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Old 08-16-2007
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i get 12 in a little 4.0 v6 at under 5,000!!

i was wrong :(

you feel like putting a diesel in another ranger?
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Lets see how this one goes first. LOL
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man its a damn shame your taking a bagged ranger and turning it into a drag racer, couldnt you just went with a stock truck?

Thats a clean 00 tremor to Im guessing your taking the whole frame and bag parts and putting a new frame under it how is the back 4 linked? If your interested in selling the frame complete with all the air management let me know.
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Actually, its going to be back halved, and the truck as it is now is not driveable. It was chopped up really bad to lower it, so its AFU for anyone else, but since I am cutting the back half of it off and doing a tube chasis from there back, its no biggie.
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pics of the back setup to see the **** up?
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I'll try to get some when I get home Monday, before it gets swept off to the chasis builder. Can't make any promises, I will have been up 30+ hours at that point.
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I picked it up today, heres a few pics. Its on its way right now to California to the chasis shop.









And Finally Gene taking over and dragging it to Cali.

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very nice!

its nice to see a group of people coming together to get a truck across the us.
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Old 08-21-2007
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Yeah, its been great, so far its with the 5th person since leaving Florida. In a few days, were gonna cut its *** off, and start over. LOL
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dude thats sick! i cant wait to see some more progress
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check out this link. A diesel Ranger 6.0L set the new land speed record a few weeks ago.

http://fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.c...ticle&aid=3608
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Old 08-25-2007
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Yeah, thats Max Lagods/SPal ranger. THey have made several attempts, and finally broke the Gale Banks record last weekend. He sent me a text message right after he did it, and said they want 225 or better next time, and they plan to run very soon.
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Tim, I had no idea who it was you until i saw the pics. I joined CompD not long ago and have been watching your progress. Good luck against the Fordota lol.

http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...mokingford.flv
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Old 08-26-2007
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Hey Thanks. Danny has no chance. LOL
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Tim..

The wheels on that truck are gay and whomever did that ' chop-job ' of bagging it needs to buy some REAL weed from myself! I've never done a bag-job on a truck, and I can see that setup is hurting. Sad.

Then again, your going to do it ' right ' .
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The guy that did it is a friend of mine from Fort Lauderdale. He did it a few years ago to see just how low he could get it. It was his first major project like that, and not too bad for an 19 year old. I agree I don't care for the wheels, but hey it was his truck, so if he liked them, I loved them.

Were changing pretty much everything out anyway. The frame is going to be back halved with Mild steel tubing, and get a chopped 9" rearend, riding on a custom 4 link suspension. There will be a new bed put on, and the doors will all have handles. This will look like a normal 2000, 2 wheel drive Ford Ranger, except it will have a 14 point cage, 32 x 17 inch drag slicks, and a drag chute. Under the hood it will obviously be different, and it will have a set of 6" stacks sticking up about 6" above a custom bed cover. Still deciding on the color, either Glossy black, or bright red to match my truck now. Either way its gonna be one pissed off streetable Ranger.
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I believe that since its going to be a drag truck they are only going to use the body and build a chassis for it so I doubt they will use the air bag suspension.

EDIT: dang he beat me to it
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Kind of what I am leaning towards, but with more black, and wheelie bars.

Got the fuel system, drag wheels and tires this week, and now working on the turbo(S)

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damn that's going to be badass, is it going to be street legal?

If it is, then post vids of you raping the world!!
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What rear axle are you goingto use? obviously narrowed, right?
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Yes, will be street legal.

Either a narrowed ford 9 inch, or a custom Charlie Stewart racing housing with "strange" hardware
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Yes, will be street legal.

Either a narrowed ford 9 inch, or a custom Charlie Stewart racing housing with "strange" hardware
nice!!!


good look with your project
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its going to be awesome, keep the progress coming. should be sweet. more pics the better!
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You know you have a pist truck when you have a 5 point.......you have a badass truck when you have a parachute to slow you down!
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That pic is of the Spal ranger driven By Max Lagod in Bonneville. Last week they set the speed record for a diesel truck at a little over 215 MPH. I plan on a chute, just cause I like it. LOL Hope to never need it.

We will have a 14 point cage in it. Its back halved, and more pics are coming as I get it. I got a Fass fuell system donated, straight from Fass. Great product, great people.

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