The 2021 Ford Ranger offers plenty for Ford fans looking for a truck bigger than the Maverick, but not as big as the F-Series. The midsize pickup can not only handle most tasks but also has a healthy aftermarket ready to take things to the next level. And there’s nothing next-level quite like going deep into the off-roading world. To prove this, Ford is bringing the Skyjacker Ranger to the 2021 SEMA Show, a build made with heavy off-road use in mind.
Headquartered in West Monroe, Louisiana, Skyjacker Suspensions lives up to its name by building lift kits for all sorts of trucks and SUVs, including Fords like the 2021 Ford F-150. For the Skyjacker Ranger, the truck wears a matching, eye-grabbing red, black, and white wrap upon its body. The real eyecatcher, though, is the 6-inch lift giving plenty of room for the thick, meaty off-road rubber wrapped over black alloys, complete with a red painted ring around the beadlocks.
From there, all of the hardcore off-road goods are in place. There’s a WARN winch to rescue others (or itself, if need be) along the trail. Front and rear off-road bumpers take the dings and dents experienced on the Rubicon and Moab, along with rock sliders to protect the body from any boulders nearby.
Ford Performance Parts contributed to the Skyjacker Ranger build, including A-pillar lighting from RIGID Industries, a matching rooftop light bar, and a sturdier diff cover. They didn’t stop there, though. Under the hood, the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 gained a Power Pack performance calibration, plus a cat-back exhaust with black chrome tips. It’s a different beast when compared to a Ranger Raptor or Ranger Tremor, but the Skyjacker Ranger will certainly do its job well, if it ever becomes a real production model.