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Don't call me insane just yet!

I found a stellar deal on some 2019 Raptor shocks (all 4 of them) and I wanted to know if anyone has run them on a 1st gen. I did see something a little while back about someone with a 2014 Raptor running the new live wire shocks on his truck.

From what I understand they are very similar in dimension to the 2017 - 2018 Raptor shocks. Because of that it looks like they'll bolt into my 2013 fine after swapping the top strut mount in the front with the one from my old shocks.

However, I wanted to know if anyone has run these shocks without the sensors. They came without the sensors and, obviously, even if thy had them, they wouldn't plug in anywhere. Do y'all think it will cause damage if I just run them without the sensors? I can't imagine running them without the sensors would destroy them (considering sensors fail and people with 2019 Raptors will sometimes keep driving on them) - but I don't know if the valving will work properly without the sensors input. Will they just act like a normal shock without the sensors?

I appreciate all of y'alls help! Worst case scenario I'll resell them - I'm confident I could more than break even if I had to sell them, but I'd prefer to use them!
 

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I've actually got some more information for anyone who is curious. From what I understand KHC has built a prototype upper strut mount for the 2017+ shock lengths to be used in the 1st gen Raptors. As for the live valve - there appears to be two different pieces of tech out there. RPGOffroad has a part that bypass the electronics and basically turns them into 2017-2018 shock's valving standard.

Thanks to FTK on this forum for showing me the KHC mount and RPGOffroad bypass.

After speaking with some one on EBay who claims to have done it to his 2014 Raptor - he said that his live valve shocks came with an adjustable knob where the sensor would normally be to adjust it for comfort or stiffness. He's going to send me some pictures later today!
 
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