a damn if the R1T can hit 10 feet of air. I also don't give a rip that the Raptor can. Different vehicles for different types of adventuring, in my opinion.
Well said. I guess its just impressive for the R1T because Rivian didn't just come out with an electric pickup but also a very capable one too. Even if that wasn't the case my view of the R1T wouldn't change. So its really a major upside we didn't entirely expect.
 

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Given that Rivian is so heavily branding itself as an adventure enabler, I'm not really surprised. If they didn't deliver one of the best bone-stock overlanding experiences I think I'd have been disappointed, based on all the marketing.

Agreed that being the 'equivalent' of a Raptor is a nice upside. I don't see any reason (especially after following the Rebelle Rally) an R1T or R1S won't do just fine in Baja-style terrain, where the Raptor really excels.
 

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Size definitely matters and thats one of the big reasons I'm buying it , its more if a curiosity what it can and can't do , what kind of shocks it has , how reliable are they, can it do a very slow steep rock crawling.
All we need is just some more official information to eliminate guesses.
 
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