Ford has decided to offer the Tremor off-road package for the mid-size Ranger Truck, without having an adverse effect on its payload or towing capabilities, something that Ford customers have been beckoning the automaker to do. The Tremor surpasses the already capable FX4 Ranger.
The Tremor adds a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles and Continental General Grabber 32 In A/TX all terrain tires on new 17in wheels, rising the Ranger to a total of 9.7 inches above the ground. FOX 2.0 Monotube dampers with rear reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops are tuned for a soft ride on roads while offering superior control on rough terrain. The shocks are specially tuned to give the vehicle control when going from smooth road to off-road at speed. Front and back springs have been designed for greater off-road performance. Stiffness of the Anti-roll bars have been reduced to improve off-road comfort.
The off-road improvements include better approach/departure angles with 30.9 degree approach angle, a 25.5 degree departure angle and 24.2 degree breakover angle. Greater suspension travel, with 6.5 inches at the front and 8.1 inches at the rear. Physical upgrades include frame-mounted steel front bash plate and underbody skid plates, rear locking differential and assists like Terrain Management System and Trail control. The vehicle is wider thanks to the Grabber tyres and wider wheel arches.
Even with the range of improvements to improve off-road capability, the Ranger’s 1430 pound payload and 7,500 pound towing capacity remain unaffected. Also added is an auxiliary power bank which can be used to operate winch, lights or air compressors. Chad Callander, Ford Ranger marketing manager said,“With increased ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension and aggressive Continental General Grabber tires, Tremor elevates Ranger’s off-roading capability even further while keeping the unique advantages that come with a cargo box for hauling gear anywhere.”
There are several visual cues to differentiate the Tremor from the base model, with magnetic paint with accentuated black bars, special badging, optional extra graphics and Tremor specific stitching and black accents.
Ranger Tremor is available with the 2.3L Ecoboost engine giving 270hp with a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4X4. “Toughness is engrained in Ranger’s DNA throughout design, engineering and testing. Tremor gives you the added confidence to get to where you need to go because it’s engineered to the same standards you expect in a Built Ford Tough truck.” said Callander.
Customers will be able to pick up Ranger trucks with the added Tremor package at a price of $4,290 on the eligible models for the 2021 Ranger lineup.
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