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Old 04-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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347 in a ranger? That'd be awesome to see! Not sure you'll ever hook up the rear end though. I have heard that with a little welding the IRS set up from the 99-04 mustang SVT cobras will fit. And some of them are rated for 1000hp.
Power is easy to come by with $$$, it's getting it to the ground where you're gonna spend some frustration.
Of course, just my 2 cents.
With a 347 you must have 9" rear, traction bars (at a minimum), some kind of locker, upgraded axels, and the widest stickiest tire you can fit under that thing.
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With a 347 you must have 9" rear, traction bars (at a minimum), some kind of locker, upgraded axels, and the widest stickiest tire you can fit under that thing.
We had a 347 in our 94 convertible running an 8.8 with some 275/40/17 BFGs all around and 4.10s I think. I can't remember the rear gear. Either 3.73s or 4.10s. All of the above would help, but it's not a necessity to have a 347.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:09 PM
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We had a 347 in our 94 convertible running an 8.8 with some 275/40/17 BFGs all around and 4.10s I think. I can't remember the rear gear. Either 3.73s or 4.10s. All of the above would help, but it's not a necessity to have a 347.
Out of curosity, what kind of power did you motor make. Mine did 612 at the crank without the 250 shot of nitrous. Also, did you have any issue with body flex in the convertible?
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Out of curosity, what kind of power did you motor make. Mine did 612 at the crank without the 250 shot of nitrous. Also, did you have any issue with body flex in the convertible?
About 450 at the wheels, so 520ish at the crank? No nitrous or any forced induction. Big Steeda cam, AFR 165cc heads, and some other stuff. I don't remember what went wrong, but the car would screech like hell and then a rod knock started. So we have a 302 in it now with the same heads and cam.

And I'm not sure about the flex. It's my dad and stepmom's car. I get to drive it maybe five times per year.
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About 450 at the wheels, so 520ish at the crank? No nitrous or any forced induction. Big Steeda cam, AFR 165cc heads, and some other stuff. I don't remember what went wrong, but the car would screech like hell and then a rod knock started. So we have a 302 in it now with the same heads and cam.

And I'm not sure about the flex. It's my dad and stepmom's car. I get to drive it maybe five times per year.
I bet thosr five times a year are awesome tho. Lol
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:17 PM
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I bet thosr five times a year are awesome tho. Lol
Oh yeah. And I got to drive an unrestricted 2014 GT500 at work about a month ago. That was even more ridiculous.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:37 PM
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I planned on an 8.8 with a Detroit locker and some traction bars. Awd should help too.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:51 PM
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With the kind of torque you are planning with a supercharged 302 you should prolly reinforce the Frame (box it in) . My uncle has a 93 single cab with a stock 351w a 4 speed granny trans and he twisted the frame about 3".on a 4wd launch... So be careful
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Yes AWD will always have better traction. The power to weight ratio front vs back stays roughly the same due to less tilt rather than a 2wd that loses either front wheel or rear wheel traction. Then add some fairly wide tires to your Awd. 31x10.5 would have no problems. Maybe a little wider would be recommended if your actually trying to put out 500+ horsepower. Honestly I think 350 hp spread over Awd in a small duty truck will put those rice boys to shame.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:56 PM
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Ill probably take it to track too. And I have 32X10.50 now

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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Ill probably take it to track too. And I have 32X10.50 now

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Well for maximum "fuel economy" and most of all acceleration, put bigger wheels on. Maybe upgrade to 18's and get a wide tire on it. I plan on going around 265/70r18, which is almost 33in tall by 10.5. And if you go Awd, your turning radius decreases a little which would help prevent tire rub.
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Yes AWD will always have better traction. The power to weight ratio front vs back stays roughly the same due to less tilt rather than a 2wd that loses either front wheel or rear wheel traction. Then add some fairly wide tires to your Awd. 31x10.5 would have no problems. Maybe a little wider would be recommended if your actually trying to put out 500+ horsepower. Honestly I think 350 hp spread over Awd in a small duty truck will put those rice boys to shame.
If awd always has better traction, why are top fuel drag cars rear wheel drive? They must hook up okay, because they get above 300mph in a quarter mile.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:10 AM
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Look how long they are and how big their rear tires are. Lol

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Look how long they are and how big their rear tires are. Lol

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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Let me pose it like this, why is all wheel drive better when most race cars rear wheel drive? Why aren't high end Ferraris and Lamborghinis Shelby's and Corvettes all wheel drive?
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