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How fast will the ranger go?

So, how fast will the ranger go? I have 265/75/16's and today I hit 112 on the guage, so I was really doing about 121.... I gave up as that was getting to fast for my Truck. It was still pullin good though... I was just wondering if anyone knows how fast these things will go in a controlled enviroment.

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I am not recommanding ANYONE to go check this for themself. I know it is not safe to drive much over 85-90 mph in our trucks due to ALOT of different conditions. This is more just a post to see what others have already done themself.

Keep in mind, I have a 4.0 4x4 with a 4.10 and the 265/75/16 BFG AT/TA KO's. and I know every set up will be capable of doing different speeds. Just wondering what you have done.
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All my rangers have been governed between 91 and 96 mph
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All my rangers have been governed between 91 and 96 mph
I gotta chip, so no governer.
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I rode beside a buddy of mine in his Subura Impreza WRX and flipped the toggle switch I have on my VSS sensor to disable the speed signal. I kept up with him until 118 or so before I leveled out on "acceleration". This was all down-hill too. However, I was rolling a totally stock 4-banger with minor mods at the time!
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I rode beside a buddy of mine in his Subura Impreza WRX and flipped the toggle switch I have on my VSS sensor to disable the speed signal. I kept up with him until 118 or so before I leveled out on "acceleration". This was all down-hill too. However, I was rolling a totally stock 4-banger with minor mods at the time!

What would happen if you flipped the switch back on over the governed speed? Would that wreck something?

My top speed is 92mph, hehe fast enough for a little truck.
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I rode beside a buddy of mine in his Subura Impreza WRX and flipped the toggle switch I have on my VSS sensor to disable the speed signal. I kept up with him until 118 or so before I leveled out on "acceleration". This was all down-hill too. However, I was rolling a totally stock 4-banger with minor mods at the time!

i spose thats 1 way to keep miles off your truck..
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One time my 3.0L got me up to 65mph in like 2 hours... I was impressed
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What would happen if you flipped the switch back on over the governed speed? Would that wreck something?

My top speed is 92mph, hehe fast enough for a little truck.

I would always let off the throttle before re-engaging the VSS. Sometimes while switching it back on the transmission would CATCH real hard and chirp tires or just ram into gear real hard. I learned to let it decelerate beyond the limit speed before turning it on to prevent this.

Also, since the VSS control's torque-converter lock-up, it would occasionally disengage the torque converter at high speeds and I would begin decelerating with no ability to provide power until the signal was restored and I was under the limit. It seems Ford implemented a Fail-Safe to a VSS failure that disengages the Torque Converter in the event of a "racing" engine to prevent run-away.

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i spose thats 1 way to keep miles off your truck..
Indeed it did stop the Odometer from working, but I figure since that drivetrain is now laying in my garage floor, who cares what the odometer says!!!
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One time my 3.0L got me up to 65mph in like 2 hours... I was impressed
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145km/h on level ground!! still climbing too but i was entering a small town and kinda had to slow down...
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So, how fast will the ranger go? I have 265/75/16's and today I hit 112 on the guage, so I was really doing about 121.... I gave up as that was getting to fast for my Truck. It was still pullin good though... I was just wondering if anyone knows how fast these things will go in a controlled enviroment.
With me weighing 115lbs at the time, and a quarter tank of gas, My truck weighed .. 3300lbs.

I have monotube shocks and a pretty well done suspension setup. At 140mph, the truck was VERY unstable, hard to control and to be honest.. I probably won't do it again endless a LOT of money is involved.

I had a friend in a Vette clocking me as my speedo only reads 120 and I can burry That in 4th gear pretty easily ( I have 3.31's in back so I don't run out as quick as everyone else ).

At 120ish, things started getting stupid.. at about 130 it was even worse.. Was like I needed a real bad front end alignment. Shaking/vibrating..
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I would love to take a Ranger out to Bonneville and let her rip...almost did with mine...but it rained the day I was at the flats :(
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At 120ish, things started getting stupid.. at about 130 it was even worse.. Was like I needed a real bad front end alignment. Shaking/vibrating..
That is kinda how I felt... The truck was good (ok) up to about 120... then it started to get funky.... so I decided to back off.
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wow...130-140 is impressive in itself...my ex-1989 Ninja 600R sportbike topped out at 138-140mph and that's designed to be fast
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welll ... if you want to get technical then it will do about 213 mph ... ahahah


http://www.truckblog.com/story-912-r...d_speed_record

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yea thats getting somewhere, lol... seems like every time I wanna unwind the ranger I see a patrol car... which I guess is a good thing... anyone ever tested out a lowered ranger?
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welll ... if you want to get technical then it will do about 213 mph ... ahahah


http://www.truckblog.com/story-912-r...d_speed_record

eh hem..."a 2001 extended cab Ford Ranger, features a Ford Powerstroke(r) 6.0-litre diesel" :( that rangers packin...
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when it was completely stock i got is up to 95 once and it felt like everything shut down on me, guess that was the governor kicking in, prob won't get that fast again for a while since my tires are now 5 inches taller (31s) and im still running 3.73 gears, i have since installed a jet performance control module among other things, anyone know if that disables the governor?
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With me weighing 115lbs at the time, and a quarter tank of gas, My truck weighed .. 3300lbs.

I have monotube shocks and a pretty well done suspension setup. At 140mph, the truck was VERY unstable, hard to control and to be honest.. I probably won't do it again endless a LOT of money is involved.

I had a friend in a Vette clocking me as my speedo only reads 120 and I can burry That in 4th gear pretty easily ( I have 3.31's in back so I don't run out as quick as everyone else ).

At 120ish, things started getting stupid.. at about 130 it was even worse.. Was like I needed a real bad front end alignment. Shaking/vibrating..
Have you noticed at about 125-130 its like you are pushing a brick wall?? It may just be since I am an auto instead of a manual, well then again, my torque converter did blow up...
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Have you noticed at about 125-130 its like you are pushing a brick wall?? It may just be since I am an auto instead of a manual, well then again, my torque converter did blow up...
This also may be the wind... it is a 125+ headwind you are fighting... And our trucks are far from arrow dynamic. :)
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The highest I've hit is 95 on the interstate...I'm too big of a chicken to press it any more. I really wanna find out if mine cuts off at 96. (4x4 4.0, 3.73s)
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Mine cuts out at 100 dead even. Haven't done that in 3-4 years now and definitely not since I put the 33's on though...
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I got to 105 last week on 33's with 4.10's of course my tranny is going so I let off!
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Have you noticed at about 125-130 its like you are pushing a brick wall?? It may just be since I am an auto instead of a manual, well then again, my torque converter did blow up...
haha yeah, i had a gps with me and it seemed to hit a brick wall at around 120 ish.. i gave up at 130.. thats when it got to unstable for me
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115-120 on interstate 75 for 3 miles...

35x12.5x15 MTRs, with superlift and body lift and 4.56s gears. i was turning 5500rpm and it was really working the truck, was still pretty smooth tho.

bill, me, mark, and evan all in a line. bill and mark were on 35s and evan on 33s.
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