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Published on September 17th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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This Ford Ranger ‘Tremor’ Could Fuel Modding Ideas Here

Customers in the United States who want a more off-road-capable Ranger can now look forward to the Tremor Off-Road Package. This goes beyond the capabilities of the FX4 Off-Road Package (which was available locally) and makes the Ranger a serious contendor for those looking for a vehicle to take into the wild. The Tremor package is available with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine in the US. This engine is not available on Malaysia-specified Ford Rangers.

Here’s what the Tremor specification adds:

  • Lifted Suspension
  • Redesigned Front Knuckles
  • 32” Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tyres
  • 17” Magnetic-painted wheels
  • FOX™ 2.0 monotube dampers with remote rear reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops
  • Front and rear springs are tuned for greater off-road composure
  • Multi-leaf rear spring setup enables increased wheel travel
  • Anti-roll bar stiffness has been reduced
  • Frame-mounted steel front bash plate
  • underbody skid plates
  • rear locking differential
  • Terrain Management System™ with four distinct drive modes
  • Trail Control™
  • Recalibrated Traction Control System for improved acceleration and traction in gravel
  • 2 new recovery hooks in the rear, in addition to the two up front
  • Wider wheel lip moldings
  • New hoop steps
  • Six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash with rated loads of 25 amps, 15 amps and 10 amps, plus three switches at 5 amps
  • Magnetic-painted grille surround with black bars across the middle and red accents in the corners
  • Special badging and graphics optional
  • Miko suede inserts in the interior with “Tremor” branding and black accents for the interior

For more on the Ranger Tremor, check out the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

Ford answers the call of Ranger customers asking for an even more off-road-capable and agile Built Ford Tough midsize truck, revealing the new available Tremor Off-Road Package designed to help owners tackle even rougher off-road terrain without compromising Ranger’s payload and tow ratings. 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor goes beyond today’s already-capable FX4 Off-Road Package, making it the most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the U.S.

Tremor starts with a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles and 32-inch Continental General Grabber™ A/TX all-terrain tires on new 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels that combine to deliver 9.7 inches of ground clearance – 0.8 inches more than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4×4.

FOX™ 2.0 monotube dampers with remote rear reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops are tuned for a comfortable ride on pavement while offering control over severe terrain. The shocks are specially tuned with progressive rebound end zone damping to support vehicle control where the pavement ends. Front and rear springs are tuned for greater off-road composure. A multi-leaf rear spring setup enables increased wheel travel. Anti-roll bar stiffness has been reduced to minimize disruption over rough terrain and improve comfort off-road.

Tremor boosts Ranger’s off-road metrics, including a 30.9-degree approach angle, up 2.2 degrees from the base SuperCrew 4×4, a 25.5-degree departure angle, which is up 0.1 degrees and a 24.2-degree breakover angle, up 2.7 degrees.

Compared to base Ranger, front suspension travel increases to 6.5 inches. Rear suspension travel increases to 8.1 inches. Together, these improvements mean customers can confidently tackle more challenging terrain on their way to their next epic destination.

Ford Ranger Tremor includes a frame-mounted steel front bash plate and underbody skid plates, rear locking differential, Terrain Management System™ with four distinct drive modes and Trail Control™. Tremor’s traction control system is recalibrated for improved acceleration and traction in gravel, so customers can punch it in a washout with gusto.

Ford Ranger Tremor comes with two new recovery hooks in the rear, in addition to the two up front. It takes a wider profile thanks to the Tremor-specific General Grabber all-terrain tires, wheels and wider wheel lip moldings. New hoop steps give Ranger Tremor additional off-road styling and functionality without sacrificing ground clearance.

Despite its improved off-road capability, Tremor maintains Ranger’s utility in everyday adventures with a smooth, comfortable on-road ride, plus 1,430-pound maximum payload and available 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity, so customers can haul bikes, boats, campers and other gear on their adventures.

Customers can now also control accessories like winches, lights and air compressors thanks to Tremor’s six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash with rated loads of 25 amps, 15 amps and 10 amps, plus three switches at 5 amps.

Tremor adds new styling features inside and out. The grille features a Magnetic-painted surround with black bars running across the middle and red nostril accents in the corners. Special badging comes on both sides of the cargo box, and an optional hood and body graphics package adds extra personalization. The stylish interior features seats with Miko suede inserts and “Tremor” stitched into the seatbacks, as well as black accents.

Ford Ranger Tremor comes with the proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine with 270 horsepower and best-in-class gas torque of 310 lb.-ft., paired to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4×4 with electronic locking rear differential.

The Tremor Off-Road Package is available on mid XLT and high Lariat series 2021 Ranger trucks with SuperCrew 4×4 configuration. Package pricing is $4,290 MSRP. 2021 Rangers equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package will be built at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, with production slated to begin in early 2021.

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