Though Ford doesn’t have any plans to bring the current Ranger Raptor to America, the customized Rangers that will be on display at SEMA might ease the pain. Each has been built with off-roading in mind, and two of the 2019 Rangers were modified by Ford Performance with many Ford accessories.
BDS Project Ranger X
One of the more extreme custom Rangers is the one from BDS, the supplier of those popular upper control arms on the other trucks. The most major change is making the truck longer to fit both the four-door cab and a huge utility bed on the back. It’s also ready for serious off-roading with its 6-inch suspension lift and Fox coilovers.
It’s well-protected with full skidplates along the bottom and a Warn bumper with integrated winch. Bushwacker fender flares finish off the exterior, and a Kicker sound system is added to the interior.
LGE CTS Baja-Forged Ranger
The Baja-Forged Ranger from LGE CTS is the rare custom Ranger to feature suspension from someone other than BDS and Fox. It has an Icon suspension with billet control arms and remote-reservoir shocks. It also has meaty 35-inch mud-terrain tires. It has a serious Baja look with custom front and rear bumpers, big fender flares and a custom bed cage with placements for various tools and an off-road jack. There’s a full complement of off-road lighting both front and rear. As a concession to comfort and style, it does have a custom leather interior.
Ford Performance Ranger Base CampThe second Ford Performance concept utilizes the exact same suspension set-up as the Pre-Runner. It’s clearly more aimed at the overlanding crowd with it’s bed rack and rooftop tent. It has off-road bumpers from Warn, and a winch from the same company. It has a few other Ford Performance off-road goodies such as the snorkel, skid plate and rear differential cover. It also gets all-terrain tires, a cat-back exhaust and side steps.