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Max Speed of your Ranger.

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max i hit was 106mph, which is around 170ish kmh.
 
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3.5k holding a steady speed is different then acceleration.
 
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These pissing contests are hilarious. For what it's worth, I don't believe most of you.

If you have a different tire size than stock and haven't fixed the speedo, your speed will be wrong unless you use a GPS or a calibrated OBD2 reader to verify.

And as the old saying goes, pics or it never happened
 
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speed

have had mine up to 98 cant go anyfaster with some parts of the state now at 85 it would nice to be able to pass when needed i did find out when my cats were stopped up that it slowed down had my cats opened to test which ones were bad got more power and better gas mileage went from 17-24 mpg
 
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My 98 ranger has 33x12.5 tires with 3 inch bl i only take it up to 70 and still rides good, my old car a 2003 cavalier built for speed i could go any speed and it feel safe.
 
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When i had my XCAL 3 I did 115 for a good while but i don't recommend you hold that speed and RPM's for that long....Unless you have some deep pockets. OD light started flashing then this
 
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What is that dave?
 
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What is that dave?
He parked his truck over his oversized maxipad
 
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I dont know if this link will work, and its pretty crappy quality. Taken about 3 years ago when my truck was 100% stock(06 STX), down a road called "Patterson Rd" in Tampa. Haha. If you google it, you will find all kinds of videos.

Doing 70mph+ through turns on Patterson Rd in my 06 Ford Ranger STX!

I need to get back out there with all the suspension work and new wheels/tires!
 

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What is that dave?
rad cracked dumping coolant into the tranny and blew up.

Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger View Post
He parked his truck over his oversized maxipad
yup
 
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Ive got my 2000 up 107 before, scary as i dont know what!
 
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had mine up to 85 and its scary ..I feel most comfortable between 0-40(mines really quick)..but .. there is no handling to speak of over 20mph for these trucks.
 
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I did 106mph on gps with 4.10's and 35's no tuner. Feels stable to me :)

I raaarely go above 70mph though
 
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When I first bought my tuner, I reached 110 for about 2 seconds before I backed it back down to 80mph. My patrol car tops out at 131mph and that happens at least once per shift that I don't even feel the need for speed while i'm off.
 
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Originally Posted by DSFD506 View Post
When I first bought my tuner, I reached 110 for about 2 seconds before I backed it back down to 80mph. My patrol car tops out at 131mph and that happens at least once per shift that I don't even feel the need for speed while i'm off.
Well lucky you!
 
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Am I late to the party? I had an older '03 that I got rid of to break 110. It was coming down from a mountain pass between Idaho and Montana. I ran it in neutral the whole trip down... I can easily say that even after all the stupid things I've done in my life that this was one of the most terrifying. To say that the Ranger is not meant to be driven at high speeds is something of an understatement, as I was legitimately worried that I was going to die.
 
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Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
Well lucky you!
I hint a little sarcasm ? The people i'm running too aren't too lucky.
 
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Originally Posted by kyle ranger View Post
My 98 ranger has 33x12.5 tires with 3 inch bl i only take it up to 70 and still rides good, my old car a 2003 cavalier built for speed i could go any speed and it feel safe.
Ha Ha you said Cavalier and "built for speed" in the same sentience i lol'd!
 
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Ha Ha you said Cavalier and "built for speed" in the same sentience i lol'd!
Yup, that's going down as a sig. seems wothy enough.
 
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Speed limits are 70 or 75 around here and 80 sometimes. Truck does 93MPH and i've never felt it get unstable. Except when i drove around with a blown rear shock. I want so bad to get rid of the gov. . With speed limits of 70 you get to 93 quick trying to pass on a two lane road.
 
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About 55-60... 35s and stock gears. Fastest Ill go in my SD is about 90 if im feeling dangerous, stuff starts shaking any higher than that ba ha, its a 4 ton rocket of death. Cant remember how fast ive had my past 4.0s, too fast probably.
 
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Originally Posted by DJKing View Post
Speed limits are 70 or 75 around here and 80 sometimes. Truck does 93MPH and i've never felt it get unstable. Except when i drove around with a blown rear shock. I want so bad to get rid of the gov. . With speed limits of 70 you get to 93 quick trying to pass on a two lane road.
One of the first things I did was have the speed limiter removed! I could not stand being on the interstate cruising with traffic and if I needed to speed up for any reason, I would get next to the person and then hit the limiter.

I was lucky enough to have some friends at a performance shop and their tuner just hooked into my OBII port and opened his software and disabled it. Now I can go as fast as the truck will let me go, Problem solved!
 

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Originally Posted by The Twanksta View Post
One of the first things I did was have the rev limit removed! I could not stand being on the interstate cruising with traffic and if I needed to speed up for any reason, I would get next to the person and then hit the limiter.

I was lucky enough to have some friends at a performance shop and their tuner just hooked into my OBII port and opened his software and disabled it. Problem solved!
Rev limiter while you're driving? I've hit almost 6K when passing people, why do you need to go higher?
 
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Sorry I meant SPEED limiter.
 

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