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Tuning specialist Tickford is making a return Down Under with the tricked-out Ford Ranger – complete with power increase and a wide array of other mechanical updates.

Ford Ranger owners that have some spare cash – namely a chunk full of 21, 135 of Australian dollars – can reach out to Tickford and select their package. It has all the cards of a proper aftermarket kit, starting with the $7,995 powertrain upgrade. For that money the turbodiesel 3.2-liter, five-cylinder engine will have 10 percent more horsepower – 228 hp (170 kilowatts), while the torque gets a more serious bump of 20 percent for a grand total of 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters). For $4,530 the tuner will get the Ranger hooked to Bilstein dampers and a bespoke 20-inch set of alloy wheels with matching tires – but you can also select the dampers alone for $1,285.

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The list of modifications is actually much more comprehensive, and we can highlight the new exhaust system with dual tips featuring a carbon fiber finish. Customers will be coming to Tickford’s new modification center in Melbourne later this month, shared with sister company Prodrive Racing. A new location in Sidney will appear before the end of the year and a Brisbane facility will become functional early 2017.