Stage 3 Motorsports' 2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 BuildThe Ford Ranger is finally back in the U.S. and we made a mad dash to pick one up as soon as we could! Our new Ranger is an XLT 4x4 model with the FX4 package and of course, the 2.3L EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. Overall it's a nicely optioned truck with loads of potential and we're already getting our hands dirty testing new mods and upgrades that will take our truck to the next level. Stay tuned here to watch as our build progresses and find out what new products we're installing!
Our new Ranger is optioned nicely in terms off offroad equipment, but it's still an XLT which means that the interior and bed aren't what you'd call "loaded". We got to work and tossed in some new Husky Liner floor mats, a Truxedo rolling tonneau cover, BedRug bed mat and an AMP BedXtender to give this truck the added protection and utility it needs! MORE INFO ON OUR ACCESSORIES
If we're being honest the Ranger's factory stance is a little pathetic and certainly not fitting for a 4x4 pickup. Thankfully we already had a plan to bulk up our little offroader by bolting on a BDS 2" leveling kit, Faction Fab 1.5" wheel spacers, 285/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 tires and some crash bar trimming in our front fenders. The end result is both more capable and better looking so we have no complaints! MORE INFO ON OUR SUSPENSION, WHEELS & TIRES
If you've followed any of our previous truck builds, you know we can't keep a build low-key for long. Our 2019 Ranger Build is no exception, and we decided to go all-out by turning it into a full-fledged SEMA Truck! We took the scaffolding we built around this truck's more basic mods and turned it into a full-fledged overland adventure truck with a SEMA-ized twist and custom wrap that made our 2019 Ranger one of the most awesome truck builds that we ever put together. OVERLAND BUILD BREAKDOWN
We here at Stage 3 prefer to build trucks we can truly use offroad instead of shined up showstoppers. Of course, that doesn't mean anything without some proof so this section is a full photo gallery of our Ranger both in its stock form and modified form as we continue to build and drive it. PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF OUR BUILD