The October, 2000 Car and Driver magazine has a small writeup on the 2001 Ranger. In it, it describes a new off-road package for the Ranger. Here's a photo I scanned in: Note the BF Goodrich AT tires! There wasn't much written about it, but it did say that the off road package will include "bigger tires, off-road shocks, and a limited slip differential". The article had a smaller picture of one of the shocks. I couldn't tell the brand, but it has a yellow body, with a blue boot. It looks like Ford is listening to us, at least about the tires.