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Old 04-09-2006, 11:31 AM   #101
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:30 AM   #102
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We're going to cage the dualie, in case it rains at all the FD qualifiers next year, Gary's going to drift the truck.
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:03 PM   #103
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so are they, or are they NOT going to allow trucks in Formula D
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:07 PM   #104
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If i take the trunklid off the back of my 'vert FC, would that count as a truck? a truck with pop-up headlights and a convertible top. Awesome!
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:20 PM   #105
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so are they, or are they NOT going to allow trucks in Formula D
as long as it has the appropriate bracing and safety equipment, i don't see why they wouldn't...
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:17 PM   #106
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:32 PM   #107
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Thumbs up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPz2e...kyline%20truck

You could do it Too!
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:40 AM   #108
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Vid = Cool as Hell. I want one.

Thread = Old as Dirt. Let it die. Even though I want to build a Hardbody drifter too.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:48 PM   #109
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WHOA., this thread is THREE YEARS OLD....
and no one STILL drifts a truck :P

its funny how many people say they want to do it... then dont.
actually, its typical.
but yeah, this thread needs to be locked
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:58 AM   #110
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its funny how many people say they want to do it... then dont.
actually, its typical.
I think the big part of it is that there is a lot of fabircation needed and people just don't want to take the time to do it.
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:19 PM   #111
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odd thing is that if you search local threads you'll see random pics of 'yota and nissans trucks at drift events. there was a guy on DC that drifted his tocoma for past 2 years ... his vids were fun to watch. no where at the caliber of a silvia or hachi driver ... but still neat.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:03 PM   #112
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its now 2008

and i will be in F D 2009 with a 1990 nissan d21 aka hardbody mini truck, to all those that never did it i did
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:29 AM   #113
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uh, who are you?? You went through the pro-am series and got your FD license? If no, how do you think you are going to be in FD in 09?
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:48 PM   #114
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and i will be in F D 2009 with a 1990 nissan d21 aka hardbody mini truck, to all those that never did it i did
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:42 PM   #115
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uh, who are you?? You went through the pro-am series and got your FD license? If no, how do you think you are going to be in FD in 09
that was the easy part i cliped the rear and got to switch the rear end for an s13 you can drift with leaf springs but i wouldnt
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uh, who are you?? You went through the pro-am series and got your FD license? If no, how do you think you are going to be in FD in 09
that was the easy part i cliped the rear and got to switch the rear end for an s13 you can drift with leaf springs but i wouldnt
ROFLMAO! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Okay! The question was, do you have your FD license? Not what imaginary modifications have you done to your truck, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #117
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uh, who are you?? You went through the pro-am series and got your FD license? If no, how do you think you are going to be in FD in 09
that was the easy part i cliped the rear and got to switch the rear end for an s13 you can drift with leaf springs but i wouldnt
Why not just do a three or four link and coilovers, or even a torque arm setup? You don't have to lose the live axle.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #118
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Don't waste your breath, Justin, I just checked the PRO-AM site, SpeedHunters and Google . . . there aren't any truck drifters who are licensed for 09 comp, at all! He's lying.

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:43 PM   #119
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Don't waste your breath, Justin, I just checked the PRO-AM site, SpeedHunters and Google . . . there aren't any truck drifters who are licensed for 09 comp, at all! He's lying.

-Dave
Yeah, just realized it was the same fool. His last post confused me for a moment.

But, still, if you were going to use a pickup, a three link or torque arm setup would be enough and you don't have to get rid of the live axle. I still eventually want to do a 4.0L or Turbo 2.3L Ranger "Drift-Up" someday.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:57 PM   #120
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As long as you plan on changing the motor. 'Cause I will tell you this, the stock Ranger motors are GUTLESS (I have one and it's nicknames the gutless wonder). And yes I'm saying this knowing you said 4.0L.
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As long as you plan on changing the motor. 'Cause I will tell you this, the stock Ranger motors are GUTLESS (I have one and it's nicknames the gutless wonder). And yes I'm saying this knowing you said 4.0L.
The 4.0L in my brother's old '94 Ranger wasn't gutless, the 2.3L was another story. The newer 3.0Ls were better, but just don't still make enough power. If you turbo the 2.3L, it comes alive. Haven't heard much about 2.5Ls being turbocharged, but I've been out of the Ranger loop for a few years now.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:32 PM   #122
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The 4.0L in my brother's old '94 Ranger wasn't gutless, the 2.3L was another story. The newer 3.0Ls were better, but just don't still make enough power. If you turbo the 2.3L, it comes alive. Haven't heard much about 2.5Ls being turbocharged, but I've been out of the Ranger loop for a few years now.
I have the 2.5. Don't touch it, don't even service it. I decided to do plugs and wires about 3 months ago being as it was due, and it's the most retarted setup in history. The intake manifold wraps over the entire top of the engine, not only making it almost impossible to work on, but very painfull to do certain tasks. The plugs are BEHIND the intake manifold, who does that? On top of that, who ever heard of a 2.5L engine that only makes 120hp (closer to 100 IMO) new, with even less torque? And this is in 1998. My 1990 SOHC 2.4L Nissan makes way more than that.

Sorry, done ranting on my Ford.

One thing I am curious about is the suspension setup. I do some heavy hauling in my truck so I was looking to put some air bags in there about a year ago. I ended up never doing it 'cause the metal where you would mount it was really flimsy and not meant for that, and the frame there would've been a *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* to mount to. And I didn't want to mess with the stock damper mounts. I wonder how much fabrication it would take for a setup like this to work. Possibly run a modified off road setup?


Something like this to help keep it low, but still have realistic travel.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #123
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One thing I am curious about is the suspension setup. I do some heavy hauling in my truck so I was looking to put some air bags in there about a year ago. I ended up never doing it 'cause the metal where you would mount it was really flimsy and not meant for that, and the frame there would've been a *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* to mount to. And I didn't want to mess with the stock damper mounts. I wonder how much fabrication it would take for a setup like this to work. Possibly run a modified off road setup?


Something like this to help keep it low, but still have realistic travel.
I don't quite get what you're asking. Usually, going to a full bag setup requires a 3- or 4-link suspension and installing your mounts by bolting them on or welding the mounts in. Depending on which way and how low you go, you'd cut and install a new "C"-notch in the rear frame where the axle tubes sit. My dad and my brother even had to do this when they flipped the spring perch from above the axle tube to below it (thus getting a 3-4" drop from just that). So, you're looking at a fairly expensive kit and some long labor times.

Oh, just a note from DJM:

"The term "Flip Kit" is sometimes misunderstood. Nothing is actually "Flipped". In fact what really happens is the rear axle is moved from beneath the leaf spring to on top on the leaf spring. This will typically result in a 5" to 8" drop depending on the thickness of the leaf spring."
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:23 PM   #124
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You misunderstand me on the bags. I had no intention of removing or altering my stock suspension or changing my ride height. From what my Dad told me, there's an old school trick to put bags between your leaf springs and frame and when you're hauling a load, you bump up the pressure to help it ride more level.

When looking into this, that's when I noticed how flimsy the bed was right above the axil and the frame right there is a pretty small mounting point.

It would probably be similar to putting on a bag setup, meaning as usual, I'm over complicating it in my head.

And ya, I know what a flip kit is. On the old Chevy Scottsdales, this was a trick to actually raise it because the axils were on top on those.
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When looking into this, that's when I noticed how flimsy the bed was right above the axil and the frame right there is a pretty small mounting point.
Ok, I understand now. Those are still sold and it's a bolt on, some drilling, but easy affair. Trust me, you've got enough frame to install it.

God, look up all this Ranger stuff is nearly making me want to drop my RX7 and go Ranger again. I've even found a '87 for $500, I've also found wide fenders that are used for off road that could look good on it with some 17's and a modest 2/4 drop. Ugh, projects... floating... in.. MIND.
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