Originally Posted by scott023
Ford change something in the rear ends? That wasn't the case the first couple years of production.
Mine is a 2011 and I don't think anything was changed from the 10 to the 11 model years. Mine (and all of em) also has the E-locker...which is also a great addition on a slick ramp. Later years have a Torsen up front which helps in some off-road conditions. The ratio is 4.10 so it has some ballz out of the hole.
As far as the width, the Raptor is 7" wider than the other F150's. Simply put, I am not sure why others have reported any issue with towing with a Raptor, I've had a loaded 8000+ lb box trailer with an equalizer hitch on mine and had no issues at all. I've probably put 5000 miles on mine with the boat in tow and it is a pleasure to tow on every level.