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damn that baby is seeeeexxxxy!

if only i had the money and time....

1/4 mile in the 13s. 380 supercharged horses.

how did they adapt the lightning rims to fit the ranger? a mod i might do myself, silver ones are running for $500-600 on ebay for genuine ford...plus tires i guess around $1000, another $75 for an adapter (but what adapter? a 5 lug 4.5 to a 5 lug 135?)
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you would need adapters... TractionBound (Leo) had those, but he messed it up, cuz of the adapters...

Sorry Leo, for using your pictures.....





i love it, but it's not as safe...
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how did they adapt the lightning rims to fit the ranger? a mod i might do myself, silver ones are running for $500-600 on ebay for genuine ford...plus tires i guess around $1000, another $75 for an adapter (but what adapter? a 5 lug 4.5 to a 5 lug 135?)
The rear axle is a narrowed Lightning axle and the front spindles and brakes are also from a Lightning, so mounting Lightning wheels was not a problem. Those are not stock Lightning wheels, though. The rears have been widened and the fronts have been narrowed.

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co...304mmff_lbolt/

http://motortrend.com/roadtests/pick...olt/index.html
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you would need adapters... TractionBound (Leo) had those, but he messed it up, cuz of the adapters...
lol, i may be wrong, but i think leo switched his name back to FoMoCoEdge already.. i could be wrong tho

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oh, i don't know, it's Leo regardless.. that fool doesn't know if he's traction bound-ed.. or fomoco... aiya!
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yeah i think its some sort of identity crisis, lol.
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That whole truck is a fab-shop masterpiece. The frame has been fully boxed, as Bob said, the whole suspension systems, axle, transmission.. Its basically a body swap with a lightning.

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It's sweet, but all that work, and it only runs 13's?
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also they had to move the firewall back and make a larger transmission hump. it wouldn't be cheap to do it.

i saw it two years ago at FFF in SoCal. i asked them to start it up and WOW does that thing sound awesome
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well cool things aren't always pratical....but damn it's cool.
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It's sweet, but all that work, and it only runs 13's?
How are ya gonna get that thing to hook? It weighs nothing, its on a live axle with ( for lack of better terms ) 'factory' type leafs.
Add a 4link and a set of raod to secure it.. and it will hit low 12's
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who cares about how much work it took! i want one! id sign my life away for an LB! damn. ive always loved that truck! i also like the older svt ranger...

SVT Ranger

that thing is pimp as well!

course my '88 would beat it! hehe. but she isnt as purrty yet.
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I saw that same truck in Dearborn a few times in the mid 90s. At that time, it had the Explorer grille color matched to the body like in this photo:



I didn't get a look under the hood but it sounded very healthy. It had a manufacturer's plate and SVT emblem on back, steamroller rear tires and a boost gauge on the A-pillar ......
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