Well I used to own a 96' Subaru Impreza that was my DD and my weekend rallycross racer. It was a great car but I wanted something tougher that I could load up and take camping. So I decided on the Ranger. I wanted it to stay fairly low but strong and be able to race at the rallycrosses. I never thought I would find one like this though!
It is a 2004 Ranger XL with full fiberglass, custom bumpers front and rear, 15" American Racing Outlaw II wheels and 31x10.50 A/T's. The suspension is probably worse than stock right now even though it has an aggressive stance. The previous owner took out all but the 2 longest leafs in the rear so its super soft and sags like all hell. When its sitting there it has like 1-1.5" between the bumpstop and the axle. So I'm gonna look for some OEM 2wd ranger springs to get back in there this weekend at the local junkyard. The front has like 3 of those pepboys spring stiffeners in them so it is super stiff. I'm going to pull those out and get the 1" Aluminum Ebay spring spacers. It also needs new shocks all around.
Future plans are for the camburg 5.5 kit so the above suspension is only temporary. It currently has 157k miles and the 2.3L Duratec with Auto trans. Not the peppiest but I plan on axle swapping to the 8.8 and gearing down slightly to compensate for the tires.
Anyway, on to the pics! Let me know what you think!
Anyone ever used the Ebay spring spacers before? Thoughts? Thanks.