now i wish i got a 4x4 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: McAllen, TX
Posts: 124
now i wish i got a 4x4

i keep on looking at the snapshot section and now i wish i got 4x4. i have never seen a Ranger with a lift kit and with big mudding tires.

the rangers here look, words can not describe them.

if i had stumbled on this site before i got the ranger i think i would have got a fx4, don't get me wrong i still love my ranger.

the things that this truck can do and the way it looks man.


the rangers look cooler then some of the V8s with liftkits. buy this i mean every thing is tight and fits the look, not like what i have seen. damn.

sorry for venting.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
nothing wrong with 2wd. still very capable.

where is your signature? you should make one
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: McAllen, TX
Posts: 124
zabeard,

where do i go to make one.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-15-2006
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by firstranger
zabeard,

where do i go to make one.
up top, in the UserCP menu.... click that... then, there will be a list of menu's on the left side.... click Edit Signature, and it'll take you to an empty box where you can add details and specs of your truck (like year, model, and mods)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
in the upper left of the ranger forums screen is says user CP click it

then click "edit signature" on the left side in the column
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-15-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider0O0
up top, in the UserCP menu.... click that... then, there will be a list of menu's on the left side.... click Signature, and it'll take you to an empty box where you can add details and specs of your truck (like year, model, and mods)

bah beat me to it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-15-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
go to the user cp button at the top of the screen... and there are many 2wd trucks that can do almost anything a 4x4 can... mine will be someday
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: McAllen, TX
Posts: 124
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-15-2006
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorblue92
go to the user cp button at the top of the screen... and there are many 2wd trucks that can do almost anything a 4x4 can... mine will be someday
John Griggs (N3ELZ) is a perfect example... looking at his truck, you'd never know it was a 2wd. he'd probably be able to wheel better than me, and i have 4x4
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: McAllen, TX
Posts: 124
Strider0o0,
i looked at N3ELZ'S site and he has a nice set up, his truck looks like a 4x4, that is cool

sorry, for my ignorance i thought 4x4 could only go mudding. yes i am new to it all. i came from having a 69 camero, and a honda prelude to a truck and now i know what i have been missing.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-15-2006
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Hey, I get stuck more than some, and less than others, and some of the others DO have 4x4's, lol.

Hey, the secret is this: even "mild" wheeling is outdoor fun of the first order. I often have as much fun driving a dirt road as challenging an obstacle -- the obstacles are more exciting, but just getting out in the woods is therapy for me (and ask anyone here -- I need it...)

Welcome to the site!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: McAllen, TX
Posts: 124
n3elz,

you have a nice set uo, and by the pic i made the assumptions that you had a 4x4. now i will look at what i can do to my truck. n3elz (hero)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-15-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Havre De Grace,Md
Posts: 3,262
hey man, as long as you have a winch or someone to pull you you out! mines a 4x4 but if i get stuck its ok, someone will pull me out.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-15-2006
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by firstranger
n3elz,

you have a nice set uo, and by the pic i made the assumptions that you had a 4x4. now i will look at what i can do to my truck. n3elz (hero)
Well, you flatter me too much, brother. I'm no hero -- just another guy who got bitten by the wheeling bug and is making the best of what he's got. I got my truck BEFORE I decided I like wheeling (in fact when I got it, I wasn't interested in wheeling). It was Carl (buckgnarly) on here who talked me into it and I blame HIM!

I'm eventually doing a 4x4 conversion. I'll get a lot of criticism for it, but it really depends on your goals. I really like my truck with the mods I've done, and I have no desire to start over. It's a compact platform with a long enough wheelbase to have good stability, and I'll be putting a solid axle Dana 44 from an F-150 (I already have the axle) on. It's still a ways off, though.

Just one piece of advice: ease into wheeling. A 4x2 has to be driven with some degree of "gusto" to make it past certain obstacles and having the judgement on what's "enough" speed withou it being to much has to be developed. Too little and you get stuck (not so bad) -- to much and you can break things (not so good)...

My rear locker helps considerably now, but if you look on this board for all the picture posts I've done from Wharton, then you'll see a picture over and over again (even though they are different pictures): my truck, butt down in a hole, but with the front wheels up on solid ground. With 4 wheel drive, and a front locker perhaps also, I'd have been outta' there. But with the locked rear in deep soft muck -- or worse, with the differential on the bottom and both rear wheels in ruts where they don't touch bottom --.well, that's all she wrote as they say.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-15-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
Bah. sometimes you lose traction even 4wd wont save ur ***. Nothin better than a winch, a locker, a hilight, big tires, lift, someone to tow ya. 4WD rocks in the snow though.

Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-15-2006
nated0g's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Millington, TN
Posts: 467
even more important than lockers and tires are friend to help when you get in a bad situation. Before he did the conversion, daytonabchranger was/is running 40's with a 2wd.
i dont know how far you are from houston but you should try talking to some guys from "str-offroad". some of those guys are 2wd, some are running 35's.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-15-2006
a311fanam's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Westerly, RI
Posts: 2,006
mine's a 2wd, but with the intention to lift in a couple years maybe
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-16-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
lowered is another way to go, at first youll think its stupid than the more you see it itll grow on you.

Im 2wd Im capable of nothing but driving on paved road But I have gone through 6-7 inches of road with a 5/7 drop with no problems its all how you drive and knowing how to operate your vehicle and having a feel for it if something does occur like spinning in snow or mud. I took my truck through a trail or 2 and got it muddy a couple times when i was stock height and it supprised me I hit this puddle and it was like close to 2ft deep prob and besides getitng thrown around and my like 300 pound buddy from school getting air born which i thought was impossible and hitting his head on the celing it did a nice job. I member it was during break at school travel period i came back to school with a muddy truck and a bunch of wtf looks lol.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-16-2006
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
And a 300 pound bud with a headache, lol...

Especially when 2WD offroading, seat belts are a good idea offroad because of the speed involved -- not that Ranger's have much headroom ANYWAY...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark98xlt
lowered is another way to go, at first youll think its stupid than the more you see it itll grow on you.

Im 2wd Im capable of nothing but driving on paved road But I have gone through 6-7 inches of road with a 5/7 drop with no problems its all how you drive and knowing how to operate your vehicle and having a feel for it if something does occur like spinning in snow or mud. I took my truck through a trail or 2 and got it muddy a couple times when i was stock height and it supprised me I hit this puddle and it was like close to 2ft deep prob and besides getitng thrown around and my like 300 pound buddy from school getting air born which i thought was impossible and hitting his head on the celing it did a nice job. I member it was during break at school travel period i came back to school with a muddy truck and a bunch of wtf looks lol.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-16-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by n3elz
And a 300 pound bud with a headache, lol...

Especially when 2WD offroading, seat belts are a good idea offroad because of the speed involved -- not that Ranger's have much headroom ANYWAY...
haha yeah I dont wear my seatbelt anyways Yeah I know bad habit but next time I go offorading ill put one on, Not that my truck will be offroading anytime in the future I get stuck looking at dirt.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-16-2006
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
I don't wear my seatbelt while offroading. It almost always gets in the way and the point of offroading here isn't jus zipping around hittin stuff. It's about crawling through mud and stuff. I'd never risk tipping the truck so i have no need of a seatbelt while offroading.

Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-16-2006
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Ha ha! Well, you don't have to hit stuff to get thrown around, as such.

I'll tell you though, those Corbeau Baja offroad seats are starting to look pretty good. Like sitting in a big comfy hand, lol...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got water in Engine, now it's noisy....now what jimtmcdaniels 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 3 09-15-2013 10:44 AM
wish these would fit! ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 8 02-28-2007 04:41 PM
What Options do u wish came standard or optional? FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 47 02-09-2007 12:54 PM
I wish i had my truck Diabolic General Ford Ranger Discussion 15 11-28-2004 10:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:17 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.