The “Tremor” badge officially returns to Ford’s lineup by way of a serious off-road package, available on the 2020 F-Series Super Duty. Last seen on the previous generation F-150, the Tremor name has typically been more style than substance. This is not the case with the 2020 Super Duty Tremor, which offers a completely upgraded off-roading experience thanks to an upgraded suspension, bigger tires, and new drive modes.
Ford calls the 2020 F-Series Super Duty Tremor “the most capable off-road Super Duty ever.” Ford has fitted the trucks with with 35-inch all-terrain Good Year Wrangler Duratrac tires, which Ford says is the largest tires fitted to a stock heavy-duty pickup.
All 2020 F-Series Super Duty Tremor package trucks feature an upgraded off-road tuned suspension with a 2-inch lift thanks to longer front coils and lift blocks under the rear springs. The lift yields an extra 2 inches of ground clearance, for 10.8 inches total. The front air dam has also been shortened to give the Super Duty Tremor a better approach angle and clearance. The extra clearance helps give the Super Duty Tremor a best in segment water fording depth of 33 inches. Approach and departure angles are the best in the Super Duty lineup, with 31.65 degrees and 24.51 degrees, respectively.
Drivers will be able to chose from several different drive modes in the 2020 Super Duty Tremor, with each setting having specific engine, transmission, and traction programming. The Super Duty Tremor also receives Trail Control, as seen in the Raptor and Ranger trucks.
Customers will be able to order the Tremor package across XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum Super Duty trim packages, and is available with both the all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine, or the 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel. Both engines are mated to a new ten-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to a Dana limited-slip differential up front, and a locking differential in the rear.
Pricing for the Super Duty Tremor has not been released yet, but will be available when the 2020 Super Duty lineup goes on sale later this year.