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 something a little bigger.
Bigger came in the form of a radius arms style coilover suspension with 2.5 ton Rockwell axles rolling on 48/31/20 logger tires.
The radius arm suspension reminds me of Skyjacker extended radius arms.
Unfortunately, you can’t just go buy radius arms for a 2.5 ton Rockwell. You have to make them. But you can buy the brackets to bolt them to your Rockwell:
You can buy kits for shaving a Rockwell axle as well:
The power is transmitted through an automatic transmission to a NP205 transfer case, before getting sent to the front and rear axles.
Other features include a full roll cage to protect the occupants in the event it should ever flip over. For a moment, it almost looked like the cage was going to get tested in this video:
I hope Jeremy’s build will inspire someone in their own build.
Ranger on 2.5 tons aka project fire in the hole
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