FORD Overland Builds
Ford Overland, The perfect adventure vehicle
Ford overland has come out strong with options to suit the overland community with on-road drivability and off-road performance.
Ford Super Duty: The Super Duty may be the right option if you want a larger truck bed for storage or a camper setup. With a payload of over 3000 lbs. and an available Power Stroke diesel pushing close to 500 hp and over 1000 lb-ft of torque, the Super Duty checks many boxes right out of the gate. It is the original ranch truck designed to go off pavement and has stayed true to the solid front axle setup.
It’s nice not to have to cut into a brand-new vehicle. By adding 37s with a Carli Pinetop suspension on a Tremor package, you’re pretty well set without any major modification. With a limited slip in the front and full locker in the rear, your suspension and drivetrain are pretty well set and allow you to focus on the frame on camper buildout or something simpler.
Ford Ranger: With a best-in-class payload of 1700 lbs. and a turbo four-cylinder pushing plenty of power along with good fuel economy, the Ranger is one of our favorite platforms for the midsize market
Ford Bronco: The new Bronco is a very capable and very comfortable vehicle. The IFS suspension gives it the edge for driving comfort over the Jeep JL and may have a slight edge over the JLU as an overland build. Keep an eye out for new accessories as more manufacturers come out with products.
In Summary, With payload capacity, on-road handling, and off-road ability, the Ford Super Duty and Ford Ranger are some of our favorite platforms to build on. The Ford Bronco doesn’t have the same room as the other two options can, and you have to build up. That being said, all options are possible, and Ford has done a good job of offering several options that can be built for Overlanding, on-road comfort, and off-road capability.