Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 03-31-2010, 11:20 PM
Built Ford Tough Built Ford Tough is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 126
Default Dualies

Okay what is the feasability of converting a stepside Ranger to have rear dualies?? I was just talkin about how much my ranger specifically looks like a mini f350 with the stepside and the style of it, and this popped into my head. I can't find ANYTHING Like it on Google, And I searched the word "Dualies" on this forum and didn't find anything...

EDIT* Probably because I spelt Duallys wrong but still haaha
Found a whole shitload of 1st and 2nd gen's but nothing newer

What all would it take and what would be the pro-cons of it??

I think personally with the flare/stepside bed it would just look plain BADASS, literally a mini f350 but you tell me?

I've gotta singlecab stepside like the top link, eventually painting it Midnight Blue, but imagine sick toyo dualies on these;
http://www.americancampersandtrailer...r_Stepside.jpg
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0001_large.jpg


http://www.arrowcraft.com/products.php#kits
I found this site for dually kits, does anybody think that the 1998 Splash stepside fenders would be sufficient to cover duallys?
__________________
Danger Ranger: 389k Miles, and Being primed for a 5.0
1998 Ranger Splash, 134k Miles 2.5l 4banger - SOLD
Next Ranger Build: Supercharged Propane Injected 4bt 6 speed 4x4 ranger SAS
Current Rig: 91 d250 Single Cab Flatbed 6bt 5 Speed 4x4 Soon to have 100 horse ddp injectors and stage 2 fuel pin with 36" Miter cut 7" diameter sidepipe
Next Toy: 1994 f250 with built 429 fresh zf5 4x4 full exhaust and intake (carb)

Last edited by Built Ford Tough; 03-31-2010 at 11:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2010, 06:38 AM
Daedalus Daedalus is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 125
Default Re: Dualies

It's been done. Theres pictures floating around here somewhere of it. Maybe someone will pop up with them....
__________________
92 Ranger XLT 2.3L I4 w/ 5 speed manual. Bone Stock, looking to mod when funds allow.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-01-2010, 07:05 AM
sgtsandman sgtsandman is offline
Tank Diver
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,078
Default Re: Dualies

I imagine it would be possible with some custom glass work on the fenders. I thing JCWhitney sells adaptor hubs to do that. You might want to look into some up rated springs to take advantage of the added capability the extra wheels would give you. I saw some webs sites offering heavy duty springs rated at something like 1750 lbs for the Ranger. Not sure if there would be corresponding ones for the front as well though.

Edit: Then again, you have a four banger like me and proablably the same rear end. You might want to look into a 4.10:1 differential with an LSD for that since you probably have the 3.45:1. It will kill your gas mileage but give you more oomph and it will prevent wheel spin due to the lessened psi due to the extra wheels.
__________________
Sgtsandman's Work in Progress
2011 Ranger XLT, 4X4, 4 door Super Cab. 4.0L, 5 Speed M50D-R1HD, 3.73:1, 8.8" open differential, Jason Pace cap
1999 Honda CR-V EX, RT4WD, 2.0L, 5 Speed MT, 4.56:1, open differential

Last edited by sgtsandman; 04-01-2010 at 07:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2010, 07:27 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: Dualies

I have posted pictures of one b4. I cant really search for them on my phone.

If you do a advanced search u can put in my screen name and find where I posted b4
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Built Ford Tough Built Ford Tough is offline
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 126
Default Re: Dualies

Awesome! Do you Think that there'd be a bunch of custom glass work or do you think theres any way to jam it under the existing fenders back there? This is going to sound stupid but can you shorten an axle?

And yeah I'd like to keep my gearing at where it is right now, I don't do any stupid stuff anymore, But I'm just tryin' to see if I could roll up to school with some sick wheels haha
__________________
Danger Ranger: 389k Miles, and Being primed for a 5.0
1998 Ranger Splash, 134k Miles 2.5l 4banger - SOLD
Next Ranger Build: Supercharged Propane Injected 4bt 6 speed 4x4 ranger SAS
Current Rig: 91 d250 Single Cab Flatbed 6bt 5 Speed 4x4 Soon to have 100 horse ddp injectors and stage 2 fuel pin with 36" Miter cut 7" diameter sidepipe
Next Toy: 1994 f250 with built 429 fresh zf5 4x4 full exhaust and intake (carb)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2010, 02:38 PM
Magnus Magnus is offline
2009 Ranger Sport 4X4
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 218
Default Re: Dualies

why can't i ever dis play a pic on here i found a ranger with duallies any ways google image Ford Ranger dually and you will see

Last edited by Magnus; 04-01-2010 at 02:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Johnbaum13 Johnbaum13 is offline
<-----Buzz Killington
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via Yahoo to Johnbaum13
Default Re: Dualies

I can't find any pics of late model Rangers done dually style, but I think it could work. I say do it right though. Get a fleetside bed, and put the step side bed sides on it, removing the steps and smoothing it in. Then you could run the same wheel adapters that the 1st and 2nd gen Ranger Duallys used.
Do work son!
__________________
I got my Jesus on the dashboard, but the Devil's under my hood!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-05-2010, 12:32 AM
greyghost greyghost is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,528
Default Re: Dualies

found this one on Google images............




here's a newer body style

Last edited by greyghost; 04-05-2010 at 12:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-05-2010, 06:04 AM
KF5EQV KF5EQV is offline
A guy with a truck.
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 166
Default Re: Dualies

So if you do this, are you going to remove the "RANGER" decal off the side front fenders and get an "F350" decal? You could cut the zero off the end and have an "F35" which would be a cool "mini" version...

I always kinda thought of the ranger as being an F-50 anyways, since the ford trucks go up by 100 (150, 250, 350, ect.).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-06-2010, 08:40 PM
The Big Ranger Man The Big Ranger Man is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6
Default Re: Dualies

Hey Greyghost How about some pics of yours being built! Word is it is bad!!!

Last edited by The Big Ranger Man; 04-07-2010 at 10:03 PM. Reason: didnt give nama of member building truck
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:24 PM
blueovelboy blueovelboy is offline
GO SHARKS
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,523
Default Re: Dualies

Quote:
Originally Posted by KF5EQV View Post
So if you do this, are you going to remove the "RANGER" decal off the side front fenders and get an "F350" decal? You could cut the zero off the end and have an "F35" which would be a cool "mini" version...

I always kinda thought of the ranger as being an F-50 anyways, since the ford trucks go up by 100 (150, 250, 350, ect.).

i think if you find a f-750 cut the 0 off and you got a f-75 becuse your like 3/4 the way to a one ton
get it 3/4 = 0.75
__________________
Jay's
09 XL reg cab
L4 2.3 , 40 series flowmaster , tinted windows 5% back 35% sides ,muffler removed from air box mod ,and ac on off switch mod , blinker mod, avs window vent shades
coming soon! k&n drop in/fiberglass bed cover/bed sprayed liner
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-07-2010, 11:01 AM
js250 js250 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 318
Default Re: Dualies

there is a guy that selling dually rims for a ranger in town.... yeah you can shorten an axle alotof work then you will have to get custom axle shafts and stuff cutting an axle is easy getting the parts to put it back together might be a job
__________________
1999 2 wd4 cyl2.5l5 spd135k
MODS:5% tint all around Night Shades (Extra Dark)Corners Thrid BrakeTails Air silence removed 2006 Mirrors Flowmaster Super 44 (Weld on & Turn down)
35W 5000K Hids

Last edited by js250; 04-07-2010 at 11:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-07-2010, 11:37 AM
1duglally 1duglally is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 51
Default Re: Dualies

go with what jonbaum13 said to do.. with the fleetside bed cut off and add the step sides back on.. as far as axle you can use a currie 9" shortened rear axle... SPORT TRUCK back in 90's did a fleetside bed with the step sides on it and a narrowed 9" rear end from currie and put Mickey Thompsons drag slicks...SWEET!
__________________
94 Ranger Splash.. Jet Black... 4.0 V6... stick...2wd
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-07-2010, 11:48 AM
stephen stephen is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,274
Default Re: Dualies

the other day i was at the JY and i saw a dualie s10. sort of interesting. should have taken a picture.
__________________
2008 Sport Black 3.0 V6 2WD.
Build Thread

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search