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1985 Ranger XLT 347 stroker



Rimjam

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Picture is a great start but now give us some details (& more pics).
 

dirtymike

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Ranger lwb
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1 inch spacers
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P23575R15
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break it in slow them shred them D28s
 

randy.perreira1224

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Rimjam

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Paint & ghost flames are beautiful. Head work is awesome (GT 40?). What's the dyno say?
 

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Nice truck! Welcome to TRS
 

randy.perreira1224

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Paint & ghost flames are beautiful. Head work is awesome (GT 40?). What's the dyno say?
I have not put it on Dyno.....but by build sheet should be in the 450 range. Heads are from a company called Speed Works.
 

Rimjam

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Health is wealth
I'm seeing a TTB front axle assy, surely not a D28.
 

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6
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35"
Looks good!

That said, I'm with the others, if that's still the Dana 28 front axle it isn't going to be happy, I would look into swapping to a Dana 35 with the mods that should be in the tech library...

I would also highly recommend a traction bar with near 6" of blocks in the back with stock leaf springs, my turbo 2.3 doesn't make near the torque of a 347 and I've bent leaf springs and twisted an axle housing... much nicer with a traction bar
 

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