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Ranger fx4 vs base v6 Mustang

I was thinking the other night that to top of the line rangers should have a very good chance against the base mustangs in a 1/4 mile, 2010 and older. we both have the 4.0 v6, 5 spd tansmission, auto or manual. ranger has 4.10 with limited slip, and i think the mustang has 3.73 and an open diff. i dunno who has the weight advantage, but it should be a close race.
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The mustang has better weight distribution, and can hook up better than our pickups. Plus our engines are tuned the same. The transmissions aren't the same either. Mustangs are setup for highway driving and high speeds, Rangers aren't

Didn't mean to burst your bubble. But if you think you can take one on. Find one at a stoplight and see
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a 2wd 4L 5 speed ranger with stock size tires againts a bone stock 05+ v6 mustang is pretty much dead even depending on gearing
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Get a tune and youll be good against a bone stock v6 mustang.
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Hey my 2.3 5 speed stocker beat a srt4 neon at a light yesturday.









But I don't think he was trying, me on the other hand sherped 3 gears
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Hey my 2.3 5 speed stocker beat a srt4 neon at a light yesturday.









But I don't think he was trying, me on the other hand sherped 3 gears
haha yea he wasn't racing
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I think a 4.0 Ranger could easily take a 3.8 Mustang. My 3.8 Mustang is slooooooooooooow
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yeah v6 stangs are slow....
2005-2010 v8 stangs, stock, are dogs. they are just so heavy.
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if it was the 3.8 V6 you would win, if its the 4.0 SOHC, you will lose. they are quik
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you would need a 01+ regular cab manual 2wd Ranger with a programmed 4.0, good street tires, and appropriate gearing. A RARE combo. And a shift kit would be nice too.

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I had an 06 V6 pony, and my truck feels almost as quick. It'd be a close race if both drivers were on their game.
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I know of a ranger that races Vettes...
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I know of a ranger that races Vettes...
only vettes eh
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I know of a ranger that races Vettes...
Has that **** been driving that thing at all? He's disappeared off the face of the planet! He ever put in that 347?
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