Early Bronco, Bronco II & Ranger Specialists
Since 1984, we've been unleashing the potential of these great
vehicles with suspension upgrades, engine conversions and
a wide range of accessories. Many have overlooked the value
of this new generation of agile smaller trucks and SUVs. With
18 years of experience in Early Broncos, we could see the
potential in the Bronco II & Ranger. We have believed
in these versatile rigs from the beginning and made Fords
our one and only speciality.
The Basic History: The Ranger 4x4 debuted
in 1982 as a two wheel drive model with a 2.3L and a 6.75"
rear axle. In 1983, the four wheel drive version, as well
as the Supercab, came onto the scene. Followed in 1984, by
the Bronco II, both were offered with a Dana 28 front axle
and a 7.5" rear. The Bronco II came with the 2.8L carbureted
V6. Rangers were powered by either a 2.3L four cylinder or
the V6. In '86, the V6 increased in size to a 2.9L, and became
fuel injected. Along with a mild front end restyle in '89,
a 170 hp 4.0L V6 became optional in the Ranger, and the axles
in these trucks were upgraded to a Dana 35 front, and an 8.8"
Rear. In 1989, both the Ranger and Bronco II received facelifts
in the form of a new front clip and interior design. The Bronco
II continued on with the 2.9L until '90, when it was replaced
by the Explorer.
The Explorer debuted with the '91 model year, with the 4.0L
as the only available engine. They also featured the Dana
35 front end, and the 8.8 rear, with the leaf springs under
the axle. In '93, the Ranger received another facelift with
a new body style. In '95 Ford redesigned the Explorer with
A-arm/Torsion Bar front suspension, with a redesigned engine
crossmember to ease the installation of the 215 hp 5.0L V8.
For '98, a new 205 hp single overhead cam (SOHC) 4.0 became
optional. The Ranger redesign came in '98, when it received
the same suspension changes, but continued with the optional
170 hp 4.0L engine.
We hope you find the upgrades you are looking for in our
on line catalog. If there is something else you are looking
for, please let us know, we appreciate your input. We are
always working on new products.