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  1. SID297

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    Modded Ford Rangers and Transits Headed to SEMA 2019

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    The Built Ford Tough Ranger and Transit make their way to the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association show with custom rides showcasing a wide range of personalization opportunities.

    “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.”

    With more than 50 vehicles on exhibit, Ford will feature the largest original equipment manufacturer display at SEMA. And don’t miss the interactive experience from Ford Out Front, offering attendees a ride in a Ford Performance vehicle on a closed course.



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    Tjin Edition Ford Ranger

    Father and son designers Neil and Collin Tjin are at it again. Their 2019 Ford Ranger Tjin Edition features a wide low street-ready stance.

    Following up their purple RTR Ford Mustang from the 2018 show, the Tjins were looking to create their unique take on Ranger, going the opposite direction of a lifted Ranger, which is one of the most common modifications made to Ford’s midsize pickup truck. Tjin Edition is among the first new-generation Ford Rangers slammed to the ground via an air suspension, lowered 8 inches in the front and 9 inches in the rear. Tjin worked with JR’s Wheels and Tires to provide a sinister look, fitting Falken tires on custom 20-inch Rotiform LHR-M three-piece wheels. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost is upgraded with a Roush Performance intake, a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust and differential cover, Optima yellow-top battery and RPG front-mounted intercooler. Stopping power comes from Baer six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors in the front and rear.

    Styling changes include a set of RTR fender flares, an RTR grille with triangle LED lights, custom BASF yellow applied by L&R Auto Body, a one-off wood bed floor in black with stainless steel hardware, retractable bed cover from Retrax, PowerTank CO2 system, Rigid fog lights and Lumens bed lights. The cockpit features four Recaro Sportster CS seats that recline, plus Schroth harnesses.



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    RTR Rambler Ford Ranger

    This 2019 RTR Rambler Ford Ranger is meant to be the ultimate overlanding and support vehicle for owners seeking to enjoy the great outdoors – taking adventure to the next level and beyond.

    The new truck joins the lineup of RTR Mustang and RTR F-150, with the Ranger created to deliver a balance of street-ability, overlanding and trail capability. Signature RTR modern-aggressive styling and proven tactical performance are focal points. Equipped with custom overland styling touches that are purposeful and practical, such as a SkyRise tent and integrated snowboard support capsule, the truck uses a Fox tuned by Ford Performance off-road suspension leveling kit providing 2-inch front lift, underbody rock protection, as well as custom RTR fenders housing RTR Tech 6 wheels with 33” Nitto Ridge Grappler tires.

    This new RTR Rambler Ford Ranger is equipped with everything needed to explore the great outdoors. Whether solo or with a partner, it promises time off the grid to get in touch with all that nature has to offer.



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    Yakima Ford Ranger

    Ford Accessories partner Yakima has created an all-sports, overlanding special for those who love the great outdoors.

    This 2019 Yakima Ford Ranger has been upgraded with Ford Performance Parts components such as an all-new Fox tuned by Ford Performance off-road suspension leveling kit providing 2-inch front lift, recovery kit, cat-back exhaust and rear differential cover. RPG bumpers, side steps, a Warn winch, Rigid lighting and Fuel Recoil off-road wheels with 33” BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires are also featured.

    A truck bed rack, JayLow kayak mount and HangOver vertical four bike carrier with BackSwing mount showcase Yakima utility products available through Ford Accessories.



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    Advanced Accessory Concepts Ford Ranger

    Advanced Accessory Concepts has taken a 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and transformed it into the must-have accessory for exploration.

    The truck, boasting AFN bumpers, skid plate, rock sliders and Ford Performance rear differential cover, is a showcase of strength and protection. It features a conversion at the rear to an AFN aluminium tray bed with canopy. An Icon 3.5-inch lift kit with Vector wheels and Warn Zeon Platinum 10-S winch provide the ability to go into uncharted areas.

    Functionality to support the go-anywhere capability of this Advanced Accessory Concepts Ford Ranger is provided through a Tepui Hybox tent and classic 50-quart refrigerator by ARB.





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    Hellwig Ford Ranger

    This Hellwig 2019 Ford Ranger targets the ultimate adventure vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts who value sustainability.

    The truck is designed to get to remote locations with such features as a 3.5-inch Icon suspension, 17” Icon Compression wheels and Falken tires. It is augmented with Hellwig sway bars, a Ford Performance Parts cat-back exhaust, rear differential cover and recovery kit. Addictive Desert Designs rock sliders and bumpers, Rigid lighting, ARB jack and Bushwacker fender flares round out the off-roading gear.

    Where this off-roader finds its own path is with the addition of Goal Zero solar power, allowing users to reduce their carbon footprint while out in the most remote locations. Overlanding necessities that turn this truck into the perfect mobile campsite include a Tepui hard-shell tent, Trail Kitchens stove on a bed slide, plus a DC Safety first-aid and roadside assistance kit.



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    Ford Performance Parts Ford Ranger

    No surprise, this 2019 Ford Performance Parts Ford Ranger in the overlanding section is chock-full of parts designed to get adventurers deep into the great outdoors.

    Highlights include a Ford Performance-tuned Fox off-road suspension leveling kit providing 2-inch front lift, Ford Performance Ranger Raptor wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, Ford Performance Ranger hood-hinge light kit with Rigid DSS-Series lights, Rigid underbody rock light kit, Rigid 30-inch SR-Series Pro lightbar on top of front bumper, two 6-inch Rigid SR-Series Pro lightbars for the front bumper’s lower opening and Rigid D-Series 2x2 LED cube lights in the fog light openings.

    Other components include a Warn 9.5 XP winch mounted on a winch-capable front bumper, , Ford Performance by Warn Industries heavy-duty recovery kit and red tow hooks, Tepui HyBox rooftop tent, Decked truck bed storage system, RSI Smart Cap, ARB Elements refrigerator/freezer and ActionTrax recovery boards.



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    SpeedVegas Ford Transit

    The thrill of exotic cars running at high speeds at their new 100-acre desert venue starts in the shuttle with this new 2020 SpeedVegas Ford Transit.

    Customers signing up to experience some of the fastest supercars on the planet at this 1.5-mile Las Vegas racetrack will get picked up in one of the hottest Ford Transits on the road. Featuring a custom vinyl wrap, this 12-passenger Transit is lowered 5 inches front and rear. It features a freshened front end and all-wheel drive.

    The SpeedVegas Transit riding on Weld Racing wheels and wearing MOMO tires can come to a stop quickly with upgraded Brembo brakes. Inside, passengers enjoy MOMO seats on the way to the track.





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    Polvoorde Racing/Outside Van Ford Transit

    Competitive off-road racing prodigy Christopher Polvoorde has put together an all-wheel-drive Ford Transit cargo van to keep up with his extreme adventure lifestyle.

    This go-anywhere Transit is the first to feature tracks in place of wheels truly allowing it to find the most remote locales. Part motorhome, part garage, part hangout, this 2020 Polvoorde Racing/Outside Van Ford Transit can take you off the grid while providing all of the amenities for on-grid living. The adventure build features living accommodations for four up front, with customizations for water, heat, air conditioning and solar power.

    Behind a bulkhead is space for mountain bike mounts, snowboard and paddleboard racks, kayak mounts, fishing pole storage and a boot/glove heater for frosty mornings. The Transit van is upgraded with a thunderous stereo system by Kicker, super-bright Rigid LED lighting, a side awning and Warn winch enclosed in a custom off-road front bumper.
     
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    So, Ford refuses to bring the Ranger Raptor to the US, but all their SEMA vehicles are essentially Raptor style vehicles....

    Right.


    Very cool *trucks*, terrible Hackett style decision to keep the Ranger Raptor out of the US.
     
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    Would appear they are confused about the market for such a vehicle.
     
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    I would like to see a supercab with a 2” rear drop on some 17s and sticky tires. Crank up the boost and make it a modern sport truck
     
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    As long as Ford didn’t make the price too high. It would sell like hot cakes. The only problem with Raptors is the price is at a point only high 6 figures people can buy it and thats it
     
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    This particular Raptor version doesnt have to be as balls to the wall like the F-150 Raptor is, but I cant imagine the essential off road performance parts couldnt be included. Cloth seats, basic instrument cluster, dual axis inclinometer, Fox Shocks, upgraded front suspension, beefy K02s as standard. Offer Nav and all the other goodies as options.

    I can get a stripper Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited for just over $43K. I can also fully option it to nearly $65k. Same could be done with a Ranger Raptor. Give it the bare hard core off road essentials, or throw the kitchen at it.

    Ford just chooses not to do things like this. FCA lets Jeep do Jeep things. Ford needs to let the Ford Performance crew do their thing on any applicable model. Stripper or fully optioned, it can be done.
     
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    The problem is that Ford will offer a stripper model like the F150 Raptor, but to get any options you have to choose a $9k package to get anything
     
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    Unfortunately that seems to be a Ford thing.

    ...I never thought Id say this... but Ford should be more like Jeep/FCA in regard to options and building a vehicle the way you want it.
     
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    as much as I was dead set against them. GM opening up the options on the new trucks resparked my desire to get another one. No one else will let me get a honker of a motor is a basic truck and now with the expansion of the the 6.2/10spd combo Im seriously looking at them after the strike ends
     
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    This is so true Jeff. A few of the options(LED LIGHTS)I wanted were groups on my 150, and no way in hell was I paying a additional $7K for some shit I didn’t want.
     
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    @lexustech48 the Rangers arent selling in my area because for less money you can get a 2.7 powered STX F150. The Ranger costs way too much
     
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    I went and built the truck I would buy tomorrow and just to get what couple things I wanted caused me to take a package that would put me into Lariat territory for a cloth truck. SMH
     
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    dbl post
     
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    yet another homerun for Ford haha.
     
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    to give you and idea of my area. We have a lot of offroading spots and the majority buy the Tacomas to play with. Ive actually seen more Gladiators in the wild than I have Rangers if that gives you any idea of how well they sell here
     
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    You had me curious, it's pretty limited on information at this point because both are so new but q2 of 2019, the Ranger outsold the Gladiator about 3 to 1.

    I haven't actually seen a Gladiator yet.

    They are both being absolutely crushed by the Tacoma though.
     
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    Ive seen at least 6 or 7 Gladiators running around. Most were stock, but one was sitting 35s. Ive only seen 3 Rangers running around and all were stock. I live in a higher income area that loves offroading. Seeing lifted Jeeps and Raptors aren’t anything new here. Just about everyone in the area has one or the other.

    now on the flipside they love F150s/F250s and Rangers cost so close to them that most people just buy the bigger truck
     
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    Same around here for Raptors. Plenty of Wranglers too, I expect to see Gladiators in the future. Although modified Jeeps aren't as common as you'd expect, I don't know why.

    There are SO many Raptors out here. If we didn't have so many yuppies that buy Subarus in CO, the Raptor would be our state vehicle.
     
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    got 3 Raptors in my complex and you cant throw a rock without hitting a soccerMom lifted Jeep. All but one Gladiator I saw was driven by a middle aged woman, the one on 35s had an older man behind the wheel looking pissed I was staring at his truck
     
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    LOL I was going to mention that but I thought I was rambling already.

    It seems like a solid 70% of Wrangler drivers around here are women. Younger ones even. A girl I used to work with had a 2013 (back then it was new) and would always refer to off-roading as "going Jeeping."

    Turns out what that meant to her was driving on anything that wasn't asphalt or concrete. Driving 5 hours on I70 for Country Jam and parking in a dirt lot was "going Jeeping."
     
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