Raptor Showcases Fox Race Series Upgrades in Action: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Modern F-150 Raptor goes from segment leader in off-road abilities to race-ready beast with these upgraded dampers.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Down South Motorsports and it features a modern Ford F-150 Raptor with an upgraded suspension setup. Fox Shocks, the same company that provides the factory dampers for the mighty Raptor, has put together a Race Series package for the 450-horsepower EcoBoost’d F-150, allowing the street-friendly pickup to handle the roughest off-road situations at high speed.
Upgrading the Champ
The modern Ford F-150 Raptor is arguably the most off-road-capable truck on sale today and for those critics who want to point out the likes of the Ram 2500 Power Wagon, there is no question that the Raptor is more of a high performance truck than just an unstoppable mudder. The factory Fox dampers allow for a relatively smooth ride on the road, but more importantly, these shocks allow the premium F-150 to go pretty much anywhere it wants at high speed. Whether you are blasting across mud or racing across the desert, the Raptor is the best at what it does.
However, there are some Raptor owners who manage to push the stock suspension components to their limits and for those folks, Fox has a solution in the form of their Racing Series.
Fox Race Series
The Fox Shocks Factory Race Series is a direct replacement for the original dampers in the current Raptor, but they offered improved performance, advanced cooling and adjustable ride height. According to Fox, this coilover system was “designed to deliver a high level of adjustability via Dual Speed Compression (DSC) adjusters and improved cooling efficiency through an all-new Recirculating Reservoir Bridge and finned remote reservoir. This kit delivers the next level of off-road performance without sacrificing every day ride quality and comfort.”
In other words, these dampers will handle rougher surfaces for longer periods of time, but this upgrade doesn’t come cheap. The kit has an MSRP of $3,399.95 per pair, so you have to be serious about wanting improved off-roading ability to make this switch.
Race Series in Action
In the video above, we watch as a new Raptor equipped with the Fox Shocks Factory Race Series raises all sorts of hell in a variety of off-road settings. The truck skims across uneven surfaces with the body stable as the tires bounce around, showing how well the high performance dampers eat up the impact. We also get to see how smoothly these dampers handle a big jump, with the F-150 effortlessly soaring through the air and landing, only to quickly continue on its way without any bothersome bouncing.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!