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WATCH FORD PERFORMANCE ENGINEERS SHAKE DOWN THE BRONCO RAPTOR

Durability Testing Looks Fun, Doesn’t It?

Bronco Raptor Durability Testing

The highly anticipated Ford Bronco Raptor was revealed earlier this year, and while we’ve delivered on some unique stories regarding the range-topping off-road SUV, the content appears to be never-ending. In a recent Bronco Nation YouTube video, we see how the Bronco was tested in the depths of the most extreme of environments.

Ford Bronco Raptor Test Video

The video shows the Ford Bronco Raptors in Johnson Valley California taking on the Turkey Claw trail which according to 4x4trailmaps is rated at “extreme difficulty” and should not be attempted by any one other than professionals with heavily modified vehicles. Yet the Bronco Raptor seems to power through the cragged pathway with original factory equipment.

The fully boxed frame that Ford supplied the Raptor with is ideal for taking on treacherous off-roading like you find in Johnson Valley, the home of King of The Hammers event, which Ford Performance is the headline sponsor. As a testament to its hardcore nature, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor even shares the same axles as the Bronco DR race truck, and features upgraded driveshafts to bear more torque as well as an upgraded transfer case that yields a 3.06 4×4 LO ratio for up to 67.7:1 crawl ratio. The Dana axles contribute to a wider track width as well, by 8.6 inches over the base Bronco. Hence the cab lights.

 

Throughout the video you’d be hard pressed to find a moment where the Bronco Raptor bottoms out or has the massive 37-inch wheels rub against the fender well. That might be due to the 13.1 inches of ground clearance, which is more than even the Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon. The Video also showcases the articulation of both the front and rear suspension throughout. The long-travel shocks, coilovers, and unique control arms give the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor a full 13 inches of travel in the front, and 14-inches in the rear.

The Bronco Raptor can be ordered now with a base price of $69,995 while the Bronco DR will be purchased through Multimatic Motorsports for a whopping $250,000.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor HOSS Suspsension Fox Racing Shocks Dampers Articulation
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Written by Cody U.

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