Ford has released more details on the 2017 Raptor’s suspension setup.
The truck will use new 3.0-inch FOX shocks that give the truck 13 inches of overall suspension travel in front and 13.9 inches at the rear, an increase of nearly two inches compared to the previous Raptor. Along with the added travel, the new shocks add a base valve piston which allows for lower gas pressure, resulting in a comfier on-road ride according to Ford.
Thanks to the internal bypass design of the shocks, nine zones are offered, each with its own damping rate to allow for progressively managed forces. What that really means is that the new Raptor should offer more control and comfort both on and off road. It can’t properly bottom out its new shocks either, as the final zone acts as a hydraulic bump stop.
Order books for the 2017 Raptor recently opened, allowing customers to reserve one of the trucks for a base price of $49,520. Under the hood will be a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, though its exact power output still hasn’t been released. In the 2017 F-150, the engine has been upgraded to make 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
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