Forced Induction & N20 Tech General discussion of forced induction and nitrous for the Ford Ranger.

Anyone watch "Trucks" today on Spike TV?

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Anyone watch "Trucks" today on Spike TV?

I was alittle surprised to see that they installed a STS turbo unit on the old GEN I Lightning. I forgot that the 351W in those trucks was not MAF equipped and very hard to tune for more power without spending $$ to convert it. I figured they would slap a supercharger on it and call it a day.

It's gonna sound sweet. Headers, hi-flow cats and just a turbo for a muffler. I would love to do the same thing to the Ranger!

That being said....the Big Bad BowTie will have some snort too.

Glad I watched it. I was going to go fishing today but it's raining.
 
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its on the dvr right now so ill watch it later. i hope the lightning beats the 440SS
 
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I left before MuscleCar today since it was a re-run. Should of stayed
 
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Yeah, I saw that. Pretty schweeeet!
 
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Yup just watched that. At first I wasn't interested but watched it a bit more and it will be sweet. Im putting my money on the Gen I lightning.
 
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Did anyone watch the final shootout? The Lighting could do doughnuts almost as good as Jimmie Johnson after a win! All it needs is front ABS and some better front springs and it would be perfect.

I forgot it's exact time, but it was like 7 sec. and 80ish MPH in the 1/8 mile. I wonder what it would do in the 1/4?

I'd take it.....
 
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Yea the lighting won in the drag and dough nuts it was a cool *** truck!
 
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lightning for the win
 
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Remote mount turbos suck, I would have gone with a centrifugal supercharger in that truck.
 
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whatever happen to Stacy?? the original host of that show? I still watch it and i like the guys who do it now but i liked it best when he was there.. He did a lot more ford vehicles imo.
 
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I remember seeing Stacy in a Cherrybomb ad. He was driving that Dodge Charger their giving away. I didn't like that big bald military guy they had on there. His voice was abrasive.
 
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Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
Remote mount turbos suck, I would have gone with a centrifugal supercharger in that truck.
Remote mount turbos work just fine. There are GTO guys running in the 10s with a single rear mount turbo setup. It's better than trying to fit a turbo system in a cramped engine compartment.





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I remember seeing Stacy in a Cherrybomb ad. He was driving that Dodge Charger their giving away. I didn't like that big bald military guy they had on there. His voice was abrasive.
He had his own show called Gearz. I'm not sure if it's still on though.
 
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Originally Posted by jdpartsman99 View Post
I forgot it's exact time, but it was like 7 sec. and 80ish MPH in the 1/8 mile. I wonder what it would do in the 1/4?

I'd take it.....
I think it was more around 8.9's. And I think the Chevy was clicking off low 9's. Both good for near 14sec 1/4's. But, turbo's make the power on the big end so the Lightning should be able to see the better side of 13's with a better driver. Not bad for two PIG trucks.

Remote mount turbos suck
Care to add any real data to your statement. Or you just gonna repeat everyone who knows nothing about turbo's or forced induction?

whatever happen to Stacy??
He host's Gearz on Espn now. He left Trucks when it became a sellout for "bolt on" projects. Stacey wanted to do fabrication, not wrench turning, so he left and started Gearz. Same show Trucks USED to be, just different name and channel. Gearz is awesome. He even moved his old projects over to the new show. (Copper head, harry hauler, Sgt Rock etc)
 
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x2 on Gearz, I love it.
 
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So its still on ?? And what time on espn?
 
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x2 on Gearz, I love it.
X3. I watched him today on the speed channel. He done a V8 bar stool kit which was awsome. Basicly he ordered a kit and mounted a 305 chevy under a bar stool. It was a show talking about the largest motor you can put in the smallest thing. Trucks aint been the same since he left. They did a 08 Toyota Tundra today. It sucked. pretty much the same crap as last week. A 6 inch skyjacker lift kit,rims and tires. That seems like that is all they do. Practically no fab. just the usual. next week is really going to be kool cause Chip Foose pays a visit to Horsepower TV.
 
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Yeah Trucks sucks, I swa the one today too. Xtreme 4x4 today was awesome though, it was about beginning to fabricate and the different tools and stuff. That V8 barstool is awesome though.
 
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Yeah Trucks sucks, I swa the one today too. Xtreme 4x4 today was awesome though, it was about beginning to fabricate and the different tools and stuff. That V8 barstool is awesome though.
Yeah extreme 4X4 was killer today. yes that aired this morning after my usual favorite show CCR ( Chop, Cut, Rebuild). I can't wait for horsepower tv next week. Chip Foose will on there. That V8 barstool caught Stacey David by surprise. He gave it a little too much gas and did one hell of a wheelie.
 
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i hope the lightning beats the 440SS
I didnt know chevy put dodge engines in there trucks
 
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Has anyomne done a remote location turbo on a Ranger yet? What about placing it right behind the headers, in front of the cats instead of way back by the muffler? Seems better? I don't know. I'll never do it to my truck but it sounds cool.
 
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Yah sorry. Gearz is on Speed now. Its first season was ESPN, now its switched to Speed.

I LOVE CCR too, been watching it ever since they put the 2.3T in the square body Ranger a few years back.
 
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I watch trucks alot but to bust to watch it today. definitely will watch it next weekend
 
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Trucks today wasn't that great. They made a mall crawler out of a new Tundra.

I am really unimpressed with their "off road" trucks. Das Bronco was really the only one they did.

I remember they made a YJ more off road capable, and they took it to a spot similar to a wheeling are I've been to, which is mainly just a mud pit with some trenches that have no challenge when it's dry. Yet they acted like they built a well built wheeling machine, and they hardly tested it.

Ok, I also forgot the Cheap Jeep they did out of the XJ. That was impressive.

I do like the street trucks, and the drag s dime they did. That was cool.
 
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Trucks today wasn't that great. They made a mall crawler out of a new Tundra.

I am really unimpressed with their "off road" trucks. Das Bronco was really the only one they did.

I remember they made a YJ more off road capable, and they took it to a spot similar to a wheeling are I've been to, which is mainly just a mud pit with some trenches that have no challenge when it's dry. Yet they acted like they built a well built wheeling machine, and they hardly tested it.

Ok, I also forgot the Cheap Jeep they did out of the XJ. That was impressive.

I do like the street trucks, and the drag s dime they did. That was cool.
That's been the same episode for the last few years. That's also why Stacey David left too. He wanted to Fab and build his own truck doors and all. They said no and went to doing nothing but bolt on products.
 
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Stacey's one cool dude...while i was at sema, he was beside copperhead in the gm perf booth. and he and i seriously bs'd/talked for a good 45mins about trucks. lol....more specifically the chevy, as i'm building one myself.

Trucks HAS NOT been the same ever since he left. All these new guys do is copy stacey's builds.......that 60-66 chevy = copperhead. das bronco = project big blaze. I've been watching that show since day one 10 years ago(when it was TWO hosts, not just stacey), shadetree mechanic, popular hot rodding, all this before the 'powerblock'. I'll admit it...i watch all those type of shows....even trucks still. It's a good watch. But i do have to say....thank god they dumped that wrestler guy off trucks, and that loud darker guy on muscle car.

Knightmare...you are partially correct....partially. If tnn/spike wouldn't let him build/fab all his own stuff anymore.....then why is muscle car on? why is xtreme 4x4 on? those are non-bolt on shows after all.... There hasn't been any published statements as to what happened between him and spike. Notice how all his major builds of his last few years of trucks...are HIS? A good majority of the equipment from trucks are his as well. Carried over to the gearz shop.
 

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