Ford Motor Company and father/son designers Neil and Collin Tjin are no strangers to collaborating on projects. For example, the 2017 SEMA Show featured an F-150 Tjin Edition concept from the duo, which was a cream-colored and lowered street sweeper of a full-size pickup with rose gold wheels. Then for the 2018 SEMA Show, the designers built the Ford Mustang EcoBoost Tjin Edition, which was deep purple, flared out, stanced, lowered, and once again with rose gold wheels. Also in the mix from Tjin over the years is a Ford Edge, a Focus ST, and a Fiesta ST. Now for the 2019 SEMA Show, the designers have revealed a rendering of the 2019 Ford Ranger Tjin Edition with another wide and low street-ready stance that they’ve become known for.
Going the opposite direction of the otherwise overland-ready lineup of Ford Ranger pickups that are being readied for the show, the 2019 Ranger Tjin Edition is slammed to the ground via an air suspension, lowered 8 inches in the front and 9 inches in the rear. From there, JR’s Wheels and Tires fitted Falken tires on custom 20-inch Rotiform LHR-M three-piece wheels, with a set of Baer six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors just behind them.
Under the hood, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is upgraded with a Roush Performance intake, as well as a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust and differential cover. There’s also a yellow-top Optima battery and RPG front-mounted intercooler.
Other styling cues come from Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR performance shop. This includes RTR fender flares, and an RTR grille with triangle LED lights. The paint is a one-off BASF yellow applied by L&R Auto Body, a one-off wood bed floor in black with stainless steel hardware, retractable bed cover from Retrax, PowerTank CO2 system, Rigid fog lights and Lumens bed lights. The cockpit features four Recaro Sportster CS seats that recline, plus Schroth harnesses.