MI: Long known for their Camaro SS and Firebird Firehawk adaptations of
GM's F cars, SLP Engineering is breaking new ground with their development
of the Ford Ranger Thunderbolt. Starting with the Ford Ranger Supercab
XLT, SLP adds a variety of performance and styling options with appeal
to the performance minded Ford enthusiast.
bit about getting a Thunderbolt. These vehicles will be sold as orignial
equipment straight from your Ford dealer and all Thunderbolts are completely
covered by Ford's manufacturer's warranty. Choose from one of three colors
(black, bright red, and Oxford white), then just ask for Option Codes
31L and D9P. Your Ranger, on it's way to your dealer from the assembly
plant, makes a quick (three to five day) stop in Kentucky. Here, SLP will
transform your truck with their mix of upgrades — read on for the
details. When it arrives at your dealer for you to pick up, it's as if
all the options had been installed by Ford itself.
base package for 2003 includes several visual upgrades:
package, with its combination of improved air inflow (via an under-hood
cold air box, photo)
and exhaust outflow (courtesy of a cat-back exhaust system with dual outlets)
increases the engine output by about eight percent (to 160 hp for the
3.0L V6 and 222 hp for the 4.0L V6).
On top of the
base package and the three appearance/performance packages, several options
are available for 2003: