MX4 Edition Ford Ranger

In the world of classic Ford Broncos, Maxlider Bros has earned a reputation for creating award-winning restomods by bringing together late-model innovation with classic styling. With respect to upgrades and personalization, the sky is the limit. Every build features custom paint, suspension, engine mods, and even the number of doors you can get (check this thing out). Maxlider has made a niche for themselves by breathing new life into these old stallions through the integration of modern electronics, powertrain and suspension technology along with top-notch bodywork and paint. Several of their Bronco builds fetch 6-figure price tags as demand grows for classic Broncos following Ford's announcement to revive the Bronco nameplate. Its safe to say the Bronco is good business and the crew at Maxlider has mastered that craft.

So where does their business model go from here? There's only so many classic Broncos around and parts are becoming scarce. The answer lies in the popularity of lifting late-model trucks. Starting with the 2019 Ford Ranger and expanding out to other platforms, Maxlider has brought their eye for design and build expertise together to design, develop and outfit some of the coolest Ford Rangers around. What's more, they've partnered with dealerships around the country to offer these highly "upfitted" Rangers direct to consumer or through your local dealership backed by a factory warranty. Dubbed the MX4 Edition and available in an assortment of colors, these trucks come out swinging with the appearance and performance capability locked down. Every detail of these trucks has been addressed from their strong, beefy stance and larger tires to custom features with the grille, rack, badging, and more. This truck turns heads.

Starting up front, a Maxlider developed a custom mesh grille for unique styling with branding and additional lighting. From there, a custom low profile Razerrack roof rack is added along with an apocalypse-ready row of eight, extra-bright, Rigid XL LED cube lights. A set of high gloss running board steps are added for easier access. For suspension, Maxlider turned to BDS for a fully-build suspension package to not only lift ride height, but ultimately offer next-level comfort and offroad performance. The MX4 Ranger is fitted with a complete BDS 6" lift system that includes FOX 2.5" Factory Race Series remote reservoir coilovers up front and upper control arms. FOX 2.0 Performance Series IFP gas shocks are mounted in the rear. This suspension package offers increased strength, better dampening control, and more off-road capability with plenty of clearance for the included 35" BFG KM3 tires on 18x9 custom MX4 edition wheels.

Inside the cab, the interior is kept mostly original for a clean, modern appearance. The leather upholstery features custom-embroidered headrests. Each build has a unique badge to show that you are truly part of an elite club. Under the hood, the factory 2.8L EcoBoost has a few bolt-on accessories, exhaust, and a custom tune to give the Ranger MX4 an impressive 332 horsepower and 427FtLbs of torque. With multiple packages available, these trucks can be further accessorized to meet your needs. BDS is proud to have our suspension on these super cool Ranger builds. So now the real question, which color would you choose?

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Posted by Maxlider Motors, LLC on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Over the last 18 months since we first got our hands on the 2019 Ranger we’ve been featured center stage at Ford’s booth at SEMA and made top 40 in SEMA’s Battle of the Builders competition. We’ve taken on the Overland Adventure, Moab trail rides, driven cross country numerous times and made it out to dozens of shows, races and dealer visits along the way. It’s been on the cover of Four Wheeler Magazine and still to this day is the only crew cab, long bed late model Ranger in existence (that we’re aware of). It’s the one and only Project Ranger X.

Stepping back to when we first got our hands on this truck, one of the first preproduction Rangers Ford build specifically for us to turn the project truck you see today…. Built up and ready for an adventure. With just 5 short weeks, the BDS build team took one of the first 2019 Ford Rangers in existence and overhauled it into a show stopper. Built for capability out on the trail, great looks with a strong stance, and plenty of utility with room to haul gear BDS's Project Ranger X elevates the Ranger to the next level. Starting with a pre-production 2019 Ranger right off the assembly line, this truck was torn down, the frame was extended, service bed and custom rack fitted, a BDS suspension lift installed and larger tires and accessories were added. We documented the build in a 5-part build series that followed the team as they transform

Project Ranger X Build Sheet:

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 4×4
2.3L EcoBoost Engine
10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Custom Long Bed Conversion (136” wheelbase)
BDS 6” Lift System
BDS Upper Control Arms
BDS GlideRide Rear Leaf Springs (modified GM1500 springs)
FOX 2.5 Factory Series front DSC Coilovers
FOX 2.5 Piggyback DSC Rear Shocks
AirLift Rear AirBag System w/ Lower Cradle Mount
Rear (Extended) Spicer Driveshaft

Wheels & Tires:
35×12.50×17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM3 Tires
17×9 KMC XD Series Grenade OR Wheels

Powertrain Mods:
Ford Performance/Borla Catback Exhaust System
Hypertech Programmer

Vehicle Mods:
OE Magnetic (charcoal) Paint w/ Black & Fiery Orange Stripes
Knapheide Utility Box w/ Custom Built Rack System
Warn Ascent Front Bumper
Warn Zeon 10-S Winch with Factor 55 FlatLink
Custom Rock Sliders and Rear Bumper
Rigid LED Lighting (Radiance, SR-M, and Scene Series)
Bushwacker Front Pocketstyle Fender Flares
Dometic CFX 40W Electric Cooler on Slide
MaxTrax MKII Recovery Devices
Rotopax 2.5 Gallon FuelpaX Containers
Amp Research Fuel Door
Warn Epic Recovery Kit
James Baroud USA Retractable Awning
Air Lift Quick Shot Air Compressor and 2-Gallon Tank
Ford Performance Rear Diff Cover and Diff Skid
sPod 8-switch Touchcreen Relay System
Dual 35” Spare Tires mounting in the bed
Kicker Audio System (KMC10 Head Unit/KMTC Tower Speakers)
Optima YellowTop H6 Battery
Custom Built Kegorator


BDS Suspension adds to its lineup of accessories for the 2019 Ford Ranger with new front intrusion beams designed to maximize clearance to fit larger tires. From the factory the new Ranger has large intrusion beams that hang into the fenderwells limiting the ability to fit larger tires. While the intrusion beams are an important part of the front collision safety features of the truck, BDS is now offering redesigned lower profile beams that allow for more tire clearance whether at stock ride height or lifted. These new intrusion beams us a fully boxed design for strength and use an OE tube appearance with plugs to keep dirt and debris out of the factory mounts. They reinstall using the factory hardware at a better price point so you can fit larger tires under your new Ranger. Maximize tire clearance with BDS Suspension.

Product Description

BDS Intrusion Beams for the 2019 Ford Ranger

Kit Info

#123614 - Intrusion Beams  - $77.47 jobber


- Heavy duty, fully boxed tubular construction
- Improves tire clearance
- Includes plugs to keep out dirt and debris
- Compatible with stock and lifted vehicles

Vehicle Fitment

2019 Ford Ranger 2/4WD

Related Kits

#1544H/1544FS - 2” Leveling Kit
#1546H/1546FS - 2.5” Lift Kit
#1545H/1545FS - 3.5” UCA Lift System

Tire Clearance

2.5" Lifts - 33x12.50 Tires on 6" BS Wheels
3.5" Lifts - 33x12.50 Tires on 5-6" BS Wheels

*** Check BDS website prior to ordering to confirm information is up-to-date with current product listings ***

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Late last year in preparation for the 2018 SEMA Show, the crew from Air Designs got their hands on the new 2019 Ford Ranger to transform it into their take on the Raptor Ranger, a midsize truck many of us are envious of although not offered here in North America. Starting with the clean slate new Ranger, the team designed an offroad body kit complete with fender flares, hood scoop, body cladding and bumper accents to give their truck a mean appearance all color matched in a gloss black/white pattern. The setup allows for additional Rigid lighting to be added for improved visibility. From there they suspension was upgraded to a BDS 2.5" UCA Lift System with prototype FOX coilovers and shocks to make room for the 33" Nitto Ridge Grapplers on 20" Fuel wheels. To get more power and sound out of the 2.3L EcoBoost engine a Borla exhaust system was added. Very cool build, check it out in action:


BDS Suspension is now offering 1” heavy duty rear shackle kits for the 2019 Ford Ranger, designed to work with stock or lifted applications, this replacement shackle kit is designed for increased strength and improved suspension travel while providing an additional 1” of rear lift. These shackles are build from high strength 3/8” American steel, formed to fit the frame rails and a center support sleeve for additional strength and rigidity. These shackles provide 1” of additional rear lift while correcting rear pinion angle on lifted applications. Clear zinc coated class 10.9 hardware is also provided to complete the installation. Whether you’re looking for additional rear lift or need to restore rear ride height after installing heavy accessories in the back of your Ranger like a camper shell, storage boxes, etc this rear shackle kit is a great option for you.

Product Description

1" Rear Shackle Kit for Ford Ranger

Kit Info

#123109 - 1” Rear Shackle Kit  - $134.33

Vehicle Fitment

2019 Ford Ranger 4WD

Related Kits

#1544H/1544FS - 2” Leveling Kit
#1545H/1545FS - 3.5” UCA Lift System (already included)

*** Check BDS website prior to ordering to confirm information is up-to-date with current product listings ***


- Heavy duty 3/8” American steel construction
- Provides 1” of additional rear ride height
- Allows additional suspension travel
- Compatible with most lift kits

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

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2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits
2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits

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BDS adds to its lineup of lift kits and accessories for the new 2019 Ford Ranger with new 2.5” lift systems designed to lift and level the stance with clearance for larger tires. Designed as a new performance option this 2.5” systems offers many of the benefits of the 3.5” systems designed to offer optimal performance for on and offroad use without causing issues as with other “leveling kits" on the market. These new 2.5” systems build off the factory suspension mounting points offering improved ground clearance and wheel travel while retaining the ride quality and allowing clearance for up to 33-34” tires to be installed. As with all BDS lift kits, these new kits are backed by Factory Protection Plus for piece of mind wherever your adventures may take you. Factory Protection Plus includes BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty, ESC system compatibility and a 5-year 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

Product Name

2.5" Lift Systems for 2019 Ranger

Vehicle Fitment

2019 Ford Ranger 4WD

Important Kit Notes:

- Aftermarket wheels must have a minimum of 93.1mm center hub bore.
- Tires wider than 285/70r17 or 285/65r18 cannot be installed on factory wheels due to steering knuckle clearance.
- Strut disassembly required, high quality wall mounted strut compressor and skilled technician recommended

Kit Info

#1546H - 2.5” Lift Kit w/ NX2 rear shocks - $359.07
#1546FS - 2.5” Lift Kit w/ FOX rear shocks - $509.97

Kit Features

- Combination strut/preload spacers to lift without overextending angles.
- Differential relocation to correct CV operating angle while retaining use of factory skid plate
- Lifts and levels vehicle stance with room for 33-34” tires
- NX2 or FOX 2.0 rear gas shocks included

Rec'd Wheel/Tire Fitment:

285/70r17 Tires on OE 17” Wheels
285/65r18 Tires on OE 18” Wheels
*other sizes can be used, trimming may be necessary

Available Accessories:

#123252 - Performance UCA Kit
#98224880 - FOX 2.0 Rear Shock (2 req’d)

Factory Protection Plus
  • 5-year, 60,000 mile drivetrain Warranty
  • BDS’s exclusive No Fine Print Warranty

*** Check BDS website prior to ordering to confirm information is up-to-date with current product listings ***

Product Announcement

BDS Suspension adds new 2.5” lift systems to their ever-expanding lineup for the 2019 Ford Ranger. This new system builds off the factory suspension mounting points and offers improved strength, ground clearance and suspension travel. All components have been engineered in unison to ensure suspension and drivetrain geometry is maintained, rather than other “leveling kits” on the market that just throw in a top spacer which maxes out the angles at droop. The new ride height is the result of a combination of a specially designed top mounted steel fabricated strut spacer in conjunction with a  preload spacer for a total 2.5” of front lift. The reason for the combination is to achieve the correct ride height without increasing the overall extended length of the strut assembly too the point of causing premature wear of the CV axle boots and other front end components. To further ensure proper drivetrain geometry the front differential is repositioned using relocation brackets. These brackets correct CV axle angle while allowing the use of the factory front skid plates. In the rear the factory shocks are replaced with your choice of precision tuned NX2 gas or FOX 2.0 performance IFP gas shocks for improved damping.

Optional accessories include the BDS performance upper control arm (UCA) kit and the soon to be released 1” HD rear shackle kit. All kits come finished in a durable black e-coat finish and sent with all hardware packs to complete the install along with step-by-step installation instructions. All BDS kits include Factory Protection Plus for the ultimate extended warranty to include BDS’s No Fine Print Warranty, ESC System compatibility and a 5year-60mile drivetrain warranty to match the dealer. Improve the look and capability of your 2019 Ford Ranger with these new 2.5” lift systems from BDS Suspension.



2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits
2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits
2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits
2019 Ford Ranger 2" Leveling Kits

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