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No truck is 'fast'
454SS Chevy
Lightning
Lightning Bolt
Jimmy/9sec Splash
Gerry from RPS
Nickster from RF.
Hell.. I'll ad myself to that list, I *might* have run quite quick in my day.
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'fastest' stock ford ranger? I'd vote the 02-03 Thunderbolt stage3 with the 4.0....had exhaust and intake from the factory....AND it was factory lowered w/ a lower front facia. I call it factory because you can order it from your local dealer.
Sk0ts Brother Eric has one. We had a ' go at it ' before I went into my truck really well. They arent that quick, I would say slower then stock as tehy added weight to them.

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yeah basically running a truck hard for speed is alot of wear and tear and the 4:10 is just naturally torquee cause otherwise our trucks wouldnt produce that great of accell with a 3:73 which i know some people run. kinda sad my dads new 1500 on 3:73's owns my truck and can 0-60 in under 7.. welcome to the world of chipping
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MY truck is the fastest ranger now...after these 4.88's i just installed. I'm going to borrow maries stock wheels and tires and go street racin'!

4.88's and 28's FTW!
Did you know the grabber orange paint job makes it faster? Gives it a little mustang power.... haha
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you're first gear is gonna be super short.

atleast with the manual, 4.88s and 35s i had to shift really soon compared to stock.
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make your own.
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this is funny.. he acts like every ranger ever made performs together.. even off the same line and the same year make and model.. each one is different.. just cause i get one time stock you may get another lol.

i like this kid good stuff.. but hey i will admit im a n00b to somethings too.
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Sk0ts Brother Eric has one. We had a ' go at it ' before I went into my truck really well. They arent that quick, I would say slower then stock as tehy added weight to them.



Yep
They are the fastest production tested ranger.

14.9 second 1/4 mile. 4.0 SOHC, 4 speed automatic (not 5 speed auto)
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...mine
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They are the fastest production tested ranger.

14.9 second 1/4 mile. 4.0 SOHC, 4 speed automatic (not 5 speed auto)
Erics truck was NO WHERE NEAR that. At best, I would say it could run a 15.5 .

Sk0t and others were there watching it ( along with a cop in a dodge ).
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Erics truck was NO WHERE NEAR that. At best, I would say it could run a 15.5 .

Sk0t and others were there watching it ( along with a cop in a dodge ).
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I thought we were talking fastest factory ranger, correct? D and nickster are WAY out of this discussion.



What weight was added to the Thunderbolts? the plastic pieces on the sides? dual exhaust? roll pan? lower fasia for fake 'downforce'?



my 1st gear now with 4.88's and 35's is kinda short...but perfect.



agree with marie....grab-her orange does add pony power from the mustang.



I know this thread is somewhat pointless...but it's fun!
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454SS Chevy
Lightning
Lightning Bolt
Jimmy/9sec Splash
Gerry from RPS
Nickster from RF.
Hell.. I'll ad myself to that list, I *might* have run quite quick in my day.
You forgot the GMC Syclone
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GMC Typhoon as well...
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Mine. With the 3 www.Ranger-Forums.com stickers on there now, I am throwing down about 4,984 RWHP.
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I only have 2, it dyno'd at 365ft/lbs
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Erics truck was NO WHERE NEAR that. At best, I would say it could run a 15.5 .

Sk0t and others were there watching it ( along with a cop in a dodge ).
There are always variants, such as air temp, elevation, traction... im sure you know this tho.

You can probably google around and find the Motor trend or Road and track article on it. They ran a best of 14.9 seconds.
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from my experience with the 3.Sloooow ranger fast and ranger dont belong in the same sentence
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from my experience with the 3.Sloooow ranger fast and ranger dont belong in the same sentence
Please delete what you said, we'll have another locked thread thanks to an uneducated new guy before long.
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i think the real answer to this is..

the truck is still being built here in the great state of Texas!

since we've already determined that ford never made a fast stock ranger.
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01 sohc 4.0

I have to say this nicely how i know for ranger owners are very very defensive. Hell i know, this truck has gotten me everywhere since ive had it not a single major problem. But id have to disagree with these trucks not being fast (for trucks)
My 01 has beaten an 02 lightning (due to the weight) long distance id be smoked
2007 dodge charger (3.5)
and a 5 sp auto honda with few upgrades.
I do not deny that this truck is easily beaten, but id say its a bit faster than "quick"
And thats my experience with my ranger
im sure some of yall will disagree wholeheartedly, but realize you havent driven this truck :)
die hard ranger fan till i die
(Anyone else excited as i am about there return?)

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My FX/4 going down the Kangamangus in NH with a 40 MPH tail wind. Other then that I got no friggin idea.
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Mine was much faster the year this thread was started than it is now.
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