Let’s break out the time machine and set a course for 1983! Aside from being the year I was born, it was also the first year that Ford introduced the Ranger mid-sized pickup truck.
In the forums a question keeps appearing asking about the feasibility of swapping a later model transmission into an older truck. While it is possible, it sure isn’t practical. EVERYTHING is possible given enough time and money.
The 1988 Ford Ranger GT you see in the video here packs a V8 attached to a massive, 94-millimeter turbo. That combination is set up to pump out around 1,600 horsepower, but it can be dialed in to produce as much as 2,000.
You hear from your buddies “in the know” that say you need at least a 33 splined axle to drive those 35-inch tall tires or to put big power to the ground. What is he talking about? Wouldn’t more splines mean less metal to hold against that torque the axle sees? We’ll be taking a […] More »
While off-road guys need absolute locked out traction; high performance drivers on a paved road need a differential that will still provide a forward lock and a limited amount of lock while turning for maximum drive off of the corner. So how do we achieve that hard lock out of a corner without having the […] More »