Video: new Ford F-150 Raptor puts its Fox shocks to the test

Published: 10 August 2016

► All-new Ford F-150 Raptor heads off-road
► Features shocks developed by specialist Fox
► Over 13 inches of suspension travel in action

What goes up must come down – and when you’re dealing with the weight and speed of a Raptor, you need a decent shock to soak up the impact. That’s why Ford, for its all-new F-150 Raptor pick-up, partnered with specialist Fox to develop a bespoke set-up for its truck.

Ford said: ‘The new FOX shock adds a base valve piston that enables lower gas pressure, resulting in a more comfortable-riding truck on the road. The internal bypass in the front and rear shocks has nine distinct zones that progressively manage shock forces, allowing for smooth on-road trips along with hard-hitting off-road driving.

‘The final zones act like hydraulic bump stops to send fluid through the top of the piston while the shock is fully compressed, preventing the Raptor from bottoming out. This allows it to maintain a comfortable ride, and leads to improved confidence for the driver to explore all of its extra-long suspension travel.’

Check out the video above to see the new twin-turbo V6 Raptor in action.

Read our review of the Ford F-150 Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew here

By Lewis Kingston

Formerly of this parish. Inveterate car buyer and seller; currently owner of a '68 Charger project car