Ford F-150 Tag

The 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor has emerged as the quintessential embodiment of American capability on wheels. With the 2024 Ford F-150 receiving a significant mid-cycle refresh, the off-road-ready Raptor isn't far behind, gaining a slew of enhancements over its 2023 predecessor. The standout upgrade for the 2024 model year is the inclusion of new Fox Dual Live Valve shocks on Raptor variants equipped with 37-inch tires. While this may appear to be a modest change, it represents a profound improvement in the Raptor's suspension control over challenging terrains. In contrast to the single Live Valve dampers, where Ford's adaptive damper algorithms primarily govern compression damping, the Dual Live Valve dampers introduce independent adjustability for rebound damping. Ford's engineers have meticulously fine-tuned the algorithm to harness this added control to the fullest. According to Tony Greco, Ford Performance Program Manager for the F-150 Raptor, these dampers transform the truck's feel, making it

Once upon a time, sport trucks took a back seat in favor of a new breed of pickups. A breed specialized in off-road shenanigans, that is. The Raptor launched in 2009 for the 2010 model year with a choice of two V8s, then Ford redesigned the dune-bashing pickup for 2017 with two fewer cylinders and a twin-turbocharged setup to boot. Although more capable off the beaten path compared to its predecessor, the second-generation Raptor came under a lot of criticism for its force-fed V6 engine. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, save for the lack of aural titillation we all expect from this kind of vehicle. Fortunately for Raptor enthusiasts, the six-cylinder in the third-gen Raptor is a little more exciting. The Dearborn-based automaker didn’t stop there, though. It also engineered the 2021-and-newer Raptor to accommodate 37-inch tires from the factory. The cherry on top had to wait until