• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Ranger Race at the Freedom Factory - Open to the public


Bird76Mojo

Well-Known Member
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
2,643
Reaction score
1,266
Points
113
Location
IL
Engine Type
V8
You can enter your own Ranger, but it will require a few safety items be added to your truck. A 4-point cage with a door bar, helmet and neck brace, etc.. No driveline mods, no engine swaps, no power adders, no suspension mods but you can adjust the factory suspension to your liking, steel wheels only but any tires you desire. Personally, I'd go with some cheap d-windows about 10" or 12" wide with some nice street radials to help you carry speed through the corners.

Apparently it will be on pay-per-view, but I'm cheap so I'll wait to see it a couple weeks later for free...

 


lvwill

Active Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
430
Reaction score
143
Points
43
Location
Las Vegas Nv.
Vehicle Year
2020
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3 Ecoboost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
265/65/17
I've seen this, they say no power adders but they don't specify any year range.
How would a 2019+ ranger in stock form stack up to the older ones?
I know there are some wrecked new rangers out there!
 

Bgunner

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
May 14, 2018
Messages
1,826
Reaction score
1,160
Points
113
Location
Western Mass.
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford/Ranger XLT
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
225/70/R15
My credo
If it's not broken Don't Fix It!
Sadly the entry time limit has been reached and as of yesterday 120 rangers were signed up but there was a limit to how many can participate so the Promoter, Cleatus McFarland (not his real name BTW), said first come first served unless the truck cant meet all safety aspects then the next in line gets a chance.

It was surprising how fast the list grew. Those that live in Florida may have a place to race the Rangers in the future, or at least I'm hoping so...
 

lvwill

Active Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
430
Reaction score
143
Points
43
Location
Las Vegas Nv.
Vehicle Year
2020
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3 Ecoboost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
265/65/17
We actually had the opportunity to talk with cleatus in Vegas for 20 minutes or so during ls fest in Vegas. Garret and Jimmy are very down to earth guys that just happened to find a way to make a great living doing what they love.
Both of them all greasy and dirty took the time to talk to the fans during an engine swap!
 

Saddle Tramp

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
798
Reaction score
755
Points
93
Location
Florida
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I'm kinda torn on this. I like the fact that there's going to be so many rangers together, but cringe at what's going to happen to them.

Anyone in Florida going to this?
 

Saddle Tramp

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
798
Reaction score
755
Points
93
Location
Florida
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Also, why are so many entering extended cabs?
 

Bird76Mojo

Well-Known Member
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
2,643
Reaction score
1,266
Points
113
Location
IL
Engine Type
V8
Also, why are so many entering extended cabs?
Probably what they could find for cheap. One would imagine that more Rangers were sold in the extended cab configuration than single cabs, so they're more plentiful and cheap.
 

alwaysFlOoReD

Forum Staff Member
TRS Forum Moderator
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Apr 13, 2009
Messages
14,095
Reaction score
5,277
Points
113
Location
Calgary, Canada
Vehicle Year
'91, '80, '06
Make / Model
Ford, GMC,Dodge
Engine Size
4.0,4.0,5.7
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
The longer wheelbase is easier to keep going straight.
* at least that's what I've read for off road racing. probably true in asphalt too.
 

Saddle Tramp

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
798
Reaction score
755
Points
93
Location
Florida
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Lots of videos on YouTube about purchases and clean outside. I'm not calling them build ups yet.
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Today's birthdays

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Latest posts

Truck of The Month


XLTsplash
June Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top