By SEMA Editors
The ’21 Ford Ranger Tremor goes beyond today’s FX4 Off-Road Package, making it the most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the United States.
Ford has revealed the new optional Tremor Off-Road Package designed to help owners tackle rougher off-road terrain without compromising Ranger’s payload and tow ratings. The ’21 Ford Ranger Tremor goes beyond today’s FX4 Off-Road Package, making it the most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the United States.
The package offers increased ground clearance, off-road-tuned suspension and Continental General Grabber tires. Tremor starts with a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles and 32-in. Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires on new 17-in. Magnetic-painted wheels that combine to deliver 9.7 in. of ground clearance—0.8 inches more than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4x4.
FOX 2.0 monotube dampers with rear piggyback 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 4x4, 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 the base Ranger, front suspension travel increases to 6.5 in. Rear suspension travel increases to 8.1 in.
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. Ranger Tremor also comes with two new recovery hooks in the rear, in addition to the two up front. It takes a wider profile due 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. Tremor maintains Ranger’s utility in everyday use with a smooth, comfortable on-road ride, plus 1,430-lb. maximum payload and available 7,500-lb. maximum towing capacity, so customers can haul bikes, boats, campers and other gear.
Customers can now also control accessories, including winches, lights and air compressors due 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.
“Ranger Tremor can be your daily driver during the week then transform into your off-road adventure vehicle come Saturday morning,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “With its added off-road capability combined with the six-switch auxiliary bank and more than 200 Ranger-specific dealer-installed available accessories, Ranger Tremor is a very capable overlanding rig.”
Ranger Tremor comes with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine with 270 hp and best-in-class gas torque of 310 lb.-ft., paired to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4x4 with electronic locking rear differential.
The Tremor Off-Road Package is available on mid XLT and high Lariat series ’21 Ranger trucks with SuperCrew 4x4 configuration. Package pricing is $4,290 MSRP. The ’21 Rangers equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package will be built at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, with production slated to begin early next year.