Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Video Shows Off Shocks, Sweet Jumps


The Ford Raptor‘s Fox shock absorbers were perhaps its single best feature, even ahead of the brawny V-8 and grille-mounted clearance lights. Knowing their capabilities, you sped up for any obstacle—speed bumps, curbs, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Now, they offer even more wheel travel for the all-new 2017 model.

The new Raptor’s three-inch diameter shocks are a half-inch burlier than before. Max wheel travel increases to 13 inches up front and 13.9 inches out back (compared to the previous Raptor’s 11.2 and 12.1). Within the shocks, nine internal bypass zones let the hydraulic fluid flow at varying damping rates, allowing the suspension to be as firm or as soft as necessary, with minimum risk of bottoming out completely. Ford also mentioned greater approach and departure angles, though it made no mention of actual numbers. It’s all in a video that also features some desert running and sweet jumps:

from Car and Driver Blog http://blog.caranddriver.com/2017-ford-f-150-raptor-video-shows-off-shocks-sweet-jumps/

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