Turbocharged Drift Ford Ranger Is the Best Ranger
Who said the youngest and smallest member of the Ford F-Series family couldn’t be a rubber-burning, tail-happy, turbocharged badass?
Many folks often believe that just because the Ranger is much smaller than the rest of the F-Series trucks, that it simply can’t do a whole lot or be considerably cooler than its siblings. If that describes you, allow us to say “You’re wrong.”
This awesome 1993 Ford Ranger rocks a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine and it’s by all means, the only drifting Ford Ranger we’ve ever heard of in the history of Ford Truck Enthusiasts. This unique build belongs to Michael Enderson of Pensacola, Florida, and he recently shared this story in the Fan Spotlight section of the Ford Performance newsletter.
Enderson got started in the drifting scene with vehicles such as 240s, BMWs and Miatas, but somehow he always wanted a truck. Furthermore, he claims that his goal was “To build a Drift vehicle that you would never expect.” Well, our guess is that he totally succeeded.
According to his letter, the goal current setup is running 18 psi, which is a considerable amount nonetheless, but he expects to crank that bad boy up to 22-24 psi in the near future! Of course, there are many other mods that turn this little Ranger midsize truck into a burnout machine.
Here’s the full mod list:
1988 Ford Thunderbird 2.3-Liter Turbo Engine swap
Ron Francis Turbo Ford Wiring Harness
LA3 ECU with Large VAM and 35-lb Injectors
Volvo Front Mount Intercooler
2.5-inch Intercooler Piping
T3 .63AR Turbo with 50 trim
HKS EVC5 boost controller
AEM Wideband O2 with Pillar Mounting
E6 Exhaust Manifold with Stinger performance Exhaust manifold Flip Kit
Stage 3 Clutch with AMS Flywheel
Steve Schlodes – Ported, Polished, and Rotated 90-degree Intake Manifold
Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump
18-inch Spal Electric Fan with relay
DJM Drop Beams with Polyurethane Bushings
DJM Drop Springs
Polyurethane Radius Arm Bushings
1997 Ford Explorer 8.8-in.axle with TracLoc 3.73 LSD
Caltrac Racing Suspension Traction Bars
4-wheel Disc Brakes
18×10-in. alloy wheels with 245/45R-18 tires