2017 Ford Raptor - How The AWD/4WD System Works
From the 2017 Ford Raptor Press Kit:
"All-new second-generation 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost V6 engine producing out 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 horsepower across a wide power band.
- 76 more ft.-lb. of torque (510 ft.-lb. vs. 434 ft.-lb.)
- 39 more horsepower (450 hp vs. 411 hp)
- 23 percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy (16 mpg vs. 13 mpg)
- 22 percent improvement of torque-to-weight ratio
Available in both SuperCab and SuperCrew, the all-new high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body on a high-strength steel box frame with extended suspension height and high-performance springs, and uniquely developed Fox shocks 3-inch racing dampers provide smoother on-road driving with increased off-road control and capability. Unique Raptor specifications include:
Designed for Raptor – The all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor features its own high-strength steel box frames and include a Raptor-only SuperCab configuration with 134.2-inch wheelbase
Lighter, Yet Stronger – F-150 Raptor is up to 500-pounds lighter than its predecessor thanks to its lighter, high-strength military-grade aluminum body, high-strength steel chassis and strategic use of lightweight materials. The results are a more agile, yet stronger chassis with greater torsional rigidity
Upgraded FOX Shocks – Joint-engineered by Ford Performance and FOX, the 2017 Raptor gets 44 percent larger FOX shocks with 3-inch diameter shock canisters (2.5-inch previously) and nine-stage bypass damping for improved suspension control, plus integrated hydraulic bump stops minimize bottoming-out over rough terrain and improved overall heat dissipation
Increased Suspension Travel and Ride Height– With the added 0.8-inches front and 1.9-inch rear wheel of increased wheel travel compared to its predecessor, the 2017 F-150 Raptor benefits from 13-inch front and 13.9-inch rear suspension travel. (Note: F-150 Raptor offers an increase of 5.7-inches and 4.4-inched rear suspension travel vs. F-150 with FX4 package which has 7.3-inches and 9.5-inches of front/rear suspension travel respectively.)
Aggressive Approach, Breakover and Departure Angles – Along with increased ride height, redesigned front and rear bumper overhangs enable the 2017 Raptor to hit the trail hard and fast with its 30-degree front approach angle, 22-degree breakover angle, and 23-degree departure angle
Exclusive Tires and Off-Road Rims – The 2017 Raptor comes with second-generation BF Goodrich KO2 tires designed exclusively for the Raptor’s extended off-road capabilities. Ford Performance mounted them to available 17-inch forged alloy bead-lock capable rims for ultimate off-road traction and durability"