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1/4 Time?

Hi im new to the site. although not to the ranger!!! This will be my third in four years. I just bought a 02 FX4 5speed. it has 20000 miles on it. Its completly stock! What kind of time should i expect???????????
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16.5 seconds or higher.
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If you wanted a fast truck from factory buy a lighting. A 4x4 is not ment for speed...too heavy
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Give the guy a break. He's just wanting to have a little fun.

I've got a 06 FX4 and will be getting out to the track soon myself. Hoping to get into the mid 15s with mine.

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what mods do you have?
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The way mine sits now i ran 16.6 and spun off the line... thats with the big tires and all
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BamaChip tune (x-cal 2)
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And 20 years of drag racing skills

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i ran the 8th with mine and ran high 10s and the best i had was a 10.4 with a auto tranny manual shifting it and only a k&n
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10.8's in the 8th only tried once prob could have done better with the auto with a couple more runs
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I'll second D. Mine went like 16.47. Basically a 16.5.

you don't have to be someones defination of "fast" to run the 1/4 mile. At mid 16's you will be fast compared to some out there and slow compared to others. bracket racing tends to even it out if you want to race for $$ or trophies.
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low to mid 13s.... wait.... thats what mine runs in the 1/8th mile...
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low to mid 13s.... wait.... thats what mine runs in the 1/8th mile...
No way. Maybe 1/4 mile.
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No way. Maybe 1/4 mile.

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My car test software says I'm capable of 15.48 @ 84.6mph

I've used this on many of my cars and it's proven to be pretty accurate. Does'nt mean I'll run that my first time out... but does indicate that I have the *potential* of running those ETs.

btw, it says a bone stock 94 splash 4x4 (4.0L) can run a 10.6 @ 63mph in the 1/8th.. and a 17.09 @ 75mph in the 1/4 (in 4x4 mode the whole way.. slower in 2wd)

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My car test software says I'm capable of 15.48 @ 84.6mph

I've used this on many of my cars and it's proven to be pretty accurate. Does'nt mean I'll run that my first time out... but does indicate that I have the *potential* of running those ETs.

btw, it says a bone stock 94 splash 4x4 (4.0L) can run a 10.6 @ 63mph in the 1/8th.. and a 17.09 @ 75mph in the 1/4 (in 4x4 mode the whole way.. slower in 2wd)

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i thought 4 wheel drive wasn't supposed to be used at high speeds like...anything above 45 or something?
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i thought 4 wheel drive wasn't supposed to be used at high speeds like...anything above 45 or something?
I have used my 4wd up to 80 MPH in the snow
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Launch in 4wd and then turn it off. Works beautifully on my truck.
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I think lanching on pavement in 4WD could be a tricky thing. You will have to slip the clutch to keep the rpm up in order to get off the line well. I know it is difficult to launch a pickup with 2WD without a lot of wheel spin but with enough practice and proper setup, I think it would be better than launching in 4WD. That is unless you don't mind burning up the clutch.
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I have a auto tranny. It's a no brainer for me. And I'm going dead straight too so the loads are pretty consistant. Don't really fell I'm hurting anything. Maybe adding a little undue stress to the transfer chain.. but oh well. They make replacements.

I go WOT and after I roll about 5 ft.. I just turn it off. It does'nt launch as hard as my lightning. But I'd say it'll cut a good 1.9 or 2.0 60ft.

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thats what it took to get my brothers diesel ford into the 14's. Without a full spooled 4wd launch it was in the low 15's. Doing it in 4wd and switching to 2wd after rolling good got it in the mid/upper 14's.
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An automatic Ranger may work better in 4WD off the line but I think you would need a high stall converter to get the most out of it.

A diesel has the torque to pull 4 wheels off the line.
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It comes down to rear traction. The light end of these rangers makes it very hard to launch at anything but idle.
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It comes down to rear traction. The light end of these rangers makes it very hard to launch at anything but idle.
Yup. Launching my Ranger causes smoke and a weird squealing sound from my tires. I have yet to find out what it is.
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An automatic Ranger may work better in 4WD off the line but I think you would need a high stall converter to get the most out of it.

Ideal stall is 3400. Stock stall is only 2500 which hurts 60ft by 0.16 seconds. Mathmaticaly speaking that is.

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It comes down to rear traction. The light end of these rangers makes it very hard to launch at anything but idle.
Even launching from a 700rpm idle (in 2wd) I can spin them. But in 4x4 mode it doesn't spin a lick launching from 2500.

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btw, it says a bone stock 94 splash 4x4 (4.0L) can run a 10.6 @ 63mph in the 1/8th.. and a 17.09 @ 75mph in the 1/4 (in 4x4 mode the whole way.. slower in 2wd)

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That would essentially be a perfect run.

There is no way in the real world you'll be in the tens with only 63mph.

11.1-11.2s are the norm for only 63mph.

My guess would be a 60ft in the 2.0 region. So it might be possible with slicks but on a normal track night on street tires I would bet against that by a lot.

I have a 88 CRX that only traps 64 in the 1/8 and it runs consistent 11.0s
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