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Roush Ranger
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Roush Performance have announced the Performance Pac Level 1 for the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger. With it brings power upgrades of 47 hp and 65 lb-ft of torque over stock, bringing the grand total to 317 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. All for just $935 USD. This is just a little more output than the similar Ford Performance calibration that’s available for the Ranger for $825.

The Roush Performance Pac Level 1 for the Ford Ranger achieves its improved performance by not only re-calibrating the engine, but also improving its airflow via a washable and reusable performance air filter. This is also supplemented by a cold air intake kit, which maintains factory water fording capability. The pedal and boost mapping are also recalibrated to properly deliver the sensations of increased horsepower, torque, and throttle response throughout the RPM range. The system runs on premium fuel, and is 50-state emissions legal (for now).

Should something go wrong, the Performance Pac kit comes included with a 3-year/36,000 mile limited Roush powertrain warranty.

Roush Performance Pac Level 1 Ford Ranger ECU Tune Calibration Reflash

Over the summer, Roush Performance also announced a special Ford Ranger package all its own. It features a Fox 2.0 Performance Suspension System co-developed with Roush, General Tire 32-inch Grabber ATX tires, Roush 18-inch satin black wheels, a leveling kit, suspension tuning, and a dual-tip performance cat-back exhaust system. Separating it from common Rangers from a visual standpoint is a signature “ROUSH” grille with dual LED light bars and Magnetic Gray painted Fender Flares with integrated accent lighting. On the side there’s custom fender vent badging, “ROUSH” graphics around the vehicle, and “ROUSH” puddle lamps. The package is priced at $12,750 on top of the standard Ford Ranger required to build it from. The configurator is loaded with options, too, such as a $3,200 sport bar with lights, various body graphics, storage vaults, and an off-road utility kit.

The Roush Ranger was didn’t come with this new EcoBoost performance engine calibration. But for those looking to build a Ranger worth bragging about, adding the power upgrade seems like a no brainer.

2020 Roush Ranger

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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