FOX Racing Shox OEM spec on new FORD F-150 Raptor SVT


For Immediate Release

Watsonville, CA – 11/07/08 –FOX Racing Shox is pleased to announce their latest OEM spec on the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT RAPTOR. Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) is building on the solid foundation of the new Ford F-150 to deliver the ultimate off-road performance truck – the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Building this high-performance off-road truck was all about getting the suspension right according to Ford. Ford looked to FOX to help them develop this truly capable stock off-road truck with 13.4 inches of usable travel in the rear suspension and 11.2 in the front.

“FOX Racing Shox has been testing and developing Off-Road racing shocks for over 20 years,” said John Marking, FOX’s VP of Off-Road. “When Ford came to us with the desire to make a truly off-road capable OEM truck, we knew we could help them develop the best possible suspension for their vehicle. We worked with Ford at their top secret 62 mile durability loop in the desert at Borrego Springs, California, spending hundreds of hours testing and working with Ford engineers.”

Using FOX’s patented Internal Bypass System to provide position-sensitive damping in a single coil-over shock allows drivers to push the performance envelope. Softer damping at ride-height gives improved traction, stability and comfort, which reduces driver fatigue. Stiffer damping towards the end of the shock stroke allows the vehicle to be driven more aggressively without bottoming. Incorporating FOX’s Internal Bypass Technology and applying the Ford engineering methodology, allowed the joint FOX-FORD team to achieve extreme off road handling capability without sacrificing highway ride comfort and stability. Bypass technology is a key feature on high performance off-road race vehicles and this project marks the first time this technology has been made available on a production truck.

Since 1974 FOX Racing Shox has designed and manufactured the finest suspension products for Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Off-Road racing vehicles. World Headquarters are in Santa Cruz County, CA with its Off-Road Division in Santee, CA. FOX Racing Shox distributes its products in more than 40 countries.

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source: Elayna Caldwell Marketing Manager
Fox Racing Shox

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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