What makes Fox shock absorbers special?

Updated Apr 16, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Ford Philippines shares three reasons why.

Pickup trucks from Ford such as the Ranger and Ranger Raptor are well-known in the country for their ruggedness whether on-road or off-road. Ford Philippines explains why these models managed to establish itself as vehicles with strong and sturdy pickup truck characteristics. 

Both the new Ford Ranger FX4 MAX and Ranger Raptor are installed with Fox shock absorbers, which enhance the suspension system of the two trucks. With this system, the two Ford pickup trucks can drive through rough terrain at high speeds with control and stability. It also gives the truck better overall comfort while driving in the city.

Ford Ranger Raptor front view

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford Philippines shared the three characteristics that make the Fox shock absorbers special. The first one is that it is built to conquer rough terrain. Fox shock absorbers is said to deliver 30 percent more wheel travel than regular shock absorbers, which results in improved load carrying. Wheel travel is the distance designed for a wheel to travel at either the bottom or top of the movement.

Ford Ranger front view

Ford Ranger FX4 MAX

The next characteristic is that the Fox shock absorbers are designed not only for off-roading but also for on-roads. Its Position Sensitive Damping (PSD) shock absorbers provide higher damping forces on off-roads. In addition, the PSD shock absorbers provide lower damping forces for a more comfortable drive on on-road drives.

Shock absorbers from Fox

Fox shock absorbers

Lastly, the Fox shock absorber is backed by more than three decades of experience specializing in the development of its products. Aside from pickup trucks, Fox also develops shock absorbers for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, SUVs, and more.  

The Ford Ranger FX4 MAX is available in all Ford dealerships nationwide with a price of Php 1,698,000. For a more off-road performance-oriented pickup truck, the Blue Oval Company is offering the Ford Ranger Raptor in the local market for Php 1,998,000.

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Know more about Ford Ranger 2022

Ford Ranger

The 2023 Ford Ranger is a 4x4 or 4x2 pickup truck. It is the latest version of the said model, and as of its launch in the Philippine market, it has a total of eight different variants.

These are the top-spec Wildtrak 4x4, Wildtrak 4x2, Sport 4x4, Sport 4x2, XLT 4x2, XLS 4x2 AT, XLS 4x2 MT, and the entry-level XL 4x4. As of 2022, prices for these trims ranges from php 1,198,000 to Php 1,885,000.

Under the hood of the new Ranger are two-different diesel mills. For the Wildtrak 4x4, it uses a 2.0-liter biturbo that can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is also the sole trim that uses a 10-speed automatic tranny.

The rest of the all-new Ranger then gets a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. Only the XLS 4x2 and the XL 4x4 may come with a six-speed manual. The other non-biturbo trims then use a six-speed automatic.

Size-wise, the all-new 2023 Ranger is 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. They also offer a wheelbase length of 3,270mm, and a ground clearance of 235mm.

Locally, the 2023 Ford Ranger faces the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, etc.

₱ 1,155,000 - ₱ 1,885,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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