U.S. Military - Veteran
- Jun 9, 2013
- Reaction score
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Engine Size
- 4.0 X
- My credo
- Leave it better than you found it.
Please don't misunderstand...I am not knocking all the mods and fabrication so many have done to their Rangers to transform them into rock crawling, trail dominating, fire breathing, lifted, swapped, chopped meat thirsty hog beasts. That stuff is awesome, and I'm forever being impressed by the work done by TRS forum members....by the time you get done modifying a vehicle to be setup for crawling, there really isn't much left of the actual vehicle by the time you get done cutting and removing and modifying the body to accept all the non-factory parts.
But like wildbill said, there often isn't much left of the original once all these mods are done. So is there a point at which it stops being a Ranger and becomes a customized RBV (CRBV)? What point would that be?
I was thinking somewhere around the point where two or more major components/assemblies/systems are replaced with something other than what is available from a stock RBV. For example, a V8 swap would still be a Ranger, but V8 + SAS would be a CRBV.
Just looking for opinions. Feel free to disagree and I won't be mad if you do. Thought it might be a good topic for discussion.