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2019 F150 Raptor gets new shocks, Recaro sport seats and other upgrades

Ford tweaks the Raptor for 2019

Ford is improving on their iconic F150 Raptor for 2019 with new technology, Recaro sport seats and some visual enhancements.

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2019 Ford F150 Raptors electronically controlled “Live Valve” Fox Shocks (Ford Media)

The biggest enhancement for the 2019 F150 Raptor would be the addition of new electronically controlled “Live Valve” Fox shocks. Using sensors in the suspension and body of the truck these new Fox shocks continuously adjust damping based on driving conditions.

“By automatically varying compression rates, Raptor can now make the most of its suspension travel of 13 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director of Ford Performance vehicle programs.

For example, when the Raptor is in mid air, the sensors detect that and sets the dampers to full stiffness helping to smooth out shock performance when the truck lands.

2019 Ford Raptor
2019 Ford F150 Raptor (Ford Media)

Ford has also introduced what they are calling Trail Control for 2019. Trail control works like a slow speed cruise control, is available from 1-20MPH and automatically adjusts power and braking to each individual wheel, allowing drivers to focus on steering over rough terrain,

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2019 Ford F150 Raptor new beadlock capable wheel design (Ford Media)

Exterior wise the 2019 F150 Raptor also gets new beadlock capable wheels and a slightly changed rear tailgate applique with the Ford, F150 and Raptor lettering all now a lighter color to stand out more. Three new colors are available for 2019, Agate Black, Ford Performance Blue and Velocity blue.

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2019 Ford F150 Raptor Recaro sport seats (Ford Media)

Rounding out the changes for 2019 are new optional Recaro sport seats. These seats provide aggressive support with generous bolstering in the seat back and cushion. These seats feature blue Alcantara inserts and stitching, inspired by the Ford GT supercar.

Stay tuned to NextF150 for all the latest F150 news and information.

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