DISCLAIMER: Activities and vehicle modifications appearing or described at The Ranger Station and it’s pages may be potentially dangerous. We do not endorse any such activity for others or recommend it to any particular person – we simply describe the experiences and opinions of other Ranger/Bronco II owners. If you choose to engage in these activities it is by your own free will and at your own risk. Any and all modifications will likely cause a vehicle to behave differently than stock. Some modifications may significantly increase your risk when driving the vehicle or be dangerous in some driving situations. Use good judgment when engaging in any activity or making any modifications. Do not take unwise risks. Consult a certified professional if you are not sure of something. The Ranger Station and the authors of these articles assume no liability for how any particular individual chooses to use the information presented here. Some of these modifications may void your vehicles warranty. Please also read our Legal notice HERE.

Original Version:

This section replaced the old ‘Non-Technical’ section of the original website that can still be found HERE. (No articles have been added since 2018)

Other Resources:

TRS Commentary:

The Final Ford Ranger To Be Produced

North American 2015 Ford Ranger?

What it would take to get a 2016 Ford Ranger

2019 Ford Ranger Debut (our take of it)

Ford Celebrates The Start of Ranger Production (our story)

2019 Ford Ranger First Drive On/Off Highway

History of the American 4×4

Is Old School Coming Back?

Self-Driving Vehicles – How Pathetic We’re Becoming

Ford Rangers History

Development of the 1983 Ford Ranger

History of the Ford Ranger 1983-2011

Ford Ranger Generations – 1983-Present 

1983-1987 Ford Ranger Diesel Options

Ford Ranger Brochures

Ford Ranger Name History

History of the Ford Ranger GT

Ford Ranger FX4 – A Year By Year Look

1993-1997 Ford Ranger Splash

2008 Ford Ranger

2009 Ford Ranger

2010 Ford Ranger

The Final Ford Ranger To Be Produced

Ford Ranger Owners Manuals

Ford Ranger Invasion

How The Ranger Got It’s Start In Baja

Manny Esquerra As Told By Larry Saavedra

2019 Ranger vs 2011 Ranger Size Comparison Chart

2019 Ford Ranger: 

2019 Ford Ranger Debut (our take of it)

2019 Ford Ranger First Drive On/Off Highway

2019 Ford Ranger Window Sticker – Example

2019 Ford Ranger Tough Testing

2019 Ford Ranger Capability Release

The 1st 2019 Ford Ranger Rolls Off The Line

Ford Celebrates The Start of Ranger Production (our story)

Photos From The 2019 Ford Ranger MAP Event

Michigan Assembly Plant – Where The Ranger Is Built

2019 Ford Ranger’s Built For SEMA

Shopping For A Ranger:

Buying A Used Ranger

Known problem areas

Shop For A Used Ranger In Our Forum



Ford Specific:

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN Codes)

How To Decode Ford Part Numbers

Ford Part Number Decoding

Federal Sticker (On Your Door)

Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant

The Henry Ford Museum

Ford’s Greenfield Museum

Concept, Rare & Past Ford Rangers:

FX4 Prototype – Wheeling With Ford!

1989 Ford Ranger SHO Project Truck

2002 Ford Ranger Ligthning Bolt

Ford Performance Concepts 2004 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger FX4 – A Year By Year Look

Ford Ranger Bigfoot Cruiser

Ford Ranger Skyranger

Saleen Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Tremor

Ford Ranger Thunderbolt

Ford Ranger Shadow

Ford Ranger GT Advertisement

Ford Ranger GT

1987-1988 Ford Ranger High Rider STX

Ford Ranger Edge

Ford Roll-Along Ranger (camper)

New World Vans Conversion Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Mirage Camper

Zimmer Ford Ranger

Global Rangers:

Global Ford Ranger 2010

2001 European Rangers

2012 Global Ford Ranger

Consumer Resources:

NHTSA Vehicle Recall Search

NHTSA Service Bulletins

Lift Laws


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History of The Ranger Station

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The Ranger Station Fire

4WheelParts & Off-Road Adventures Magazine

Trucks! (Powerblock TV)

Wheeling With Ford

2019 Loan Ranger (Ford Gave Me A New Ranger For 6-Months)

2019 Ford Ranger And The Trans America Trail