Ford Is Bringing Seven Modified 2019 Rangers to SEMA

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Ford knows that anticipation for the new 2019 Ranger pickup is reaching a fever pitch, so the brand is bringing seven modified trucks to next week's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Two of the Rangers have been transformed by the Ford Performance division, while the rest have been created by tuners and parts companies. So far, only renderings of each Ranger have been released; stay tuned for real-life photos next week. Here's a breakdown of all seven Rangers:

Ranger Pre-Runner by Ford Performance

The first of Ford's two Rangers is the Pre-Runner (pictured above). It builds off the Ranger's FX4 Off-Road package, adding a three-inch lift kit from Fox and an upper-contr0l-arm kit from BDS. Ford Performance bits include 17-inch wheels, a differential cover and skid plate, and a Borla exhaust system. A front bumper from Addictive Desert Designs and a light bar from Rigid beef up the exterior, and two-tone graphics add some flair.

Ranger Base Camp by Ford Performance

The other Ford creation is all about camping, with a rooftop tent from SkyRise mounted in the bed; complementing the tent are a roof basket, an awning, a bed extender, and more. It gets the same Ford Performance modifications as the Pre-Runner, adding to the list a snorkel air intake and off-road side steps. Warn Ascent front and rear bumpers, a winch from Zeon, and a grille guard round out the major modifications.

Xbox Ranger by Addictive Desert Designs

The Xbox Ranger was designed in collaboration with AR12 Gaming, a popular figure in the Forza franchise world. To go along with its name, this Ranger has two Xbox One X video-game consoles for rear-seat passengers; they can project to screens mounted in the bed of the truck. The camo wrap was inspired by the Xbox Design Lab, which lets gamers customize their own controllers. The truck also has a six-inch lift kit, aggressive front and rear bumpers, and a massive bed-mounted roof rack and light bar.

Project Nightfall by A.R.E. Accessories

This Ranger has a three-inch Fox lift kit, different bumpers, and custom paint and graphics. Sensing a theme? It's also got 20-inch wheels, bigger fender flares by Bushwacker, an A.R.E. bed cap, and a roof rack with bike carriers.

Project Ranger X by BDS Suspension

Of the seven Rangers, this one looks the most different thanks to its custom-built bed and utility box. The squared-off rear has integrated storage and a rack system for recovery gear, supplies, and extra fuel canisters. A Warn front bumper with a winch, custom rock sliders, and 17-inch KMC wheels are among the other exterior mods.

Baja-forged Ranger by LGE*CTS Motorsports

With tube-style front and rear bumpers, multiple light bars, an army-green paint job, bronze wheels, and a suspension lift kit from Icon Vehicle Dynamics, this Ranger apparently has "a tough-edged design that commands attention." Sure.

Air Design USA Ranger

Reminiscent of the factory-built Ranger Raptor, the Ranger from Air Design USA might be the most subtle of the bunch, if that's possible. It features a lifted suspension, 20-inch satin-black wheels, and two-tone Sherwin-Williams paint, but the modifications to the body are the most interesting part. The Air Design front bumper, hood scoop, tailgate-mounted spoiler, rocker panels, and more are all Ford licensed accessories, meaning they will be officially available through Ford.
 


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