2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: First Look
More Off-Road Hardware For Ranger, But Still No Ranger Raptor…
It was just a few months ago that we were reporting on Ford's new Ford Performance accessory packages for the 2019 and 2020 Ranger. These packs brought with them bigger tires, unique wheels, Fox shocks, and more. Offered in three different levels, these packs range from mild to pretty darn wild. And, at the end of the day, they are a really good deal for anyone looking to add performance to their Ranger. Now, Ford has taken the idea a step further with the new 2021 Ranger Tremor.
"Tremor gives Ranger customers a new level of off-road confidence and fun," said Chad Callander, Ford Ranger marketing manager. "With increased ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension, and aggressive General Grabber tires, Tremor elevates Ranger's off-road capability even further."
Much like the F-Series Super Duty Tremor that was introduced in 2020, the Ranger Tremor is geared toward the off-road enthusiast who needs just a little more than the FX4 package has to offer. Starting with tires, the Ranger Tremor will be outfitted with larger 32-inch General Grabber A/TX tires on unique Magnetic painted 17-inch wheels.
This wheel and tire package widens the truck's stance by an inch and increases ground clearance to 9.7 inches, which is 0.8 inch more than a standard SuperCrew 4x4 model.
Of course, the heart of the 2021 Ranger Tremor is its improved suspension. The truck's standard dampers have been replaced with larger 2.0-inch monotube shocks from Fox.
The front coilovers have been re-tuned, and the rear leaf springs have been replaced by flexier multi-leaf units. The truck's anti-roll bar stiffness has also been reduced. The rear Fox shocks feature remote reservoirs, while all four utilizes progressive rebound end zone damping. In simpler terms, the Ranger Tremor will have a pretty comfortable ride even on the roughest of dirt roads.
The truck's stout off-road metrics include a 30.9-degree approach angle (a 2.2-degree improvement), 25.5-degree departure angle, and a 24.2-degree breakover angle (a 2.7-degree improvement). Front suspension travel increases to 6.5 inches, while the rear is bumped up to 8.1 inches. Unfortunately, Ford doesn't publish wheel travel figures for standard Ranger pickups, so while we know it's improved, we don't know by how much.
The Ranger Tremor also receives a frame-mounted steel front bash plate, two new recovery hooks in the rear, and new hoop-style side steps. The Tremor's grille features a Magnetic-painted surround with black bars and red "nostril" accents. Special "Tremor" badging comes on the bed, and bedside and hood graphics are optional. Inside, the Tremor receives six auxiliary switches and seats with Miko suede inserts and "Tremor" stitching.
Tremor will be available on Super Crew XLT and Lariat models and is available in 4x4 only. The truck also comes equipped with Ford's electronic locking rear differential, Terrain Management System, and Trail Control. No capability is lost, either, as Tremor models will still be rated to tow 7,500 pounds and haul up to 1,430 pounds.
The Tremor package will add just $4,290 to the cost of a 2021 Ranger and will begin production at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, in early 2021.