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Cummins Ranger(not 4bt)

I just stumbled upon this, I searched and couldn't find it anywhere. Sorry if it is a repost though.

Cummins 5.9L Diesel in a Ranger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzN5aO-mo_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHixX37lb0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuTH7L4bE1w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gastk7-eJY
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Those are of the Ranger with the Cummins 4bt. It has been posted many times, I have just never seen the 5.9 in a Ranger.
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now that is just BA. I love it.
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He was at the Ideal car/truck/motorcycle show last sunday, BA truck, I saw him do the burnout contest. cool guy too, he lives around me
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Must have took a lot of KY to fit that beast in there; looks like a very clean install.

I wonder what he did for springs and support in the front, 6BT = capital H, Heavy.
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It is VERY nicely done, no shortcuts, etc. VERY VERY nice truck.
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185mph? 3400lbs?

At 140 that truck as it sits is going air-born! I don't care if the video creator said it has 680hp, No ranger without severe body/aero mods is going to stay on the ground at those speeds regardless of what suspension they run.

Sit Isaac's laws of physics stipulate the BS flag being waved here.
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uh dyno numbers???

and I think she'd stay on the ground remember the extra weight that now sits on the nose.
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As far as I knew, the truck was mainly built for show...
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I've seen it in person once, it was at a parking lot car show and pretty dark so I didn't get a good look at it.
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i dont think its bs at all d. i just believe half of what i see, and nothing i hear. all i would need is to see it. thats all. and no one should talk sh*t unless they know what they're talking about fully. im seeing alot of magazine mechanics post on here.... AHEM
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^^Here we go.
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I didnt think you could stuff in a 6bt. Although it looks like he had to do the custom header/intake work to get it in there.


A 6b is slightly cheaper to do than a 4bt, but with the custom work it maybe a wash for cost. I guess it comes done to 33% more power or 33% better mileage.
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jay, d is NOT a magazine mechanic. lets get that strait right away. he and i have done ALOT to his truck. and believe me, he knows a thing or 2000 about these trucks! the proof is in the pics of some of his work over the years. 03rangerinroch truck looked COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from when it rolled into d's garage. 'nuff said
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Guys..

Mustangs are built for speed. Body lines and the designs of the hoods/upper decks are considered. Look at those cars/trucks that run out on the salt flats.

All it would take is just a small uncorrected under-draft and ANY vehicle can go airborn.

Ranger trucks are not at all designed to be ' aero dynamic '. Even with extra nose weight. Sure it will help some, but 160mph? 185mph?

The engine is quite capable of making the energy needed to achieve such speeds, but the rest of the truck needs to stay on the ground in order to get there.

Check this out..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtLh2P56LvY

Volvo lookin at basic aerodynamics for fuel efficiency. Reducing drag.

Dodge Viper being done by A2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TA7G4VpE8

They masked off half the air intake areas on the front of the car and created additional air-damming.

Take a good look at this thing..




The rear is done nicely. 9inch with double adjustments on coils. Not much better out there for a drag vehicle. But the front? Its probably built for weight transfer as hes running welds with slicks out back. More then likely a 90/10 setup with Leads on the frame somewhere near the rear axle for balancing the launch. Its a coil setup. Basic xlt ( similar to what I'm going for ). No body work at all. Its 100% stock.

Ever drove down a highway at 75mph into a headwind and been moved around? A 4x4 ranger would have more weight then this truck and I bet MANY people lookin at this have been ' moved around ' by forces under 100mph additivly.

Even lowered so my front cross member sits right around 7 inches off the ground, at 110, things get loose. With brand new balljoints , T-bars and tires, things get iffy. 120 it gets a lot worse. By 130, you better pray your going in a very straight line , no wild winds come up and theres no potholes.

These trucks are just NOT aerodynamic. The F150 Lightnings had trouble at 150 with winds and theres quite a few on the road making 600+hp/TQ numbers out there. They also had a better weight distribution/advantage then a Ranger.

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Hes saying this truck will go 185mph at 3400rpm's. I'm sure the engine is capable of making the energy, but the truck won't be on the ground.

140ish on a good day.

This is another reason why I'm going after my own suspension. I can launch and get going, but once that 110mph mark is hit, smaller/more aero friendly cars just walk way. I'm sure my engine has enough energy to go for more.. its only a switch and a 'noid away on the top end of a higher gear, but it won't stay on the ground.

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D, I get what your saying, and I doubt 185mph in it. Hell I do 75 in my 4wd Ranger and I get scared by the way it drives.

I have a feeling the number is from a dyno, which is in no way shape or form a place to be bragging about your speed.

I think it's genius. I'd love to have a 6BT in my truck, but the weight, and work aint worth it.
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D, I get what your saying, and I doubt 185mph in it. Hell I do 75 in my 4wd Ranger and I get scared by the way it drives.
Exactly. Its just not happening.

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I have a feeling the number is from a dyno, which is in no way shape or form a place to be bragging about your speed.
I drove a z06 Vette this past summer. I know THAT specific car hit the wind at 160 and it was like nothing I have ever driven before. By the time it went up to 170ish.. It was getting scary.

That was in a VETTE that sat a few inches off the ground.. not some ' pickup truck '.

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I think it's genius. I'd love to have a 6BT in my truck, but the weight, and work aint worth it.
Its different. Kudos for all involved and the hard work. I can admire something like that. But 185mph? *I* don't think so.
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Hmm.. I could put a 4 cylinder cummins into my truck..... be a bit of work tho...
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Opinions are like butt holes we all got them. This guy could be quoting dyno numbers, could be full of crap, and could be telling the truth. Fact is no one here knows, which make the “I know more about this than you” argument is kind of pointless. Whether it goes 180mph or not don't matter the truck is badass and will probably walk anyone's truck on this site.
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Those are of the Ranger with the Cummins 4bt. It has been posted many times, I have just never seen the 5.9 in a Ranger.
Oh never mind. it was new to me. ya I've seen that truck on youtube before pretty sweet. It sounds awesome!
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That truck is awesome.
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truck is badass and will probably walk anyone's truck on this site.
In a straight line maybe.
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