With a potent 3.0L EcoBoost V6 Engine, full-time 4×4, locking front & rear axles, skid plates, six upfitter switches in the overhead console, and trail control, there’s plenty to love about the 2024 Ranger Raptor, but what’s probably the most critical aspect of all of this is the suspension. Ford has just made a new video that gives an in-depth explanation of how Ranger Raptor pickup’s class-exclusive 2.5-inch FOX Live Valve shocks work to help chase the horizon. It includes a cool X-ray view of how the internal bypass shocks actively manage damping across harsh terrain.
With competition like the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition, and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, there’s plenty of reason for Ford to make sure its new off-road midsize truck doesn’t get lost in the noise.
How Does Fox Live Valve Suspension Work In The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor?
The 2024 Ford Ranger’s next-generation shocks are coil-overs at the front and piggyback reservoirs at the rear to reduce heat build-up for uninterrupted performance. The FOX Live Valve Internal Bypass system changes damping performance based on Ranger Raptor’s drive modes. The modes include Normal, Tow/Haul, Sport, Slippery, Off-Road, Rock Crawl, and Baja, all developed to provide better on-road comfort, off-road control, capability, and ride quality at high and low speeds. The front frame rails, front shock towers, rear shock brackets, suspension mounting points, and other vital areas have all been specially reinforced so that the Ranger Raptor can handle more punishment in off-road conditions.
Those interested in the Ford Ranger Raptor can head over to the Build and Price configurator to piece together their dream midsize truck now, and if they’re feeling super dedicated towards the off-road beast, which has even taken on the Baja 1000 and Australian desert race with outstanding performance can place an order for the pickup and seek their own adventures in Fox Live Valve suspension comfort.