Ford Ranger Takes On Look Of The Ranger Raptor With Dealership Changes
Lately, it seems that more and more dealers are getting into the car customizing business very successfully. Some dealers do small things like add two-tone paint, while others go the whole nine yards, making vehicles very special.
Ford Ranger Becomes Ranger Baja
Take Long McArthur Ford in Salina, Kansas, for instance. As you will see in the video, they have unveiled a vehicle that looks very much like the Ford F1500 Raptor or the Ranger Raptor that is now becoming available here. McArthur calls the pickup the Ranger Baja. It is a complete package that changes the Ranger into a truck with the feel of something else.
It is a real off-roading package that not only gives you the look of the Raptor but also lets it perform offroad. For starters, the components feature a two-inch lift kit for the front end, while the larger rear shocks ensure that there is proper vehicle leveling and stability. In turn, the added height means the Ranger Baja can take full advantage of its 33-inch all-terrain tire package.
A look at this video will show you the Ranger Baja in detail.
The front end of the Ranger Baja features a Pro-Comp two-inch front suspension lift kit. A set of Fox 2.0 rear shock absorbers provides proper lift and leveling, so the pickup remains stable. A Fuel Tactic 18-inch wheel upgrade allows the tires to roll without binding or scraping. The tire package also makes sure there is grip at all times. Also, a Ford Performance off-road kit helps to ensure that the Ranger Baja performs well.
Ford Ranger Undergoes Major Changes
Meantime, there are other significant changes to the pickup. For example, a grille labeled “FORD” replaces the existing unit. The new grille resembles the one on the Ford F150 Raptor. It gives the Ranger Baja the look of the Raptor. Indeed, this change by itself changes the entire look and feel of the pickup. And, since the wheels and tires are wider and more massive than the originals, the Ranger Baja gets a set of Bushwacker painted fender flares. The new fender flares protect the tires and wheels, even if you take the truck bushwhacking through back-country trails.
To complete the look, Long McArthur Ford uses a bed rack from Addictive Desert Design, plus Ford OEM black running boards, and OEM all-weather floor mats.
To protect the bed, technicians at Long McArthur spray on a coat of Rhino Pro bed liner, and the windows are tinted. And, there are a couple of nice touches as the truck gets “Ranger Baja” graphics for its sides, hood, and tailgate.
Ford Ranger Carries 3/36 Warranty
Finally, to ensure that everything remains in top shape mechanically, the Ranger Baja has a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Currently, there are two Ranger Baja models listed on Long McArthur’s new-car website. There is one in white that is available $41,995, after discounts. And, there is a second in blue, carrying a price tag of $42,590.
The Ford Authority