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The Dually Ranger


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I created this thread for an article I've done in the online magazine.

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anyone know where i can fond a set of the "adaptors"? jcwhitney no longer list them and i need a set for a company car project i am building. or alternatively a way to make 5 x 4.5 drw... email me at tracychad@bigpond.com
 

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I know this thread os old but for anyone who hasnt Seen one or wants to buy one I found this for sale,has a chevy motor tho
 

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How much and where is it located?


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I saw it in dallas ,dont know how much
 

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Would an exploder 8.8 work better than a 7.5. I am thinking of making My own camper out of a ranger. And I was thinking of the dually for better control. And small 10 ply tires. Like 215s or something
 

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I found these shots in a video on line, just posting it here FYI. I think this is the JCWhitney set up.

If anyone knows where I can get a set, please let me know. I have a 93 I’m ruining....
 

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Company called Wheel Adapter, makes em for full size, but they also advertise they make custom applications. Maybe inquire as to a set for your Ranger.
I do remember that using those simple long studs/spacers had problems...caused rear wheel bearings to give out due to the excessive load on a light weight rear axle.
Back when some companies used the Toyota platform for some class c motor homes, the companies used a dual rear wheel conversion set up, but don't know what they used. But many are still on the road today, so they must have worked well.
 
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Thanks, I’ll check.

I won’t be doing any heavy work with it, it’s just a toy. I’ve had a bunch of these kinds of ridiculous toys and I rarely drive them more than 500 or 1000 miles a year & never push them too hard, until someone else just has to have it. When that happens, I always make sure I inform the buyer of any concerns, but they’re usually just playing like me.
 

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If you are doing it for the look, no problem. Just don't do it expecting additional load capacity.
 

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Tisk, tisk, ye of little faith...
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I found one possibility for adaptors, not cheap and you really dont gain much other than the “look”. The jc whitney kit was discontinued long ago.

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