Peak’ Suspension president and founder, Nick Psomas, has owned several Ford Rangers in his lifetime, so the announcement that the Ford Ranger was returning to the US Market in 2019 caused quite a bit of excitement.
Peak Suspension received this Ranger in February 2019 and set out to complete a full Overland build for Overland Expo 2019 in May. The challenge? No one made anything for it. Because of this, they relied heavily on their partners in the industry to achieve this goal.
NOTE: I was at the May 2019 Overland Expo, took photos of every new Ranger on display, but never saw this one. The truck may have been in the camping area.
Now for the record, I’m not a fan of featuring company vehicle builds. I instead like to feature builds done by individuals. I also feel like I need to share vehicle builds that will inspire Ford Ranger owners, so here we are.
Eibach in Corona, CA designed and developed a Pro Truck Stage 1 and Stage 2 suspension system. As soon as this was completed, the truck was shipped to Rago Fabrication in Kerrville, TX for a host of fabricated items like ditch brackets, bedrack, antenna mounts, skid plates, and rock sliders.
From there the truck was shipped to Relentless Fabrication in Sparks, NV for bumpers. They designed a new hybrid bumper for the Ranger platform and a rear bumper with a swingout tire carrier. The front bumper received a WARN VR10S winch and a Factor55 Fairlead with an Ultrahook. These bumpers offer additional protection and clearance for better approach/departure angles.
From there, the truck was shipped to KC HiLites in California where they prototyped their M-Rack Roof Rack with a KC Gravity Roof Lightbar. The Ranger also received KC Flex Duals on ditch brackets, a 40-inch KC Flex Lightbar and KC Amber Flex in the bumper for forward visibility. A KC Flex Amber was added as a rear chase light and there’s KC C-Series lighting all around the vehicle for camp/outdoor perimeter lighting.
From there the Ranger went back to the Peak shop for final assembly including their own PEAK 1-inch differential drop, a set of Baja Kits Boxed Upper Control Arms, Old Man Emu rear leaf pack, and 1-inch rear blocks. ROAM Adventure Co sent over their Vagabond XL Rooftop Tent with Annex, 5-foot Awning, and Rugged Cases for overhead storage. Out back, they installed a DECKED system full of recovery and camping gear.
Finally, a Magnaflow Overland Exhaust, AEV Crestone wheels and 35-inch Falken Wildpeak MT tires were added to finish it off.
- Relentless Fabrication Hybrid Front Bumper
- Relentless Fabrication Swingout Bumper
- Warn XPS10.5 Platinum Winch with wireless remote
- KC Mracks roof rack system
- Brute Offroad Rock Sliders
- KC HiLites Gravity Pro6 LED Lightbar
- KC HiLites 30” Flex LED lightbar
- KC HiLites single Flex amber lights
- KC single Flex rear chase light
- KC HiLites C-Series Camping Side Lights
- KC HiLites C2 Perimeter lighting
- Baja Designs S2 flush mount Bumper lights
- sPod SE 8 Circuit Lighting Control
Suspension, wheels, and tires:
- Baja Kits Upper Control Arms
- Autospring add-a-leaf
- Eibach Pro Truck Lift Kit
- Alpha Equipt Command Wheels
- Falken Wildpeak AT3W LT255/80/17
Bed storage and accessories:
- Roam Adventure Co Rugged Case 95L (2)
- Roam Adventure Co 5’ Awning
- Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Tent
- Decked System
- Decked Toolboxes -2 Large, 1 small 23. Rotopax Fuelpax, First Aid, Water Storage and Storage Containers with mounts
- Tred4x4 1100 Recovery Boards with Mount
- HiLift Jack
- LineX Bedliner
- Viair300P onboard air
- Waterport 6.5 gallon mounted water system
- Rago Fabrication Bed Rack
- 5Star Tuning Custom Tune
- NGauge Onboard Tuner
- Magnaflow catback exhaust system
- aFe Power Magnum Force Intake