Solid Axle Swap (SAS)

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‘Fire In The Hole’ Monster Ranger
Fire In The Hole!

‘Fire In The Hole’ Monster Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on March 4, 2019 • views: 763

Sometimes bigger can be better. Sometimes you just want to build something ridiculous for the fun of it. Even if it’s not practical to use every day. Forum member ‘parkrangerjeremy’ did just that. He had a 1993 Ford Ranger 4×4 that had a 6-inch lift, 3-inch body lift, and 35-inch Bogger tires, but he wanted […]

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Dana Spicer 2019 Ford Ranger
Dana Spicer 2019 Ford Ranger

Dana Spicer 2019 Ford Ranger

Filed in 2011-2019 Ford Ranger T6 4X4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on January 22, 2019 • views: 1479

This insane new Ford Ranger lifted on offroad wheels is completely rebuilt and modified by Manuel Garner, Johnny Garner, and Mike James out of DirtCinema. It’s a right-hand drive South African/Australian edition put together for Dana/Spicerparts and Ford, and made its debut at the 2018 SEMA show. The builders had guidelines to build the ultimate […]

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Garagefabs’ 3.9L Cummins Ford Ranger
Garagefab's 3.9L Cummins Ranger

Garagefabs’ 3.9L Cummins Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Diesel Power, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on January 3, 2019 • views: 4319

One of the Ford Ranger enthusiasts that follow us on Instagram @therangerstationofficial is @garagefabs (Justin Randazzo) and his Cummins powered Ford Ranger. He’s built an impressive truck, and I follow his account for updates on his build. Some of this trucks cool features are: Unique Custom Front Frame Section Cummins 3.9L Diesel Engine 52mm Turbonetics Turbo NP435 Manual […]

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1994 Ford Ranger Rock Crawler
1994 Ford Ranger Rock Crawler

1994 Ford Ranger Rock Crawler

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on September 4, 2018 • views: 5305

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 […]

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2002 Ford Ranger AKA “The Spicy Pickle”
2002 Ford Ranger AKA "The Spicy Pickle"

2002 Ford Ranger AKA “The Spicy Pickle”

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on July 1, 2018 • views: 3374

Trying to build a truck that can do everything can be a challenge. Nick Czeczulin’s Ford Ranger looks like it’s a combination of pre-runner and rock crawler. The truck was built by SamCo Fabrication. SamCo Fabrication is Nevada’s premier off-road fabrication shop specializing in off-road racing and rock crawling. The key to safety while retaining interior space is […]

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Jody Treadway’s 1999 Ford Ranger
Jody Treadway’s 1999 Ford Ranger

Jody Treadway’s 1999 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 22, 2017 • views: 3813

When it comes to a truck with nine lives, none may be a better example than Jody Treadway’s 1999 Ford Ranger. Purchased a little over three years ago in a semi-built but slightly rough condition, it wasn’t until the Carolina Axle and 4×4 shop owner got his hands on it that the truck would really […]

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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: 6538

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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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: 1904

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: 3900

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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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: 3570

I loved 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. But as you can tell from the lead photo, the truck didn’t stay like that long. The 1991 Ford Ranger […]

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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: 4800

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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Bray Dierker (‘Bray D’) 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4
Bray Dierker ('Bray D') 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4

Bray Dierker (‘Bray D’) 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1539

Forum Member ‘Bray D’ and his Ford Ranger is well known amongst our forum members. This well thought out trail rig sees regular trail duty, and Bray and his Ford Ranger even participated in the Petersen-s 4Wheel & Off-Road 2012 Ultimate Adventure. This is how 4Wheel & Off-Road described Bray and his Ford Ranger: Bray […]

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Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel
Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel

Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 14, 2017 • views: 2925

Billy Diesel is a member of our forum and has been building this impressive dually Ranger. You would probably never guess that there is a 7.3L turbo diesel lurking under that hood, or that one could even fit in a Ranger, but there’s one living in this Ranger. Billy started out with a 1995 Ranger […]

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Ford78’s 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4
Ford78's 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4x4

Ford78’s 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 30, 2016 • views: 4003

Seeing a 1998-2011 Ford Ranger converted to a solid front axle (SAS) isn’t all that rare, but it is rare to see one that’s been done with front leaf springs. When forum member Ford78 built this 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L 4×4, he decided to swap in a Dana 44 and use Rancho 44044 front leaf springs. […]

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Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4
Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4x4

Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 24, 2016 • views: 2777

One of the most visually appealing Ford Ranger’s to show up in our forums has been Badkarma’s 2001 Ford Ranger Edge. The 2001 was the first year for the newer 207 horsepower 4.0L engine, but the SLA front 4WD axle has its limits. Badkarma overcame that by swapping in a Dana 44 solid front axle, […]

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Hagan’s 1985 Ford Ranger 4×4
Hagan's 1985 Ford Ranger 4x4

Hagan’s 1985 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 25, 2015 • views: 3583

The first generation of Ford Rangers (1983-1988) are becoming more scarce. It’s nice to find some nice well built 4×4’s still in use. This 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4 belongs to Hagan, but I’ll let him tell the story; Here is my 1986 Ranger I bought a couple years ago. It was stock and broken. Had […]

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CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 SAS
CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 SAS

CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 SAS

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 27, 2011 • views: 1895

This 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 is owned by forum member CrazyWhiteBoy. It’s powered by a 4.0L V6 that’s backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and BW1354 manual transfer case. After years of abusing the Dana 35, he decided to upgrade to a full width Dana 44 front with a Ford 9-inch rear. The front axle […]

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Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger
Brian Barker's 1993 Ford Ranger

Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 27, 2010 • views: 1430

Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger – 2010 Top Truck Challenge   Results – Finished 7th overall after battling with transmissions problems. Finished 1st in Tow Test Finished 3rd in Mud Pit Specifications: Owner name/city: Brian Barker/Plamondon, Alberta, Canada Occupation: Auto parts sales Vehicle model: 1993 Ford Ranger Estimated value: $100,000 Engine/aspiration: Ford 598ci V-8/EFI Transmission: […]

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BlackBII’s 1989 Ford Ranger 4×4 views: 2833

Forum member BlackBII’s 1989 Ford Ranger 4×4 has been a fascinating build to follow in our forum. To the unobservant eye, it probably looks like a Ford Ranger with nothing more than a lift and larger tires. But there’s so much more to it… The Dana 28 front axle was replaced with a Dana 35 […]

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor views: 1217

Searching online for the Ford Ranger Raptor is usually nothing but stories about whether or not it will come to North America. Want to look at the Ford Ranger Raptor without all the hype and drama? Here it is. The Cockpit Get dialed in for performance. Body-contoured sports seats include unique Raptor head rests, bolsters, […]

First Drive: 2019 Ford Ranger On/Off Highway views: 2424

On December 14th, I participated in a ‘Media Drive’ to finally test drive the 2019 Ford Ranger. Due to the number of people attending, and the number of trucks, I shared a Ford Ranger with my friend and automotive writer Steve Turner. We ended up with a white Supercab Lariat 4×4 with push button start. […]

Darren Parsons Ranger Raptor views: 2723

Darren Parsons posted his Ford Ranger project in our forum back in 2012. A lot has changed since then. Like many projects, they are always evolving. Looking at this Ranger, it may be confusing as to what it really is. It started life as a 1993 Ford Ranger. It was updated with fiberglass body panels […]