Category Archives: Ford Ranger 2.3L EcoBoost

Take in the World – Intake R&D Part 2: Flow Testing

We often talk about how your vehicles are more than just the sum of their parts. Your Ranger isn’t about getting from point A to point B with a few bags of mulch in the bed. It’s about being able to go anywhere, anytime, and still fit in the garage. The parts under the hood have similar stories. An intercooler isn’t just about cooling charge air; it’s about letting you spend longer with your right foot on the floor and letting your turbo power your adventures. Radiators don’t just cool your engine, they let your truck work as … Continue Reading ››

Go Your Own Way – Performance Intercooler, Part 1: Stock Review

Lately, it seems commercials for trucks, SUVs, CUVs, and every other acronym on four wheels have the same narrative. A traffic jam ahead and a forlorn look on our business-casual hero’s face. Suddenly, as if it hadn’t quite sunk in yet, our hero remembers they bought a vehicle capable of driving on that conveniently placed side road; the one that’s just dusty enough to add some drama to the shot, but not treacherous enough to require much driving skill. A couple presses of the nav screen and the hero is home before the dust settles.

Take in the World – Intake R&D Part 1: Stock Review

From the crisp, cool air atop Pikes Peak to the smell of freshly cut grass at Fenway Park. From the hard asphalt streets of New York City to the soft sand of the Mojave. No matter where you are or where you’re going, the 2019+ Ford Ranger was built to take in the world.

While we take in the world with our sense of touch, sight, taste, and smell, your 2019+ Ranger takes in the world through its air intake. Air flows into the intake, gets compressed by the turbocharger, and is then forced into the … Continue Reading ››

Return of the Ranger – 2019 Ford Ranger: Introduction

For the past 8 years, the US has watched in envy as the rest of the world enjoyed one of Ford’s most successful projects. The Ford Ranger has been absent from the US since 2011, despite enthusiasts calling for its return almost every year. But in 2017, Ford answered that call at the North American International Auto Show when they spoke the words every mid-size truck enthusiast had been waiting to hear, “The Ford Ranger will be returning to the North American mid-sized pickup market in 2019.”