FORD has revealed six customised Rangers it plans to debut at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 6-8.
The modified dual-cabs, built by a range of well-recognised aftermarket brands, will be on display to showcase the wide range of Ford accessories and personalisation options available for the Ranger ute.
“The automotive aftermarket space continues to grow at a tremendous pace from powerful street machines to the latest trends in overlanding and off-road,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “The Ranger and Transit are great fits for this space, capable of being modified in countless ways to give owners the flexibility to make their vehicle as unique as they are.”
RTR Rambler Ford Ranger
The famed Mustang tuner has created the Rambler Ranger to join its 2019 F-150 RTR unveiled earlier this year. The aggressively designed Ranger is equipped with plenty of overlanding kit to make it a great off-roader, including a Fox suspension levelling kit tuned by Ford Performance (for a two-inch front lift), underbody rock protection, custom RTR fenders and 33-inch Nitto Ridge Grapplers wrapped around RTR Tech 6 wheels. A SkyRise tent with an integrated snowboard capsule is a neat addition.
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Yakima Ford Ranger
Another rig decked out to maximise off-the-grid escapes, the Yakima Ranger also gets the Fox (tuned by Ford Performance) off-road suspension levelling kit for a two-inch lift, as well as a recovery kit, cat-back exhaust, rear diff cover, RPG bumpers, a Warn winch and Rigid lighting. It wears 33-inch BFG All Terrain KO2s and Fuel Recoil off-road wheels. As the specialists in storage solutions, it’s no surprise the vehicle has a truck bed rack, JayLow kayak mount and a HangOver vertical four-bike carrier with a BackSwing mount.
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Advanced Accessory Concepts Ford Ranger
The Advanced Accessory Concepts Ranger XLS is decked head to toe in AFN gear, including AFN bumpers and an AFN aluminium tray bed with canopy. Eagle-eyed viewers will also notice it’s wearing the same AFN loopless front bumper as the 4X4 Australia long-term XLS Ranger. To aid off-road pursuits, an Icon 3.5-inch lift has been installed, as well as a Warn Zeon Platinum 10-S winch, a Tepui Hybox tent and an ARB fridge.
Hellwig Ford Ranger
The Hellwig Ranger is dripping with quality aftermarket componentry. Notably, the 2019 Ranger gets a 3.5-inch Icon suspension upgrade, Hellwig swaybars, an FPP cat-back exhaust, a rear diff cover, a Tepui hard-shell tent, a Trail Kitchens stove on a bed slide, Addictive Desert Designs rock sliders and bumpers, Rigid lighting, an ARB jack and Bushwacker fender flares. A point of difference with this vehicle is the installation of Goal Zero solar power to harness the sun’s rays.
Ford Performance Parts Ford Ranger
The FPP Ranger is a rolling smorgasbord of the FPP catalogue. It gets the Fox off-road suspension levelling kit (for a two-inch lift) tuned by Ford Performance, as well as FPP Raptor wheels wrapped in BFG KO2s, a Warn 9.5 XP winch, a Tepui Hybox rooftop tent, a Decked truck bed storage system, an ARB Elements fridge/freezer and ActionTrax recovery boards. The rig is running an assortment of Rigid lighting products.
Tjin Edition Ford Ranger
Father and son team, Neil and Collin Tjin, headed down a different path – one clearly made of bitumen and not dirt – when designing this bold-looking ute. Opting to drop instead of lift, the Ranger is eight inches lower at the front and nine inches lower at the rear. A Roush Performance intake and a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust enhance the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine’s output. Other highlights includes a diff cover, an Optima YellowTop battery, RPG front-mounted intercooler, Baer six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors (front and rear), and an RTR grille and fender flares. Falken tyres wrap around 20-inch Rotiform LHR-M three-piece wheels.