Wild Ranger Rockets Across the Bog: Muddy Monday Presented by Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 Tire
Heavily-modified Ford Ranger mud truck is simply unstoppable.
This week’s “Muddy Monday” video comes to us from the Car Warz YouTube channel and it features a Ford Ranger showing off at the Fall Mud Bog in Michigan. This midsized mud monster shows how custom builds make mudding a breeze.
There are no details included with this video, but it is clear that this is not your average Ford Ranger. It does have part of a front end and the extended cab of a Ranger, but it is either riding on an altered chassis or an entirely different chassis from what came under the Ford truck when it was new.
In addition to the shortened chassis, the missing body panels, and the elaborate safety cage structure that extends through the back of the cab, this Ranger has a purpose-built suspension setup that allows it to skim across water and to dig through the deepest mud. Of course, it also sounds as though the original engine has been replaced by a big, loud V8 — mandatory of a truck of this nature.
One of the most interesting modifications is the hole cut into the windshield. This Ranger doesn’t appear to have wipers, so as soon as it hits the mud, the windshield is covered in the dirty stuff. However, with the hole cut directly in front of the driver’s face, he can see out of the muddy windshield while the composite piece keeps the majority of the slop out of the cabin. Ingenious!
Cruising Through the Mud
In the video above, this heavily-modified Ford Ranger races through the mud bog over and over. Each time, the fearless driver takes a different lane, so at times, the mini-monster truck is digging through thick mud while other runs have the midsized Ford battling deep water.
At times, the truck screams across the mud and other times, the driver takes it easy. But in every case, the truck has no problem reaching the dry bank on the far side of the mud bog. And all things considered — especially those mammoth tires — we kind of knew that’s how this story would end. Crank up your speakers and enjoy!