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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor adds adaptive off-road suspension Fox Live Valve shocks go along with a Trail Control feature and new Recaro seats. There's never been any disputing that the Ford F-150 Raptor is a capable beast off-road, but the 2019 one will be a little easier to live with on-road, too. Thanks to the addition of electronically adaptive Fox Racing Shox Live Valve suspension, this year's Raptor will deliver, "a greater level of driving refinement on-road," says program manager Tony Greco. The suspension is fundamentally similar to the Fox Racing shock absorbers that were already employed by the Raptor, but now with a solenoid that allows the truck's computer to constantly adjust the damping force at each corner. New ride-height sensors at each front wheel feed information about the terrain to that computer. Ford's in-house algorithms are designed to improve ride and handling, whether you're driving the Raptor in Normal, Sport or Off-Road modes. For instance, for road driving, the suspension stiffens more as your speed increases, and when cornering the outside dampers will stiffen to reduce body roll. In the off-road mode, the suspension damping will generally be much softer, for compliance and handling. The coolest news of all? The software has a special Jump mode that detects when the front tires are off the ground and stiffens the shocks pro-actively, preventing bottoming out the truck when you land. A Loud Pedal mode also detects when you're driving aggressively (i.e. with a lot of throttle input) and makes the damping changes more extreme. This is the first truck-specific application of the Live Valve technology, though the system is already offered in the UTV market. Weight gain from adding the new shock absorbers and associated electronics is "not much," says engineer Chris Paiva. No suspension components (springs, bushings, control arms) were changed. The new shocks also don't change any of the Raptor's impressive off-road statistics; it still has 13.0 inches of front and 13.9 inches of rear suspension travel and a 30-degree approach angle. To make all that off-road work easier, the Raptor now has Trail Control that replaces (and uses the same button location as) the prior hill-descent control. It allows the driver to pick a set speed between 1 and 20 miles per hour with the cruise-control buttons. It works in any driving mode, even two-wheel drive if you're a glutton for punishment. The truck will automatically accelerate or brake to keep that speed over any terrain, letting drivers focus more on picking a path through tough terrain. "The goal is to really allow you to set the wheels where they need to be through steering," says Ford Performance engineer Ed Krenz. Other changes to the 2019 Raptor concern the way it looks. The cool Ford Performance Blue paint shown off on the Raptor at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is now available for purchase. The design of the regular and the beadlock wheels is new and the tailgate applique is redesigned. Inside, bolstered Recaro seats are offered for the first time to help keep occupants in place during enthusiastic driving. They have a blue insert called Light Speed, inspired by the eponymous color in the Ford GT, and are matched to carbon fiber trim for the upper door cards, shifter and dashboard. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine has been unchanged and still delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic's software has been retuned, however, to reduce shift harshness. Ford doesn't break out sales of the Raptor from the F-Series truck line as a whole, but says so far this year Raptor sales are up compared to the start of 2017. The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor goes on sale toward the end of this year. No pricing has been announced, but it's safe to figure there will be a mild increase over the current entry point of $51,510, with destination. Review Source https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2019-ford-f150-raptor-suspension/ 2018 "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Time-lapse video released by Ford, the company has announced that the Ranger Raptor has started its production. The whole process is captured in motion picture, from the start of assembling the chassis, body, and other parts of the framework. Towards the end of June, a left-handed Ford Ranger Raptor was spotted testing in the U.S. That could mean one thing: the pumped-up pickup truck is bound to enter the market. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
Once a year, the Gulf’s best off-road racers and up to a 100,000 of their fans flock to the UAE desert for the Liwa Sports Festival. During this nine-day explosive dune bashing celebration, competitors push themselves and their heavily modified engines to their absolute limits, trying to break drag race speed records and conquer one of the world’s largest sand dunes, the Tal Moreeb, known as “the hill of horror.” We follow buggy drag racer Nasser who wants to break his friend’s record, and experienced 4WD dune basher Saeed, as he tries to drive up the enormous, near vertical sand wall. WATCH NEXT: VICE Indonesia went inside Jakarta’s underground world of illegal street racing - https://vice.video/2spOD8E Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
The Ranger Raptor features distinctive design cues inside and out that are functionally driven. At the front, a stunning new grille takes styling cues from the world’s first factory-built high performance off road truck, the F-150 Raptor. The iconic block FORD lettering proudly positioned within the grille design is unmistakable when emerging from a dust cloud. A frame mounted front-bumper system is designed to offer desert durability performance and a distinctive presence. The front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts, which help to reduce air resistance of the body. Using composite materials, the front fenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated with off-road usage. The flared shape of the fenders are required for the long travel suspension and oversized tires. The exterior color palate offerings include Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White, as well as a unique Hero color for the Ranger Raptor, Conquer Grey. Contrasting Dyno Grey accents helps to accentuate the vehicle’s look even further. Vehicle stance is noticeably bigger from every angle, standing at an impressive 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long, with wider front and rear tracks at 1710mm. Ground clearance is increased to 283mm, while the approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24° as a package are superior to anything seen before. The Ranger Raptor powertrain features cutting edge technology to offer more power and torque, better fuel economy, less weight and with off-road specific calibrations for engine, transmission, driveline, steering, brakes and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. In a revolutionary move to deliver incredible performance and responsiveness, a 10-speed transmission is combined with a new 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine in the Ranger Raptor to deliver a maximum of 213PS (157kW) of power and 500Nm of torque. Ford engineers have tested the new powertrain extensively in order to prove out durability. This testing includes running a ‘thermo cycle’ on the engine, heating both turbos to the point of glowing red for 200 hundred hours non-stop. It can withstand this torture thanks to the turbo bearings and low-pressure (LP) turbo being water cooled to reduce temperature, avoid over-heating and protect the air induction components. Working as a team, the smaller, high-pressure (HP) turbo is connected in a sequence to the larger, LP turbo and is controlled with by-pass valves that determine the operating mode depending on engine speed. At lower engine speeds, the two turbos work in series, enhancing torque and responsiveness, while at higher engine speeds, the small HP turbo is bypassed, and the higher LP turbo provides boost to deliver more power. The Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminium alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness. With more room to optimize gear spacing, engineers could customize gear progression far more efficiently than before, providing more accurate – and quicker – upshift and downshift capability. The all-new electronic system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to help ensure the right gear is selected at the right time. A unique transmission calibration also includes a ‘Live in Drive’ function, meaning that the paddle shifters are always available for manual gear selection override. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
20 Rare Ford Pick Up Truck Commercials from the 1980s! (F-150 and Ranger) These rare, vintage television ads of Ford Pick ups. Check out this, and all these retro, hard to find old Ford Mustang Commercials! Since the Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 and became an instant success, these hilarious commercials show how life is better when behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang. And please subscribe to our channel! We have More Cool Stuff Every Day! Check us out on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/geysertv TWITTER https://twitter.com/geysertv GOOGLE+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/1077885... Description of Ford Truck taken from Wikipedia "The Ford F-Series is a series of light-duty trucks and medium-duty trucks (Class 2-7) that have been marketed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1948. While most variants of the F-Series trucks are full-size pickup trucks, the F-Series also includes chassis cab trucks and commercial vehicles. The most popular version of the F-Series is the Ford F-150, produced in thirteen different generations. It has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States since 1981 and the best-selling pickup since 1977. It is also the best selling vehicle in Canada. In 1999, to bridge the gap between the pickup line and the medium-duty trucks, the F-250 and F-350 were redesigned separately with the introduction of the Ford Super Duty series. Currently, the F-Series includes the F-150, the Super Duty (F-250 through F-550), and F-650 and F-750 Super Duty medium-duty commercial trucks. Through rebadging, the F-Series has sold through all three divisions of Ford Motor Company in North America. The Mercury M-Series was sold in Canada from 1946 to 1968 due to the limited dealership network in rural areas. The Lincoln Blackwood and Lincoln Mark LT were rebadged versions of the Ford F-150 sold during the 2000s as Lincoln attempted to market a luxury pickup truck."l