Catch Red Arrow on the Outdoor Channel Tuesdays at 8:30AM EST, Thursdays at 8:30PM EST, Fridays at 4:30PM EST, Saturdays at 10:30AM EST and Sundays at 1:00AM EST and keep an eye out for the A.R.E. commercial!
Friday, June 29, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Weather Guard has launched a full universal steel truck rack this April for all full-sized vehicles, 5 ½ foot beds to 8-foot beds, new with his rack is a rear handlebar making it easier to get up on the taller trucks. It also comes with tie-down points on the side members and loops on each leg. No drilling required comes in matte black and can be assembled and installed in less than an hour.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
It’s not every day that a classic Ford goes up for auction. Well, try more than 220, ranging from Model A’s and T’s to wood-paneled station wagons and vintage buses. This breathtaking array of vehicles – recognized as the largest private collection of classic Fords in the world – formed the Den Hartogh Museum, a 50-year labor of love for Piet den Hartogh, in the Netherlands. https://ford.to/FordCollection
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Watch the full episode, right now, exclusively with Motor Trend Premium! http://bit.ly/2tjsskZ In this Preview of Roadkill Garage, Episode 29, watch as David Freiburger and Steve Dulcich head to Idaho in hopes of purchasing and repairing a 1965, Ford F-250 4x4 longbed in hopes of reclaiming Freiburger’s original F-250, a trade from years back.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thinking about buying a 2018 Ram ProMaster? Consider the 2018 Ford Transit with more vehicle configurations than any other full-size van in its class* and best-in-class maximum interior height among gas-powered cargo vans.** Become part of America's best-selling† brand with the 2018 Ford Transit.
*Class is Full-Size Vans based on Ford segmentation. Based on body type, body length, wheelbase and roof height.
**When properly configured. High roof, extended-length wheelbase. Excludes other Ford models.
†Based on 2017 CY sales.
Learn more about the 2018 Ford Transit here: http://ford.to/2F5CMCB
Monday, June 11, 2018
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor adds adaptive off-road suspension
Fox Live Valve shocks go along with a Trail Control feature and new Recaro seats.
There's never been any disputing that the Ford F-150 Raptor is a capable beast off-road, but the 2019 one will be a little easier to live with on-road, too. Thanks to the addition of electronically adaptive Fox Racing Shox Live Valve suspension, this year's Raptor will deliver, "a greater level of driving refinement on-road," says program manager Tony Greco.
The suspension is fundamentally similar to the Fox Racing shock absorbers that were already employed by the Raptor, but now with a solenoid that allows the truck's computer to constantly adjust the damping force at each corner. New ride-height sensors at each front wheel feed information about the terrain to that computer. Ford's in-house algorithms are designed to improve ride and handling, whether you're driving the Raptor in Normal, Sport or Off-Road modes.
For instance, for road driving, the suspension stiffens more as your speed increases, and when cornering the outside dampers will stiffen to reduce body roll. In the off-road mode, the suspension damping will generally be much softer, for compliance and handling.
The coolest news of all? The software has a special Jump mode that detects when the front tires are off the ground and stiffens the shocks pro-actively, preventing bottoming out the truck when you land. A Loud Pedal mode also detects when you're driving aggressively (i.e. with a lot of throttle input) and makes the damping changes more extreme.
This is the first truck-specific application of the Live Valve technology, though the system is already offered in the UTV market. Weight gain from adding the new shock absorbers and associated electronics is "not much," says engineer Chris Paiva. No suspension components (springs, bushings, control arms) were changed.
The new shocks also don't change any of the Raptor's impressive off-road statistics; it still has 13.0 inches of front and 13.9 inches of rear suspension travel and a 30-degree approach angle.
To make all that off-road work easier, the Raptor now has Trail Control that replaces (and uses the same button location as) the prior hill-descent control. It allows the driver to pick a set speed between 1 and 20 miles per hour with the cruise-control buttons. It works in any driving mode, even two-wheel-drive if you're a glutton for punishment. The truck will automatically accelerate or brake to keep that speed over any terrain, letting drivers focus more on picking a path through tough terrain.
"The goal is to really allow you to set the wheels where they need to be through the steering," says Ford Performance engineer Ed Krenz.
Other changes to the 2019 Raptor concern the way it looks. The cool Ford Performance Blue paint shown off on the Raptor at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is now available for purchase. The design of the regular and the beadlock wheels is new and the tailgate applique is redesigned.
Inside, bolstered Recaro seats are offered for the first time to help keep occupants in place during enthusiastic driving. They have a blue insert called Light Speed, inspired by the eponymous color in the Ford GT, and are matched to carbon fiber trim for the upper door cards, shifter, and dashboard.
The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine has been unchanged and still delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic's software has been retuned, however, to reduce shift harshness.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
See how Ford continues to push the driver assist technologies built and learn how the Ford F-150 doesn't just raise the bar, it is the bar.