Ford releases some additional information about the latest FOX 3.1 Live Valve shocks on the upcoming 3rd-generation 2021 Ford Raptor. At first glance, the latest shocks might look about the same, but there are many changes on the inside.
First off, the latest active shocks are using a wider 3.1-inch (versus 3.0-inch) diameter shock body. There are still internal bypasses and an electrically controlled valve. Ford says the new shocks offer twice the damping support than those in the 2nd-generation Raptor truck. The shock settings are now further integrated and there is a separate control button for the suspension on the steering wheel.
The computer that is controlling the shocks has more sensors than before and can react quicker than before. Ford says: “Thanks to Raptor’s new algorithm and Live Valve technology, Raptor’s new shocks can assess, predict and react to terrain changes at the same speed the human brain processes visual information. Raptor has already adjusted to oncoming undulation before a driver recognizes it’s there.“
We will have to put this new truck to the test to see how different or similar this suspension feels to the outgoing Raptor truck.