Ford Introduces “Tremor” Off-road Package for Ranger

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today revealed a new off-road package for its Ranger pickup.
2021 Ford Ranger
The new Tremor Off-Road Package for the Ford Ranger is designed to help owners tackle rough off-road terrain without compromising the truck’s payload and tow ratings. // Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today revealed a new off-road package for its Ranger pickup.

The Tremor Off-Road Package is designed to help owners tackle rough off-road terrain without compromising Ranger’s payload and tow ratings, according to the automaker.

The Tremor Off-Road Package is available on mid XLT and high Lariat series 2021 Ranger trucks with SuperCrew 4×4 configuration. Package pricing is $4,290 MSRP. 2021 Rangers equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package will be built at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne with production slated to begin early next year.

“Tremor gives Ranger customers a new level of off-road confidence and fun,” says Chad Callander, marketing manager for Ford Ranger. “With increased ground clearance, off-road tuned suspension and aggressive Continental General Grabber tires, Tremor elevates Ranger’s off-roading capability even further while keeping the unique advantages that come with a cargo box for hauling gear anywhere.”

The Tremor package starts with a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles, and 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tires on new 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels that combine to deliver 9.7 inches of ground clearance – 0.8 inches more than the base Ranger SuperCrew 4×4.

FOX 2.0 monotube dampers with rear piggyback reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops are tuned for a comfortable ride on pavement while offering control over severe terrain, Ford says.  The shocks are tuned with progressive rebound end zone damping to support vehicle control where the pavement ends. Front and rear springs are tuned for greater off-road composure. A multi-leaf rear spring setup enables increased wheel travel. Anti-roll bar stiffness has been reduced to minimize disruption over rough terrain and improve comfort off-road.

The Tremor package, according to Ford, boosts Ranger’s off-road metrics, including a 30.9-degree approach angle, up 2.2 degrees from the base SuperCrew 4×4, a 25.5-degree departure angle, which is up 0.1 degrees and a 24.2-degree breakover angle, up 2.7 degrees.

Compared to the base Ranger, front suspension travel increases to 6.5 inches with the Tremor package. Rear suspension travel increases to 8.1 inches. Together, these improvements mean customers can tackle more challenging terrain, the company says.

Ranger Tremor includes a frame-mounted steel front bash plate and underbody skid plates, rear locking differential, Terrain Management System with four distinct drive modes, and Trail Control. Tremor’s traction control system is recalibrated for improved acceleration and traction in gravel, so customers can punch it in a washout with gusto.

It also comes with two new recovery hooks in the rear, in addition to the two in front.

The Tremor-specific General Grabber tires, wheels, and wider wheel lip moldings also gives the truck a wider profile. New hoop steps give Ranger Tremor additional off-road styling and functionality without sacrificing ground clearance.

Despite its improved off-road capability, Tremor maintains Ranger’s utility with a smooth, comfortable on-road ride, plus 1,430-pound maximum payload and available 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity, so customers can haul bikes, boats, campers, and other gear.

Customers now also can control accessories like winches, lights, and air compressors thanks to Tremor’s six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash with rated loads of 25 amps, 15 amps, and 10 amps, plus three switches at 5 amps.

“Ranger Tremor can be your daily driver during the week then transform into your off-road adventure vehicle come Saturday morning,” says Todd Eckert, marketing manager for the Ford truck group. “With its added off-road capability, combined with the six-switch auxiliary bank and more than 200 Ranger-specific dealer-installed available accessories, Ranger Tremor is a very capable overlanding rig.”

The Tremor also adds new styling features inside and out. The grille features a Magnetic-painted surround with black bars running across the middle and red nostril accents in the corners. Special badging comes on both sides of the cargo box, and an optional hood and body graphics package adds extra personalization. The interior features seats with Miko suede inserts and “Tremor” stitched into the seatbacks, as well as black accents.

Ranger Tremor comes with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 270 horsepower and gas torque of 310 lb.-ft., paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard 4×4 with electronic locking rear differential.