VIDEO: FOX Live Valve Shocks Highlight Off-road Innovation

Nov 28, 2023

The all-new 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor is the most powerful, high-performance, off-road capable Ranger ever. It’s designed and engineered to take off-road capability to the next level among midsize trucks and is key to our blueprint for growth and value creation as part of Ford’s derivative strategy. When you’re headed off-road, it’s important to be properly equipped; breaking down when you’re far off the beaten path is both inconvenient and potentially dangerous. That’s what drove the Ford team members who designed, engineered and built the Ranger Raptor to deliver for customers. 

The heart of every Ford Raptor performance vehicle is its suspension. This new video takes an in-depth look at how Ranger Raptor’s class-exclusive 2.5-inch FOX Live Valve shocks work to help chase the horizon. See how the internal bypass shocks actively manage damping across harsh terrain, a practical demonstration of the Ford quality we promise and deliver.

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.  

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 all day long.  The front frame rails, front shock towers, rear shock brackets, suspension mounting points, and other key areas have all been specially reinforced so Ranger Raptor can handle more punishing off-road conditions.