Growing up in the late 80’s early 90’ the Square front ends stood out over the years. Love or hate them this Ford Ranger sits aggressively thanks to RideTech coil overs, and 4 link. Now that it has suspension to handle the Supercharged SBF it may be time to widen the rear wheel tubs to make room for a bigger tire.
We all start somewhere. For me I had a couple modified cars before this 2001 Ford Lightning. This truck was in the family for over 10 years when it was finally sold in 2011 in its murdered out look. Earlier in that year we gave it a makeover and took part in The Hot Rod Power Tour. 8 days and 3600 miles later the truck ran great with only needing to replace a set of ViAir compressors with over 10 years on them and a ton of abuse at 180-200psi.
What started as a Coyote swap in a foxbody mustang quickly turned into a 5 lug wheel, RideTech coilovers, Dakota Digital dash upgrade. Even though this sounds like a healthy pushrod 302 at an idle, there won’t be any confusion when it approaches redline at 7000k rpm, grabs the next gear and keeps pulling to 7000k again what’s under the hood.
The owner came to me with some request before we could move forward. “Whatever we do it has to be reliable, keep 4wd, and I have to drive it all year round.”
We’ve done a long list of upgrades to this one. Air suspension on all 4 corners, 4 gallon tank AirLift’s 3H system. Kooks long tube headers, custom Magnaflow exhaust, with modified rear bumper and exhaust tips. Procharger D1X at 10psi, coated in black powder coating. Tuned via HP tuners. Stay tuned for dyno numbers, after camshaft upgrade.