Ford is looking to make sure the 2017 F-150 Raptor remains as one of the most capable pick-up trucks in the country with a new set of shock absorbers jointly developed by the carmaker and FOX. The purpose-built setup for the pick-up is meant to deliver better on- and off-road performance.

The new 3-inch FOX shock absorbers feature a base valve piston that enables lower gas pressure, which results in a more comfortable ride. The internal bypass in both the front and rear absorbers also has nine distinct zones that progressively manages shock forces.

Ford says the final zones act like hydraulic bump stops to send fluid through the top of the piston when the shock is fully compressed, preventing the pick-up from bottoming out. With the increased diameter from 2.5 inches to three inches, this allows for 44% more volume for increased heat dissipation and fade resistance.

The new Raptor also offers nearly two inches more suspension travel when compared to its predecessor, with 13.0 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear – roughly a 15% increase in overall suspension travel.