I like it! But my fx4 is plenty for the few times I will be off road. My truck is mostly a commuter. Glad to see Ford is stepping it up.
Just my two sense here but the only things I don't like about it is the tires of choice and the suspension. Yes it is nice they have more clearance up front but it sounds like the rear doesn't get touched and therefore they just put a leveling kit on.... Which is pretty silly if you want to go offroad...... Next is the tires..... Yes the General Grabbers do good offroad but
They put new leaf springs in the rear...Just my two sense here but the only things I don't like about it is the tires of choice and the suspension. Yes it is nice they have more clearance up front but it sounds like the rear doesn't get touched and therefore they just put a leveling kit on.... Which is pretty silly if you want to go offroad...... Next is the tires..... Yes the General Grabbers do good offroad but you might as well forget it in the snow and rain as they have no traction..... I learned this from first hand experience.....
I think the addition of the multi-leaf in the rear is the biggest deal with this package. Fox 2.0 is nice, but you could have always bought that yourself. Aux lights are cool, but again, most people can get by without those. Rear tow hooks are nice, but you can get away with having just a tow hitch. The rear leaf pack though?? That's game changer. Only the Old Man Emu kit has a rear leaf pack and I figured Ford wouldn't bother with coming out with new leaf springs. I REALLY hope that we can buy the leaf pack by itself from the dealer! Fox 1.0 shocks and the rear leaf springs would be perfect for me. The single leafs just don't flex that well nor they ride that well since they need to be stiff enough with one leaf to handle the 1800 lb payload. Probably my biggest gripe with Ranger might get solved soon!They put new leaf springs in the rear...
From Ford's press release "...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. "
I also have first hand experience with the Grabber ATX... and my experience says it's a fantastic tire in the snow and wet, and are phenomenal off road for an all terrain.
Not necessarily, since 265 only refers to the section width of the tire. But 265/70R17 is the most plausible tire size choice since it has a 32" outer diameter and it's only one size up from the stock tire size. 265/70R17 will fit in the wheel well without modifications to the crash bars either.They only specify 32"...is that same as 265?
The next F-150 Raptor is supposed to have the same engine as the GT500. If only they can do the same for the Ranger. ( A high performance vehicle...not stuffing a huge engine in it.)I like it but I would wait for the Ranger Raptor if I was going to get a new truck over my current Ranger. Of course the addition of my 2020 GT500 I just landed an allocation for and should get when it’s built in the next few months precludes me from even thinking about a new truck.
I even like the stripes but I’m a stripes guy.