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Ford Performance Rolls Out Off-Road Packages for the Ranger Pickup Truck

Introduced in Thailand two years ago, the Ranger Raptor isn’t available in the United States for pretty obvious reasons. Not only are the platforms different, but the 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel hasn’t been developed with the U.S. in mind.
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Codenamed P703, “Project Redback” is how the next generation of the off-road pickup truck is referred to internally. According to a Road & Track report from January 2019, the all-new Ranger Raptor will be sold stateside as well.

Until then, Ford Performance is much obliged to upgrade your mid-sized workhorse with a varied selection of mods. The latest additions to the range are three “accessory packages” developed to improve off-road capability.

Level 1, which costs $2,495 before installation at any authorized dealership, includes an off-road leveling kit and Fox 2.0 Performance Series internal floating piston monotube shocks. A set of Dyno Gray 17-inch wheels, bedside graphics, and a windshield banner pretty much sum up the cheapest package.

Moving on to Level 2, the Blue Oval sweetens the deal with BFG KO2 tires (17 inches by 265/70), a Rigid off-road fog light kit, blue tow hooks, a stainless-steel license plate frame, and an ECU calibration. To the point, $4,495 buys you 315 HP and 370 pound-feet of torque from the 2.3-liter EcoBoost.

At $8,995 excluding installation, the Level 3 includes the previous upgrades and a few more goodies to justify the over-the-top price. Red tow hooks, a Rigid 40-inch light bar, an ARB winch-capable front bumper, a Ford Performance chase rack, and a sport exhaust are the highlights.

The thing is, Ford Performance isn’t fooling anyone. A regular Ranger isn’t on par with the Raptor whatever modifications you throw at it because the off-road variant is engineered to be a Ranger from the ground up. From the wider track to the Fox Racing Shox and Watt’s linkage rear suspension with coilover rear springs, we're pretty much comparing apples to oranges.

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