It takes the special kind of mindset for an automaker to give the go-ahead to ...
It takes the special kind of mindset for an automaker to give the go-ahead to develop the vehicle as fun as the off-road pickup truck.
Ford is one of those companies, the F-150 Raptor is the daddy of a full-size segment, packing 13 inches of suspension travel up front and the simply astounding 13.9 inches at the rear axle.
Have you ever wondered, though, how a suspension looks when given a hard time off the beaten path? So had Yuri and Jakub from The Straight Pipes, who have mounted the pair of GoPro cameras in the front and rear wheel wells to capture a Fox Racing 3.0-inch internal-bypass shocks at work.
Up front, you will notice aluminum control arms and heavy-duty coil springs, whereas a rear axle handles its own with leaf springs.
The rumor mill suggested the F-150 Raptor would get the independent rear suspension system for the 2018 model year, and Ford didn’t go ahead with it.
Blasting the F-150 Raptor off-road is made easy by a choice of tires, and which comes in the form of 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s wrapped around the 17-inch wheels.
Beefy is the understatement when it comes to the V6-powered Raptor, more so if you bear in mind the AWD/4WD combo.
On the road, this system switches to four-wheel mode through the electronic clutches. But when the going gets off-road, mechanical locks do the talking and providing durable power transfer to all four wheels.
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