The tuner RTR who is affiliated with Ford has taken the new Ranger and released this package. I?m sure as the new platform matures we will see even better examples come from other tuners out there.
The Ford Ranger is one of the unexpected stars of this year's SEMA
Show. Ford-affiliated tuner Ready to Rock (RTR) entered the Ranger
parade with a subtly-modified four-door model.
RTR was founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., but its
Ranger is happier crawling over boulders than going sideways around
track. While it's not quite as macho as the F-150 Raptor, and far
tamer than the Ranger Raptor-like rig built by PaxPower, it receives
fender flares and Nitto Ridge Grappler tires that give it a buffer
appearance. LEDs embedded in a custom-designed grille create a visual
link between the Ranger and the RTR-tuned variants of the Mustang and
We'd love to report the Ranger gains the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8, but
the turbocharged, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine remains tightly
bolted to the frame. RTR did add a cat-back exhaust developed by Ford
Performance, one of its partners, so the turbo four might deliver a
little bit more than its stock, 270-horsepower output. Peeking under
the truck also reveals Fox 2.0 performance coilovers.
The aforementioned RTR add-ons are bundled into a package priced at
$9,800. It's available through select Ford dealerships, or directly
from the tuner. The firm noted almost every Ranger trim level can
receive the parts, though it didn't specify which one(s) aren't
eligible. Buyers seeking more modifications can pay extra for a full
leather interior, and a new-look grille with a light bar.
RTR's modifications are relatively mild; they only begin to explore
the Ranger's potential as a blank canvas. Ford unveiled four design
studies, including a yellow lowrider infused with 1990s style.
California-based Hellwig Products transformed the Ranger into an
overlanding rig decked out with over a dozen upgrades like 35-inch
tires and a roof tent mounted on a Yakima bed rack. Finally, ARB
displayed a handful of off-road parts tailor-made for Ford's smallest
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