Ford and ARB Announce New Accessories Partnership


Last week, on October 31, 2019, Ford Performance and ARB, an Australian 4x4 accessories manufacturer and distributor, announced their partnership. Through their teamwork, they aim to design and develop off-road accessories and vehicle recovery parts for Ford’s off-roading adventurers.


“The goal of the relationship between ARB and Ford Performance is to provide Ford customers premium and functional off-road accessories that inspire personalized vehicle customization, improve off-road capability, and empower customers to feel comfortable using their vehicles – even in remote areas,” said Lachlan McCann, ARB chief operating officer.


The American Ford Ranger is the first vehicle on the lineup to see these collaborative performance parts. 


“For Ranger customers who want the ultimate adventure gear, a Ford Performance collaboration with ARB is a dream come true,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “With 45 years of design and engineering experience in the overlanding and rock-crawling world, ARB is bringing additional options for Ranger customers looking to make their truck even more capable.”


Ford Performance by ARB have come together to create a winch-capable front bumper for the American Ranger as their first product. The winch-capable bumper will complement the Ranger’s rugged exterior and is built from welded sheet steel up to 3/16ths of an inch thick. The bumper also attaches to the North American Ranger by utilizing the existing chassis mounting points and is compatible with the Ranger’s factory components. An integrated mount is integrated for simple winch installation with easy access to winch controls available through the split center pan. The winch-capable bumper will also support a variety of accessories while maintaining maximum functionality for off-road and rough terrain use.


Compatible accessories include:

  • WARN® Industries M8000, XD9000, 9.5XP, 9.5XDC and VR EVO 10-S winches

  • RIGID® SR-Series LED lightbars, both 6-inch and 30-inch lengths

  • Antenna and sand flag mounts

  • Jacking points for off-road jacks

This Ford Performance by ARB winch-capable bumper is the only aftermarket steel bumper available for the American Ranger that meets regulatory crash test standards. The Ranger’s original safety systems and sensors will also maintain functionality, allowing Ford’s adventurer’s to continue to utilize the Ford Co-Pilot 360 technologies.


 

The winch-capable bumper will be available in 2020 with the part costing $1,495. Make an appointment at Haldeman Ford Hamilton to get yours installed correctly. 





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