ranger or f150? offroad

02-27-2005, 04:22 PM
well i want to do a offroad truck that will still be a good daily driver and want to do a small lift and put on some bulged fenders and am wondering what would be a good truck to work on (83-90).

its probly going to be with a automatic transmission and the stock engine (will the stock ranger 4 banger be able to deal with being offroad (nothing dangerous but needs to have torque (lots of hills and ruts on the trails here) also what style bed should i go for (long bed or short bed) its going to be offroad and the truck is going to be used for a daily driver and wont really be used for hauling anything big, but what would be better for a offroader?

02-27-2005, 10:11 PM
i would get the ranger due to a small truck and if u can find a biger engine then mayb do a swap but id say the smaller the better

02-27-2005, 10:49 PM
i was thinking that espesally with the wider fenders (balged 3-4 inches on eash side maybe more)

02-28-2005, 08:38 PM

I know you are thinking of doing an older truck, but I thought you might be interested in seeing what the new ones are offering. Last year, Ford introduced an FX4 Level II Ranger. This is a true off road vehicle straight from the factory.

02-28-2005, 09:52 PM
only problem with straight from the factory offroad trucks is that you dont know anything about how its built and it being a offroad truck its bound to break, so you wouldnt know how to fix it on the trail (the great thind about old trucks!!)

also what would be better for a cheap lift, 2wd or 4wd?

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