1994 Ford Ranger Rock Crawler

This 1994 Ford Ranger 4×4 was built for rock crawling and trail riding while maintaining street ability and a low center of gravity.

The drivetrain consists of a 4.0L V6, 5-speed manual transmission, and BW1354 transfer case. The front and rear axles were replaced with Dana 44’s out of a Jeep JK Rubicon. Both have 4.88 gears, factory selectable lockers, PSC differential covers, and have been trussed for added strength. The front uses the Jeep style radius arm suspension, while the rear is leaf sprung. The suspension was setup with 4-inches of lift, and the wheel openings have been cut and enlarged. This makes room for 35×12.50 BFG KM2’s on Dick Cepek 17″ Torque wheels.

The bed was originally a long bed, but was bobbed 10-inches. It has a tool box mounted in the bed along with a bed mounted spare. The Ranger also features a custom rear bumper, rock sliders, and custom roll cage.


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As a Ford Ranger enthusiast who enjoys modifying my Ford Rangers for off-road use, I quickly discovered that there wasn’t any websites dedicated to the subject. So in 1999, I created TheRangerStation.com. What started as my own personal desire to help other Ford Ranger owners, has grown into a wealth of online information from numerous contributors. 20-years later, my commitment to the Ford Ranger, and the Ford Ranger community, is as strong as ever.