Ford Performance and ARB announce winch-capable steel front bumper for the Ranger

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  1. Administrator

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    FORD PERFORMANCE AND ARB TO CO-DEVELOP OFF-ROAD PARTS STARTING WITH WINCH-READY BUMPER FOR FORD RANGER


    OCT 31, 2019 | DEARBORN, MICH.
    • Ford Performance and ARB 4x4 Accessories are teaming up to develop components for Ford off-road enthusiasts
    • All-new winch-capable front bumper for the North American Ford Ranger is the first component from the collaboration, bringing even greater capability to the adventure-ready Ranger
    • A dealer-installed option, the winch-capable bumper will be available in 2020 from Ford Performance Parts for $1,495 MSRP
    DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 31, 2019 – Ford Performance and ARB 4x4 Accessories today announce a collaboration that will design and develop off-road accessories and vehicle recovery parts for Ford off-road enthusiasts, starting with a winch-capable front bumper for Ford Ranger.

    “For Ranger customers who want the ultimate adventure gear, a Ford Performance collaboration with ARB is a dream come true,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “With 45 years of design and engineering experience in the overlanding and rock-crawling world, ARB is bringing additional options for Ranger customers looking to make their truck even more capable.”

    Additional components designed to work with other Ford trucks and SUVs will be announced soon. ARB is known for aftermarket parts that include bumpers, roof racks, snorkels, air compressors, lighting and more.

    “The goal of the relationship between ARB and Ford Performance is to provide Ford customers premium and functional off-road accessories that inspire personalized vehicle customization, improve off-road capability, and empower customers to feel comfortable using their vehicles – even in remote areas,” said Lachlan McCann, ARB chief operating officer.

    Designed specifically for Ranger, all-new Ford Performance by ARB winch-capable front bumper is precision engineered to complement the truck’s rugged lines and is finished in a durable Integrit® powder coat. The bumper is built from welded sheet steel up to 3/16ths of an inch thick, attaches to the truck using existing chassis mounting points and can be installed on any North American Ranger configuration.

    ARB and Ford Performance worked together to ensure the winch-capable front bumper is compatible with the truck’s factory components. Ranger’s original safety systems and sensors maintain functionality to enable Ford Co-Pilot 360™driver assist technologies and available Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning. The all-new bumper is the only aftermarket steel bumper available for Ranger that meets regulatory crash test standards.

    The all-new bumper will accommodate a wide range of accessories while maintaining maximum functionality for off-road and overlanding use. An integrated mount is incorporated for simple and quick winch installation, plus easy access to winch controls is available through the split center pan. Mounting points and jacking points maximize off-road functionality for increased visibility, and ease any headaches in backcountry recovery situations.

    Compatible accessories for the all-new winch-capable front bumper for Ford Ranger include:
    • WARN® Industries M8000, XD9000, 9.5XP, 9.5XDC and VR EVO 10-S winches
    • RIGID® SR-Series LED lightbars, both 6-inch and 30-inch lengths
    • Antenna and sand flag mounts
    • Jacking points for off-road jacks
    The winch-capable front bumper will be available in 2020 through Ford dealers and Ford Performance Parts distributors for $1,495 MSRP before installation, and comes with a Ford Performance Parts limited warranty. See a Ford dealer for details.

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    Wow. That's not even a bad price . I wonder if it will be available for only new truck options or we'll be able to buy it
     
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    It'll be in the Ford Performance catalogue. So dealer ad-on after sale, or aftermarket purchase.
     
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    Ford Performance parts are available to anyone from what I can tell. Just like you can get the Raptor wheels or the Chase Bar.

    https://performanceparts.ford.com/ Here ya go if you've never had a look.
     
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    My first thought is, of course, how cool it looks, very cool, but my second, more practical one, is, does it reinforce the front end in a way that would actually make the vehicle safer in terms of providing protection in crashes involving other vehicles, obstacles in the road, etc.? In a word, is it a safety feature or mainly desirable for what it would bring to the off-roading experience in allowing the addition of winches, lights, etc.?
     
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    I like how it maintains the adaptive cruise control and clearly maintains good airflow to the intercooler. Just might have to get this one...
     
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    Looks tight, I personally have no use for it.
    For some folks a $40k [average] truck turns into a $60k plus project really quick...
     
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    That is a good looking bumper and a decent price.

    Impressive
     
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    Anyone else thinks this looks like the truck is drooling uncontrollably and should be in a "Nursing Home?" :crazy:
     
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    Yep...not a flattering picture...

    best,
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    I agree with your assessment on adaptive cruise compatibility. Without is a non starter for me.
     
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    It’s a good looking bumper but looks odd on an otherwise stock truck.
     
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    Man, I like their stuff. The pictures on their site show a fully modded truck. I like this front better than the one on their side though. Interested in that Emu suspension too...
     
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    Yea I think it is ugly at least in those pictures..
     
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