CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 SAS

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 was fitted with 5.13 gears and a Lock-Right locker.

The rear axle was fitted with 5.14 gears and a spool.

The front suspension is 14-inch FOA 2.0 remote reservoir coilovers 200#/300#

The rear suspension is 14-inch FOA 2.0 smooth body remote reservoirs with early 2000 2WD F-150 rear leafs with an elliptical shackle setup.

He finished it up with 38.5 x 16 x 15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.

That lasted for a while, but he he eventually upgraded again to a 1979 Dana 60 front axle with 5.38 gears, and a Sterling 10.25 rear axle with 5.38 gears and a welded differential.

The tires were upgraded to 38.5 inch TSL SX tires


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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.