Addictive Desert Designs Beefs Up 2019 Ford Ranger

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Catalog of parts for the Ranger includes new front and rear bumpers, rock rails, chase racks, and even a bed-mounted spare tire carrier.

The 2019 Ford Ranger is available in two drivetrain configurations, two body styles, and three trim levels. You can get it with regular four-wheel drive or take that to the next level by adding the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds features such as an upgraded suspension, more rugged tires, skid plates, and a locking rear diff. Unfortunately, you can’t get the Ranger in Raptor form (in the U.S., at least). The good news is that there is a variety of companies out there that offer parts you can use to make the 2019 model more badass.

One of those companies is Addictive Desert Designs, a business “born from an addiction to push the limits of design and a passion for customizing vehicles and a love for the desert.” As of right now, its assortment of parts for the Ranger includes:

ford-trucks.com 2019 Ford Ranger Parts from Addictive Desert Designs Offroad

Front Bumpers

A cool new replacement front bumper is a quick way to add attitude and utility to a truck. ADD offers three powder-coated bumper styles for the Ranger: Stealth Fighter, Stealth R, and Venom R. They’re all compatible with the truck’s available adaptive cruise control system (with some modifications and a relocation bracket) and can be ordered to accommodate the Ranger’s available front parking sensors.

ford-trucks.com 2019 Ford Ranger Parts from Addictive Desert Designs Offroad

Each section of the bumper is made to fit auxiliary lighting. The end caps can fit lights and, depending on which style you choose, the middle portion can house up to 10 cube lights or a 40-inch light bar. Prices start at $1,949.99.

ford-trucks.com 2019 Ford Ranger Parts from Addictive Desert Designs Offroad

Rear Bumpers

ADD also has ways of making the back end of the Ranger look tougher. Like the front bumpers, the Stealth Fighter and Venom rear bumper styles are powder-coated and leave room for additional off-road lighting. They’re also available with cutouts to fit rear parking sensors. Starting prices range from $1,199.99 to $1,399.99.

ford-trucks.com 2019 Ford Ranger Parts from Addictive Desert Designs Offroad

Addictive Desert Designs Beefs Up 2019 Ford Ranger, continued…

Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his JK Forum profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including JK Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Derek also contributes to other outlets. He started There Will Be Cars on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to get even more automotive content out to fellow enthusiasts.

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