Are you as bummed as we are that there will be no Ford Ranger Raptor in the United States? There was a collective sigh of frustration among many in the off road community when that decision was made public. With the debut of the just released Ford Ranger that missed opportunity by Ford is being filled in other ways. Enter Galpin Auto Sports and their 2019 Ranger X.
The Ranger X is an alternative to the Ranger Raptor. Since that truck will currently not be gracing our shores the folks at Galpin decided to step in. The Ranger X starts life as a stock 2019 Ford Ranger. Trusted components are then added to gain the capability that fans of the Ranger Raptor would expect. Before you even ask the question the answer is yes, the Ranger X is fully covered by a full Ford dealer warranty.
A ProComp leveling kit makes room for custom ProComp seventeen-inch wheels and 32 inch all terrain tires of the same brand. The upgraded front and rear bumpers are from Addictive Desert Designs. They help give the Ranger X an aggressive stance. A Ford Ranger Raptor grille replaces the stock face. Ford accessories such as fender flares keep the terra-firma off the sides of the ride.
Further exterior modifications include the addition of a Rigid Industries light bar to turn night into day. Exterior vinyl graphics complete the look. The truck definitely stands out in a crowd. All of those items simply make up the base package for the Ranger X. Additional upgrades can be added at the time of order placement.
Beau Boeckmann, the president of Galpin Motors, had this to say. “Our team at Galpin Auto Sports took an already great truck and enhanced its capabilities to provide customers with additional off road readiness. All with a dealership warranty. The Ford Ranger is a legendary truck and with its reintroduction to the U.S. market last year we thought it was time to do something special. It was time to Galpinize.”
The price to convert the standard Ranger to the Ranger X starts at $13,950. That price of course does not include the purchase price of the Ranger itself. Base pricing for the Ranger XL starts at $24,000. By the time a buyer were to option out brake upgrades, interior upgrades, and other improvements the total cost would be near or above $40,000.
However, all of those investments yield what could be the most capable midsize truck available. In addition, the all important dealer warranty remains in place. The value of that cannot be over stated as many off road centric vehicle buyers have found over the years. The ability to take a highly capable off road vehicle into their dealer to have parts replaced with little to no cost to the consumer is a huge selling point to many.
The trend of off road capable vehicles from the factory is continuing and we couldn’t be happier. Ford broke the mold with its ever-popular full size Raptor back in 2010. Since then other manufacturers have been racing to catch up. This option from Galpin goes a long way toward continuing to widen the gap that others were trying to fill.