And it's now available.
The 2020 Ford Ranger is a solid mid-size pickup truck but many enthusiasts will never get over the fact that the hardcore Raptor version will not be offered in the United States. Ford may not want to offer the Ranger Raptor in the US but there is clearly a demand for a smaller, Baja-ready truck which is why aftermarket tuners have decided to build their own. The latest of these creations comes from Automotive Performance Group, a specialized aftermarket tuner based in Orange County, California.
APG has just released its ProRunner Series 1 conversion package for the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger in both 2WD and 4WD configurations. This conversion package includes a hand-laid and vacuum infused carbon fiber widebody, adjustable long-travel suspension, and an all-aluminum front bumper to create a badass look and impressive off-road capability.
APG has produced a short video of the ProRunner Ranger performing amazing jumps out in the desert. The truck is 10 inches wider than the standard Ranger but still keeps its factory fit and finish. APG's long-travel suspension allows for 12.5 inches of wheel travel for up to 35-inch tires, meaning it will be comfortable on and off the road. The suspension has been completely reworked with new lower control arms, a tie rod extension kit with FK rod ends, extended front axle shafts, front hub centric wheel rings, CNC machined spacers, Gorilla lug nuts, all designed and manufactured in-house. Shocks, wheels, and tires are not included because APG understands owners will want to customize their trucks.
The exterior modifications include a powder-coated, aluminum, front bumper, OEM fog light brackets, D-Rings, and winch and light closeout brackets. Optionally, the truck can be equipped with a Warn 8000-S front bumper winch, an aluminum rear bumper with D-rings, KC HiLiTES FLEX lights, KC HiLiTES roof rack with a light bar and sidelights, and an sPOD light controller. Pricing for the Series 1 conversion package starts at $10,573 without installation or $15,948 with installation and paint. Shock, wheel, and tire options are available and can be installed at APG's facility in Garden Grove, California.