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Each month The Ranger Station holds a ‘Off-Road Truck Of The Month’ contest in our forums. Members nominate vehicles for the first half of the month and then vote on them during the second half. Results are posted in the forum, and the winners are displayed on the website during the following month. At the end of the year, the monthly winners are entered in to a ‘Truck Of The Year’ drawing. Again, forum members vote for the winner.

We proudly announce the ’2013 Off-Road Truck Of The Year’:

Owner: dhkonrad

From: Auburn, California

Truck Of The Month: October 2013

Vehicle: 1993 Ford Ranger


Front Suspension:

  • 1/2 ton Dana 44 hp axle out of a 78/79 F150 --->start of SAS (clicky)<--- --->mostly completed SAS (clicky)<---

  • Warn non-premium locking hubs

  • Gears are USA standard 5.13

  • Coils are EB 5.5 Crawler springs from Wildhorse4x4

  • Procomp es9000 shocks --->shock hoops (clicky) (half way down page)<---

  • --->Custom wedge style radius arms with 1.25" Heims joints (clicky) <---

  • Adjustable trackbar with 7/8 Heims joints

  • GM 1-ton TRE's with DOM tubing

  • Custom painted diff cover

  • Rear Suspension:

  • 31 spline 8.8 out of an explorer

  • Gears are USA standard 5.13

  • Leafs are explorer leafs

  • Custom 2" extended shackles

  • Factory blocks

  • Wheel adapters to math the 5.5 x 5 lug pattern of the front

  • Body Armor:

  • Roll bar with 4 lights

  • Custom rock sliders

  • Custom front DOM tube bumper with an 8k lb Warn spur drive winch (mostly finished product)

  • square tube rear bumper

  • Odds & Ends:

  • Too many lights

  • CB radio

  • LED rocklights/underglow

  • Wheels are 15x10 Bart racing rims with 4 inches of backspacing

  • Tires are 35x12.50 15 BFG KM2's

  • Cut fenders (page 3)

  • Custom fender flares --->write-up on making them<---

  • Engine is fully stock 4.0L

  • Tranny is a 5 speed manual

  • From The Owner:

    "Like on so many other members' trucks here on TRS, everything besides weld on tabs is custom fabricated and built almost from scratch by yours truly. I have made an effort to do as much as I can myself, even setting up my own gears with almost 0 experience and very little guidance besides the extremely helpful TRS. (not meant sarcastically at all. I would not have been able to hardly anything if it wasn't for this great resource). I don't have really any experience at all, so almost everything is learn-as-you-go"




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