BlackBII – January 2024 Truck of The Month

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Congratulations to forum member BlackBII and his 1989 Ford Ranger STX 4×4 for winning the January 2024 Truck of The Month. BlackBII completely redid this truck and did all of the work himself.

Check out this custom steering setup with dual pitman arms.

Here’s a List of Modifications:

1992 Ford Explorer 4.0 (Ranger didn’t get a 4.0L until 1990)
1992 Ford Explorer Dash
1992 Ford Explorer Seats and Center console
M5OD ‘Hybrid’ (2.3 M5OD gears in a 4.0 M5OD) Manual Transmission
Custom transmission crossmember tied into the Radius arm brackets
1354 Electronic Shift
Dana 35 TTB; 4.56 gearing and an Ausssie locker
Custom axle locknuts with locking bolts
Disc Brake Ford 8.8; 4.56 gearing and rebuilt Traction Lok
1985 F-350 Brake master cylinder
Manual steering box
GM Electric Power Steering
Power steering pump delete
Fully insulated heater box
Polyurethane body mounts, leaf spring bushings, axle pivot bushings, sway bar bushings etc
1/2″ Body lift
16×8 American Racing Outlaw II wheels
Replica Factory Hub caps
285/75-16 General Grabber AT’s
Full interior including headliner and rear panel carpet. (Hard to come by in a second gen single cab!)
Dynamat in entire cab
6-inch Skyjacker Coils
Skyjacker M95 shocks
4-inch Superlift Axle Pivot brackets
Custom extended Radius arms with SPC X-Axis joints
Custom “GM 1-ton” K-Link Steering
4-inch Skyjacker FR34S leaf springs
Custom Anti Wrap bar
2011 Side Mirrors
Ford Bronco II gas tank behind axle
New Oxford White Paint
NOS Red STX decals E9TZ-1020000-DD
NOS Rally Bar with aftermarket lights


See more photos and details of this build at:

BlackBII’s White Ranger | The Ranger Station


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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 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.