The Ford F-150 Raptor has taken the off-road industry by storm since it first rolled off the assembly line and into the dirt. It has been one of the most capable off-road performance vehicles ever to roll off the showroom floor, and for 2024, it got even better.
The 2024 F-150 Raptor boasts new Fox Dual Live Valve shocks to provide a more confident, controlled riding experience. Now, with position-sensitive compression control standard, new continuously variable rebound controls work to further enhance both off-road and on-road driving thanks to Dual Live Valve technology. With the success of FOX Live Valve shock technology launched on F-150 Raptor in the 2019 model year, this is the natural evolution of the technology to add even more capability to Raptor’s already impressive suspension system.
This new rebound control functionality allows greater possibilities to adapt damping to match body control to the off-road environment via Ford Performance-developed off-road algorithms.
Like the Live Valve shocks, still available on some F-150 Raptor configurations, these Dual Live Valve shocks feature high-tech Ford Performance-designed off-road algorithms owned and used exclusively by Ford. Electronic suspension controls and Ford algorithms adjust hundreds of times a second, adapting response to the ever-changing terrain.
The Dual Live Valve shocks perfectly complement the five-link rear suspension system launched on Raptor in 2021, representing truly superb off-road capability and delivering excellent lateral stability and traction. The five-link rear suspension features extra-long trailing arms to better maintain axle position on rough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs – all optimized for outstanding stability while aggressively traversing desert terrain.
Looking at the outside of the vehicle, Ford Performance engineers designed the new modular front bumper to be an accessory-capable solution. For this addition, available on Raptor series vehicles with 37-inch tires, Ford engineers have modified the bumper end caps to expose more front tire compared to the traditional bumper offering – adding to the aggressive styling of Raptor and allowing for more capability in rough terrain compared to the non-modular Raptor bumper. A light bar attachment is available for Raptor vehicles equipped with the modular front bumper to illuminate terrain in dark conditions.
Standard forged tow hooks at the front, much wider than the non-modular bumper offering, offer strong attachment points if drivers need to rescue non-Raptor vehicles while off-roading. A wide blackout grille treatment with new headlamps adds even more aggressive styling to Raptor.
Off-road technologies that enable Raptor to conquer difficult terrain include:
- Terrain Management System with seven selectable drive modes
- Standard Trail Control acts like cruise control for low-speed driving
- Available One-Pedal Drive
Raptor R also features a unique Power Dome on the hood to add aggressive styling to the vehicle, giving the truck an unmistakable appearance to match its incredible off-road performance.
Raptor comes with new colors and materials to add a rugged look and style to the vehicle. Shelter Green, a new exterior color for 2024 and unique to Raptor, blends perfectly into forested backgrounds while standing out in desert environments for a vehicle whose looks match its performance.
New symmetrical hood graphics are available, with one new graphic available for both V6 and V8 models, along with “Raptor” graphics above wheel lip molding with a body side graphic below each. A blackout tape micro-texture paired with Code Orange coloring creates an unforgettable paint scheme.
For Raptor R, “Raptor” graphics above the wheel lip molding are featured, along with a box side graphic on each side of the vehicle. Raptor R also features a specially designed hood graphic with two front fender emblems. The blackout tape micro-texture paired with Code Orange coloring and Carbonized Gray for Raptor R works to create a vivid, bright color scheme that’s unmistakably Raptor.
For more information on the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor, be sure to visit Ford’s website.