Archive for June, 2017

Recent Articles #1

2002 Ford Ranger SAS FX4
2002 Ford Ranger SAS FX4

2002 Ford Ranger SAS FX4

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 15, 2017 • views: 3380

The amazing Ranger you see here is owned by TRS forum member ‘02Fx4red‘. When he initially purchased the truck, it was just your basic FX4. But the 2002 Ford Ranger FX4 was already a great truck with its 31-spline 8.8-Inch rear axle (with a Torsen differential), with both manual transmission and manual transfer case. Note: […]

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Recent Articles #2

Pro Tour Ford Ranger
Pro Tour Ford Ranger

Pro Tour Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1867

I stumbled upon this 1984 Ranger in an online post that was actually dated 2013. The person was sharing the photos in a thread about pro-touring trucks. The only information he knew, is shared in the box below: A guy from Iowa is selling this truck on a mustang site I’m on, and I love […]

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1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 – Ranch Ranger
1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 - Ranch Ranger

1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 – Ranch Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1253

  This 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 is owned by Andy Waters of Moorpark, California. Its tube frame was built by Weitzel Motorsports of Santee, California. Additional work was done by Stewart Raceworks of El Cajon along with Unique Metal of Oceanside, California. The final work was done by Roper Design of Ventura, California, and utilizes […]

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PlumCrazy’s 1995 Ford Ranger 4×4
PlumCrazy's 1995 Ford Ranger 4x4

PlumCrazy’s 1995 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1479

(2014 TRS Off-Road Truck Of The Year) One of the most capable off-road rigs at The Ranger Station is this 1995 Ford Ranger 4×4 owned by Seth Schacht (aka ‘PlumCrazy’). This truck is such an impressive off-road rig, that it was awarded Off-Road Truck Of The Month twice, and Off-Road Truck Of The Year once. […]

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Salvatore Bruno’s 1994 ‘Sit N Low’ Ford Ranger Splash
1994 'Sit N Low' Ford Ranger Splash

Salvatore Bruno’s 1994 ‘Sit N Low’ Ford Ranger Splash

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1588

The photo above of this clean blue Ford Ranger pops up quite a bit on the internet. It really is a clean looking custom Ford Ranger with an aggressive stance. We wanted to share it here with other Ford Ranger enthusiasts so they could get a better look at it. Suspension: (4) Firestone airbags (6) […]

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Too Sloww 1997 Ford Ranger
Too Sloww 1997 Ford Ranger

Too Sloww 1997 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1009

This 1997 Ford Ranger owned by ‘Uncle Fester’ is a beautiful example of a customized truck. Don’t think this is another mini truck that was purchased used and given a new life. The owner bought this truck new in 1997, took it home, and started taking it apart. The truck became a 14-year project as […]

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Patricio Leguia ‘PatoV6’ 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4
Patricio Leguia 'PatoV6' 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4

Patricio Leguia ‘PatoV6’ 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 15, 2017 • views: 934

Our Chile forum member Patov6 (Patricio Leguia) is the owner and builder of this 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4. Like most people, Patov6 started out with a stock Ford Ranger with a basic suspension and body lift. But the more he wheeled it, the bigger and tougher he built it. There is an amazing short video […]

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legoms013 2000 Ford Ranger
legoms013 2000 Ford Ranger

legoms013 2000 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1463

Sometimes there really is more to a truck than meets the eye. Forum member ‘legoms013’s Ford Ranger is a perfect example of that. Looking closely you’ve probably concluded that it’s a newer style Ford Ranger with a front solid axle swap. But would you believe the truck started as this: Yes, that’s the right photo. […]

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Jevon Hebert’s 2000 Ford Ranger
Jevon Hebert's 2000 Ford Ranger

Jevon Hebert’s 2000 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 866

You couldn’t possibly go to a show and miss this Ford Ranger. It’s paint job screams for attention. Fixated on the graphics as you get closer, you realize that the bright cheerful paint job is loaded with air brushed skulls. This amazing paint job was performed by the talents of BS Kustoms, and Sean Burnley. […]

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1993 Bad Boy Ford Ranger
1993 Bad Boy Ford Ranger

1993 Bad Boy Ford Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 814

This 1993 Ford Ranger “Splash” was built by Nu Design Automotive. It has been featured in magazines and has been a promotional vehicle for BF Goodrich. This truck features: Engine & Transmission: 4.0L V6 with a Vortech Supercharger 5-Speed manual transmission Dynomax Exhaust w/ Custom 5-inch side exit Suspension: Custom Jaguar IRS rear suspension with […]

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Decepticon T6 Ranger views: 1448

One of the first things I notice about this 2018 Ford Ranger T6 is a Transformers – Decepticon vibe. The goal of the Decepticon’s was total domination, and this Ford Ranger looks like it’s ready to totally dominate a trail somewhere. Why am I showing you this 2018 Ford Ranger? Because it’s built on the […]

Chuck Johnson views: 364

Last month I wrote a tribute to legendary off-road Ford Ranger desert racer Many Esquerra. This month I wanted to pay tribute to another legendary Ford Ranger desert racer, Chuck Johnson. While Chuck may not have had all of the fame from doing Ford Ranger commercial and print ads, he still logged a lot of […]

Ford Ranger T6 & 46-Inch Tires views: 1377

I thought I would throw another Ford Ranger T6 in to the mix this month, since they’ll be going in to production here in the U.S. this fall. Based on the headlights, I can see that this is a 2011-2014 Ford Ranger T6 from Thailand. The 2015-2018 Ford Ranger T6 (like we’re getting) has a […]

Tribute to Manny Esquerra views: 1505

One of the greatest off-road racing legends, and Ford Ranger drivers, was Manny Esquerra. He died of a heart attack at the age of 64, while driving 1400-class Trick Truck #18 in the BlueWater Resort & Casino – Best in the Desert Parker 425 on February 2, 2008. Other drivers and co-riders listed included Tracy […]