2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's Fox Shocks Takes A Beating
Ford has released a new video this week showcasing the F-150 Raptor’s very capable factory shocks and not many pickups, if any, can boast the same about their factory shocks.
The last Ford Raptor used Fox shock absorbers too but the ones in their new 2017 model are bigger and badder than before. Developed in a partnership between Ford and Fox, the bespoke shock setup is exclusive to the new Raptor.
According to Ford, a base valve piston has been added to the 3.0-inch Fox shocks which enables lower gas pressure for a more comfortable ride on the road. That’s a half inch increase in diameter from 2.5 inches and what seems to be a small change actually offers 44% more room inside for better heat dissipation and durability.
Even the maximum wheel travel has been increased from the previous Raptor’s 11.2 and 12.0 inches to 13.0 inches in the front and 13.9 inches in the back. That’s around a 15% increase in the pickup’s overall suspension travel and the professional driver in the video makes use of every inch.
Each shock has nine internal bypass zones and each one will allow the hydraulic fluid to flow at distinct damping rates. This will make the suspension as firm or as soft as needed and the final zone will prevent the Raptor from bottoming out by acting like hydraulic bump stops.
Now sit back and watch the new F-150 Raptor put those shocks to the test.
Last edited by Ecoboost Raptor News; 08-11-2016 at 03:54 PM.