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 03-19-2011, 10:36 PM
93 ranger xlt 93 ranger xlt is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Default Newbie researching for upcoming project

I have a 93 Ranger XLT 2.3L SOHC I4 mated to a 4spd OD. I bought my Ranger 2 years ago at 93K mi for $50 from a friend (I couldn't pass up the deal). I had to install a new battery and replace the front rotors and pads O/W road ready.

I originally bought the truck to drive in the winter. I have several other cars but primarily drive the Ranger. The body has a few dents and scratches, and faded paint but is rust free. The motor runs strong and is relatively economical 21 city, 25 hwy. The AC blows cold and the heater works like a champ. The steering is tight, tracking is good and trans shifts smooth.

I am currently on a trip that will clock over 2000 miles in two weeks (the odometer just clicked over 100k). I felt comfortable with my decision to take the truck for hauling. Early into my trip I realized that the normally aspirated 2.3L is underpowered and requires frequent downshifting in hilly regions, especially with a load. I owned an '87 T-bird TC and an '84 Mustang SVO. Both were a pleasure to drive with plenty of spunk, while returning decent fuel economy... The light bulb went on and I decided to install a turbo in my Ranger.

I've already garnered a bit of info but most regarding DOHC 2.3 and 2.5. Any relevant tips, info, etcetera will be greatly appreciated. I will document the build and post info here for input and future reference.

Garth
__________________
93 Ranger XLT 2.3 SOHC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Ranger_EDGE Ranger_EDGE is offline
SVT
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,522
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

welcome! hope it turns out well for yea!
__________________
-1995 ford ranger prerunner, 4.0, 4x4, 5-speed, 62k original miles, 2.5 radflo bypass front and 2.5 radflo triple bypass rear, deavers f23, 4.56 gears front and back, 07 seats, 07 mirrors, 35x12.50 bfg a/t, 4" fiberwerk glass front and rear, eagle alloy rims, 6k hid heads, two 8k hid off road lights, 34" led light bar, bed/roll cage/engine cage, 25 gallon fuel cell, cut and extended beams/radius arms
-2000 ford SVT f150 lightning -SOLD Lifted 2001 Ford Ranger EDGE, April's 2012 TOTM
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2011, 12:36 AM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
Old man driver.
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,895
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

welcome to FRF, Garth!
__________________
some kind of vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2011, 06:19 AM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

Welcome to FRF
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2011, 06:22 AM
ericthehurt ericthehurt is offline
I can't think right now.
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 85
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

Welcome
__________________
'04 3.0 xlt: thrown rod = dead.
Planned mods: 5.0 swap (got the donor already, it's nardly), 4/5 suspension drop(DONE), traction bars, 8.8swap, 3.55's w/LS . Auto to Manual conversion. Lots more in the works.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2011, 06:27 AM
bugz1racing bugz1racing is offline
That sums it up!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,198
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

Welcome
__________________
1999 XLT 4X4 4.0 Auto
3" BL, T-bar crank, 6400 shackles & 33" BFG AT KO's
More mods to come...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-21-2011, 05:35 PM
rpppaprp rpppaprp is offline
JP Motorsports
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 83
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

Welcome Aboard. Keep us informed with the transformation and post pics.
__________________
I wish the power sitting in my garage was in my vehicles.

1997 Ranger Stepside
1980 Mercury Capri
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-21-2011, 05:37 PM
DiabloBlanco DiabloBlanco is offline
Get Lifted.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,402
Default Re: Newbie researching for upcoming project

welcome to the forums!
__________________
YZ the way to be!
The Brotherhood!

Mods to come: Camburg entry 6.0 system. FiberwerkX Fenders and bedsides. Tube bumper.
R.I.P. Jeff Ashton. 1992-2011
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Project. 88 FC SpitfireEMT Vehicle Snapshots 13 03-01-2011 04:43 PM
Next project? turboo Project Logs 0 01-14-2011 02:34 AM
The new project:) pink.rocker Vehicle Snapshots 36 01-11-2011 03:31 PM
new project??? Stolley94Ranger Introduce Yourself 4 03-11-2010 08:59 PM
New Project FordRacing Introduce Yourself 9 03-11-2010 06:59 PM