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Old 03-04-2014, 11:57 AM
rngrdavid rngrdavid is offline
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Default Re: Help! Make a ranger outrun a crown vic

Not going to get alot of power out of the engine. Not sure how many people want to make a ranger a race vehicle. Best of luck keep me posted its an interesting project.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:24 PM
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Not going to get alot of power out of the engine. Not sure how many people want to make a ranger a race vehicle. Best of luck keep me posted its an interesting project.
I would. But not with the stock engine. Lol
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:58 PM
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Before i had decided to buy a ranger i bet a guy 1000$ that i can make a car faster than his stock police interceptor. I then fell in love with rangers but im having an issue with the lack of performance talk surrounding them. Its not like theyre a honda that have 1000 different little ways to make them faster. Anyway heres my issue specifically. I need to make a ranger run a faster quarter mile time than a crown vic. A crown vic runs like a 16.1 and a ranger a 16.5 stock (i think thats with the 4.0).
What i have to work with:
-i dont have a ranger yet, so any input about which to buy for the application would be great. 3.0/4.0/manual/auto ect
-a reasonable budget. I cant dump 2k on a supercharger, but a few hundred here and there is fine.
-im a half decent mechanic but easier is better.

So far things ive considered are the basics: tune up, sticky tires, cold air intake, no restriction exhaust, maybe like smaller tires or something to increase torque? Idk. Im drawing alot of blanks, so any help would be great. Thanks guys.
Best, is a prefect running (engine and tranny/clutch must be in perfect shape) Single Cab 4.0 sohc 5speed 4x2 with stock tires, and some 4.10s ls axle. Then ride the clutch like a SOB and it will beat the 4.6 ford. Just note that your clutch will be ruin after the race.

If you buy the truck, and learn properly how to ride the shit outta the clutch to give you a power boost for each gear, you will most likely win. And/or get the same truck with some nos, and if setup correct (the nos) it will beat him as well with (what I call) "power-shifting-riding-the-shit-outta-the-clutch-destoryed-clutch".

If you ever driven a manual, then you should know what I'm talking about with riding the clutch to be faster. And get some very fat, over wide, very sticky rear tires, because you will be loosing traction if you don't for the first 4 gears, (normally with this, it will only chirp 4th gear).

The 4.0's sohc w/ 5speed can haul some ass, the only problem is the gearing, and power dropping off.

Edit: Let me make a correction, if you use my method, then a lower number rear gear might be better, will allow you to stay in gear longer, and with riding the clutch shifts, you should have plently of power when shifting up to make up for the rpm drop vs with #higer gears.
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