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My 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 (TRS-2) Re-Build


PetroleumJunkie412

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Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Size
2.9l Trinity
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
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Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
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If youd put a 2.9 in it, it would be 33% more awesome by volume...
 


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Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

Jim Oaks

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1996 / 2019
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Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Ok. As long as it's an Ecoboost.
 

Jim Oaks

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4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
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My kids got me a stereo for TRS-2 for my birthday.
 

scotts90ranger

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2.3 Turbo
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
Nice, Pioneer's good stuff, have a similar one in my '90 and it's still alive after not having a sealing rear window in most of a decade in the Northwest... that and a leaky windshield so the floor is always wet...
 

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Nice! It'll be good to have bluetooth and updated tech in her.
 

Jim Oaks

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6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
The old girl needs a lot.

The 4.0L is tired, and it's been through (2) transmissions. One from me, and then it needed one when I got it back. I'm seriously thinking about doing the Explorer 5.0 swap. I want some more power to put it on 35's, but more importantly I want the benefit of a stronger transmission. I also have the parts here for electric power steering, but I don't want to bother with it until I do the engine swap.

I'm also considering a Dana 44 TTB swap before it sits on 35's.
 


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