This modified Ford Ranger Raptor brings 'Pimp My Ride' back to life

Updated Mar 18, 2021 | Same topic: Tuning & Mods

It’s a party machine on wheels.

Anyone old enough to remember the defunct MTV series Pimp My Ride will certainly have fond memories of the custom jobs featured in each episode.

Hosted by rapper Xzibit, the show takes junker cars and gives them a complete makeover or “pimping”, with a team of custom body specialists. In cases where it wasn’t technically feasible to modify the actual car, the show would get a different model in brand-new stock form and pimp that instead.

Now, if you’ve got a stock Ford Ranger Raptor lying around, it’s likely not that old to be called a junker yet. But if you want to spice it up a bit, you can take down notes from a Raptor that’s been converted into a sound machine.

Autobis Raptor Ultima - bring theatre to a pick-up |

Meet the Autobis Raptor Ultima, a pimped-out Ranger Raptor outfitted with a loud (figuratively and literally) sound setup, composed of an exterior show system and an interior sound system.

Custom body shop Auto Bis in Vietnam was responsible for this build, and the result is striking, to say the least.

Speakers outside 2

This probably qualifies as secondary propulsion for the Raptor 

The exterior mounts a large rear-facing speaker array on the cargo bed right behind the cabin. Pairs of Kicker KMS67 and KM8 speakers, as well as a couple of German Maestro 8-inchers, surround a fearsome-looking Kicker 15-inch subwoofer.

Three Zapco amplifiers are positioned at the bottom. The sheer output of the audio setup alone could be enough to move the Ranger’s bulk without even starting the engine.

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Audio player

Plug in the audio player and feel the power

For the interior setup, there’s a pair of Focal Ultima speakers mounted on the A-pillars, accompanied by 8-inch Focal Utopia Be 21 WX subwoofers. Two Brax MX4 Pro amplifiers and a Brax DSP unit complete the arrangement. Plugging in the Astell & Kern A&Utima SP1000 music player gets the party started.          

Raptor Ultima parked

Stand back because it's going to be a big one 

Once engaged, the exterior speakers put on an aural and visual show, with laser light accents complementing the heart-thumping sounds. Things get even more interesting with the Raptor running full-tilt while blasting out the tunes, although we don’t recommend that you do this on uneven terrain.

>>> Related: Ford Ranger Raptor car price in the Philippines

speaker light up

The Raptor Ultima looks even more stunning at night

The stock Raptor’s transformation into the Autobis Raptor Ultima cost a cool USD80,000 (or Php4,061,240). Could this be an option for your Ranger Raptor in the future? Or more importantly, would you turn your beloved off-roader into something like this?

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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2021

Ford Ranger Raptor

<p>The Ford Ranger Raptor is the brand&#39;s entry to the pickup truck segment in the Philippines. This truck is fit for those who think the <a href="" title="Ford Ranger Philkotse Car Guide">standard Ranger</a> does not have enough fearsomeness. It comes with black composite material fenders and a frame-mounted bumper,&nbsp;while the grille features an enlarge Ford typography that is different from the standard model.</p> <p>For quite some time, the pickup truck&nbsp;was being teased in the Philippine market. Ford Philippines promised that the Ranger would have a more powerful option as Ford thought the standard Range is too plain for the local market. As such, the Blue Oval company&nbsp;decided to improve the model&#39;s power figures and volume and provide beefier bodywork and tires, hence the Raptor.</p> <p>The American automaker provided several color options for the Ford Ranger Raptor. These colors include Shadow Black, Race Red, Frozen White, Conquer Grey, and Lightning Blue. As for the engine, the truck is only available with a&nbsp;2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.</p>

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph has been a member of various car clubs since he got his driver's license in 2004 – old enough to remember riding in taxicabs with analog meters, but his fascination with cars goes way back. After nearly two decades of working in broadcast media, he shifted gears by coming on board as Philkotse’s first Filipino member and staff writer in 2017.

Apart from his role in Philkotse as Content Team Lead, Joseph has written episodes for Drive, which has been airing on CNN Philippines for five seasons running. He has also delivered content for various car dealerships based in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, Dodge, among others.

Keeping his hopes high and his revs low, he dreams about owning a Kei car when he retires. Hates slow parkers.

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