Category Archives: Ford Ranger 2.3L EcoBoost

Higher Plane – 2019+ Ford Ranger 2.3L Snorkel R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

Even spontaneity requires a bit of planning. These impromptu adventures that the 2019+ Ford Ranger is designed for need at least an ounce of pre-thought before taking the hard turn to a dirt path. The addition of a snorkel to your truck negates some of the preparation needed for your treks, but the snorkel still needs careful preparation. 

In our last post, we covered our design plans and preparation, and now, well, let's just say we love it when a plan comes together. Our snorkel has arrived, and it's ready to raise the elevation of … Continue Reading ››

Go Your Own Way – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 5 – Production Sample and Testing Results

Nothing gathers us here in the Mishimoto facility, quite like the delivery of the latest production sample. In a way, it's almost like we're tearing into the parts for our own builds. We've been pouring over the 3D models and QC photos, pondering similar questions as anyone online shopping for parts. Will it be built to spec? Will it perform as designed? All questions asked before submitting the order, but now it's here, in the flesh! Like every one of our past projects, we get to pull this intercooler from the box, strap it directly to the dyno, … Continue Reading ››

Higher Plane – Snorkel R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

It's safe to say that a large majority of excursions don't just happen on a whim. There are months of plotting the route, researching the terrain, and gathering the supplies needed to survive the rugged wilderness. In essence, one does not traverse the Amazon or climb K2 on a random weekend in May. There needs to be some more thought put into the journey.

That is, of course, unless you're driving a Ranger. That is the idea behind this truck, after all, to add a little more spontaneity to your daily life. Even though Ford … Continue Reading ››

Go Your Own Way – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 4 – Intercooler Pipe and boot kit Concept to Completion

It's no secret that the 2.3L EcoBoost powered 2019+ Ford Ranger is chock-full of potential. On and off-road, Ford's mid-size pickup with the heart of a turbo Mustang packs the necessary grunt for the highway and the trails. If we learned anything from our experience with the EcoBoost Mustang, though, it's that a robust intercooling system is key for big power. Since our plan is already in place for the Ranger's intercooler, we're diving into the piping system to fortify the Ranger's intercooler kit further.

To perform a … Continue Reading ››

Free Range – Performance Aluminum Radiator R&D – Concept to Completion

Ranger: A person or thing that wanders or ranges over a particular area or domain. In the case of the 2019+ Ford Ranger, a ranger is both person and thing, man and machine, wandering over the domain of a daily city commute and dusty mountain trails. In other words, the Ranger is one of the most capable small trucks on the road today. But even given its competence on varying terrain, some of the Ranger's components could still be more capable.

The 2.3L EcoBoost … Continue Reading ››