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Fox Factory’s Silverado Super Truck Gets Software-Defined Suspension With In-App Controls

Fox Factory’s Silverado Super Truck Gets Software-Defined Suspension With In-App Controls

In April, Fox Factory introduced the 2024 Silverado Fox Factory Edition, a 700-horsepower supertruck that competes with the Ford F-150 Raptor R and Ram 1500 TRX. Now, the tuning company has announced a partnership with Valtech to bring in-app controls for the high-performance suspension system.

Chevrolet doesn’t offer a rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor R, at least not yet, but that doesn’t mean those looking for a big Bow-Tie pickup truck are out of options. Fox Factory has injected steroids into the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 L87 engine, bumping output from the standard 420 hp to 700 hp. The power increase comes courtesy of a twin-screw Whipple Gen V 3.0-liter supercharger and a high-capacity billet aluminum air-to-water intercooler. That puts it right up there with the most powerful pickups from Ford and Ram.

Being Fox Factory, you’d expect to find some nice suspension upgrades on their trucks, and you won’t be disappointed. The 2024 Silverado Fox Factory Edition features top-of-the-line 3.2 Factory Race Series Live Valve shocks. These electronically controlled shocks adjust compression and rebound in real time based on steering angle, brake, and throttle positions. The best part is that these shocks can be controlled via Fox Factory’s Live Valve suspension management system.

Fox Factory has announced a partnership with Valtech to allow owners to make suspension adjustments on a dedicated mobile app. This connects to the suspension controller via Bluetooth and will allow users to tailor the vehicle’s suspension to desired performance characteristics for various terrains or peak performance. They can also log their rides in the app and receive usage and statistics for maintenance and improved system health. Of course, this also allows Fox Factory to improve the suspension features over time with software updates.

In addition to the engine and suspension upgrades, the 2024 Silverado Fox Factory Edition features a stainless steel Borla cat-back exhaust that pumps out all the drama of the L87. The configuration includes RCV CVs at the front axle, a full-width semi-floating Dana 60 axle with 3.73 gears, and an ARB Air Locker locking differential. And since all of these upgrades are meaningless if the truck doesn’t look menacing in the rearview mirror, the Fox Factory offers plenty of visual upgrades.

These include special steel bumpers at the front and rear, skid plates and an additional lighting system. Fox Factory fitted a carbon-fibre bonnet and flared fenders to keep weight under control. The cabin also features carbon-fibre trim and Alcantara, while an instrument panel plaque reflects this sense of exclusivity.

If these upgrades have you intrigued, you better act quickly, because Fox Factory only plans to produce 500 units. The starting price is $209,999, with a $20,000 reservation deposit. That’s nearly double the starting price of a Ford F-150 Raptor R ($113,055), but there’s no doubt that you’ll get more performance with the Fox Factory package.