Pre-runner fenders on street truck? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-27-2008
DerangedPony's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Berlin, WI
Posts: 351
Pre-runner fenders on street truck?

So my next project will be a 2wd ranger with a 2.3 Turbo motor. I was thinking about how cool it would be to lighten up the truck with some fiberglass fenders and then I remembered that they make a lot of fiberglass pre-runner fenders for rangers. How cool would it look with those fenders front and back on a lowered 2wd ranger with wide wheels and tires?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-27-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
would it really lighten it? idk...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 248
i think it'd look retarded
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
real retarded...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-27-2008
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
yeah bad idea
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-27-2008
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
no bueno
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-27-2008
Roach2004's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,320
From holding stock fenders and pre-runner fenders in my hands they feel about the same. Cause with the bulge there is more material.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-27-2008
$paz's01's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 663
ya i agree with all of them it would look stupid please dont do this and they are basically the same weight
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-27-2008
RedRanger273's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fullerton, CA
Posts: 50
the point of lowering the truck is so that it looks lowered... the flared fenders make it seem taller.... defeats the purpose
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-28-2008
bruiser's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: lp,Texas
Posts: 482
thats a negitive
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-28-2008
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
bad idea... would look terrible
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-28-2008
Wobblewizzle Ranger 4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: monterey ca
Posts: 9
what the quah!!!

waste of money bro. 2wd??? upgrade to 4 it wouldnt make sense with a 2.3 ur truck needs more power than that 2.3 makes no torque and thats what u need....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-28-2008
Sonic04Edge's Avatar
RF Veteran

iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Madison. AL
Posts: 5,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobblewizzle Ranger 4x4 View Post
waste of money bro. 2wd??? upgrade to 4 it wouldnt make sense with a 2.3 ur truck needs more power than that 2.3 makes no torque and thats what u need....
He was talking about a 2.3T not a NA 2.3. The 2.3T would make better hp/tq then any other motor in the rangers. Not to mention that have been around a few decades and are very reliable even with high boost.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-28-2008
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobblewizzle Ranger 4x4 View Post
waste of money bro. 2wd??? upgrade to 4 it wouldnt make sense with a 2.3 ur truck needs more power than that 2.3 makes no torque and thats what u need....
really..?

the 2.3L's torque output isn't very far from the 3.0


im about to make my truck 4wd, ill let you know how that works out.

i see jeeps with 4bangers running around on 35's all the time, weird.


you have no idea what the 4cyl's are capable of.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-28-2008
rangerdan01's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 359
Those damn 2.3 liters will not die, we got one at school that we beat the **** out of and it keeps coming back for more.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-28-2008
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerdan01 View Post
Those damn 2.3 liters will not die, we got one at school that we beat the **** out of and it keeps coming back for more.
just don't hydrolock em haha.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-28-2008
D.
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
OMG..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobblewizzle Ranger 4x4 View Post
waste of money bro. 2wd??? upgrade to 4 it wouldnt make sense with a 2.3 ur truck needs more power than that 2.3 makes no torque and thats what u need....
And adding a transfer case brings more drivetrain loss on all that non-existent to begin with torque...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-28-2008
Wolgun's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: War, Wv
Posts: 236
down here in hillbilly hell their lots of 4-banger 4X4 rangers. Im thinkin about gettin one just to show up all the 4-banger yotas that are ridein on 35s with 6inch BLs.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-28-2008
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
it would look dumb! look at the front end pics of my truck with 6" wide fiberglass fenders, stock rims and 10.5 wide tire.. AND thats with the front track width at 73".... doesnt fill the fenders at all... its a little better now with different offset rims
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-28-2008
DerangedPony's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Berlin, WI
Posts: 351
lol, ok....I couldnt see it in my head.

This is not going to be a 4x4 because it's going to be a street truck.....I already have my 4x4. A 2.3 trubo motor can make tons of hp cheap and with a light 2wd short box ranger, the truck will move. There are guys running easy 11's and 12's in the 1/4 with the stock shortblock and head......and this is in a heavy turbo coupe. Not every truck needs to be a 4x4.....lol
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-28-2008
Bad One's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 47
So Jeff....

I'm assuming you bought that little white truck?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-28-2008
DerangedPony's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Berlin, WI
Posts: 351
nope...... just collecting parts for now until I find a truck.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-04-2008
Sudden Impact Racing's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Latonia
Posts: 72
I would like to see what a photo chop of this would look like. If you are looking for speed and power stuff, with the flares it could be a good road race look. but like I said a photo chop is in order. another option is to maybe add the fender flares like those they had on the 80's model "dually" rangers they my made. if you had a 83-88 and put those front and rear with some creative fiberglass work they could pull that look.

just a thought.

Arin

Last edited by Sudden Impact Racing; 03-04-2008 at 01:49 PM. Reason: can't spell worth a poop.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-14-2008
JaxRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 404
What I like about this thread is that it started abt a pre runner idea then went to 2.3T engines and 4 bangers then back to the fenders.... and the fenders .... "NOT SO MUCH.." Borat

But I want a 2.3T
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Pre-runner Style Bulge Front Fenders -10% OFF| CARiD carid Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 12-26-2014 09:36 AM
Fiberglass fenders/bedsides for a street/mud truck Enzo_Guy New Ideas 14 08-26-2010 03:10 PM
Pre-Runner Fenders Back On Or Not? Roach2004 General Ford Ranger Discussion 40 04-15-2009 12:59 PM
Question for you pre-runner sand guys Ranger1 General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 10-30-2005 03:26 PM
Pre-Runner Bar on 98-00... Anyone got pics? CjRanger99 Exterior Semi-Tech 10 05-31-2005 10:31 AM


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 07:28 PM.


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.