Roush's Ranger Performance Pacs offer even more power and torque than before.
Ford has so far declined to bring its high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor to the United States, leaving American Ranger buyers with no factory options should they decide the Ranger's 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque just aren't good enough. Thankfully, the automotive performance aftermarket has stepped in to fill the void, with companies like Roush Performance offering some sizeable horsepower and torque gains with two different Performance Pacs.
Now, Roush is turning up the wick on its Ranger Performance Pacs, tweaking the kits slightly to yield greater peak output as the Ford Ranger enters the 2021 model year.
An improved Level 1 Performance Pac from Roush unlocks gains of up to 47 horsepower and 65 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with a cold-air intake kit featuring an oil-free mesh cone filter, and high-performance throttle and boost mapping optimized for 93-octane pump gas. That's only 2 horsepower and 5 lb-ft more than the previous version of the Level 1 kit, but those figures don't tell the full story; acceleration is more about total area underneath the torque curve, and Roush has managed to fatten up the torque curve throughout the full RPM range.
Just like before, there's also a Level 2 Performance Pac that includes a Roush-developed cat-back exhaust system that's legal in all 50 states. Peak gains are the same as on the Level 1 pack, per Roush, but the extra-sonorous exhaust note is worth the price of admission.
And what is the price of admission? Roush's Level 1 Performance Pac is priced at $935 before tax with free shipping, while the Level 2 is priced nearly twice as high, at $1,830. Both are small prices to pay for some extra performance from one of the world's most reputable performance engineering firms, and especially when you consider the 3-year/36,000-mile limited powertrain warranty that's included.
Roush's new-and-improved Ford Ranger Performance Pacs are available to order now.