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Snoranger’s 2023 Ranger Lariat Tremor


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Once upon a time I owned an ‘89 Ranger STX Highrider. It was probably my favorite truck I’ve ever owned and what got me hooked on Rangers. It was very capable offroad, yet it still maintained a factory ride quality. Everything I’ve built since has been a comprise between offroad-ability and street ride/ handling. I’ve always wanted another one as a daily driver.
This leads me to the point of this thread. I recently drove a ‘22 Ranger Tremor. For some reason, it reminded me of my old ‘89 STX and I decided I needed one. With my F150 lease ending in a few months, the current Covid, chip shortage, supply chain issues, or whatever other excuse of the day is causing the dealers to not have anything in stock I started looking into a replacement truck.
Since dealer lots are currently empty and trucks are sold before the car carrier finishes unloading them, I decided to order one. This gives me a great opportunity to walk anyone who may who may want to order a Ford for the first time through the process. (Between my wife and I, this will be our 3rd special ordered Ford, so I’ve got some experience already.)

My first step was to decide what vehicle I was interested in. Driving the ‘22 Ranger Tremor pretty much sealed that deal. I checked the specs and found it checked all the boxes I need a vehicle to do.

My second step was to text my salesman and find out if I can order a ‘23 Ranger yet. Apparently I could. So I went on Fords build and price site and built about 20 different optioned ‘22 Rangers. (The ‘23 model year build and price isn’t out yet.) I settled on a few different choices, and stopped by the dealership to get a price.
My choices included a XLT, 302a package, Tremor and a Lariat, 500a package, Tremor. The price difference was just about $1500. I took the quotes home to think it over for the night. (I never agree to a purchase on the first visit to the dealer.)

I thought about it overnight and decided that the leather interior, LED headlights, etc was well worth the $1500. I texted my salesman and told him to order me the Lariat. (He already had all my info from the past trucks.) About 5 minutes later, I got an email from Ford confirming my order and telling me that it may take a while.

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So that’s where we are right now. I have a ‘23 Ranger Lariat Tremor on order as of 9/22/22.

Here are the options I ordered and a few of the computer generated pics:

Lariat 500a
Tremor offroad package
Technology package
Trailer tow package
Spray in bed liner
Keyless keypad

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I wished the Tremor package was out when I bought my truck. I've been banging around selling mine to Carvana and getting one but I'm 2 years in now and don't really want to start over on payments. Plus they are about 20 k higher then they were in 2020. Maybe not if you order it but that's what I've seen on lots around here. The shocks and struts along e are abou 3k upgrade aftermarket plus you get all the appearance and electronics that come on the FX4. That's the ultimate package. At least till they bring the Ranger Raptor to the US. Congrats man. Now for the big question. Will it be on the trails or will it still be towing the Yamaha for that?
 

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Lots of folks have been getting screwed out of their LED headlights due to parts constraints on ordered trucks lately, hopefully they figure that TF out before yours starts getting built.
 

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When we ordered the Bronco people were saying the factory keypads were just the stick on ones. The popular thing was to get them as an accessory and stick them on the inside of the fuel door so they are out of sight. Supposed to be common to do on Rangers.

Food for though. :dntknw:
 

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They had one in Catus Grey sitting for sale at the local dealer for about a week. I didn't think it would last. It was tempting... but I still want to see what 2024 brings.

I know some are on the fence with graphics but they've grown on me. I kinda dig the graphics on the Tremor which the one here in town had....

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Not sure they would look good on the blue you chose... but on white or grey I like it.

Is it an option to add graphics?
 

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@snoranger - you will get your truck sooner if you eliminate the factory spray in bedliner and have the dealer or Linex do it. Ford has been having an issue all year with not being able to get enough of the materials for the spray in bedliner, and our experience has been that they come around a month sooner without that.
 

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They had one in Catus Grey sitting for sale at the local dealer for about a week. I didn't think it would last. It was tempting... but I still want to see what 2024 brings.

I know some are on the fence with graphics but they've grown on me. I kinda dig the graphics on the Tremor which the one here in town had....

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Not sure they would look good on the blue you chose... but on white or grey I like it.

Is it an option to add graphics?
I like the graphics too. Sets it apart from the 6 other variants. I thought the Tremor came with the bed graphics, but with the option to delete them at no extra cost.
Those bed graphics on the gray truck seem to be opposite of the "Splash" bed graphics.
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I wished the Tremor package was out when I bought my truck. I've been banging around selling mine to Carvana and getting one but I'm 2 years in now and don't really want to start over on payments. Plus they are about 20 k higher then they were in 2020. Maybe not if you order it but that's what I've seen on lots around here. The shocks and struts along e are abou 3k upgrade aftermarket plus you get all the appearance and electronics that come on the FX4. That's the ultimate package. At least till they bring the Ranger Raptor to the US. Congrats man. Now for the big question. Will it be on the trails or will it still be towing the Yamaha for that?
If I have a motorhome by the time our annual trip comes around, I’ll bring the Yamaha and the RV. The Ranger will be used for closer stuff.
Lots of folks have been getting screwed out of their LED headlights due to parts constraints on ordered trucks lately, hopefully they figure that TF out before yours starts getting built.
I won’t take delivery if it’s not want I ordered. I’ll just buy my F150.

When we ordered the Bronco people were saying the factory keypads were just the stick on ones. The popular thing was to get them as an accessory and stick them on the inside of the fuel door so they are out of sight. Supposed to be common to do on Rangers.

Food for though. :dntknw:
The Bronco used the stick ons so there was less wiring in the removable door. This one’s hardwired.

They had one in Catus Grey sitting for sale at the local dealer for about a week. I didn't think it would last. It was tempting... but I still want to see what 2024 brings.

I know some are on the fence with graphics but they've grown on me. I kinda dig the graphics on the Tremor which the one here in town had....

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Not sure they would look good on the blue you chose... but on white or grey I like it.

Is it an option to add graphics?
That doesn’t look bad on that color. I can’t see it working on the Lightning Blue I ordered.
Yes, the graphics are an option.
@snoranger - you will get your truck sooner if you eliminate the factory spray in bedliner and have the dealer or Linex do it. Ford has been having an issue all year with not being able to get enough of the materials for the spray in bedliner, and our experience has been that they come around a month sooner without that.
I’ve got time, a company truck, and a spare Ranger. I can wait.
I like the graphics too. Sets it apart from the 6 other variants. I thought the Tremor came with the bed graphics, but with the option to delete them at no extra cost.
They’re $750!!
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I was being sarcastic.
I never even looked at the price until you said something… I just saw the pic and skipped it as an option. I only posted that cause I was shocked that Ford thinks thats worth $750.
 

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That’s exciting. I placed an order in February for an F150 that I ended up turning down. It was a good event but I didn’t plan to accept from get go(which I told the dealer and was told as long as it’s not purple with leather seats and an XL it’s fine). My main disappointment was the fact I couldn’t order certain wheels with heated seats… I went and looked at it as soon as it came in and it was exactly what I ordered. Pretty fun getting the notifications (less the delays, which I had 2). I COMPLETELY plan to order any other new vehicle I buy from Ford this timeline just didn’t work out… keep us posted!

Here was my special order.

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I never even looked at the price until you said something… I just saw the pic and skipped it as an option. I only posted that cause I was shocked that Ford thinks thats worth $750.
If you think that is bad price them as an add on...
 

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I got an update on my order today:

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That sounds like their way of saying “settle in… it’s going to be a long wait.”
 

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