We call this one a 2002 Ford Ranger, but it's a true prerunner with a full custom cage, widebody kit, professional-grade off-road suspension, fuel-injected Coyote V8, and so much more that tells you this is really just a full dune-conquering off-roader. And did we mention it's a TV star?
Fans of Xtreme Off-Road on NBCSN might recognize this powerful pickup. Its creation is well documented on the TV show, so it's a star car and you really know what kind of quality work went into it. This looks less like a Ranger and more like a Raptor, and that's no accident. That's because the whole truck is built on a DOM steel safety cage. So since there is very little of the original Ranger left in the body and frame, they went ahead and updated it with lightweight fiberglass panels that resemble Ford's modern off-road machine. So you already have an awesome look before your dig into all the details that make this both striking and functional. There's a custom bar up front with Hella running lights, large skid plate, full Mocha Performance LED light bar on top, bright American Force beadlock wheels, and two full-size spares strapped to the custom rear carrier.
When you look inside, there is very little of the original Ranger remaining besides the door panels. The rest is pure professional-grade custom work. Nestled within the custom safety cage are two Procar bucket seats finished in a nice blue to coordinate with the exterior. The dash is now a flat and functional aluminum piece. Mounted on it is the IQ3S digital gauge panel and a two Longacre toggle switch panels. And there are more competition-worthy components, like the RaceQuip five-point harnesses and the B&M ProRatchet shifter.
With the full lightweight front panel removed, you get an excellent view of the upgrade 5.0-liter V8. This fuel-injected Coyote is a modern powerplant that gives serious muscle to everything from Mustangs to F-150s, so it's the perfect motor for a vehicle that you want to be both powerful and stout. This full package includes a Holley EFI fuel system, custom headers, and a straight pipe exhaust that exits blow the vehicle. It's a 440 horsepower package, and it growls with serious muscle. You'll notice there is extremely good access to the motor, which is key for a professional-grade machine like this. And because it's truly ready for the off road, the radiator and oil cooler are mounted on the special rack in the bed. It keeps them out of harm's way while giving them better access to fresh air. The Gearstar level IV four-speed automatic transmission feeds a Tom Woods custom driveshaft on its way to Moser M9 rear end on a custom fabricated axle. And of course, the suspension is a full custom setup build setup to tackle any terrain. Up front there's LKS Long travel suspension with Bilstein B8 8125 shocks, there rear is 63" leaf spring suspension with Bilstein 9200-series bypass shocks, and Bilstein M 9100-series bump stops all-around. Plus, there are General Grabber X3 tires and Wilwood disc brakes at every corner.
There's a ton of craftsmanship that when into this prerunner. You can watch the full build on Xtreme Off-Road, or call us today for all the details. The truck likely isn't street legal for most states. It doesn't have a windshield or side window, no wipers, and only the front lights are currently operable. It could be made street legal should someone want to take it to another level.