Archive for June, 2017

Recent Articles #1

Byron McMahon – Ranger#1
Byron McMahon – Ranger#1

Byron McMahon – Ranger#1

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1409

Forum Member Ranger #1 took three years building the truck you see here. His goal was to build a stealthy truck. A truck that would handle great in the desert, but wouldn’t be covered in stickers and scream ‘desert truck’. He did all the fabrication on this truck keeping it low, but built something that […]

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Recent Articles #2

Grunizzle’s 1991 Ford Ranger 4×4
Grunizzle's 1991 Ford Ranger 4x4

Grunizzle’s 1991 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 15, 2017 • views: 1323

We love the factory color and STX stripes of Grunizzle’s 1991 Ford Ranger 4×4. The combination of the factory colors and the blue James Duff suspension and black wheels makes for a nice looking 4×4. Don’t let the ‘nice looking 4×4’ comment mislead you though. This is a very capable off-road rig. Here are the […]

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Billy’s (Casper98) Red Sled
Billy's (Casper98) Red Sled

Billy’s (Casper98) Red Sled

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 727

Sometimes the nicest customs, don’t look all that custom. They look great, get your attention, but nothing jumps out at you as being ‘custom’. Sometimes you have to look at a vehicle and try to figure out what’s different about it that makes it looks so good. If it’s done right, it’ll all come together […]

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Chris Maurer’s 1989 Ford Ranger
Chris Maurer's 1989 Ford Ranger

Chris Maurer’s 1989 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 581

This 1989 Ford Ranger is owned by Chris Maurer of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It features a front suspension from a Toyota, and uses air bags with custom mounts. The factory frame rails were replaced with 2×4-inch tubing, and allows the cab to sit 6-inches closer to the ground. The rear suspension is a custom 4-link […]

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Sean Shaw’s Desert Ranger
Sean Shaw's Desert Ranger

Sean Shaw’s Desert Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 2WD, 2WD Off-Road, Off-Road Racing by on June 15, 2017 • views: 441

Hey everyone, This month we’re featuring Sean Shaw’s 1994 Ford Ranger.  Sean built the truck for high speed off road desert driving.  It’s set up like a pre-runner or what Sean likes to call a trophy truck.  The Ranger is equipped with the factory 4.0-Liter V-6 that has well over 190,000 on the clock that […]

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Not All There Racing
Not All There Racing

Not All There Racing

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 491

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to Aaron Matthew-“Air” for short, President of Uconn Off-Road and the owner/driver of Not All There Racing about the 1995 Ford Ranger he’s building to replace the Bronco he races…….. What have you done to the engine? – Stripped and gutted, Ported intake and exhaust ports, engine is on […]

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Bradley’s Old Red Ford Ranger
Bradley's Old Red Ford Ranger

Bradley’s Old Red Ford Ranger

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 14, 2017 • views: 895

I saw this truck in our forums with it’s new red paint job and was really impressed by it. I asked the forum member (rangerslim) who owns it if he would send us some pictures and details about the truck. Here is what he wrote ~ Jim Oaks: Well, I guess you could say that […]

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Cummins 4BT Ranger
Cummins 4BT Ranger

Cummins 4BT Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Diesel Power, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1440

This 1988 Ford Ranger 4×4 is owned and built by Rich Dunning of Smyrna, DE. Here is a break down of the vehicle as provided by Rich: Engine: 1999 Cummins 4BTA Turbo Diesel (pulled from a commercial box truck) (Cummins 4BTA Turbo Diesel) (All cleaned up and painted) Transmission & Transfer Case: 1988 Ford F150 […]

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Looking Back – 1984 Ford Ranger
Looking Back - 1984 Ford Ranger

Looking Back – 1984 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 14, 2017 • views: 847

  1984 Ford Ranger 2WD September 2013 – It’s not to often you find a nice original looking Ranger from the early 80’s. The Ranger shown here showed up recently in the Akron / Canton Ohio Craigslist ads for $3,750.. (Owner claims the 37,053 miles is original) So, the Ranger isn’t actually original. It was […]

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Bryan Smith – TREC Racer C747
Bryan Smith - TREC Racer C747

Bryan Smith – TREC Racer C747

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 408

Who says off-road racing has to be an expensive hobby?  TREC = Trail Racing Endurance Circuit. TREC is a race help within the Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica Indiana. The 12-mile course traverses sand dunes, woods, hills, mud, water crossings, rocks, and about anything else you could expect to find off-roading in the mid-west. The […]

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Decepticon T6 Ranger views: 1403

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: 347

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: 1357

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: 1476

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 […]