How To Tech


DISCLAIMER: Activities and vehicle modifications appearing or described at The Ranger Station and it’s pages may be potentially dangerous. We do not endorse any such activity for others or recommend it to any particular person – we simply describe the experiences and opinions of other Ranger/Bronco II owners. If you choose to engage in these activities it is by your own free will and at your own risk. Any and all modifications will likely cause a vehicle to behave differently than stock. Some modifications may significantly increase your risk when driving the vehicle or be dangerous in some driving situations. Use good judgment when engaging in any activity or making any modifications. Do not take unwise risks. Consult a certified professional if you are not sure of something. The Ranger Station and the authors of these articles assume no liability for how any particular individual chooses to use the information presented here. Some of these modifications may void your vehicles warranty. Please also read our Legal notice HERE.

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Stock Specifications:

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Owners Manuals:

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Engine & Fuel Tech

Engine specs, engine swaps, fuel, and induction systems

Driveshafts, Transmission & Transfer Case

Transmission & transfer case specs, swaps and upgrades

Suspension & Body Lifts

Body lifts, suspension lifts, shocks, and other suspension information

Axles, Gears, Hubs & Lockers

Axle specs, axle swaps, brakes, lockers and hubs

Brakes, Steering, Tires & Wheels

Wheel specs, wheel swaps, what fits, brake systems & upgrades

Charging & Ignition Systems

Ignition & charging system specs and upgrades

Cooling & Heating

Radiators, oil & transmission coolers, air conditioning, and heater cores

Lighting, Wiring, Horns & On-Board Air

Lighting, Wiring, Horns & Onboard Air

Interior Electronics & Upholstery

Gauges, stereos, custom consoles, seats, and more

Body, Fiberglass & Paint

Metal and fiberglass panels, repair and paint. Snorkels are listed under ‘Engine & Fuel Tech’

Overlanding, Off-Roading, & Towing

Overlanding, Off-Roading, Vehicle Recovery, and Towing

Mini Truckin – Lowering Suspensions

Information for lowering your Ranger


MPG, gears, crawl ratio, spring rates and more

Wiring Diagrams

Radios, lighting, etc.