Yesterday, Ford surprised everyone by announcing a new off-road package for the F-250 and F-350 pickups aimed squarely at Rams Power Wagon. The new “Tremor” off-road package will be available on XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels instead of being a stand-alone model giving buyers more choice. Buyers have the option of Fords new 7.3 liter overhead valve V8 gas engine or the 6.7 liter Powerstroke diesel both backed up by Fords 10 speed automatic. Horsepower and torque ratings for both engines are currently unreleased by Ford although they do say the 7.3 will have best in class gasoline engine performance.
Available only as a crew cab 4×4 with the six and three quarter foot bed the Tremor package adds 35 inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires (largest in class) wrapped around Tremor specific 18-inch wheels, a 2-inch front suspension lift, larger Tremor specific shocks, shorter Tremor specific front air dam, a new rock crawling drive mode and Fords trail control system that debuted in the 2019 Ranger. The Tremor also gets the FX4s skid plates, unique running boards that sit tight against the body to help with ground clearance and extended axle vent tubes.
Ford claims that the Tremor has a ground clearance of 10.8 inches, a 31.65-degree approach angle and a 24.51-degree departure angle. Ford also says that the Super Duty Tremor leads the segment with a 33-inch water fording depth.
Ford says that the Tremor will tow and haul more than Rams Power Wagon and that payload and towing numbers will come in just slightly below a regular Super Duty. While we currently do not know the price of the Tremor package, horsepower and torque numbers for either powertrain or payload and towing numbers we will update as that information becomes available. For those that recognize the Tremor name, it was last used in 2014 on Fords F150 regular cab sport truck powered by the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6.