RAPTOR GEN 2 SUSPENSION
The second generation of the Ford F-150 Raptor is the ultimate performance off-road package, designed and built to leave the showroom floor and head directly to the dirt. Built with key features such as the high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a four-wheel-drive torque-on-demand transfer case, it is evident that Ford left no stone unturned when it came to building the Gen 2 Raptor. One of the most prominent features, however, is the ever-evolving, technologically advanced suspension.
Ford set out to build an incredibly rugged and capable Gen 2 Ford Raptor, which involves equipping it with a durable suspension setup that’s able to take a beating, day in and day out. From the factory, the Gen 2 Ford Raptor comes with an independent double wishbone suspension up front, including a Ford specific Long Travel setup with unique front upper and lower control arms and tie rods. The rear is equipped with a traditional leaf spring suspension.
Compared to the first generation SVT Raptors, the second generation gets two more inches of travel, adding up to 13 inches in the front and 13.9 inches in the back. Working in unison are FOX 3.0-inch diameter internal-bypass shock absorbers, giving the Raptor a ton of travel to handle the biggest of bumps, and of course, jumps. According to Ford, “The new 3.0-inch 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.”
For the 2019 Ford Raptor, Ford introduced the high-output, off-road Fox Live Valve Racing Shox. The live valve monotube shocks feature internal bypass technology that maximizes the off-road experience by incorporating an electronic solenoid valve that automatically adjusts to the terrain the Raptor is on. The shocks also utilize several of the Raptors sensors and accelerometers, helping the shocks to instantaneously adapt to steering, braking and acceleration inputs.