WANT! Raptor’s Fox Racing Suspension Outlined in New Video

By -

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

We’re still a few months away from the launch of the all-new, 2017 Ford Raptor, but as time progresses we learn more and more about the new high-flying pickup. Today, Ford released a video documenting the suspension changes to the truck, including the new Fox Racing shocks.

The new Fox shocks are now 3″ in diameter — compared to the 2.5″ on the previous truck — and provide 13″ of suspension travel and 13.9″ in the rear. The bigger shocks provide more volume and better heat dissipation for when the truck is worked excessively hard.

The trucks increase in suspension travel is also mated to better approach and departure angles, which is critical for rock crawling. The shocks have 9 distinct zones in their internal bypass valves. The 9th zone functions as a hydraulic bump stop, which should prevent the truck from actually bottoming out.

It’s clear Ford has really worked hard to make this truck better than the truck it replaced. That’s important for a vehicle with the reputation of the Raptor. Now, we can we drive this sucker?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums!

via [Ford]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

Comments ()